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Maybe you’ve already seen on Pinterest or heard a lot about the clean eating trend. Wonder what it is? Basically, it’s about eating real food for healthy living. It focuses on only eating natural food while skipping recipes and meals that are made with additives or processed ingredients. It helps clean up your body and benefits your health so much.
And if you’re curious about getting started on clean eating, then down below are some great tips and hacks that are perfect for beginners. They are all simple and easy to apply to your lifestyle. So check them out and let me know what you think.
Stock Your Pantry with Healthy Food
Clean out your pantry and get rid of all the unhealthy junk food in your supply. A stockpile of healthy food can easily promote clean eating.
Make a list of what you need before going to the grocery store and stick to it. More than just saving your health, you can also save a ton of time and money.
Slice Fruits and Veggies in Advance
The more time you spend in the kitchen on advance prep, the more time you can save as well. Slice your fruits and veggies as soon as you reach your home after doing your groceries. Put them in a container with a lid and store in your fridge. You can save yourself the hassle of a busy or hectic week by implementing this tip (you’ll also be less likely to eat something quick but unhealthy, like delivery pizza).
Go for Healthy Snacks
Instead of eating something easy but unhealthy, try going for healthy snacks that are easy to prep. Put mixed nuts or dried fruit in a ziplock bag. Pack a bowl of freshly sliced fruits or veggies and add a no-sugar dip. These will help you not crave unhealthy food when hungry and maintain your clean eating.
Freeze Fruits and Yogurt
Here’s a healthy alternative option for dessert if you have a sweet tooth. You just have to chop your fruit and put them into an ice cube maker. Add some yogurt, put in your fridge and you’ll have an easy to make smoothie later on.
Make Your Meal in Advance
Do yourself a little favor and make your meals in advance. Consider making overnight oats, freezer meals, and slow cooker recipes. You can also pack ahead of time and have a grab-and-go lunch. You’ll save so much time and you can make sure it’s healthy.
Drink More Water
Simple and easy! Drinking water can benefit your health with endless possibilities. Try adding fruit slices like lemon, cucumber, and mint to your water for an instant detoxifying drink. It’ll cleanse your body and can help you lose weight.
Zoodle Your Noodle
I think this is the easiest and most fun way to eat your veggies. All it takes is a Spiralizer and you can make endless veggie noodles.
Think of zucchini, sweet potato, butternut squash, and other vegetables. They’re packed with a ton of vitamins and will help you stick to your clean eating habit. Sub them out in your recipes and forget unhealthy noodles.
Always Eat on Time
Besides eating healthy meals, eating on time is also important for healthy living. If you skip a meal, chances are it can result in overeating and worse, other digestive problems. So the moment you feel hungry, get your meal, keep away distractions, and eat.
Likewise, make sure you’re also not eating when you’re not hungry.
Ditch Eating Out
Start eating out at unhealthy expensive restaurants less and choose to eat at home instead. Compared to eating out, homemade meals are more nutritious (you know exactly what’s going into the recipe), budget-friendly, and can benefit your health.
Who say’s clean eating is an intimidating and difficult task when there are plenty of tips and hacks (like the ideas above) that can help you stick to your healthy diet. And the good thing is that they are all easy to do and have an amazing result. So try them out and let me know what you think!
Now, If you have any questions about these clean eating hacks, comment down below. I’d love to help you out!