Cindy's Clean Eats
Well, where do I start? My journey to clean eating started in July of 2011. My health and weight were spiraling out of control. Under medical supervision, I cut out all processed foods, grains, legumes, dairy, salt, sugar, and so on. What COULD I eat? You ask…everything else! I could eat chicken, beef, seafood (yuck), turkey, duck, venison, buffalo, veggies, and fruits. I know, I thought I was gonna die too the first week! Well, after that first torturous week, I felt a lot better, I was sleeping better, less aches and pains, less digestive issues, and I lost 11.5 pounds!!!! Yes, I know that was pretty much all edema, but cut me some slack! I was ecstatic anyway! So, here I am almost 9 months and 123.6 pounds later (that was NOT a typo!) and I have added back some foods although none of it processed, no gluten or refined sugar. I allowed myself a little dairy twice…a little mozzarella on my gluten-free pizza (which I don’t think it really needed it anyway..I think it was just the point of having pizza without cheese?) and some greek yogurt with no preservatives and crap in it.
I have been on a quest to find healthy, clean recipes that live up to my standards and they are very hard to come by! So, I decided to start this blog and post recipes I have tried and “cleaned” up if they needed it. I’m sure there are others out there looking for the perfect recipes too and I hope this blog helps!