8/7/15

How I Got My Family To Eat Clean #CleanEating #FarmToTable

For the past six months, I've been toying with the idea of how to get my family to eat clean. Heck, I needed to get myself to eat clean. Which meant, I needed start cooking more food out of my garden and turn our plates into healthy servings of very tasty, natural unprocessed food.



Of course, working with two boys, I knew it would be a challenge, and something that I would have to slowly incorporate into our meals, mixed with our standard goto favorites.

My initial plan to ease us into the complete food overhaul, was to make a clean dinner once a week.

I chose either Sunday night dinner or meatless Monday. My first dinner was grilled chicken, green beans with almonds and roasted sweet potato. But my secret ingredients were lots and lots of fresh herbs, mango and coconut oil.





I nearly fell out of my seat, when both boys ate everything. Yes, even their vegetables.

Over the course of the last two months, I have managed to almost completely change our breakfast (Smoothies), lunch (Salads & lean proteins) and dinners into clean meals. Sure, we have Chinese takeout sometimes, but for the most part I enjoy cooking at home. I know what I'm making is healthy, clean, and really very tasty.

I was also really surprised to see how many great things you could make and still be, "clean".



From appetizers to soups, of course salads, standard dinner favorites and even desserts, all can be made very clean.

I just can't recommend enough trying out clean eating. Try one meal a week at first, and then go from there.

For more information on clean eating and hundreds of yummy recipes, check out my Pinterest board, here. (WAIT!  before you go, if you liked this post, please click the like button below so I will know to post more about clean eats and my favorite recipes!)

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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