Doesn’t it seem like everyone is sick right now? The post-holiday work grind, combined with cold weather, has a way of seriously wearing down the immune system. While washing your hands, popping echinacea, and getting plenty of sleep are great lines of defense against germs, our preferred method of keeping the cold and flu at bay is sipping a hot bowl of soup packed with immunity-boosting mushrooms and superfoods.
We all know it’s important to eat healthy and to include a variety of foods in our diets. But just as critical as what we eat is consuming the right amounts. One way to make sure we’re getting enough of the major nutrients we need is by building a macro bowl. This macro bowl combines Middle Eastern flavors with healthy plant-based protein, and is perfect for a clean diet.
There's something seemingly intimidating about cooking dry beans. The act of rinsing, soaking, and cooking seems daunting, but in actuality, this process requires less than one minute of hands-on prep! The result of using dry beans is a more nutrient-dense dish that has a flavor that canned beans can never stand up to. These cleanse-approved instant pot black beans use pressure cooking, so they're done in a snap and will taste like they've been simmering all day.
This vegan shepherd's pie recipe is a wintertime favorite. It's comforting and satisfying. Instead of using mashed potatoes, we use a version of our vegan cauliflower mash. The sautéed garlic and thyme adds a nice rich flavor to the cauliflower. This is a great meal for preparing lunches ahead of time on the 21-Day Clean Program.
We love meal prep ideas here at Clean because one of the hurdles to healthy eating we hear most often is that being busy or under-prepared can derail healthy choices, especially meals on the 21-Day Clean Program. With proper meal prep ideas, you'll always have easy meals on hand, so no matter how short on time you are, wholesome food is ready to go. We've put together our best tips for food prep, and even laid out a sample week of food prep to show you exactly how it looks.
Summer is officially here, which means our gardens are overflowing with fresh vegetables and herbs waiting to be eaten. If you find yourself up to your eyeballs in produce this season, grilled vegetable kebabs are a great way to use up your harvest. Simply slice up a combination of your favorite cleanse-approved vegetables and thread them onto bamboo or metal skewers. A cashew-based tzatziki sauce offers a cool contrast to the charred veggies, making for an irresistible combination.
If you’re confused about what to eat for breakfast while pre-cleansing for a 21-Day Clean Program, or are maybe just feeling tired of your regular morning routine, look no further. Once you go through your Clean Program and determine if eggs cause you dietary or skin issues, you can decide how they fit in to your diet. For many people omitting eggs is a big deal! In the meantime, this chickpea scramble makes an easy, allergen-free alternative to your traditional scrambled eggs.
Grass-fed meat seems to be all the rage lately and rightfully so! These lamb burgers are a great way to keep things healthy moving into barbecue season. Zucchini fries are another great swap for a yummy side. And all of this is 21-Day cleanse-approved!
Perhaps you've seen meal prep posts popping up all over your social media and thought "I can never be that organized!" but we are here to tell you, you can! By prepping everything at the beginning of the week and portioning out your meals in separate containers, you not only have delicious food on hand, but you also avoid reaching for (or ordering up) unhealthier options. If you are on a 21-Day Cleanse, easy meal prep can make all the difference in feeling set up for success.