Saturday, August 1, 2009

Better than Christmas?

The three back issues of Clean Eating Magazine ( don't know how to link from my Mac yet!) I ordered last week arrived yesterday. I can't wait to read them! Our 2-hour drive to visit family this afternoon will be the perfect time--you know, while the baby is contained in one spot and I don't have to worry about keeping up with him.

This magazine, if you're not already getting it, is a wonderful resource for eating clean. No, I am not a paid spokesperson. The recipes are simple, the pictures colorful, and the articles written for people like you and me--people who want good food, easy-to-read directions, and wholesome ingredients. Sometimes I feel like other cooking magazines are beyond me in regards to the ingredients or methods their recipes call for, or you know you want to eat clean but have a hard time adjusting regular recipes to use your newfound "clean" ingredients. That's not the case with CE Mag. Of the 6-8 recipes we've tried from my current issue, I only had to buy one thing especially for a recipe, and I'd been meaning to pick some up for ages anyway (edamame--am I like the last person in the world to try that?). Most of the recipes use things I have on hand already. Just this week I made frozen-yogurt ice cream sandwiches on oatmeal-chocolate-chunk cookies. What a treat, especially for my husband! I used a gluten-free flour blend so he could enjoy them, too.

If you're not sure about committing to a full subscription (it comes out quarterly), check out a single issue (I got mine at Barnes & Noble) or order a back issue from The website I listed above is also a good place to spend some time if funds are tight right now. You can get a good feel for the magazine there. I realize that a lot of "normal" recipes can be made clean, depending on what you're starting with, but knowing that you have a full magazine of recipes ready to go without adjustment is a huge help for clean eating novices like me!

Let me know if you have other resources for good, clean recipes.
Happy reading!


  1. I was just looking on the clean eating mag website and it said to eat egg whites instead of the whole egg. Why is just the white clean eating?

  2. The yolks have a ton of cholesterol. I still eat whole eggs, but not nearly as much as I used to. Without the Eat-Clean Diet book in front of me, I can't expand on that any further right now. I'll look it up!