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eMeals – My NEW Favorite Meal Plan

Never Worry About What To Have For Dinner AGAIN!   I get to see tons of new products, but this one has a special place in my heart. eMeals is not only a great product and a great company, but it’s a service run by fantastic people who really care. …

» Read more... 11 Mar 2014 by Ryan

The Ultimate Comfort Meal: Supercharged Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and Popsicles

When I was growing up in New York, there was nothing better that I could imagine than a hot, steaming bowl of tomato soup and a cheese warm sandwich to dunk it in. They complete each other – like yin and yang, Bonnie and Clyde, salt and pepper.  The fact …

» Read more... 5 Mar 2014 by eatcleaner

The Daniel Plan Cookbook – A MUST-GET

One of the proudest moments in my career has been being asked to contribute to The Daniel Plan, the NY Times bestseller by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman. After proving success with thousands of clients following my meal plans, I was given the opportunity to design the meal plan …

» Read more... 24 Feb 2014 by eatcleaner

A Heartfelt Meal – Valentine’s Day Cedar Plank Salmon

I don’t know about you but dining out on Valentine’s Day just doesn’t do it for me. You’re cheek to cheek with every other couple out there and even the quietest sweet nothings are getting whispered loud enough for everyone around you to hear. Guys, this one’s especially  for you. …

» Read more... 10 Feb 2014 by eatcleaner

2013: The Delicious Year In Review

Wow oh wow wow wow! Where did the year go?  It seems like it literally flashed before my eyes and looking back on our photo album of memories from 2013, it really blew me away to see just how much we did over here at The Cleaner Plate Club. Aside …

» Read more... 31 Dec 2013 by eatcleaner

An Elegant, CLEAN New Year’s Eve Dinner AS SEEN ON FOX 5 SAN DIEGO NEWS

Watch the segment on Guilt-Free Holiday Entertaining on Fox 5 San Diego HERE: Do you stay in or go out on New Year’s Eve?  Here are my reasons why a ‘Big Night In’ may be a better option: 1) Drunk drivers 2) Lots of police check points 3) Crowded bars with not-so-great …

» Read more... 26 Dec 2013 by eatcleaner

Clean Cocktails and Fit Foodie Bites…Don’t Get Waist-ed! As Seen On San Diego 6 News

WATCH THE SEGMENT FROM SAN DIEGO 6 NEWS!! CLICK HERE. ‘Tis the season for overindulging in fatty foods and excessive imbibing!  But you can still be the host/hostess with the mostess without feeling like a Grinch for leaving the fat, calories and junk out of your festivities.  Try my tips on pulling together …

» Read more... 20 Dec 2013 by eatcleaner

The Fit Foodie’s Green Gift Guide

Our Holiday Green Gift Giving Guide By Jenna Shultz-Free, Guest Blogger It’s the holiday season and we all know there’s a few of you out there still hunting for the perfect gifts! Don’t worry, even me, the girl who Christmas shops in August, is behind this year! At least this …

» Read more... 19 Dec 2013 by Ryan

Chef Mareya’s Meal Plans and Recipes Featured in Rick Warren’s New “Daniel Plan” Book

  The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life “The first healthy choice is to carefully choose what we think about!” I am so honored to be involved in the creation of an amazing new book by three NY Times best selling authors and doctors – Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren, …

» Read more... 8 Dec 2013 by Ryan

The Post Thanksgiving Mexican Feast

Getting Thanksgiving meal on the table is a superhero feat.  I had to put on my Wonder Woman apron!  Wow, talk about a tryptophan blowout!! You find yourself prepping, cooking and recovering for days after the big Thanksgiving meal and then the reality hits you.  You have about 15 lbs …

» Read more... 3 Dec 2013 by eatcleaner

The Fit Foodie Cooks It Up for the NEW KettleWorX!

We’re putting the FIT in FIT FOODIE! I have great the pleasure to announce the creation an amazing fitness meal plan in partnership with KettleWorX for their brand new “8-Week Rapid Evolution” home DVD workout series! Ready to BRING THE POWER?   My good friend and celebrity trainer Alex Isaly …

» Read more... 20 Nov 2013 by Ryan

Giving Pesticides, Dirt and Wax the TKO with George Foreman

You may know him by his boxing world titles, his uber successful line of grills (100 million + sold), his family legacy and the fact he’s a pastor.  But did you know George Foreman is a fan of eating cleaner? George recently launched his new marketplace website where he and …

» Read more... 10 Nov 2013 by eatcleaner

The Fit Foodie’s Fall-Back Lasagna

Now that the weather is starting to cool off a little and we’ve turned our clocks back, my cravings for warm, nourishing comfort foods starts to take flight.  Seriously, what better way to spend the long nights than with a plate of hot yumminess? If you’re like most of the …

» Read more... 4 Nov 2013 by eatcleaner

Kick Your Candy Cravings

It’s the day after Halloween and the rest of your candy bowl or your kid’s pumpkin full o’ treats is staring you in the face and seemingly saying, ‘eat me.’  How do you resist the urge?  I shared some of my favorite treats with San Diego 6 news, whether it’s …

» Read more... 1 Nov 2013 by eatcleaner

Our Invention Called “The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread – Literally.”

There’s nothing that warms the cockles of this girl’s heart than seeing our inventions benefiting consumers and enhancing their health.  Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District began using our eatFresh-FC, a patented, organic and Kosher solution for inhibiting browning of fresh cut produce, on their cut apples.  You know, …

» Read more... 30 Oct 2013 by eatcleaner

TKO Pesticides, Wax and Fertilizers. We’re a George Foreman Favorite!

There aren’t many people in the world that I get really excited about but let me tell ya, I was a little star struck to meet the one and only George Foreman. Not only am I a huge boxing fan with my own pair of green and white gloves, I …

» Read more... 29 Oct 2013 by eatcleaner

Chai Pumpkin Oat Scones with Pumpkin Butter. Nom nom!!

I never considered myself a baker because, to be honest, I never wanted to be tempted by lots of cookies, pies, scones and cakes hanging out at the house.  Not sure about you, but will power be damned when you’ve got those lying around.  So I made it my mission …

» Read more... 16 Oct 2013 by eatcleaner

Eat. Drink. RUN! The Fit Foodie 5K Comes to San Diego

Ready for the Fit Foodie Event of the Year? Every year for the past decade, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has thrown one of the biggest parties of the year for wine lovers and foodies. Not only is it one of the largest wine and food festivals …

» Read more... 15 Oct 2013 by Ryan

Moves that Do a Fit Foody Body Good

“So you’re telling me I don’t have to kill myself in the gym to get fit?” YES!! Never has a subject created more mixed responses than twerking (if you don’t know what it is, you’ll have to Google it…). The part that may seem too good to be true is …

» Read more... 4 Sep 2013 by eatcleaner

Mareya Teaches Today in LA How To Eat Healthy For Summer

On Memorial Day, The Fit Foody joined anchors Alycia Lane and Whit Johnson on Today in LA to teach everyone in Los Angeles how to eat healthy and keep the pounds off this summer.  Watch the video below and check out the additional info and some fun pictures of the appearance!! …

» Read more... 30 May 2013 by Ryan

The Smarter Science of Slim

I was recently interviewed by Jonathan Bailor, author of “The Smarter Science of Slim” and founder of slimissimple.org.  While he was learning about my perspective on eating cleaner, I was even more intrigued by his work.  Based on extensive scientific research, Jonathan has been able to bring a philosophy to …

» Read more... 28 Mar 2013 by eatcleaner

The Skinny on Protein Bars – and my ‘Fit Bites’ recipe

Protein bars have become a staple for a lot of people, but some of them may as well be candy bars, they’re so full of sugar and fat!  I scoured the Natural Products West Show in Anaheim this weekend looking for the bests balance of protein to fat, sugar, sodium …

» Read more... 11 Mar 2013 by eatcleaner

Don’t Get Egg On Your Face This Easter!

 Easter candies should come with warning signs! From the little fuzzy marshmallow chicks and the chocolate things with the ‘eggs’ inside parading around in all their cuteness, they’ll lure you in to take them home where you and the kids will inhale them just like the wolf in grandma’s clothing. …

» Read more... 16 Apr 2014 by Ryan

How To Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Are you at risk for high cholesterol? Our bodies create cholesterol naturally. The problem is that sometimes our bodies create more cholesterol than is healthy for us, especially when we’re eating unhealthy foods. High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and increase your risk of stroke, so it’s no joke. …

» Read more... 2 Apr 2014 by Ryan

Win $1000 in FREE Healthy Cooking Products in the EatCleaner Spring Giveaway!

You could win $1000 of my favorite clean eating products! WHY? BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!   I love Spring!  It’s the time of blossoming and life.  It’s the time of fresh vegetables and fruits.  It’s the time of picnics and barbecues with family and friends. I wanted to give you …

» Read more... 26 Mar 2014 by Ryan

Is Boxed Cereal Really A Healthy Breakfast?

Everybody loves cereal, but does cereal love your body? Dry, boxed cereals can be healthy if they have the right ingredients. Before you grab the prettiest looking cereal box, pick it up and read the ingredient panel. When you’re shopping for a boxed cereal always look for 3 things:   …

» Read more... 25 Mar 2014 by Ryan

A Lighter Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

A Healthy Eggs Benedict Recipe! I don’t like to rule dishes out because of their ‘unhealthy’ factor – I just like to rehab them. The truth is…You would never catch me ordering Eggs Benedict in a restaurant because of the large amounts of butter.  So here’s the ultimate – a …

» Read more... 18 Mar 2014 by eatcleaner

Are Protein Shakes Good For You and Your Clean Eating Plan?

What Can A Protein Shake Do For You?   Protein shakes are BIG business these days, but are they right for you and your healthy eating plan? Benefits of Protein Shakes: 1. Helps you get your protein in for the day – especially useful if you don’t eat meat! 2. …

» Read more... 16 Mar 2014 by Ryan

Why You Should Eat Seasonal Foods

I LOVE to eat with the seasons. Nature knows when the best time is to grow different foods, and you can really taste the difference! There’s no better way to start your cooking day than by getting a box of fresh produce from Melissa’s delivered right to your door. How …

» Read more... 14 Mar 2014 by Ryan

How To Make Whole Grain Desserts!

A Couscous Dessert? Yup, that’s right! You can use many different whole grain bases, but today we are using couscous, just to show you that you can use ANYTHING and make it taste good! The benefit of using whole grains is you get the added fiber and minerals from that …

» Read more... 5 Mar 2014 by Ryan
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