Food & Wine
Clean Eating

Clean Eating June 2017

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.
dig into more ce at cleaneating.com

A Better Way to Lose Weight Crash dieting is no way to welcome summer. Instead, join us online for our nine-week holistic program, A Whole Life–Guide to Lasting Weight Loss, with CE’s resident dietitians Erin Macdonald and Tiffani Bachus. You’ll learn mindful eating practices as well as exercises and stress-reduction techniques to achieve your goals. Sign up for success at cleaneating.com/lastingweightloss. THE THRILL OF THE GRILL Heed the call of your patio and dust off the grill. With innovative recipes (even dessert!), you’ll be cooking outdoors all summer long. cleaneating.com/grill EAT IN SEASON Farmers’ markets are brimming with fresh bounty, and it’s time to take advantage. We’ve created a stunning collection of fiberand protein-rich salads that can be made in 30 minutes or less. cleaneating.com/ summersalads NO-FUSS MEAL PLANS Eating clean just got easier. We’ve taken the…

3 min.
ease into summer

Welcome to everyone’s favorite issue of the year: The Quick and Easy Issue, celebrated for its dazzling selection of fresh, flavorful, seasonal meals ready in a snap. Our goal is to help you shift a little time from stove to backyard hammock so you can stretch and savor the season a little better. Start on page 82 with the easiest iteration of our popular meal plan yet, “The 15-Minute Meal Plan.” For an entire week, enjoy spending no more than 15 minutes on each meal, truly freeing up some precious sun-soaked leisure time. And back by popular demand is our annual meal salads feature on page 44. Each hearty veg bowl passed our rigorous test-kitchen panel and resoundingly met our criteria including, “Would definitely make this at home,” and “Even…

3 min.
letters & advisory board

Q. How do I keep the tears away when cutting onions? – AMANDA DAVIS, NASHVILLE, TN A. When onions are chopped, they release enzymes that transform into an acid that can irritate eyes. Most methods boil down to either slowing or minimizing the chemical reaction that happens when you cut an onion. You can prevent the resulting gasses by freezing the onion for 15 minutes before cutting or using a sharp knife (a clean, quick cut releases fewer acids). You can also work near a fan or vent that will blow the gases away from you, breathe through your mouth or even wear swim goggles. All have varying degrees of success, so you have to experiment and see what works for you. As for myself? I wear contacts and have never…

4 min.
3 ways with high-energy fat bombs

BY LILY KUNIN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEATA LUBAS Lemon Chia Bars HEALTH BENEFIT: Chia seeds are tiny powerhouses filled with omega-3s, fiber, protein and antioxidants. Thanks to the protein and fiber they contain, chia seeds can help keep you satiated throughout the day. MAKES 20 BARS. ¾ cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, divided ½ cup blanched almond flour ⅓ cup coconut butter 2 tbsp BPA-free canned full-fat coconut milk 2 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp lemon zest + 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided 1 tbsp chia seeds ⅛ tsp sea salt 6 drops liquid stevia 1. Line a 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside. 2. To a food processor, add ¾ cup coconut flakes and pulse until finely ground. Add almond flour, coconut butter, coconut milk, honey, 1½ tbsp lemon zest, lemon juice, chia seeds, salt and stevia.…

1 min.
why early risers eat better

Early birds could hold the secret to living healthier lives. A recent study published in Obesity revealed that morning people tend to eat a more balanced diet and choose healthier foods throughout the day than evening people, lowering their risk of obesity. The study, led by PhD candidate Mirkka Maukonen of the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, looked at data from nearly 2,000 randomly selected people to determine whether being a morning or evening person affected their diets. The researchers found that morning people ate more protein and less sugar in the mornings, followed by less sugar and fat in the evenings. On the weekends, morning people maintained a more regular eating schedule and didn’t splurge on as many extra meals as evening people. Morning types also…

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prebiotics enhance sleep, buffer sress

Mounting evidence on the benefits of healthy gut bacteria continues to surface. Nevertheless, many studies fail to focus on the unsung heroes of gut health. According to a study conducted by University of Colorado at Boulder researchers, prebiotics – the fibers that feed beneficial gut bacteria – are linked to enhanced brain function and resilience to stress. As part of the study, male rats were fed either prebiotic-rich foods or foods lacking this component. The prebiotic food group had improved cognitive function, maintained normal body temperature and greater resilience to stress. The study links these unexpected health benefits to improved non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep after stressful events. While prebiotic supplements offer a convenient option, you can also get prebiotic foods in your diet.…