Why I Love Clean Eating (and Why You & Your Family Will Too!)

Quinoa and Black Beans

We’re thrilled to welcome Skinny Ms. to our blog today for a guest post about Clean Eating. You can check out delicious recipes like this Quinoa with Black Beans on her blog and read on to see how eMeals can help you eat clean easier.

Time. If you’re like me, you don’t have enough of it. You might be juggling kids’ schedules, managing work responsibilities, volunteering time, or a hundred other things. So when it’s time to put food into our mouths, we too often reach for the kinds that are processed, boxed, canned—or worse, the drive-through variety. And the result? We put on a few (or more!) pounds, feel sluggish, and even wreck our health.

Enter Clean Eating

What is clean eating? It’s not a fad diet; it’s a lifestyle choice. Clean eating is making the decision to regularly eat healthful portions of foods that are whole and fresh instead of packaged and processed. Eating this way gives the body the nutrients and micronutrients it needs to feel energetic, nourished, and healthy. A few examples of clean eating include:

  • Choosing whole fruits & veggies (like apples and carrots) instead of processed versions.
  • Picking whole grains (such as brown rice, quinoa, or millet) instead of processed grains (like white breads).
  • Replacing fatty cuts of meat with lean cuts or heart-healthy fish.
  • Banishing soda in favor of water, unsweetened tea, or skim milk.

But clean eating is about more than nourishing the body with fresh nutrients and antioxidants; it’s also about what the body is not getting when you say “No” to packaged or processed foods:

  • It’s about NOT giving your body ingredients with names it takes a linguistics degree to pronounce.
  • It’s about NOT packing your body with additives that increase the product’s shelf life but not your own.
  • It’s about NOT overloading your body with refined sugar that may initially satisfy the sweet tooth but, over time, raise the risk of diabetes.

But how can we easily find healthy, tasty recipes for our family? That’s where eMeals comes in.

eMeals is Clean Eating Made Easy

We know that whole and fresh foods make sense—the snag is that our busy lifestyles also demand convenience. It seems far simpler at the end of a crazy-busy day to grab that box of processed powder and mix it with some meat. But eMeals makes healthy eating doable, no matter how busy you are.

Register for eMeal’s Clean Eating plan and you’ll receive 7 delish dinner recipes in your inbox each week. Think Parmesan Crusted Chicken or Pesto Seared Salmon. But these aren’t just any recipes—they’re the sanity-preserving, time-saving kind. Each one is simple, taking the hassle out of preparing a healthy meal on a busy night. In fact, some are easy enough that you can have the kids get involved with dinner prep. (What a great way for them to learn about healthy eating habits!)

Your family gets a tasty meal they’ll enjoy, and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you prepared a dinner that’s low on junk and high on nutrition—that’s a win-win that will make any parent’s day just a little better.

Now is the time to make clean eating part of your family’s lifestyle. It’s easier and yummier than you think!

Gale Compton founded Skinny Ms. to give busy women the practical food and fitness tools and resources to live a healthy, energized lifestyle. She discovered the power of clean eating after two bouts with cancer led her on a quest to transform her body and reclaim her health. As an Army veteran and former social worker, Gale believes that every woman has the power to make those same positive changes and live a better life. 

10 thoughts on “Why I Love Clean Eating (and Why You & Your Family Will Too!)

  1. Stacey V

    We just started the Clean Eating plan after trying a lot of the other plans available. To my surprise, it actually takes less time, most evenings, to prepare dinner on the Clean Eating plan than it did on some of the other choices. We’re trying different things and I’m not hearing a lot of complaining either.

  2. amy goins

    I’ve been trying the low carb plan, and was considering the Clean Eating plan as another healthy plan… anyone with KIDS using the clean eating plan ? mine are 6 and under, so we don’t do much spicy, unless it can be added at the end.

  3. Liam Rubel

    I won’t say it is bad but preparing every time looking for healthy food might not be possible. But as you said if we try and stay determined means we can easily manage with eat clean diet plan.

  4. Ansley

    I switched from classic to clean eating and have two boys one 4 and the other 21 months. My 4 year old doesn’t eat the clean eating as well as he did the classic meals. But, we will continue using the clean eating meals bc it is healthier. I may modify it a little for the boys.

  5. Kimberly

    Have had the Clean Eating plan for quite a while now. There are some really good recipes, but wish they would not have so many with goat or feta cheese. It’s beginning to feel like that’s all I can taste.

  6. beth walldorf

    I just switched over to the clean eating plan. I want to maximize my savings by couponing or shopping sales, but am afraid I will buy things that won’t work with our meals in the future. I would like to suggest, for a blog entry anyway, that a pantry list for your meal plans be formed so that we can have an educated way to stock our pantries for the future when sales are coming up. If there is such a thing already I would love a link to it.

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