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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My new favorite burger...Pizza burger

So last night for dinner was a repeat and i have decided it's my favorite way to make burgers (clean and feingold if you make your own burger)...so juicy and even my mushroom hating child gobbled this up like no tomorrow.


In my keep it clean attempt I didn't add the bacon into the burgers I let everyone take them if they wanted it after cooking it up.  I also made sure my tomato sauce was 100% natural (hunt's has no added sugar or other junk you just don't want in a sauce) and only added cheese to who wanted them.

Last night I served the burgers with oven baked fries (slice up a potato, drizzle with some EVOO and spices and bake until done) and steamed baby green beans...DELISH

NOTE: if you have a child who doesn't like mushrooms dice them really small and they won't even say anything about it...just gobble up the burger

Guess what I am having for lunch!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Creamy Tarragon Chicken w/ Wild Rice & Roasted Asparagus

Dinner 1/9/10: Okay my 1st post and it was a Feingold & Eat Clean approved recipe.  It was really good.  Tonight's recipe was complements of Chelle's Fitness Recipes.  Creamy tarragon chicken and I served it with a nice organic wild rice mixture & roasted asparagus...delish

PS. make sure all ingredients are approved FG ingredients

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

Serves 4

1 1/2 tsp unsalted butter
4 chicken breast
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour

Heat oven to 375

Bake chicken on a baking sheet until almost cooked all the way through (about 30 minutes)

When chicken is almost done cooking, melt butter in a large pan, add garlic & tarragon and saute for about a minute. 

Add chicken broth, salt & pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add chicken and simmer until no longer pink (basting occasionally)

While the chicken is simmering mix the yogurt & flour in a small bowl.

When chicken is cooked remove chicken to serving platter (or in my case, plates).  Add the yogurt mixture to the broth and mix until smooth.

Serve over chicken & parsley

VERDICT:  Now my kids didn't like the sauce but hubby and I did...I actually made 6 chicken breast and had enough sauce...What a great clean meal...Thanks Chelle

Clean Eating Coffee Creamer...

So one thing I love is Coffee Mate Creamer...well that isn't part of the Eat Clean Diet (regular sugar is a no-no) so today I just used Almond Breeze Vanilla milk and as it did take away the bitterness of the coffee it just wasn't my coffee mate...so in looking for a clean version of creamer I have to thank Tiffany over at The Gracious Pantry for her wonderful version of coffee creamer.

Clean Eating Coffee Creamer

makes 5 generous (1/4 cup servings)

1 1/4 cup soy milk (or almond milk, or even milk I am guessing)
3 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of extract of your choice (see note)
2 tbsp of honey (I may do this a little less next time)
1/2 tsp of xanthan gum (I actually left this out, it's to thicken it)

Flavor options:  extra vanilla extract, almond extract, orange extract or any other extract as long as it's clean.


1) in a blender mix all ingredients until well blended.

2) Pour in a container of choice (I found my italian dressing bottle fit it perfect, yes it was cleaned REALLY well) and keep it in the fridge.

VERDICT: well I dumped the container of coffee mate down the drain...This was really good.  I used almond milk and all vanilla extract and it taste like the sweet cream creamer I had in the fridge...oh and a major plus, it's lower in calories than the stuff you buy in the store.  The stuff I had was like 50 calories per 1 tbsp (and let's face it if you want creamer usually you don't use just 1 tbsp) and this is like 50 calories for 1/4 cup...thank you Tiffany

My blog going in a little bit of a diffrent direction...Feingold and Eat Clean Diet in 1 happy home?

So as the new year started I decided to make a fresh start (as the majority of Americans do).  The last half of 2010 I focused my life on helping my children and less on me...with starting Feingold, my diet went on the back burner and the weight came back on...don't get me wrong I LOVE Feingold and what it has done for my children so I will continue to follow FG.

I tried to incorporate FG with weight watchers and that just didn't work, the plan is great (I lost 15 lbs on it before my wedding) but when you can't use low fat & processed products in your cooking it makes things hard so I started to do some research and came across the Eat Clean Diet.  The concept is going to be easy when it comes to dinners and I will just have to continue to do it through out the day...

The Eat Clean concept is a simple one that is great...eat smaller meals more frequently, have protein with a complex carb (good carb) and stay away from artificial and fake stuff.  Pretty basic if you ask me...hopefully it will work (I recall a few of my trainers telling me the same thing in the past)

So here's to my new journey...Feingold & Eat Clean working as one in my household.

So dinners will still be Feingold friendly AND follow the Eat Clean concept...if you see a mistake please bring it up to me so I can correct it...trying to merge 2 diets is a challenge at 1st, but I am blessed that my kids seem to do good on most ST2 foods.

Thanks for following my blog over this short journey and here's to more to come!

PS. I was pretty excited to find someone on the EC support board who also does FG!!!