What’s that wax on my fruit and vegetables?

Wax on fruit and vegetables.  It’s not a big secret.  Apples are waxed to help them last longer, and so are cucumbers.  But did you know about 80% of all produce is waxed, including cherries, plums, nectaries, avocados, bell peppers, cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplants, grapefruits, lemons, limes, melons, oranges, parsnips, passion fruits, peaches, pineapples, pumpkins, rutabagas,…

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

It’s Lemonade Day and these Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are sure to be a hit in your house this weekend!! Sticking with my motto to keeping it K.I.S.S worthy in the kitchen (Keep It Super Simple), homemade popsicles take less than 10 minutes to prep and need just about 4 hours in the freezer for you…

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Secrets to After School Snack Prep

  How wonderful would it be to pick up your kids from school, come home and have healthy and delicious afternoon snacks ready at your fingertips that your children will enjoy?? YOU’RE IN LUCK! I have two kids of my own and I am all about saving time, money and my sanity, especially when the kids…

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Five Fit Foodie Funnies For Kids – FREE PRINTABLE

  Back to School. It seems like just yesterday (literally) we were living in swim suits, heading to the pool and soaking up the sun! Now, we are back on a routine; going to bed early for the next morning ahead, packing lunches, coming home from school, working on homework, and the list goes on and on. While…

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Top 10 Fit Foodie Favorite Lunch Box Ideas

Top 10 Fit Foodie Favorite Lunch Box Ideas 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. Rainbow Fruit Spring Rolls Who wouldn’t want…

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Exciting New Fruit + Vegetable Wash for Food Service from eatCleaner

Press Contact: Leigh-Anne Anderson Anderson-PR Tel: 310.990.5752 Leighanne@Anderson-PR.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Grow Green Industries, Inc. Launches NEW eatCleaner® Fruit + Vegetable Powder Wash for Food Service  The first and only antimicrobial and antioxidant powder that enhances food safety, reduces shrink and encourages worker safety in a new and improved format    …

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The Savvy Seven – Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Plate

The Savvy Seven – Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Plate Pesticides.  Pathogens.  Parasites.  Pink Slime.  Compounded by food recalls, outbreaks and fatalities making regular headlines, it’s enough to make a Fit Foodie lose her lunch. If stories of the very sustenance that’s supposed to be good for us end in a stomach-turning scarytale, then…

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Why we need to give more of an EFF about food poisoning

You have twice the risk of getting sick if you eat out vs. eating at home. And man did I find that out the hard way.   It was 6:30 am, and I had been throwing up every 5-10 minutes for two and a half hours.   Just leave me here in a corner balled up…

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Real LEAN Lifestyle with Lisa Druxman

Did you catch me last Friday cooking a LEAN lunch with my BFF, Lisa Druxman, founder of Fit4Mom?? Watch the replay below for seared ahi, collard greens salad, and a lot of yummy info on Lisa’s new program! Creating a real food lifestyle for you and your family can be a challenge. Where do I…

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Excuses People Use to Avoid a Fit Foodie Lifestyle

FIT FOOD FOR THOUGHT!  The Huffington Post featured me and Eat Cleaner in a piece this past week about eco-entrepreneurs. They talked about my all-natural, biodegradable food wash + wipes and my daily cooking segment on Facebook Live.   Check out the feature in The Huffington Post here!    The thing that got me the most was, they…

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Milkshakes Made Better: #NationalVanillaMilkshakeDay

Did you even know there was a national holiday celebrating this smooth, creamy and extra vanilla-ish treat?  It happens to land on the first day of summer, too.   Hey, we’re on board with all that lusciousness, but man, do we have some work to do on that sugar, y’all.   When I did some…

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Transform Your Favorite Summer Staples Into Healthy Crowd-Pleasers

Transform Your Favorite Summer Staples Into Healthy Crowd-Pleasers Ahhhh Summer! The sun is getting strong and hot, but you’re bod is not. If you want to enjoy all the season has to offer this year, you can take advantage of all the indulgences and get into bikini shape with a few simple modifications and what…

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Pork Tenderloin Fajita Tacos – A Father’s Day Feast for a King

Hot stuff comin’ through!  On the REAL Dish, our live Facebook cooking show, we had all kinds of fun spicy with Fuego Box founder Mike McAdams, and here are the yummy results. These pork tenderloin fajita tacos with quick guac and spicy yogurt sauce are LEGIT. And those cauliflower flatbreads! Forget about tortillas from here on.  I’m thinking…

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Celebrate Summer and ENTER TO WIN OUR AWESOME PRIZE PACKAGE

a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re celebrating summer with a chance to win big!   Enter to win a year’s supply of Eat Cleaner products! Over $150 Value. You can enter as many times as you like.  Multiple entries increases your chances of winning.  One prize winner will be selected at random through Rafflecopter and will receive…

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Broccoli Bagna Cauda (aka Magic Broccoli)

June is #nationaleatyourveggiesmonth.  In honor, we’re posting yummy veggie recipes all month long! BROCCOLI BAGNA CAUDA (banya-cowda) aka Magic Broccoli We’re choppin’ broccoli! Broccoli just happens to be one of my kid’s favorites, thank God, because it’s so power packed with nutrients, cancer-fighting agents and flavor.  It’s really versatile and in this dish, it’s the STAR,…

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Get your Grill On! A Clean Burger You Can Wrap Your Mouth Around

Every time those Carl’s Jr. burger commercials with the big bosomed blonde with the crop top and cut-off shorts comes up on the screen, I want to lose my lunch.  Do we need that to sell a burger?  Needless to say, I am fully intrigued by how they cooked and layered the burger, and how they get it…

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Higher Vegucation: Why loving veggies can make you more successful

By Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie Founder, eatcleaner.com and co-inventor, Eat Cleaner Food Wash + Wipes There aren’t many things we need in life to survive. Yet, there is one essential element that can imprint your DNA, and that is food. It is our lifeline. The truth is, it can completely change your destiny and those…

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Grilled Peaches – the Dessert of the Summer

You just can’t go wrong with peaches in the summer, but this dessert makes it that much easier to enjoy because it’s SUPER fast.  Watch the how-to from my Facebook Live ‘The Real Dish’ show and make it in your kitchen as long as the peaches show up! If you need the tools and ingredients…

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Pita Nachos with Mango Salsa

I went head to head with renowned YouTube and Cooking Channel chef Laura Vitale on the show “Recipe Rehab” and won this challenge – taking nachos to the next level but keeping them healthy and delish.  This recipe was featured in the Harper Collins book, Recipe Rehab: These are full of protein with the chicken…

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Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries and Bananas

This is a great make-ahead dish from Week 1 of our Eat Cleaner Meal Prep Club.  It’s the perfect balance of good fats, slow burning carbs and lean protein that keep blood sugar stabilized and keep you energized!  If you’re looking for help in the kitchen, we have the plan for you! BAKED OATMEAL WITH…

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They Dole it out, and we have to swallow it?

I’m HEAPING mad.  I mean….I’m FUMING over the news that is breaking across the internet right now about the Dole Federal investigation.  I think you will be just as outraged when you hear what’s happening. According to Food Safety News, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that…

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The Right Stuff: What Type of Cookware Should I Use?

When it comes to getting your kitchen ready for business, the first thing to as is, do I have the right stuff? Just like an artist needs their paints, brushes and canvasses, you need the tools of the trade, the ones that will make life easy and get your meals on the table quickly and…

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Kale ya’ Dig It?! Eat More Green, Save More Green

Celebrate Earth Day every day by learning how to be green in the kitchen. You might just save some green $ in the process! • Did you know? That landfills are the second largest human-related source of dangerous methane gas in the United States. Yuck! • Did you know? That food waste accounts for 25% of methane…

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Avocado Angel Eggs

Here’s a fun recipe you can make for your Easter Sunday Brunch! I call them Avocado Angel Eggs and they’ve got yummy avocado in them. Give ’em a try! But before you do, I’ve got one quick avocado health fact for you: Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. In fact, 77% of the…

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Is Vinegar or Tap Water an Effective Produce Wash? A Ph.D.’s Perspective

Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D.   On a seemingly regular basis, the news shares the traumatic effects of food borne illness on human lives and the companies impacted, as recently took place with Chipotle. Perhaps a more publicized case, but the fact remains, there are regular bacteria-related recalls of produce that go under the radar that…

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Run Your Kitchen Like A Boss

Imagine if we all managed our home life like our work.  We’d have things scheduled out and planned for a week in advance, making sure we were well prepared so the boss didn’t catch us off guard. At home, you’re the boss, right, so who are you accountable to?  YOURSELF!  You’re the Boss! If you…

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Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous with Grilled Tarragon and Lemon Shrimp

This is a grain-free dish and a great way to get more veggies into your plate. Just make sure to wash all your produce with Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash first.  Watch me whip up this sumptuous dish on Periscope!   Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous with Grilled Tarragon and Lemon Shrimp Ingredients: Small head of…

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