Attention, Clean Eaters! What's on YOUR shopping list?

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TubbsMcGee
TubbsMcGee Posts: 1,058 Member
I've been drooling over the recipes in the Clean Eating Magazines lately, and I've been reading Tosca Reno's cookbooks like the bible.

I can't decide on what to make, as I'm just slowly trying to get back into the habit of eating clean again (plus it's hard to do when living with someone who loves frozen entrees and hot dogs...blech).

Can anyone give me any tips as to how to get back into the groove of things?

I'm planning on a major clean-foods shopping spree tonight and was wondering what to YOU normally have at the top of your grocery list??
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  • mynameisuntz
    mynameisuntz Posts: 582 Member
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    How do you define "clean" food?
  • Amy_B
    Amy_B Posts: 2,323 Member
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    chicken breasts
    salmon fillets
    ground turkey
    turkey breast
    whole wheat bread (look for ones with fewer than 5-7 ingredients)
    nuts (whatever you like)
    veggies and fruits galore
    brown rice
    quinoa
    fish/shrimp
    Greek yogurt (plain)
    Truvia
    extra virgin olive oil
    I use 2% cheese as well (but I am not sure how clean it is)j

    That should be a good start for you...
  • HunterCML
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    I use Dawn dish washing detergent on my food. Is that clean enough???

    Food specific choices are irrelevant to body weight and composition; what actually matter is daily energy balance and macro/micro nutrient sufficiency.
  • Amy_B
    Amy_B Posts: 2,323 Member
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    How do you define "clean" food?
    Unprocessed and as close to nature as you can get.
  • FairyMiss
    FairyMiss Posts: 1,812 Member
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    I only eat dirty food
  • Bonny272
    Bonny272 Posts: 154 Member
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    I would pick 2 or 3 recipes you'd really like to try and start with that for this week. next week you can try a couple more. Start slow or you'll have a fridge full of things no one's going to eat and no money left to buy more. :)
  • mynameisuntz
    mynameisuntz Posts: 582 Member
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    Unprocessed and as close to nature as you can get.
    Is ice cream clean?

    What if I balance my calories, hit my macros, and eat minimal micronutrient requirements? Is ice cream dirty after then?
  • steelguy54
    steelguy54 Posts: 90 Member
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    I use Dawn dish washing detergent on my food. Is that clean enough???

    Food specific choices are irrelevant to body weight and composition; what actually matter is daily energy balance and macro/micro nutrient sufficiency.

    That's funny...but I'm more into Ajax!
  • JamesonsMommy
    JamesonsMommy Posts: 771 Member
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    Unprocessed and as close to nature as you can get.
    Is ice cream clean?

    What if I balance my calories, hit my macros, and eat minimal micronutrient requirements? Is ice cream dirty after then?

    nooo ice cream is very very dirty...lol
  • mynameisuntz
    mynameisuntz Posts: 582 Member
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    nooo ice cream is very very dirty...lol
    Why? If it doesn't pose any harm or contribute to a lack of health? Why is it dirty if it doesn't do anything bad to me?
  • RMinVA
    RMinVA Posts: 1,085 Member
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    You will find lots of opinions on what "clean" is. My list is mostly fresh fruits and veggies, lean protein and some reduced fat dairy. I usually stick to seasonal fruits and veggies and lots of chicken and fish for protein, and some starchy carbs (brown rice/sweet potatoes). But I am going to be cutting those out for awhile starting next week.

    I don't eat a lot of processed foods, and make a lot of things from scratch, but I still allow from some convenience items liked canned tomatoes and beans, condiments (which I use sparingly) and some cheeses. But I also look for products with a minimum number of recognizeable ingredients.
  • lutzsher
    lutzsher Posts: 1,153 Member
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    My weekly shopping list is almost always the same:

    oatmeal
    cinnamon
    apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, strawberries, berries in season, grapefruit
    weight watchers multigran bread
    chicken breasts
    ground bison
    ground turkey
    salmon or trout
    boneless skinless chicken thighs
    veggies, veggies, veggies (salad fixings for lunches, broccoli, asparagus, beans, etc to steam for dinners)
    light havarti
    soya cheese
    almond milk
    yogurt

    I know Im missing some, but you get the idea. The only thing I don't make from scratch is bread but I like the weight watchers as you can eat 2 slices for the same calories as 1 of other breads.
  • FairyMiss
    FairyMiss Posts: 1,812 Member
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    I use Dawn dish washing detergent on my food. Is that clean enough???

    Food specific choices are irrelevant to body weight and composition; what actually matter is daily energy balance and macro/micro nutrient sufficiency.

    dawn leaves too much of a residue, in my opinion.

    clean or processed may not have that big effect for a lot on weightloss, but you must admit it does affect general health
  • adk88
    adk88 Posts: 143 Member
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    I use Dawn dish washing detergent on my food. Is that clean enough???

    I'm not going to lie, this made me laugh.
  • HunterCML
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    I use Dawn dish washing detergent on my food. Is that clean enough???

    Food specific choices are irrelevant to body weight and composition; what actually matter is daily energy balance and macro/micro nutrient sufficiency.

    dawn leaves too much of a residue, in my opinion.

    clean or processed may not have that big effect for a lot on weightloss, but you must admit it does affect general health

    If daily macro/micro nutrient sufficiency are met, there is no health advantage. With that said - it's typically easier to avoid dietary health risks (like synthetic trans-fats), and reach micronutrient sufficiency using whole foods. However, a diet still sufficient in macro/micro nutrients that avoids the same dietary health risks and contains sweets or treats in moderation is just as healthy as a 100% "clean" diet.
  • Namaste1983
    Namaste1983 Posts: 603 Member
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    SPINACH
    CARROTS
    BROCOLLI
    CAULIFLOWER
    ACORN SQUASH
    SPAGHETTI SQUASH
    ARTICHOKES
    SWEET POTATOES
    TOMATOES
    ONIONS
    GARLIC
    FRESH STIR FRY VEGGIES (TRADER JOES MIX)
    ASPARAGUS
    CUCUMBER
    BELL PEPPERS
    LEMON
    BERRIES
    APPLES(ORGANIC)
    ORANGES
    BANANAS
    GRAPES
    BROWN RICE
    CORN TORTILLAS
    POPCORN SEEDS
    OATMEAL
    PEANUT BUTTER (NO SUGAR ADDED)
    GREEK YOGURT
    HONEY
    GRANOLA
    SALMON
    CHICKEN
    TURKEY
    LEAN BEEF
    DARK CHOCOLATE FOR TREATS
    HUMMUS
    BLACK BEANS

    THESE ARE SOME OF MY STAPLES :)
    I EAT A VARIETY OF FOOD BUT STICK TO A MINIMALLY PROCESSED DIET :)
  • TubbsMcGee
    TubbsMcGee Posts: 1,058 Member
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    GUYS!

    I appreciate the sense of humor...but I'm just not into extra processed chemicals in my food.

    I'm really not too concerned about the dieting aspect of things, as I've been maintaining the same exact weight for almost a year now. I'm just looking to try something different.

    This is a health concern, not a "diet / weight loss" concern for me.
  • mynameisuntz
    mynameisuntz Posts: 582 Member
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    If daily macro/micro nutrient sufficiency are met, there is no health advantage. With that said - it's typically easier to avoid dietary health risks (like synthetic trans-fats), and reach micronutrient sufficiency using whole foods. However, a diet still sufficient in macro/micro nutrients that avoids the same dietary health risks and contains sweets or treats in moderation is just as healthy as a 100% "clean" diet.
    This, though I imagine so many people will blow this post out of proportion.

    If you are eating 2,000 calories and you hit all your macronutrient and micronutrient needs in 1,600 calories - someone please explain why it is harmful to fill the additional 400 calories with cookies rather than fruit.

    That's the point - distinguishing between "dirty" and "clean" is not possible without the context of the full diet. I can think of instances where an apple would be considered dirty.
  • Namaste1983
    Namaste1983 Posts: 603 Member
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    nooo ice cream is very very dirty...lol
    Why? If it doesn't pose any harm or contribute to a lack of health? Why is it dirty if it doesn't do anything bad to me?

    IS IT WRONG I WANT TO USE ICE CREAM TO DO BAD THINGS TO YOU?
    EEGADS THAT WAS AWKWARD LMAO
  • mynameisuntz
    mynameisuntz Posts: 582 Member
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    IS IT WRONG I WANT TO USE ICE CREAM TO DO BAD THINGS TO YOU?
    EEGADS THAT WAS AWKWARD LMAO
    I've had a crush on you for years...