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Clean Eating

Clean Eating April 2018

Clean Eating magazine is about consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life. Each issue is filled with a variety of delicious, wholesome, low-fat, and easily made recipes that can be shared with friends and family.

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1 min.
7 research-backed weight-loss tips

SHAKE IT UP Conventional salad dressings are often low in nutrients and high in preservatives and unhealthy fats. Instead, make these five easy, nutrient-dense Mason jar dressings that will make any salad the focal point of your meal. cleaneating.com/dressings SPRING CLEANING In honor of Earth Day, swap your store-bought dish soap, household scrub and multipurpose cleaner for these clean, homemade alternatives. cleaneating.com/cleaning DON’T MISS A THING Did you know you can get the best of Clean Eating delivered straight to your inbox each week? Sign up to receive our top recipes, important health news and exclusive expert tips at cleaneating.com/newsletter. Follow us on: Facebook.com/cleaneatingmag Twitter.com/cleaneatingmag Pinterest.com/cleaneatingmag Instagram.com/cleaneatingmag YouTube.com/cleaneatingmag LEAD SHOT BY DARREN KEMPER, SALAD DRESSING PHOTO BY KRIS OSBORNE, SCRUB PHOTO BY LAUREN TOYOTA…

2 min.
lose weight, feel great, love every bite!

Every spring we put out our popular “Lose 5 lbs in 2 Weeks Meal Plan” to help readers strip away the “winter insulation,” hit reset on their energy levels and feel their best heading into a new season — and it’s back again by popular demand this month. Our latest Paleo shredding plan focuses on real, unprocessed foods with a well-thought-out macronutrient distribution designed to make you feel strong and healthy — first and foremost — with effortless weight loss as a beautiful side effect. Head on over to page 64 to get started. I’ve personally been on a similar plan for several weeks now and I feel fantastic, not to mention that I’m inching closer to my 10-pound weight-loss goal. It’s not surprising that so many folks are eating…

2 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ How can I cook perfectly crispy tofu and tempeh? A/ The key to achieving crispy tofu is to remove its excess water. Start by selecting extra-firm, non-GMO tofu (as the silken varieties are too soft to crisp up). Place the tofu block on a plate lined with paper towels, cover with more paper towels and then place a clean cutting board or plate over top. Next, place a heavier object, like a cookbook, over top of the board or plate to weigh it down. Every half hour, drain water until no water remains. Cut the block into ¼-inch slices, heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high, and sauté tofu until brown and crispy. For an extra-crispy layer, try tossing the sliced tofu in…

1 min.
meet our experts

marianne wren BA, CC As both a recipe developer and food stylist, Wren has worked with print and advertising clients. She completed her culinary training at Dubrulle French Culinary School and The Culinary Institute of America. kathrin brunner CNP Clean Eating’s “Clean Living” columnist, nutritionist and yoga teacher. Brunner teaches at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and has a private practice that offers a variety of workshops, corporate talks and yoga classes. erin macdonald RDN tiffani bachus RDN Clean Eating Academy instructors, co-owners of the U Rock Girl nutrition and training program (URockGirl.com), registered dietitians and nutrition, fitness and wellness experts. heather bainbridge BSc, MA, EdM, RD, CDN Certified dietitian-nutritionist and registered dietitian who specializes in counseling clients to achieve a healthier weight and improve conditions including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jonny bowden PhD, CNS Board-certified nutrition specialist,…

5 min.
poke, poke,   burrito!

Furikake Tuna Poke Bowl HEALTH BENEFIT: Research shows that daikon radish, a spicy cruciferous vegetable, supports liver health, protects against diabetes and may reduce the risk of cancer. California Poke Bowl HEALTH BENEFIT: Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats, which support cardiovascular health and may play a role in weight management and healthy aging. Tuna Sushi Burrito HEALTH BENEFIT: Studies show that a group of antioxidant plant pigments in red cabbage, called anthocyanins, may help protect against heart disease and cancer. Furikake Tuna Poke Bowl SERVES 4. 1 small daikon radish, spiralized or very thinly sliced (about 1½ cups, loosely packed) ½ cup + 1 tbsp rice vinegar, divided 3 tbsp raw honey 3 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup brown and/or black sesame seeds 2–3 large sheets toasted nori, ground (TIP: Grind in a spice mill or…

2 min.
ask our dietitians

Q/ What is adrenal fatigue and how common is it? A/ Adrenal fatigue is a controversial syndrome that involves the reduced functioning of the adrenal glands, a pair of small glands located on the kidneys that produce hormones that regulate immune function, blood pressure, metabolism and other important physiological functions. There is disagreement among some scientists and medical experts about whether adrenal fatigue exists as a diagnosable condition – some say it is a real syndrome, while others say there is a lack of scientific evidence to support classifying it as a medical disorder. With adrenal fatigue, it is thought that the adrenal glands are no longer able to produce adequate levels of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, to support healthy functioning. The most common cause of adrenal fatigue is chronic…