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"28 Days of Clean Eating"

Jan. 22nd, 2018 @ 10pm
Kevin Sims, CoFounder

We move so fast in today's world that we always forget about taking care of the most important thing, "Yourself". You hear the term "More is better" but for your body that may not always be the case. Dieting does not have to be about losing lots of weight, but choosing the right foods and eating the right amounts you can embark on living a healthier life for you and your loved ones.

We picked up a book this past weekend called 28 days of Clean eating for only $10 at Barnes and Noble. At first I was skeptical of getting it because I didn't want it to be another cookbook tossed to the side, but after reading through a couple pages I was quite intrigued on the information the book has about nutritional benefits to home prepared meals and the value of knowing what you are eating.

So come join me and my girlfriend on our 28 day journey through this book of different recipes ranging from breakfast, lunch and dinner. I will be posting daily about each new food experience that the book brings. If you're up for the challenge and wish to join I will also be adding in full shopping list and ingredients of each recipe that we do during the week.

Week 1 Day 1 Breakfast - Homemade Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins in tray

blueberry muffins with topping

Finished Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast for the day was Homemade Blueberry muffins. This recipe does call for almonds so if you do not want almonds or are allergic to nuts you can omit from the recipe. The crumbly streusel topping adds a crunch with the added almonds.

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dry-roasted almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Ingredients For the muffins:

  • 2 cups of 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Slow Cooker applesauce or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

To make the toppings stir together the flour, cane juice, almonds, cinnamon and butter. Stir until moist.

To make the muffins preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line 12 muffin trays with paper liners. whisk the flour, baking soda, salt and the blueberries. In seperate bowl whisk the applesauce, cane juice, vanilla extract, egg and butter. Add to the flour mixture and line all the paper muffin trays. Crumble the toppings evenly over the muffins and bake for 23 minutes.

Week 1 Day 1 Lunch - Mediterranean Turkey Wrap

Fresh from the home wraps

finished turkey wraps for lunch

packed lunch

The ingredients for the lunch wraps will give you enough to make 4. The recipe uses mayonnaise so your local food store may have a clean version, but if not it is very easy to make homemade mayonnaise that can last up to weeks.

Ingredients include:

  • 1/4 cup Clean Mayonaise (we had to use regular since we had no other options)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 4 frozen sprouted-grain tortillas, thawed
  • 3 cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 7 ounces sliced natural, deli-roasted turkey (no nitrates)

Stir together the mayonnaise, basil and feta cheese. Take the mixture and spread over each of the tortillas evenly. Top with spinach, peppers and turkey. Roll up in a jelly-roll style and secure with wood toothpicks. Now you can store away for your lunch the next day.

Week 1 Day 1 Dinner - Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Citrus Salsa and Steamed Green Beans

This dinner meal is a citrus spiced salmon flavored with cumin and smoked paprika. You will top the salmon with a sweet and tart homemade salsa. If you like you can use this recipe for great tacos as well.

cooked salmon

salsa for the salmon

finished salmon dinner

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 cups of 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Slow Cooker applesauce or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat the grill to medium heat while rubbing the salmon fillets evenly with the cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Place the green beans on aluminum foil. Sprinkle the greens with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and fold the aluminum foil to create a packet. Grill the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes and the green beans for 10 minutes until crisp and tender. Chop the oranges and grapefruit into a medium bowl stirring in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Spoon the salsa over the salmon served with the green beans on the side.

In regards to my first day i would have to say I am happy with the food selection so far and hope to stay the course

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the author of this book. I recommend this book purchase to anyone looking to start a new venture.

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