Whether you’re just getting started with healthier eating or you’re a pro, I hope you love this post with my Clean Eating Pantry Basics. I’ve gathered some of my favorite items that make clean eating easier and more delicious.
OH, and guess what? My friends at NOW Foods are offering a giveaway pack with the clean eating pantry basics featured in this post! Isn’t that awesome? You’ll see the entry link at the very bottom.
First off, you might be asking yourself what qualifies as “clean eating”? I discussed it here, but it’s essentially eating real, whole foods as often as possible! Depending on your preferences and needs, you can define clean eating as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, grain-free, or whatever. But, I like the term “clean eating” because it’s flexible, allowing for individuality and flexibility.
For instance, I went through a fairly long time period, 3 1/2 years, where I ate 100% plant-based. Then, I switched to more paleo, now I’m somewhere in the middle (read more about my journey here).
Back to my pantry list. Clean eating or any kind of healthy eating takes some work to get your kitchen set-up. I personally eat gluten- and dairy-free, so these items reflect those restrictions. For dairy-free recipes, a nice variety of nuts and seeds can be transformed easily into nut milks. Some of my favorites include walnuts, cashews, and brazil nuts:
Some dairy-free recipes you might like include:
- Homemade cashew milk (no straining required, yaaaas!)
- Zucchini Bread Oatmeal made using homemade dairy-free milk
When it comes to baking, I’m all about gluten- and egg-free options. I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with almond and coconut flours:
Some gluten-free recipes these flours:
Chia seeds are one of my all-time favorite ingredients for making chia “eggs” or chia puddings:
Some chia pudding recipes:
If you know me at all, you are aware that I’m a chocoholic. No shame, ha. Cocoa and cacao are both rich sources of polyphenols (read: healthy!!!):
Some chocolate clean eating recipes:
I need to write a separate post about supplements that support a clean eating diet, but I like spirulina powder (it’s an algae) for adding a kick of green to most of my smoothies and even desserts:
Recipes using spirulina:
If you want more clean eating recipes, you would love my e-book, Clean Eating Every Day (use code “cleaneating” for a discount)! I have a section in the book with a full gluten- and dairy-free pantry checklist with special section for recommended spices, oils, vinegars, and seasonings. Pre-order it now, expect delivery early next week.
Thank you to NOW Foods for sponsoring this post and offering an amazing giveaway of the 10 items included in this post! One lucky winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, May 30th. Continental US addresses only, please. Depending on availability, some items in the giveaway package may vary.
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