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Hello Everyone!

I feel like every post that Shannon and I have been doing lately, (or mine at least) we have been apologizing for being so MIA. Its been a lot busier than I think either of us expected with work and school going on right now. Between studying, work, winter coming when I didn’t want it to, taking my cat to the vet, and eating clean.. again.. it’s been crazy up in here!! I do want to do an update post, the entire house as we speak is doing another 28 days of eating clean! So we thought that we would do a couple updates as well as some sample “what we eat” posts. If you guys are interested in seeing that then let us know! I will for sure do an update post soon! As soon as this week is over!!!

I did manage to find the time to film an October Favourites video. It has been posted for a couple days now but I didn’t have the time to write a post to accompany it until now! Here we go!

Thank you for watching and reading! Miss you all! 🙂

xoxox
Caitlin

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Hey Everyone!

I thought it might be useful for people to see what kind of maintenance we’re doing after the eat clean stripped 28 day plan we did. Here is an example of what I eat in a regular day (if i’m being good with no extra candies or anything hahah which does happen from time to time). Maybe you can incorporate some of these ideas into your clean eating plan!

Breakfast:

Here is an example of a fairly routine breakfast for Caitlin and I. We've been on a huuuge oatmeal kick that last little while! I love to cook my old fashioned oats on the stove and stir in about 1-2 tbsp of ground flaxseed once it's come off the heat. I then like to top it with 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, fresh or frozen berries (whatever I have on hand), 1/2 a banana and sprinkle with cinnamon!

Snack 1:

Here I made whole grain toast (well done! I love very crisp toast, almost burnt! haha), topped with fresh mango salsa, a sunny side egg, a little cilantro for taste and colour and a little salt and pepper. I also included 2 celery sticks one with 1/2 tbsp of almond butter spread on it and raisins on top (ants on a log!) and one I just left plain. If I was still on the eat clean stripped diet plan, I would have left out the toast.

I also like to drink some tea either between meals or with my snacks. Here I made some "Green and Fruity" tea Caitlin bought from David's Tea.

Meal 2:

Here I sauteed some Kale and Broccoli in about 1 tbsp of olive oil with some sweet onion, salt, pepper, chili flakes and onion powder. I also added a bit of cilantro! I love the bright, fresh flavor it gives to any dish. I topped it with textured veggie protein, which doesn't sound appetizing, but it has a nice, hearty "meaty" texture for those of us who are vegetarian. The veggie protein is flavourless so I like to add salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar and spicy siracha sauce to taste! It adds a really nice texture and is packed full of protein!

Snack 2:

I just sliced a nice, ripe navel orange that is cold from the fridge (I don't enjoy eating room temperature oranges as much, they're not as refreshing!). I also cut some green bell pepper slices to be eaten with about 1 tbsp of hummus.

Normally with each of my small meals I have at least one glass of water with it. Also normally I would have another meal in there during the day but I got up really late today which kind of threw off my schedule! hahah Normally on the eat clean diet you eat 5-6 small meals, but here I only got to 4. My last snack was at 7:30pm and since the small meals are spaced at around 2-3 hours apart it would make my last meal very late. If I was to make another meal I might have chosen to make a simple spinach salad with chickpeas for protein and what ever veggies I have on hand with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I decided not to eat one more meal because according to the eat clean diet you shouldn’t eat at least 3 hours before bed.

For exercise I normally like to alternate weights one day and some sort of cardio the next and take Sundays as a break from excising. Today I walked about 4km just fast enough to get the blood pumping, then did some stretching.

I hope this post was helpful to those of you who wanted to try the eat clean diet! Share your eat clean menu ideas in the comments if you like!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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