Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Clean eating breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Tosca Reno suggests eating six small meals a day that consist of a lean protein and a complex carbohydrate. In my mind, this meant skinny meat with bread. Yep, clueless. To make matters worse, she expands carbohydrates into starchy and non starchy and we need less starchy than others! Gah! I started to freak. But, after learning the benefits linked to pairing protein with carbohydrates, I decided to figure out what foods fall under the lean protein and the complex carbohydrate categories.Thankfully, her book The Clean Eating Diet Recharged made it pretty easy to understand. (No freaking out necessary!)

I took what I learned and created a chart to make meal planning a breeze. (Note: The following chart does not contain all the foods that fall into the protein/ carbohydrate category. Also, I am no expert! Please check out Tosca's book for more information.) To use this chart, simply choose a protein and then a complex carb. to enjoy with it from either the second or third column! Happy meal planning!
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