The other day you may have read my post on Let’s stop using the word Diet, what are your thoughts? This had spawned some questions asking what my husband and I are doing, we have also had friends and family asking as well. Like I said in my post from the other day so many have said well I can’t do that, I do not want to give up my favorites and I do not want to give my sweets or bread or things like that. I used to have that same perspective with Clean Eating as well, however now learning more and realizing you don’t have to give up all that. We were quite strict the first two months of this new lifestyle change but it was due to trying to cleanse our bodies of years of bad eating habits.
Now that we are learning more about clean eating and our bodies are getting used to this new lifestyle we are adding things back into our life. I have learned that I can still have fun baking but using healthier alternatives like substituting maple syrup for sugar or almond flour instead of regular flour. Granted just because you are choosing a clean eating lifestyle does not mean you can go crazy eating more, its still about moderation and daily calorie intake.
So I decided to share some fun recipes we have tried and I have through in some entrees, sides, and even desserts so you can see it’s really not that hard to move to a clean eating lifestyle. I promise if I can do it you can too!
You will notice a lot of these tend to be Paleo friendly, I like that lifestyle of eating although I am not crazy strict about following it to the tee. So I know that may appall some people who are core in that way of living but we are trying to find the best balance for our family and that’s all you need to do as well.
My favorite Recipes:
This one is great for you pasta lovers, it shows you how to use zucchini noodles as an alternative from Just a Taste.
Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Here is a taste side dish from Morsels and Musings- Brussel Sprouts w/Garlic & Bacon
I just made this last night and loved it! This is a great salmon recipe from A Spicy Perspective: Garlic Lime Oven Baked Salmon
Want a healthier dairy free creamer but don’t want to give up that pumpkin spice try this from Kim’s Cravings:
Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Want tacos here is a great recipe from Wicked Spatula: Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Still can’t live without Pancakes, try these I was surprised how good they were. From Simple Green Moms
Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes
Need a sweet treat try this, but make sure you buy the organic canned coconut milk believe me there is a difference. This is from Ancestral Nutrition.
Five ingredient five minute chocolate mousse
These are a great way to plan out lunches for the week, my husband and I both really enjoyed them. These are from Picky Palate- Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls
Here’s another treat when you just can’t stand not having something a little yummy from @leelalicious.
3 Coconut Flour Mug Cake Recipes-gluten free-low carb
I hope you enjoy these, I would love to hear if you try them or if you have any good recipes to share.