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Sushi Rolled Better: Make Your Own HandRolls

I HEART sushi but Making your own sushi is not only better for you, it’s easier on the wallet.  I’m not a fan of all the white rice.  It’s glommy and mushy and has no real nutritional value.  And for the price of 4 hand rolls, you can buy a …

» Read more... 2 Sep 2014 by eatcleaner

As seen on ABC-7 Los Angeles! My Creative Lunchbox Ideas

Watch my segment on ABC Channel 7 with Food Coach Lori Corbin! I was soooo excited to have the chance to do this segment with Lori Corbin, the Food Coach for ABC-7 News in Los Angeles.  Watch the segment and see her story below.  Special treat – my daughter is …

» Read more... 14 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

The Best Back-to-School Lunch Lifesavers

The 2014-2015 school year is HERE! Where did summer go?  Not that a working mom gets a real summer, but my full time and a half job kicks in This blog post is based on ALL my personal experience with packing CLEAN lunches for kids.  I have about 9 years …

» Read more... 8 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Chicken Breast in Basil Cashew Cream Sauce

It’s so simple to make a really ‘rich’ but totally dairy-free cream sauce with cashews. Chicken breasts never tasted so tender!  Learn how in this quick cooking video I created and make it tonight. Watch the video HERE    

» Read more... 6 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Edamame & Chickpea Salad with Celery Root

Looking for a refreshing, delish treat for the warm weather months?  This salad takes less than 10 minutes and is bursting with protein and veggies.  Perfect for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarians, too. Watch the video with how-to’s HERE:

» Read more... 6 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Chef Mareya’s Triple Berry Stuffed French Toast on San Diego 6 News

Chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie’s Triple Berry Stuffed French Toast Recipe Made with sprouted bread, almonds as a dip and a reduced fat filling, this super nutrient dense French Toast is balanced to keep you satiated and very happy. Watch my segment from San Diego 6 News below!   Ingredients: …

» Read more... 10 Jun 2014 by Ryan

Eat Cleaner Fruit and Vegetable Wash vs. The Competition: How We Stack Up

As the co-inventor of Eat Cleaner Fruit and Vegetable Wash + Wipes, there’s nothing that gets me more excited than when a friend or colleague says ‘Have you seen the NEW veggie wash on the market?’ And I say, absolutely, and just look at how much better our products outperform …

» Read more... 3 Jun 2014 by eatcleaner

LUSCIOUS Grilled Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken

LUSCIOUS Grilled Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken Recipe Servings: 2 Rosemary, lemon and garlic are the perfect mates to this grilled organic chicken dish that will soon become your go-to.  They just blend together like a happy family.  Let the marinade sit on the chicken for at least 4 hours for …

» Read more... 3 Jun 2014 by eatcleaner

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  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
» Read more... 26 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Bringing Families Back to the Table

I had the honor and privilege of teaching my ‘Fit Food Filososophies’ and bringing families back to the table at Saddleback Lake Forest church last week and let me tell ya, there’s no greater feeling than knowing you’ve made an impact on these young lives.  No one wants their child …

» Read more... 26 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Med Mex Breakfast Pizza

I am such a sucker for pizza, and this fit version for breakfast has all of the seasonings I love.  It’s is an ode to my Mediterranean heritage combined with my So Cal lifestyle. I’m crossing three cultures with this super simple, nutritious breakfast pizza that is great for make-aheads …

» Read more... 26 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

Top 10 Lunchbox Ideas for Kids (and their parents)

Top 10 Favorite Items to Pack in a Lunchbox Now that it’s back-to-school time, making lunch healthy and simple for kids can be a big challenge.  With the help of award-winning Chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie, packing your kiddos lunchbox with delicious, nutritious, fun foods can be a snap.   …

» Read more... 23 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner

As seen on San Diego 6 News! My 3-Course Meal on the Barbie

No, I’m not Australian, but I know that Barbie mention got your attention… It all started when I would watch my dad light up the charcoal grill and instantly, the most amazing wafts of wonderfulness would start to dance around my nose. There’s just something about it that defies logic …

» Read more... 11 Aug 2014 by eatcleaner
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