Clean Eating: 10 Foods to Help Stop Sugar Cravings

10 foods to stop sugar cravings

When 3:00 in the afternoon hits, I get hangry. I am hungry and angry at the same time. An easy cure is to grab a candy bar or another sugary snack. This happens to most people. Then your body starts to crave that sugar snack in the afternoon. Why Your Body Craves Sugar Most people eat lunch around noon. Then around 2-3 in the afternoon, your blood sugar falls and you start to get hungry. You can choose to grab a sugary empty calorie snack or make a healthy protein packed option. It takes longer for your body to digest protein than sugar. Any leftover […]

Clean Eating Challenge: Week 2 Check in

31 Day Clean Eating Challenge Title

It has been 2 weeks since you have decided to take the clean eating challenge. Congratulations on making the change! Let’s reflect on our accomplishments and where we need to improve. Let’s give ourselves a pat on the back for all the positive changes we have made, and what we have learned. I know I feel so much better. I am thinking about my eating choices a lot more and making conscious decisions on the food I am eating. My family is also adjusting quite well with the change. There is something everyone loves in the clean eating challenge.I try to make it a point to incorporate one […]

The Best Fabric Softener to Save Time

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions and opinions in this article are mine alone. With a family of five, laundry piles up quickly around here. If I had time to do it all in one day, it would be 6 – 7 large loads of laundry. I try to break it up a little and wash clothes on one day and sheets and towels the next. My washing machine can wash a load of laundry in about 40 mins, but it takes forever to dry in my slow dryer. I need a new dryer, but until then […]

Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh homemade salsa is so easy to make. I may never buy store bought salsa again. This is even way cheaper than store bought salsa. Living in Texas salsa is a pantry staple in our house. It can be used as a dip with chips, added to eggs or added to just about anything. Once you try this you will want to add it to just about anything. Ingredients for Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe 4 Tomatoes 1 Medium Onion 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Lime (juiced about 2 Tablespoons) 1/4 cup Cilantro Blender Directions on how to make easy Homemade Salsa 1. Cut the tomatoes and […]

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Fresh whole wheat homemade tortillas recipe

Hot, fresh homemade whole wheat tortillas are just heaven. If you have never eaten a warm fresh tortilla, you are missing a little piece of heaven. There are very few ingredients needed to make homemade whole wheat tortillas. You may be surprised at the ingredients when you read the labels on the store bought ones. I wanted to find a cleaner version to make for my family. These healthy tortillas are made with just four ingredients for clean eating. Ingredients for Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas: 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use half whole wheat and half whole wheat pastry flour) 1/2 cup oil […]

20 Easy Clean Snacks for Clean Eating

20 clean eating snacks

To be successful with clean eating, it is good to have clean snacks and meals ready to go. I find it is easier to prepare snacks on Saturday and Sunday to have them ready to go for the week. It makes it easy to have ready to options for the kids and for me to grab and go. Once you have a clean eating fridge and have created a clean eating pantry it is easier to have ready to go snacks at your fingertips. 20 Easy Clean Snacks for Clean Eating 1. Nuts or Spiced Nuts 2. Dried Fruit 3. Fresh Fruit (cut up and in the fridge) […]

Clean Eating on a Budget Made Easy

Guide to clean eating on a budget

Clean eating on a budget can be easy with a few simple steps and a little preparation. We have learned how to stock a clean eating fridge and how to create a clean eating pantry. We know what foods to put in there, but how can we save money stocking them with real food? There are few simple steps to help your budget when buying food. Buy Fruits and Vegetables in Season This is pretty straight forward. To get a variety of fruits and vegetables, purchase what is in season at the time. Check the sales papers for your grocery stores. See what fruits and […]

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Easy Butternut squash soup recipe

Finally it is starting to feel like fall here in Texas. Fall means open season for soup. This butternut squash soup is so easy to prepare. This is perfect to make during the fall when butternut squash is in season. Try this soup for a meatless meal option during the week. A budget saver and a time saver meal idea. Quick and Easy Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients for Butternut Squash Soup 2 lbs Butternut squash Puree (Easy Butternut Squash in a slow cooker) 3 cups Chicken Stock (Easy Homemade Chicken Stock) 1/2 cup Cream 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (just a small dash) 1 teaspoon Thyme (more […]

10 Reasons to Start Eating Clean

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I started clean eating about a year ago. To be honest I didn’t even know it had a name. I just wanted to provide better food for my family. It was so much fun making everything myself. After some research, I realized it had a name. I wanted to help others learn how to start eating clean too. Throughout this month we will learn how to stock a clean eating fridge, how to create a clean eating pantry and tons of clean eating recipes to make this a huge success. 10 Reasons to Start Eating Clean 1. Chemicals in processed food. It is good to see a shift in […]