Clean and Healthy Eating


Clean eating doesn't have to be so bad! Sometimes the pressure behind eating "good" and eating "healthy" can cause some people to fold. Surprisingly, once you start, you taste buds will start to get used to the tastes and your body will start to crave more! Studies show that we crave junk foods due to stress, so you literally have to trick your brain into wanting more whole foods. This type of lifestyle is a case of "mind over matter" and it CAN be done!

There are many benefits to eating salads. Even the simplest of salads contain calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins. Whether you plan to have your salad as the main course, or even as a side, salads are remarkably easy to throw together. It's definitely a go-to if you're pressed for time. Not to mention, most ingredients can cost you less than a dollar each. 

For this particular salad, I chose an organic spring mix, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced purple onions, sunflower seed kernels, and homemade croutons. This salad makes the perfect snack in-between meals as well. Top it off with your favorite dressing, or vinaigrette and you're good to go! Garden salads are extremely tasty and can be paired with just about anything such as combination soups, pastas, sandwiches, and even pizza. 

Toss your favorite protein on the grill (i.e. salmon) and you can have your salad alongside that as well. It sure beats the extra calories that can be found in sides such as french fries and mac and cheese. Even a drizzle of your favorite brand of ranch dressing won't do any harm. The key is to start somewhere. Later on down the line, your body, your mind, and your family will thank you!

This particular post has no specific recipe. You literally, just chop up your favorite veggies on top of your favorite salad blend, and there you have it! You can check out my super easy method for homemade croutons in a previous post.

The best part of all of this, is that Wal-Mart allows you to order your groceries online and have them delivered to your car once you arrive, for absolutely FREE! You can even order your groceries now and schedule a pick-up for a later time. Check out this amazing feature below. 

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Until next time...

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."