Nowadays with the pandemic we have seen ourselves in a situation of
1. Eating more at home.
2. Avoiding socializing and eating outside.
3. Eating more legumes, fruits , cereals and grains?
4. Feeling more motivated of cooking healthy meals.
5. Buying more books about being vegetarian or vegan or watching more videos with healthy recipes.
But here is my question. Once you made your big grocery shopping for the week did you fill your pantries with lots of sugary , salty and processed foods? or were you mindful about eating healthier meaning less sugars, less processed meats, less bag of chips, more fruits and vegetables ?
I know, nowadays is expensive to buy fresh produce and this is why so many countries have a high index of obesity because is less expensive to buy a hamburguer with chips than buying an individual fruit.
The truth is that with a little bit of mindfulness we can have a healthy pantry with non processed , sugary foods instead more natural for instance : whole meal rice, pasta, quinoa, couscous , lentils, beans etc
Instead of having a plate of meat have a plate of lentils with rice , or a chickpea curry with rice I assure you that the cost is less and the nutritional benefits are countless.
Clean eating is a concept that you need to embrace a concept that revolves around the idea of knowing what your food contains and where it comes from. Clean eating is simply avoiding processed foods
Processed foods means that have been processed before such as white flour canned food , food that have ingredients we cannot identify.
Have you checked the food labels? Do you recognize every single ingredient?
Clean eating is very straight forward , it does not count as a diet it is more like a lifestyle.
Once the food is processed all the nutrients have been destroyed , often additives are added to preserve the food for longer to make it look better and taste better that makes it irresistible and sometimes we can get addictive to it without realizing it does have preservatives and additives.
This additives have been linked to serious illness like cancers so they should not being part of anyone’s diet.
“Clean eating is very straightforward, and it doesn’t even count as a diet; it’s more of a lifestyle.”
My recipe of today made with fresh and natural ingredients ready from the farm directly to your plate.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This salad will surprise you in the best possible way. It’s more than a salad, it is a bomb of nutrients and a mouthful of refreshing and delicious flavors with each bite.
Time: 20 minutes
1 pound baby spinach, shredded
1 cup halved strawberries
½ cup strawberries, pureed
½ lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Place the spinach on a platter. Top with halved strawberries and set aside.
2 For the dressing, mix the strawberry puree with the lemon juice, honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil and season it with salt and pepper.
3 Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve fresh.”