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Kale and Brussels Sprouts had a baby and made….

The amazing popularity of kale took us all by storm, graduating from lowly garnish to the center of Michelin star plates for the past few years.  Brussels sprouts, which were in my Top 8 Trends of 2014 report, catapulted in popularity and sales, too.  So it’s no surprise that the …

» Read more... 3 Dec 2014 by eatcleaner

FREE Food Saver Vacuum Sealer Giveaway for Black Friday

We are officially in the Superbowl of the eating season.  Now through the end of the year, it will be one dinner party after feast with lots of festivity and preparation.  I don’t know about you, but there’s no other holiday that we intentionally make more than we can stomach …

» Read more... 24 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

Pumpkin n’ Chai Spice Protein Power Truffles

I’m always trying different ideas for making food as ‘dense’ as possible – meaning nutrient dense. If you’ve hung out around my blog or me for a minute, you’ll know this is a huge mantra of mine. How can you pack as many nutrients into a bite as possible? Bulk …

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» Read more... 10 Sep 2014 by eatcleaner

Fit Fast Breakfasts for Families – AS SEEN ON FOX 5 NEWS

Watch my segment on Fox 5 News in San Diego from this am HERE! Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day and it’s for a darn good reason…or maybe 5. 1)  It tells your body it’s awake and to start working.  For 8 hours or so, you’ve been …

» Read more... 9 Sep 2014 by eatcleaner

10 is the New 30! #FitFoodFast

Don’t have 30 minutes to cook?  How about 10?   Balance, that elusive apple pie in the sky.  Work, family, friends, exercise, phone calls, emails, grocery shopping, walks with fido, drop-offs, pick-ups, …it’s a precarious juggling act. A friend of mine – the mother of 3 young children and a well-heeled attorney - blurted out …

» Read more... 9 Sep 2014 by Ryan

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 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

Grilled Sardines with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Don’t be scared of these powerful, little fish just because they often come in a can.  They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.  …

» Read more... 3 Dec 2014 by eatcleaner

What food and beverage trends will be HOT in 2015? My Top 8 Predictions

My Top 8 Food & Beverage Trends for 2015 Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie From meals to snacks, veggies to bevvies, the outlook for the 2015 looks cold and colorful, fungus-filled and crawling with crickets RELEASED VIA Lake Forest, California (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 This year brought most of Mareya …

» Read more... 20 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

A Cleaner Thanksgiving Feast

There aren’t any sacrifices here! Just making each dish more nutrient-dense and clean from lots of sugar, saturated fat and the stuff that weighs you down this time of year.  Enjoy the recipes and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the ones you love.  That’s what really counts. xxMareya   You …

» Read more... 20 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

Smart Swaps Make Thanksgiving Sacrifice-Free

Smart Swaps make Thanksgiving deliciously lighter than year’s before – without ANY sacrifice  Thanksgiving is a holiday us foodies gear up for all year long.  And I love a challenge.  See, most families – with good reason – get very particular about what they’re serving for the mother of all …

» Read more... 17 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

Baked Gingersnap and Caramel Pears

Yes, you’re on the right blog.  If you had a moment where you thought, this can’t be The Fit Foodie’s Cleaner Plate Club, I wouldn’t blame you.  The dealio is, you can enjoy any dish made clean, and I love to show you how. This time of year, I adore …

» Read more... 11 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

Pumpkin n’ Cocoa Breakfast Cookies PLUS Enter to Win – ORGAIN Organic Protein Powder

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is a big deal in my household. It pretty much sets the tone for the day, and if my kids have something yummy to wake up to, especially when it’s a ‘treat’. Mom’s making cookies for breakfast, they ask? Is she feeling ok?? …

» Read more... 6 Nov 2014 by eatcleaner

How to Host a Food Safe Holiday

How to host a food-safe holiday By Mareya Ibrahim aka The Fit Foodie, Founder of eatcleaner.com Turkey?  Check.  Fixin’s?  Check. Centerpiece?  Check. Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria?  Let’s keep that those off the menu.   Being the perfect host or hostess is not just about a beautiful table or delicious food.  …

» Read more... 21 Oct 2014 by eatcleaner
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