To me, it’s important that I recognise the ingredients that are in the foods I eat. Where possible, I like to cook from scratch, using only the most natural, whole ingredients - not processed crap!
I love the challenge of modifying a recipe and creating a clean, healthy version that tastes amazing.
I’ve come up with some great recipes for breakfast bars that I love in the morning before a workout. If I’m not working out in the morning, I’ll usually have a bowl of oatmeal with some eggwhites, cinnamon and blueberries. Or a poached egg on some soy and linseed toast, with mushroom and spinach.
Fruit is one of my favourite snacks - apples, blueberries, strawberries, dragon fruit, mango…and the list goes on! For a protein boost, I add a spoon of natural peanut butter to my fruit and damn, it tastes great!
Natural peanut butter is great - it’s exactly what the name suggests - peanut butter with nothing added…just peanuts. It’s great on a mountain bread wrap with some banana - perfect for the mid-afternoon munchies!
For main meals, I pretty much keep it simple as possible. On the weekend, I bake a whole heap of chicken breast and divide it up into single portion containers. I then add either broccoli or zucchini and maybe a little brown rice or wholegrain pasta. I take this to work for my lunch - if it’s not chicken, I’ll have tuna or atlantic salmon (YUM). And dinner would be similar, but minus the rice or pasta.
That’s how I eat, in a nutshell. If you need any ideas or are just stuck for getting creative with your clean diet just ask! I’m in the process of compiling my recipes - I’ll have them available here soon.