Shopping at the local farmers market makes it easy to find seasonal fruits and vegetables at a great price. Adding a weekly farmers market trip to your regular grocery shopping creates the opportunity to supplement your staples with ready to enjoy ingredients. No need to wait a week for the avocado you bought yesterday. Having an abundant variety to choose from each season will keep things fresh and new.
2. Keep the Menu Simple
Think of basics that you won’t mind eating again as left overs or using in another dish. Make an oven roasted chicken with asparagus and quinoa for dinner, then turn that in to lunch for the next day by adding mixed greens and sliced apple for a fresh and tasty salad. By keeping meals simple and making enough for a few days will save you time and effort.
3. Stock the Pantry
Having dry goods on hand makes putting an enjoyable meal together a cinch. By keeping bone broth and barley in the cupboard it’s easy to quickly throw together a soup just add your favorite veggies. Frozen fruits in the freezer turn into a delicious breakfast smoothie. Healthy staples in the pantry allow you to effortlessly make clean meals.
4. Be Prepared
There’s nothing worse than being starving and surrounded by unhealthy foods to ruin your clean eating streak. Choose ready to eat items that you can take with you on the go. When the mid-afternoon hunger strikes, you can satisfy it with a juicy apple or some delicious hummus and veggies. Having the right snacks will keep you on track for the rest of the day.
5. Renovate old favorites
Adding a new ingredient or swapping out one for another can turn an old classic in
to a fun and new staple. Using spaghetti squash in place of regular spaghetti noodles with your favorite tomato sauce turns the traditional carb heavy pasta into a healthier version of a beloved dish. Making a simple change allows you to enjoy your favorite foods and eat clean at the same time.