Maybe you’re not into the idea of an actual diet. Do you just want to eat healthy food? If your eating habits feel like they need a little tending to, our clean diet plans might be what you need. These meals don’t adhere to any one diet - they’re just healthy - plain and simple.
You might be asking yourself, “What exactly does that mean, though?” What makes a way of eating clean?
When we use the term “clean diet”, we mean that the recipes included in your plan are specifically developed to promote general health and wellness. They are created to help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, give you more energy and mental clarity, improve your sleep quality, and help you feel the very best you’ve ever felt. If you’ve never followed a diet before and you’re at square one, this is a great place to start.
Foods that are excluded on the clean diet plans are foods that commonly cause health issues for the majority of people who eat them. There aren’t processed foods in these plans. Everything you eat will be made in your very own kitchen (except some snack suggestions because we DO live in modern times and have a lot of healthy snack options available to us.) You also won’t find sugar, gluten, hydrogenated oils or other ingredients that cause excessive weight gain, imbalanced hormones, high blood sugar and other markers of poor health.
But let’s focus more on what you can eat. There’s a lot. And let’s be honest...“clean” eating has gotten a bad rap over the years. When someone says they’re eating clean, most people picture bland chicken and soggy vegetables. Food with no flavor and no fun. Our recipes couldn’t be further from that.
Each recipe is healthy and loaded with flavor. This is a great way to learn that eating real foods isn’t boring at all - it’s actually simple and delicious. Our clean recipes will teach you how to put together meals and what spices, condiments and toppings can be included to ensure your food is tasty and healthy.
When it comes to food, we all have different preferences. Some of us also have food allergies. We do our best to make sure you will be able to enjoy the food on the meal plans and have included a bonus guide on common substitutions to make it easy to tailor the plan to your needs.
If, for some reason, you no longer want to receive meal plans, there’s an easy one-button cancellation that immediately stops payment and cancels your account. No games about it!
As the name suggests, following a low carb diet involves eating meals with reduced carbohydrates. People who follow this diet instead focus on consuming healthy fats, vegetables, some fruits and lots of protein-rich foods.
Low carb is not as restrictive as other diets like the ketogenic diet or the banting diet. Yet, despite being easier to following, eating low carb by removing carbohydrates and highly processed foods is a healthy way to support weight loss. If you're interested in diving into the the science, around carbohydrate restriction and weight loss, you can read more here.
Because the low carb diet envolves restricting carbohydrate rich foods, creating a low carb meal plan can feel overwhelming for some people. While there is some flexibilty, the vast majority of people who follow low-carb avoid foods like: bread and pasta, pastries and foods with added sugars.
Hands down, the main reason most people follow a low carb meal plan is to help with weight loss. However, many people use low carb meal planning to help with other chronic health issues such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. While the science is far from settled, many reputable scientific studies report promising results managing type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome using a low carb diet protocol.
Eating low carb isn't as scary as it seems at first glance, trust us. The main thing to focus on is changing refined, processed carbohydrates for healthy unprocessed options.
By doing this alone, you're already eating a vastly different diet from the typical 'Western' or Amercian diet which is largely composed of processed, prepackaged foods. Below is some guidance about what to eat and what to avoid with low carb.
It's tempting to take a black and white approach with low carb (as with any diet). We're not aiming for zero carbohydrates here, the aim of the game is to significantly reduce overall carbohydrate intake. When you do consume carbohydrates make sure they're inside protein rich foods which aren't highly processed.
Here's an example shopping list covering a typical week's ingredients for a low carb meal plan, this assumes you're cooking for a family of three.
Want some ideas to start cooking and eating low carb? Below are some sample recipe ideas to get your tastebuds rumbling.
Keto Coco Coffee
Sausage and Spicy Dip
Crispy Prosciutto Salad
Steak Bites with Cheese Sauce
Thai Shrimp Saute