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20 Clean Eating Recipes That Aren’t Salad

Clean eating means putting lots of plant foods on your plate, but IT DOES NOT have to mean you’re limited to salads, and these delicious recipes are proof!

Happy New Year dear friends!  Let’s all quickly detrain the Christmas cookie express, and jump aboard the clean eating train for the next month or so, PLEEEEASE?!!  Says the one who polished off the last of the Christmas cookies, candies and cakes, and New Years leftovers, and took down all signs of the holidays yesterday.  Sigh.  It’s over.  House back in order, and fridge empty of treats, and full of only good-for-you foods. Continue Reading..

52 Shades of Green – How to Love Avocados all Year Long

Remember when avocados used to be that exotic and curiously interesting food found only in Mexican restaurants?  Well, times have changed, and avocados are definitely now the cool kids on the block – the fruit that every other member of the produce aisle wants to be!  They’re lovely, luscious and deliciously decadent to eat, and now they’re popping up everywhere – even in dessert.

Even though they’re high in fat (that’s what makes them so buttery and luscious), avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They’re full of monounsaturated fat that can help to reduce your cholesterol. Here’s another bit of news – a very recent study showed that avocados could help with weight loss, and keep your insulin levels more stable, if you eat ½ of an avocado at lunch. They’re also full of lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they help to boost the nutrients in other foods you eat.  So – no, they’re not just a pretty green thing to put on your chips anymore. Continue Reading..

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