I get asked a lot about my clean eating. So many of you are looking for quick, reasonable recipes to fix for your families without sacrificing flavor and a lot of money. I totally get it! I'm not an expert or even half way there, but I do understand the need to provide better food for our families.
I've mentioned in the past that there are several degrees of clean eating. What I consider "clean" may be a little different than you. That's okay! We'll just meet in the middle or something like that.
When I first started sharing my recipes, I'd have one or two people completely knock what I was doing. I admit that it got to me. I know it's silly, but it's the main reason I got quiet.
Then something kinda clicked for me....
One...I understand I'm not perfect at it, but then again I never claimed to be. Two....I realize I cannot please everyone. My ideas of healthy will vary from yours. Again, totally okay. We all get to choose what we're personally okay with. If you don't like an idea, just wait for the next one to roll around.
So many of you have reached out via email asking for more, so I'm going to do my best!
Things have been hectic around our house, so I wanted to keep things quick and simple. Prepping and planning is key for us right now if we want to eat healthy and save money.
I'm a die hard Aldi shopper through and through. Imagine my totally happiness to stumble upon some new finds there this week!
Reasonably priced organic vegetable and beef stocks, whole wheat pastas (better variety of sizes and shapes), and amazing deals as always on my produce. Pure happiness!
If you're new around here, you must understand....
- I have a long standing, serious love affair with Aldi.
- My husband and I have both compared their products to competitors and prefer the taste, value, and quality of Aldi products.
- Locally our grocery store choices aren't so hot, so I do the best I can with what I have.
- I eat clean at least 80% of the time. I still want to thoroughly enjoy the life I have and I don't stress over perfection.
- If I can pronounce an ingredient and would use it in a recipe, I'll eat it.
I've had quite a few requests for shopping lists to go along with weekly meal plans and recipes. Y'all sure know how to make a girl work! I'm actually thrilled that you told me what you needed. I don't mind doing that at all. This is all still a learning process for me, so if you have any suggestions or requests email or comment in the posts. Sound good?
Here's what we're going to do: I'm working on a post for this week. I'm sharing my meals, shopping list, and recipes. I've got our house torn completely apart right now working on a project, so bear with me a bit!