7-Day Clean Eating Survival Guide for Beginners

In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, we also included snacks in our 7-day clean eating survival guide for beginners.

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The best way to get healthy is by eating healthy. That may sound pretty easy and self-explanatory, but it was so hard for me to get started with it! If you’re starting out with a new clean-eating diet plan and you’re like me, you may find yourself overwhelmed at times. That’s okay, it’s totally normal and that’s why we created this 7-day clean eating survival guide for beginners. We take the stress out of starting your clean eating journey.

If you don’t have a food plan, you might find yourself stumbling along the way. You will need to cook almost everything you eat for the next 7 days, so being prepared is crucial to your success. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, we also included snacks in our 7-day clean eating survival guide for beginners. Give them a chance even if you’re not normally a snacker. These snacks will keep your cravings at bay and help you get through the first seven days of your new plan.

Without further ado, here are our favorite clean eating meals. We recommend mixing and matching the meals so you can choose how things will best work for you. You don’t have to use them all – you can choose to repeat some of the recipes, if you like, to cut down on your grocery shopping list.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Sneak some fruits or vegetables into your breakfast routine to kick of clean-eating in the right way. You’ll also want some fiber from chia seeds or whole grains (like oats) and some protein from yogurt or nut butter to keep you going.

1. Banana with Clean Eating Almond Butter

2. Zucchini Bread with Blueberry Jam

3. Mango Orange Smoothie

4. Raspberry Oat Bars

5. Refrigerator Oatmeal

6. Chia Seed Berry Yogurt Smoothie 

7. Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait

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If you don’t have time to make lunch, make a double batch of your dinner recipe so you have leftovers for the next day. Sometimes, leftovers can derail us, though. If you get bored, you might reach for an unhealthy choice! Almost all of these recipes can be made the night before, too, if that makes life easier.

1. Chicken Fried Rice

2. Taco Salad

3. Loaded Grilled Chicken Nachos

4. Nut Butter and Jam Sandwich

5. Clean Eating Grilled Cheese Sandwich

6. Summer Salad with Clean Eating Buttermilk Dressing

7. Cobb Salad

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Dinner can be the most calorie-dense meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. Reach for comforting foods like cheesy mac and pizza if that helps you keep to clean eating. All of these recipes are clean versions of your classic favorites.

1. Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

2. Clean Eating Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

3. Whole Wheat Tortillas with Mushroom Fajitas with Lentils

4. Pizza Lasagna Rolls

5. Chipotle Burgers

6. BBQ Chicken Pizza

7. Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

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Snacks are the perfect way to get you through the day without cheating. They can give you something to look forward to during midday, too! We like eating lots of vegetables in our snacking routine, but we also like protein-rich snacks like deviled eggs and chicken salad.

1. Oven Roasted Mushrooms

2. Deviled Eggs

3. Vegetable Fritters

4. Clean Eating Mexican Corn on the Cob

5. Chicken Salad

6. Banana Apple Bread

7. Summer Gazpacho

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