Thursday, August 1, 2013

Clean Eating and This Week's Shopping List

Hi there! I'm Gabi, and this is my first post on my food blog. I am so excited to get started. For more info on my blog, click here. I've been on vacation for the past week, and while eating out is fun, I am definitely ready to get back to my own kitchen. I'm also ready to get back on the healthy food train, which is why I've decided to try clean eating! The basic idea of clean eating is to get rid of processed food and stick to fresh, whole foods. The guidelines are these: 

  • Eat whole foods. 
  • Don't eat processed foods. 
  • Don't eat refined sugar. 
  • Eat several small meals instead of 3 big meals. 
  • Cook all your own meals (the best part!) 
  • Eat protein and carbs together (balance your meals.)
I like the idea of this because it's not a diet, and because it doesn't limit a lot of foods. I've been dreaming up meal plans for this week, and I can't wait to get home and go to the grocery store to buy everything I need. Also, I spent a good 40 minutes in the cookbook section of the bookstore today picking out a cookbook with meals in it that were on the healthier side. I decided on Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day. It has some great recipes for every meal, snack, and even desserts! Most include tons of fruits and veggies, and it's all vegetarian which I appreciate since I don't like to eat a lot of meat. Don't get me wrong, I do eat it, just not very often. 

Here's what's on my shopping list for this week. 

  • Kale (because it's in season and I want to use the VitaMix this week. Yum, green smoothies!)
  • Quinoa (I haven't always been a fan, but after seeing quinoa used in multiple recipes of my new cookbook, I'll give it a try!)
  • Avocado (because I love it on anything-toast, salad, I've even had it baked into muffins!)
  • Stir-fry veggies
  • Tofu to stir fry with my veggies^
  • Spaghetti Squash (because I'm a pasta-lover and I'm trying to cut it out of my diet right now.)
aaannnd that's about it! Most posts on my blog will be recipes accompanied by pretty pictures, so keep checking in. I hope I did okay with this first post, please leave comments below, I would love some feedback and/or suggestions!

Happy cooking,


  1. So excited to read your enthusiastic food posts! I too have Heidi Swanson's cookbook among many others (she has a great blog too, You are more than welcome to browse or borrow my cookbooks anytime! It sounds like we have lots of similar food tastes and interests. I too love my Vitamix, make my own granola (with applesauce) and love to bake with whole grains and natural sweetners. I'd be happy to share recipes if you are interested, just let me know.

    1. Thank you! I follow her blog also, it's great. She's from San Francisco! I'd love to see some of your favorite recipes. I'm all for trying new things!


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