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,
Jamie

15 comments:

  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!

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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

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  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♥

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

    Enclothed Cognition

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

    xx
    Josephin
    // Tensia

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

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com

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  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!

    xo
    Zeinab,
    http://cityoffashionistas.com/

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

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  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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