By Katie Bond, Community Editor at Brit + Co.
What is clean eating?
Clean eating is a buzz phrase tossed around health-food circles a lot, and it can mean different things to different people. Whether you’re vegan, paleo or plain ol’ omnivore, there is an approach for everyone. It all boils down to not eating processed foods, which are “full of refined sugar, soy and tons of other ingredients that have zero nutritional value,” says Haley.
The goal is to eat homemade, nutrient-rich foods that help you feel like your best self, energized and fulfilled. And while they appreciate a good juice cleanse, they’ve found that a 10 Day Health Challenge can kickstart healthy eating habits and help you get your exercise in. Instead of sucking down juice all day, you’ll be filling up on “lots of seasonal veggies, some fruit, whole grains, lean protein like chicken and fish, healthy fats like avocados and nuts and lots and lots of leafy greens. It’ll keep you full and feeling great,” Haley explains.
Whether you are ready to begin your spring cleanse or are just looking to eat clean in your own way, these tips — and three recipes — will help you get there!
Go to the full article to get the 4 Expert Tips for clean eating this spring PLUS some exclusive recipes from the Spring 10 Day Health Challenge menu.
Here’s a recipe to get you started with spring cleaning
These crackers are delicious, and get even better when you add a dollop of almond butter to the mix for a mid-morning pick-me-up.
Ingredients (makes 40 crackers):
— 1 ½ cup buckwheat flour
— 1 cup almond meal
— ½ teaspoon salt
— ¼ cup hemp hearts
— 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1. Combine buckwheat flour, almond meal, salt and hemp hearts. Mix well.
2. Add ¾ cup water and olive oil. Using clean hands, mix well until everything is incorporated. Divide into two balls and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
4. Roll out one ball between two pieces of parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet and remove the top piece of paper. With a pizza cutter, cut into squares, rectangles or whatever shapes you fancy! Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges turn golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before getting your almond butter on.