Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Living Clean: We're Back baby!! Whoo Whoo!

Hubs and I fell off the clean eating train hard around September of last year. Sure we were eating well during the weeks...at dinner...but the rest of the time it was madness. Or, like we used to eat. We are once again starting to eat Paleo as of yesterday - no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, etc...only things that came out of the earth or had a mother at some point. Moooooo.

The fridge has been stocked with grass fed cuts of meat and tons of veggies (peeled and cut and ready to grab) and all the crap has been thrown away (or eaten before we left on vacation last week).

Game on!

One of the things that I struggled with our last go around at clean eating was what to drink. I know that is silly - drink water! - but that gets so damn boring. Last year I gave up soda (and still have to this day) and I developed some serious digestive issues when I drank carbonated drinks, so I was drinking a lot of homemade iced tea. But yesterday at Costco I came across the most wonderful thing!

They are now selling this package of 4 glass pitchers that come with an infuser tube inside of them. So you stick whatever fruit, herb, etc. you want in the infuser tube and the water takes on that flavor. See my creation yesterday of mint, limes and oranges at the right.

Ok, so this isn't anything new, and you are all probably rolling your eyes at how excited I am about this, but I am really excited!! It is so nice to have a drink alternative that is ready to go in the fridge.

Also at Costco (at least at our Costco in Dedham, MA) they now have a dedicated organic food section. There you can find all sorts of wonderful organic products - like a vat of Coconut Oil (you'd be surprised how fast you can go through one when eating Paleo). We also bought some KIND bars for a special treat every now and then. Check out your Costco to see what organic products they are offering - they are really catching up with the rest of the world!

So now that we are back to being Cavemen, stay tuned for all sorts of new recipes and annoying posts about eating clean from yours truly.

Anyone else deciding to "eat clean" this year?

11 comments:

  1. I hear you! I was pretty good through Thanksgiving, but then it was mid-December and my twins' birthdays, Xmas, etc. I didn't fall totally off the wago. I was good with my meals, but then there were the treats...oh, and cocktails! I'm doing a Whole30 this month. So much easier this time than last Spring when I did my first one!! I'm just used to doing lots of cooking now. I just wish a fairy would come and do the $^&@! dishes!!

    I made cauliflower "rice" for the first time last night. It was pretty good. I made the orange-sesame chicken out of the Against All Grain cookbook, which I've made before. It was nice to have something to soak up the sauce. I also had sauteed bok choy. My girlfriends that were over for dinner liked it too! Yeah!

    Good luck to you and hubs!

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  2. those water pitchers look awesome! may have to look for them at our local Costco. I went on a detox/cleanse for about 2 weeks eating gluten/dairy free. I can definitely feel the bloating once I incorporated them back in my diet. I don't generally eat a whole lot of bread anyway (us Asians and our rice ;)) but it was still fascinating how different I felt just with that! best wishes to you and the hubs! having an accountability partner is key <3.
    -Cheryl

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