saladWhat is “clean eating?”

Eating clean means something different to everyone. Someone following a Paleo “clean” diet eats differently than a clean-eating vegan.

While there are many definitions of clean eating, Simply Clean Meals follow these guidelines:

  1. Eat whole, minimally processed foods. No Velveeta, here. Real food, simply prepared, tastes amazing. You decide whether meat and dairy help you feel well. Avoid standard white or brown sugar in favor of less processed options like honey, maple syrup, and coconut/date sugar.
  2. Emphasize fruit and veggies. Aim for 7-9 servings a day and choose from a variety of seasonal produce.
  3. Elevate nutritional value of meals and snacks. Clean meals have added nutrients– whether it’s pureed squash in macaroni and cheese or greens in a smoothie, it’s all about elevating nutritional value.
  4. Choose healthy, monounsaturated fats + coconut oil. Think nuts, seeds, avocado, and olive oils. Coconut oil has been shown to resist candida albicans (yeast) and is thought to be heart healthy, though more investigation is necessary.
  5. Eat right for YOUR body. Experiment to uncover the foods that work for you. Gluten or gluten-free? Dairy? Red meat? Grains? Once you understand which foods support your best health, it’s easier to stay on track and make long term changes to your diet.
  6. Follow the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of the time you’ll eat that beautifully clean diet that supports your highest health. Then, the other twenty percent of the time you’ll enjoy the treats that make you happy.

Why only six meals?

Many people eat leftovers, grab a sandwich or go out to dinner at least once a week. Six meals allows for some flexibility and minimizes the chance of food waste.

How many servings will each recipe make?

Nearly all of the recipes will serve four adults, sometimes six. Each recipe details how many it will serve and the estimated cooking and prep time.

Will I lose weight eating these meals?

You might, but Simply Clean Meals is not meant to be used as a weight loss plan. Removing processed foods, incorporating more healthy fats and trying some alternative grains may help you feel good, though. As always, you should consult your healthcare practitioner with questions regarding your diet. To see a sample meal plan, click here.

Is nutrition information available?

Coming soon!

Are the plans suitable for vegans, vegetarians, diabetics, etc.

The weekly meal plan consists of 4 vegetarian recipes, 1 chicken recipe w/vegetarian substitutions and 1 fish recipe. Nearly all of the vegetarian and chicken recipes can easily be made vegan. As always, you should consult your healthcare practitioner with questions regarding your diet. To see a sample meal plan, click here.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Just send us your cancellation request to:  contact {at} simplycleanmeals {dot} com or use the contact form here.

What do I do if I’ve lost my password?

You can reset your password by visiting the members area login page here and clicking the “Lost Password” link. You will be prompted to enter your username or the email you used to register. Check your email for the confirmation link where you will be prompted to reset your password.

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