Sunday, September 16, 2012

No Newlywed 10! Tips for Clean Eating

Clean eating is an important component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eat LOTS of vegetables, fruit, healthy fats and proteins. Avoid pre-packaged foods, refined sugars and refined grains. In general, try to eat food that is as close to it's natural form as possible. 

Often, this is easier said than done! With busy schedules finding the time to prepare clean meals can be a challenge. We're struggling with Andrew (our main chef) back at school!

Our solution? Make lots of food Sunday night. Package it all up in serving size containers so we can just grab-and-go throughout the week. Here's a sample of an Ebbers' Sunday night cooking session.

In the Oven: 
Spaghetti Squash and Pork Chops or which ever meat is on sale at our butcher.

On the stove:
Quinoa and Meat Sauce with as many vegetables as possible, using old vegetables and grating the ones we know are good for us but don't like - even broccoli stems! 

Cleaned, chopped and ready to use:
Herb Salad Mix, Baby Carrots, Grapes, Melon, Nuts, Broccoli and Cauliflower.

With this prepared, we can throw together:

  • Spaghetti squash pasta
  • Salads (I like to add quinoa and salsa to my salads)
  • Quinoa stir fry
  • Pork chops with steamed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Meat sauce with veggies on the side
  • Fruit, vegetables, and nuts for snacks
Remember changing eating habits doesn't happen overnight. The more clean food you eat the less "other" food you eat. Praise yourself and your partner for successes and let go of your slip ups :)


  1. What are your favourite go-to meals?

  2. love this! :) I make a huge thing of quinoa at the beginning of the week, I use a cup of it to make salads for lunch etc. and then use it for other meals during the week - it's so versatile!