What in the world is clean eating?
“Clean eating” does not refer to avoiding barbecue sauce to find its way around your face or making sure you’ve got your lobster bib on during seafood night! No, clean eating refers to a budding health movement in the world of food and cuisine. So, what is it exactly? A recent USA Today article dives into the topic by defining clean eating as, “The term generally refers to the eating of food as close to its natural state and point of origin as possible, and the movement is a reaction against the health problems caused by our growing fast food-oriented diet.” Read more about it here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-24/clean-eating/56456224/1
Buzzwords such as “organic,” “all natural,” “local,” all come into play for those seeking to eat clean foods. But there are a lot of other factors that need to be considered if you want to participate in clean eating.
Tips for eating clean:
- look for organic, or all natural foods
- avoid processed foods
- avoid chemical additives
- whenever possible, choose local
- seek in-season produce
- eat lean meats, whole grains, and don’t forget your fruits and vegetables!
Clean Eating Magazine Video: Types of fish and how to prepare them
Because clean eating takes conscious effort to avoid processed foods, dining out and and fast-food eating can be practically non-existent for the clean eater. But these days, innovatively healthy restaurants are making eating wise tasty, affordable and easy. We’d like to give special mention to LYFE Kitchen, the healthy “fast-food” restaurant that serves up organic (whenever commercially available), hormone and antibiotic free, sustainable, local, responsible, healthy food. And there’s pretty much no arguing that eating clean doesn’t get any better than eating farm fresh foods. So if you don’t feel like cooking and want to eat as close to nature as you can, farm-to-table dinners offers guests wholesome farm fresh meals and you don’t even have to life a finger (except for a fork, of course). This epicurious article lists their top 10 Farm-to-Table restaurant pick, from coast to coast.
We’d love to hear from you! Are they any particular restaurants that you like that cater to your clean food diet?