Monday, July 11, 2016

Motivational Monday: Cooking Clean

Because I am gluten-free due to my thyroid issues, a lot of people assume that I load up on all of those "gluten-free" marketed products like rice and corn-based processed foods.  The truth is, I try to avoid any of those foods because you are replacing one processed food with another. Sure, I keep a stock of Udi's rolls in my freezer if I am craving a sandwich, but I try to find clean, naturally gluten-free ingredients to cook with. 

I figured I'd share my absolute favorite "clean" ingredients that are also gluten-free.   Since I am hypothyroid and losing weight is a huge struggle, these foods help me maintain a healthy weight while not feeling deprived.

Here is a typical weekly grocery list:
  • kale
  • Romaine lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini (I love making Zoodles/Zuchhini noodles)
  • black Beans
  • quinoa
  • wild caught salmon (NOT farm-raised)
  • lean ground turkery
  • eggs
  • avocado
  • almond milk
  • almonds/walnuts
  • chia seeds
  • coconut oil (unrefined)
  • organic ketchup 
  • coconut palm sugar
  • apples 
  • Greek yogurt (unsweetened) 
  • sweet potatoes
Favorite clean dinners:
California Cobb Salad
Chicken Sausage, Kale + White Beans
Sunday Night "pasta" Zoodles

Favorite clean desserts/snacks
Greek Yogurt "Cookie Dough"
4-ingredient Granola Bar
Starbucks Inspired Strawberry Frappuccino

Ever After,


  1. I've been trying to eat cleaner recently, already eliminating diary and processed foods from my diet. Thank you for sharing this with us, Jamie!


    1. you're welcome.. good luck - it easy once you get the hand of it!!

  2. this list sounds very healthy, loving it! only thing i cannot eat at all is kale, I hate the taste of it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. This is awesome and I need to do more of this. Thanks for sharing :)

    Enclothed Cognition

  4. Great post! I cook clean too and I don't need wheat or industrial sugar anymore. :))

    // Tensia

  5. Such a great post! Thanks for sharing girlie.

    XO, Jessi

  6. I really want to get into the habit of eating more clean. I do find myself leaning towards processed foods, especially when I feel lazy and don't bother cooking real food.

    Thanks for this list!


  7. I'm trying to eat clean, but sometimes its so tempting to go back to the bad stuff.

    Little Moon Elephant

  8. Trying SO hard to eat clean, and mostly sugar-free and gluten-free - thank you for the recipes!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here


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