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How Clean Eating Can Help You Be Healthier and Thinner

the-gracious-pantryIt’s time for me to write about clean eating, which is actually how I cook and eat every day! And today I want to feature clean eating expert Tiffany McCauley.

Tiffany is a mom, clean eating blogger, cookbook author and founder of The Gracious Pantry.

When I first read the word “clean eating”, I thought, “oh, no, another diet fad”, but clean eating is actually everything but another fad, and it’s not a diet, either. That’s why it’s 100% approved by yours truly.

Clean eating is all about consuming real, whole foods in their most natural state, or as close to it as possible.

The contrary of clean eating would be “dirty eating” and would be about consuming processed foods and foods that contain additives, pesticide residues, chemicals, GMOs, and so on. You get the picture.

So, this is exactly why I say that clean eating can help you get healthier and thinner: by eating clean, you eliminate all the foods that contain unhealthy ingredients, and you no longer eat foods that make you gain weight. In fact, by simply removing processed foods from your diet, you can get rid of your muffin top and feel a lot better.

So I want to feature Tiffany today because to me, she’s a clean eating expert and we also have some cool things in common:

  • we love to cook and eat real food
  • we have a deep desire to help you sift through all the misleading nutrition information out there
  • we have a 6/7 year-old son who cooks – she calls hers Mini Chef, I call mine Sous-Chef
  • Tiffany says “goodness gracious” in her kitchen, and I grew up with a mom who always said “goodness gracious”, too (usually, when the milk was boiling over the pan)

So, what’s clean eating actually?

Let’s listen to Tiffany as she tells us what clean eating is, what are the different approaches, and how you can get started right now:

And here are more great tips from Tiffany on how to start eating clean:

What I also love about Tiffany’s blog is that she creates wonderful clean eating recipes with simple, everyday ingredients.

Here are 3 of my favorite recipes from her blog:

clean-eating-roasted-summer-squash-150Clean Eating Roasted Summer Squash

With a touch of Parmesan cheese, this recipe is a surefire way to have kids love summer squash!

clean-eating-pineapple-slow-cooker-chickenClean Eating Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

I love the combination of chicken with pineapple, and Tiffany has her special technique to cook the chicken that makes it so irresistible!

banana-puddingClean Eating Banana Pudding

This is a great dessert for kids; it’s super healthy, delicious, nutritious, and they can even make it themselves because it’s so easy.

Now I’d love to hear from you.

Are you familiar with clean eating? Do you see how simple it is, and how you can start cooking simple, delicious dishes with real ingredients?

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