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Clean Eating

Clean Eating January - February 2016

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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still hungry?

Clean Eating Academy SIGN UP NOW! We’re launching our second Clean Eating Academy: Intro to Clean Cooking and Nutrition class on January 18, 2016. In this one-of-a-kind course, culinary skills meet nutrition training to spark your passion for eating clean every day. Sign up at aimhealthyu.com/cea. Here’s what current students are saying: So inspiring! Thank you Chef James and Clean Eating mag for this course! -KRISTI LOVE In making dinner tonight I was surprised at just how many skills I've learned since starting this course! -YVONNE GRANT EATING CLEAN STARTS IN THE KITCHEN! An expertly organized kitchen ensures consistent clean eating made easy. We’ve got the tips and tricks you need to clear the chaos from your home and your diet this year: cleaneating.com/tag/orderly-kitchen. Follow us on: Facebook.com/cleaneatingmag Twitter.com/cleaneatingmag Pinterest.com/cleaneatingmag Instagram.com/cleaneatingmag YouTube.com/cleaneatingmag DIG INTO MORE ce Do you know about our NEWSLETTER? Receive the…

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hit reset with me  

Are you ready for an invigorating start to 2016? I sure am. After the last few months of rushing around, deadlines upon deadlines, indulgent holidays, moving offices and sporadic eating (and sadly not as clean as it could have been), I am in desperate need of a reboot. But I’m motivated by the fact that many of you reading this (and much of our staff) are too. So let’s get to it: This New Year edition is loaded with inspiration for change. Start on page 18 with our 10 irrefutable and science-backed reasons to eat clean in 2016. If mindfulness, more money, improved sex life (ooh la la!), better relationships and fewer cranky bouts don’t make you want to eat cleaner, I don’t know what will. If you’re feeling a little…

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what is clean eating?

The soul of clean eating is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time. Eat five to six times a day – three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. Choose organic whenever possible. If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen (ewg.org/foodnews) your organic priorities. Drink at least two liters of water a day, preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here!…

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meet our experts

Q: What is the difference between potato starch, corn starch, arrowroot starch and tapioca starch? -DEBORAH ADAMS, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA A: While all of these starches are thickeners, they have slightly different characteristics. Cornstarch keeps thickening until a dish is completely cool, so it's ideal for desserts like pudding that aren't served warm. (However, cornstarch isn’t a Clean Eating–approved ingredient because it is usually GMO and more processed than other starches.) Arrowroot starch imparts an attractive, glossy look to recipes such as fruit pies and cobblers. Since it can give dairy-based sauces and soups a slimy texture, it's best for non-dairy recipes. Tapioca starch is also great for fruit desserts, resulting in a glossy, clear filling. To give silky texture to gravies, stews and sauces, opt for potato starch. Keep in mind…

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RONALD TSANG PHOTOGRAPHER TORONTO, ON From cleaned-up mac & cheese balls to sweet and spicy kettle corns: “I hope that these recipes inspire others to gather and have a great time,” says award-winning photographer and football fan Ronald Tsang, who shot the appetite-whetting “Super Snacks For Game Day” (p. 54). Tsang’s work has also been featured in print and web publications and commercial photography. TARA MATARAZA DESMOND FOOD WRITER & COOKBOOK AUTHOR PHILADELPHIA, PA While working on “Crank Your Energy Up” (p. 44), recipe developer and mother of three Tara Mataraza Desmond found inspiration through the staples she uses in her own kitchen. "When I cook for my family, I try to get the most out of every meal and snack with ingredients that guarantee lasting fuel, plenty of nutrients and our favorite flavors," she…

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10 life-changing reasons to eat this way for good

1 You’ll become more mindful. Picture trying to eat a processed, fast-food burger in your car. Now picture spearing a forkful of salad. Which one takes longer and really makes you slow down? You got it – the salad. Eating clean also means eating with purpose and savoring food. That means a better relationship with everything from radishes and radicchio to red velvet cupcakes (which you’ll no longer crave). 2 You’ll be smarter. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts keeps your mind sharper and your memory stronger by a whopping 24%, proved a study published in spring 2015 in Neurology. Your brain also functions better with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, as shown in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, while it sputters and slows down when it gets hit…