Re-designed Eat Cleaner Spray Bottle Launches in July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grow Green Industries, Inc. Releases New and Improved EatCleaner® Spray Bottle Redesign     Modern design reinforces product’s ‘Triple-Action’ features and easier-to-use packaging LOS ANGELES, California – (July 1st, 2018): From the award-winning company that brings you EatCleaner® – the only patented, all-natural line of food wash and wipes that’s lab-proven to remove up…

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Girl on Grill: Take Over the BBQ

  Growing up, I learned how to grill from my dad. It didn’t matter what time of year it was – could be in the middle of January, 2 degrees Fahrenheit and a foot of snow on the ground – and you could find my father on the deck in a parka, boots and a…

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E.coli Outbreak on Romaine Lettuce

Official Statement from Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences and Mareya Ibrahim, Food Safety Expert, in response to Recent E.coli Outbreak with Cut Romaine Lettuce  On Friday, April 13th, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of a multi-state E.coli O157-H7 related to chopped Romaine lettuce, affecting 35 people in 11 states,…

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How to Quick Cure Salmon (Gravlax)

We’ve got LOX in the house! There’s a difference between smoked and cured (gravlax) salmon and for me, the cured is where it’s at. Now most recipes want you to use gobs of white sugar, but here’s an easy way to do it without the white stuff. . Here’s how you can save money and…

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How Eating Cleaner Saved My Life

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.” –Jess C. Scott   It’s so simple, but hard to always remember. Food Feeds Us. Is it possible to eat food that not only tastes as delicious as the foods you’re used to, but also provides your body with everything it needs to function perfectly, have…

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Get Your Nosh On! Healthy Springtime Snack Ideas

The weather is starting to turn and the days are getting longer. Spring is finally here, yay! That means cleaning out the garage, planting flowers, and all kinds of fun outdoor activities to enjoy the nice weather. While you’re outside soaking up the sun, you’re going to need something to munch on to keep you…

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On The Sustainapeelity Bandwagon

By Chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie Founder, Eat Cleaner   It’s a slippery slope. Whenever I talk food to people and ooze about the delicious, artisan quality of a product, they’re in. The minute I start talking about how we are integrally responsible for the impact our dietary decisions have on the environment, I start…

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#Savethepeels – for your health and the planet

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Eat Cleaner launches an “a-peel-ing” campaign to minimize food waste and boost nutrition “Save the Peels” seven-day challenge helps you supercharge your health and spruce up your plate while saving the planet   LOS ANGELES, California – (February 20, 2018): When is the last time you ate a banana…

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My Top 8 Healthy Food & Beverage Trends for 2018

The “Great Eight” Hottest Healthy Food and Beverage Trends for 2018 By food expert, Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie and founder of eatcleaner.com   Aliso Viejo, California – December 4th, 2017. When I started in the food industry 26 years ago, I could never have imagined the number of options that would one day be…

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6 Foods to Help you Stay Hydrated

You ate a healthy breakfast and an hour later, you’re ready for lunch.  Is it hunger, boredom or are you just thirsty?   Being thirsty can disguise itself as hunger, so before you reach for a snack or another serving, chew on this. Your ‘starvation’ may be dehydration. In addition to drinking at least 2…

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Umami Lemon Chicken

I have an obsession with lemon.  it’s this incredible little fruit that comes with a big personality…bright, spunky and sure to put a pucker on your lips when it needs to.  It adds the perfect acidity to sweetness and balances out fat like a diplomat.  The smell of grated zest is enough to lift anyone…

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Baked Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Grab this Fit Foodie Recipe!  Many attribute tamiya or falafel to the Copts of Egypt, who practiced one of the earliest forms of Christianity (my ancestors). They believed that the original state of humankind was vegetarian and, therefore, mandated numerous days of eating only vegan food.  Whether you’re vegan or looking to adopt more of…

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Energy = Vitality

In a recent survey of our tribe, energy and focus were neck and neck for top spots on our “HOW TOXIC ARE YOU?” questionnaire.  Besides the usual digestive and weight issues, the results of the survey reflect the beating that our bodies are taking a when it comes to our everyday toxic burden.  Based on…

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Are You Toxic? Take the Survey

Sugar and Brain Fog – are they related?   Here comes June gloom…or waiting for the fog to lift…   Here in Southern California we experience what locals call June gloom. A thick fog or marine layer covers the summer sky and usually doesn’t burn off until late morning or early afternoon. As a result,…

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Chilled Berry Soup

Spring is upon us, friends, and as the weather gets warmer, we’re always looking for ways to cool off and stay nourished.  Lately, I’ve been exploring more 5-minute recipes at our followers urging because the truth is, no one has time to spend hours and hours in the kitchen.  Although saving time is critical, there…

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When necessity becomes a mother’s invention

Here’s the truth. I didn’t make super great grades in school.  I was distracted, always more into fashion and MTV, soccer, cycling and memorizing every line from 16 Candles. It looked like this: major attention deficit disorder, punk hair and winged eyeliner. Despite my touch and go academic career, I managed to earn some pretty…

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How to boost your metabolism with food and burn fat

What would happen if you had a beautiful, roaring fire going and just let it burn down, with out adding more wood. It’s going to die out, right? You can think of your metabolism the same way. The brainpower it takes to just read these words is taking energy and energy for us creatures comes…

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10 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen For Clean Eating Success

Is it possible to eat food that not only tastes as delicious as the foods you’re used to, but also provides your body with everything it needs to function perfectly, have more energy, heal itself from the inside out, get fit automatically, feel amazing and burn fat all day long? The answer is YES. A…

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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

  Heart disease is now the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States! The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.  Making heart-healthy food and fitness choices as well as knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease helps save lives from…

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How to Make Homemade Baby Food

Baby Food Recipes From Chef Mareya, founder and inventor Eatcleaner.com   Feeding your baby safe, whole, fresh food will not only set them up for a lifetime of clean eating and good health, it will prime their taste buds for to become well-rounded eaters in their lives. There’s no better time than right now to…

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What Protein Powder Should I Use?

If I had a dollar for every time I got asked this question, I’d be sipping smoothies on a tropical island far, far away. The question, ‘what protein powder should I use’ comes up all the time, and as you’re navigating the roads of eating cleaner, it’s bound to play a role in your new…

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Cooking with Strawberries

Hey guys, what’s going on? How much do you guys love strawberries? I’m telling you I don’t know what life would be like without strawberries.   Here’s THREE REALLY QUICK recipes with strawberries. Cooking with strawberries has never been easier and more delicious!!!       The first thing were going to make is a…

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How to Make Squash Noodle Pad Thai

Pad Thai, meaning “fried Thai style”, is typically a stir-fried rice noodle dish served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand.  It is usually made with soaked dried rice noodles, stir fried with eggs, firm tofu, and flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, red chili, and palm sugar,…

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How to Make Eating Right a Stress-Free Event

It’s so simple, but hard to always remember. Food Feeds Us. It gives us energy, vitality, and strength. It nourishes our complex muscular and vascular systems to perform miracles daily. Food is one of the only things we actually need to survive, and it’s something we need to do at least three times a day.…

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A Fit February Super Bowl

A Passion for a Healthy Lifestyle You’re ambling through the grocery store, shopping for snacks for Super Bowl Sunday and POW, just like that the hunger pangs start to grow and your so hungry you could eat a frozen pizza.  Walls of processed, fluorescent colored triangles and squiggly do-s, brown, creme filled sponges and sugary-chemical…

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Clean and Simple Grilled Shrimp & Zucchini Skewers

I love shrimp!                   Did you know that while shrimp is so small in size, their nutritional value is HUGE?? Weight Loss Shrimp is an excellent, carb-free food Shrimp is loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc The zinc supplementation has been known to increase…

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Conserve Water with Eat Cleaner

Water.   A finite resource.  Although 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1% (yes, you read that correctly, LESS THAN ONE PERCENT) is available for human use. Water Shortages. 40 out of the 50 states expect a water shortage under average conditions in parts of their states within the next decade.…

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Homemade Granola Bars

Hey everybody, what’s up? I’m going to show you how to make my favorite Homemade Brownie and Blondie Granola Bars.                       Who has more fun blondes or brunettes? Hmm If you’re not enjoying your food then you are on a four-letter word called a diet,…

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7 Foods You Thought Were Healthy

  Hey everybody. What’s going on? I’m going to share with you the Seven Foods You Thought Were Healthy, but are not always so healthy. You’ve got to read a little bit further into the menu, or into the label I should say. I’m sorry, I’m going to show some brand names. I’m not picking…

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Zucchini Noodles with Romesco Sauce

Zucchini noodles, or what I like to call ZOODLES, are such an easy alternative to traditional pasta when you are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, or want to eat cleaner and live a healthier lifestyle.  You can toss raw vegetable noodles (zucchini, squash, carrots, cucumber, etc.) with some other chopped veggies, fresh herbs, and little vinaigrette or…

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Madagascar Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are becoming more and more popular, but are they really that good for you??? YES THEY ARE!   Here are FIVE reasons why you should include Chia Seeds in your daily diet: Chia Seeds are full antioxidants, which are nutrients — including vitamins like E and C — that prevent or slow oxidative damage…

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Creamy Apple, Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup (ABC Soup)

  There’s nothing like a great big bowl of comfort food to keep your home feeling warm and cozy on a cold Winter day.  That’s why I love this Creamy Apple, Butternut Squash, & Carrot Soup – I call it my ABC Soup!!! I like to use GALA Apples because of their mild and sweet…

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The Hottest Healthy Food & Beverage Trends of 2017

Don’t miss your opportunity to register for the LIVE WEBINAR with Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Natural Products Industry Veteran, and Chef for The Hottest Healthy Food & Beverage Trends of 2017!! REGISTER NOW! For the fifth consecutive year, award-winning entrepreneur, natural products industry veteran and chef, Mareya Ibrahim, aka The Fit Foodie,…

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Why Clean Eating Doesn’t Mean Deprivation

Clean eating is one of the biggest goals people make for themselves all throughout the year. Generally January 1st is the big kickoff, but it seems like it’s always a constant thing people say. One misconception is the fact that you need to starve or deprive yourself while on the Clean Eating Bandwagon. Well good…

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

I think brussels sprouts have a bad rap.  I mean you hear everyday that there are so many people out there who DON’T like them, but I can tell you, in my house, WE LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS. Who’s with me?? I feel like I should get this shirt and wear it proud!! Anyways, not only…

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Eating Clean on a Budget

Today I want to share with you some of my top tips for eating clean on a budget. I mean who has unlimited resources like a whole paycheck to go and shop. I don’t know that many people who do, maybe you do, but if you’re like 99.9% of the population, including myself, we’re watching how much…

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Ready to Reset? Free 14 Day Eat Cleaner Challenge Begins 1/14

Happy New Year Fit Tribe, 2017 is here!  Resolutions have been made, but once the champagne flutes are back on the shelf, who’s making those a reality. Apparently only 8% of people commit to their New Year’s Resolutions. Those aren’t very good odds. As a fit life educator dedicated to sharing the knowledge about clean…

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We are going to be on HSN AGAIN!!! Tuesday, January 3rd at 7am EST

“I’m the daughter of two immigrants who brought me to the US from Egypt when I was 2 in pursuit of a better life filled with opportunity. They had $20 to their names, didn’t know the language or anyone in New York, and they had left their families and everything they knew behind – but…

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How to Make Taco Bowls

Hey everybody, today I’m cooking with my daughter, which is always a great day when she gives me the time of day. You can relate if you have a teenager, she is my Mini Me. We are making deconstructed taco bowls!!!! The idea here is that you can lose the tortilla part, you can lose…

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Easy, Healthy Appetizer: Olive Tapenade Dip

Hey everybody. How is it going? I have a super quick dish for you today. This is a really simple dip called: TAPENADE, which you will find predominantly … well prominently I should say throughout the Mediterranean. I like to serve it up in a little different way because it’s pretty salty naturally, because of the fact…

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Healthy Pasta Sauce: Creamy Pesto with Squoodles

Hey everybody! All right, so tonight I have a super yummy quick recipe. They’re called: Squoodles with a Creamy Pesto It’s made with avocados and pumpkin seeds.                                                 I use the pumpkins…

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Roasted Chicken Recipe: Med-Mex Taquitos

Hey, hey, everybody, what’s up? Little tacos! Now, my son is a Mexican food fanatic. So, we’re gonna make a Med-Mex variety of our taquitos today. Are you ready to cook? We have some roast chicken that we already cooked off, and we’re gonna shred that. Here’s my Mediterranean side coming out. We have some…

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Clean Breakfast Idea: Egg Muffin Cups

Hey party people, what is up? Whoo whoo! Does anybody want to guess what BRINNER is?? Well, I am going to teach ya how to make it!! Brinner is “breakfast for dinner.” But really, you all know that breakfast is good anytime of the day, so I’m going to show you how to make these…

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The First Live Daily Cooking Show on Facebook

The First Live Daily Cooking Show on Facebook   Hey guys, what’s up? “It’s Monday.” “Happy Tuesday.” “Hump day.” “Happy Thursday.” “It’s fit Friday.” I might just be sparking a revolution!  However you like it in the kitchen, I got you covered with The Real Dish, teaching you my favorite recipes, cooking techniques, healthy tips,…

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How to Cook Risotto

Hey everybody, so, today I’m gonna show you how to make a delicious risotto.   But, instead of using rice, I’m gonna use FARRO. Okay, so we’re gonna do farro. We have some peas because we all have to give peas a chance. Then I have some fresh lemon, I have some shallot, and I have a little bit of red…

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Get your FREE Clean eating 24-recipe Holiday Cookbook today!

The holidays are upon us and it’s definitely a season of cooking, entertaining, and enjoying company around the dinner table. Whether you are making an appetizer, cooking a feast, or baking up a sweet treat…MAKE IT CLEAN!!  I have been extremely blessed to contribute to an amazing group of clean eating – clean cooking chefs…

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Tomato Basil & Goat Cheese Pitas + a FREE eBook!

When you want some QUICK but CLEAN, these Tomato Basil & Goat Cheese Pitas are just the thing and ready to eat in just 15 minutes!!!                     Ingredients: 8 mini whole grain Pita bread or 4 regular sized pita 2 Cups Cherry tomatoes ½ cup fresh Basil, chopped…

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Protein Power Muffins + Your FREE eBOOK!!!

It’s baking season!!! So why not bake up something delicious and clean all at the same time!! Protein Power Muffins                       Ingredients:  1???????? and 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour 2 scoops protein powder 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup organic stevia 1 teaspoon baking soda 1…

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Kitchen Critical: Your kids future depends on this

Kitchen Critical: Your kids future depends on this I’ve been a single mother since my son was 1. I chalk it up to a life learning experience. It’s made me realize that you can never rely on anyone else solely to help complete you or anything else for you. Not that friends and family are…

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Why Red Desert Clay Should Be Part of Your Daily Health Routine!

Guest Blog Provided by Maryanne Maldonado and I Am Perfectly Healthy (i-amperfectlyhealthystore.com) Why Red Desert Clay Should Be Part of Your Daily Health Routine! If you’re like many people, you may think that clay is something you use for a facial to tighten up pores and remove toxins. And while clay is great to add to…

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A Science Fair Project That ROCKS!

Here at Eat Cleaner, we have a special heart for kids and have a great idea for a Science Fair Project.   The best part is, we’ll supply the eatFresh-FC sample they’ll need, FREE. The project is simple yet effective, and the objective is to show how everyone can prevent the oxidation or browning of cut produce…

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The American Dream – My Road to HSN

If you missed it on October 25th, you can watch the replay now!!! I had an amazing experience and on top of that WE SOLD OUT, so watch out HSN viewers, I’ll be baaacccckk!!! WOOOOOOW. I can hardly contain my excitement. We have some huge news to share. But first, I want to share a real…

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Apple Spice Fit Bites

Oh Fall, one of my favorites times of year…temperatures are beginning to cool down, leaves are starting to brown and apples, pumpkins, and cinnamon spice are everywhere!!  While this is a beautiful time of year, it’s also more common that the sweets come out and temptations arise in the kitchen. I wanted to treat you…

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How to Get Your Life Back After Disaster Hits

I met Kelly at Chalene Johnson’s Marketing Impact Academy Conference this year and I knew there was something really special about her mission.  As a single mom myself, it’s never something we go into marriage thinking will happen, that our perfect dream of being in a committed relationship with the person we’ve entered into wedlock…

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Creamy Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup + FREE eBook!!

This KISS (keep it super simple) worthy recipe is so easy to make and tastes so exotic and yummy that your family and friends will think you cooked all day! Serve as a starter (perfect for Thanksgiving!) or with a nice salad as a nourishing lunch. Creamy Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup Recipe Serves 2-4      …

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The Must-Have Tools of a Clean Eating Kitchen

You’ve been checking out our recipes.  Maybe you’ve watched one of my live Facebook cooking classes.  And perhaps you’ve committed to our Eat Cleaner Meal Prep Club and you’re ready to get cookin’! But then, you look at your kitchen and the pots and pans are peeling, your knives couldn’t cut a piece of paper,…

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Chia Pumpkin Pie Parfaits with Banana Coconut Whip + a FREE eBook!

It’s that time of year again, when pumpkins are EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING!!! You know it’s pumpkin season when Starbucks officially brings back the famous PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)!! These delicious pumpkin pie parfaits are perfect for the morning but pretty enough for a sweet afternoon or dessert treat, especially when they’re layered in a pretty parfait…

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Breaking News! Can you remove pesticide residue from strawberries?

Study shows washing strawberries properly can remove up to 98% of harmful fungicide and pesticide residue (ALISO VIEJO, CA) – September 12th, 2016. In recent years, consumers have become increasingly aware of the potential risk of pesticide residue on fresh produce, opting to purchase organic fruit and vegetables. Now, in a recent study released from…

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Catch Me on the Season Premier of HATCHED! This Saturday, September 17th

OMG Guys, we are SOOOO excited we are going to be featured on the season premier of the Telly-Award winning show ‘Hatched’ this coming Saturday, September 17th!  It’s an investor-style show and I have the challenge of trying to get them on board! It’s going to be super exciting, I can’t wait for you to…

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5 Ingredients to Avoid In Personal Care Products

  I’d like to introduce my guest blogger for the week, Anne Huitt, Executive Director & Independent Consultant for Beautycounter.  Here’s what she has to share about the 5 ingredients to avoid in personal care products. Let me ask you a couple of questions… I suspect since you’re a fan of eatcleaner.com, you’re interested in…

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Next Level Sustainability Gets High

Over 24 years ago, I found myself in the epicenter of the holistic movement – Boulder, Colorado.  The soundtrack of the mid-90’s was anything from The Grateful Dead, and the scent of patchouli punctuated every riff, emanating from the heads of dreadlocks spreading the message of peace and love.  Looking back, I realize it was…

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What should I eat before and after a workout and when?

It’s a beautiful thing. Your body is a super-powered machine designed to convert food (aka calories) into potent kinetic energy, feeding that powerful squat or sprint with every bite. Of course, not all calories are created equal and there’s true science behind what your body needs before and after you workout. Not surprisingly, your system…

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What’s on your produce? The dirty little secret that can affect your health

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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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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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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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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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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Balsamic and Dijon Grilled Wild Salmon

The star of our featured recipe is the salmon and it’s not just any other salmon, but a wild-caught salmon. Very much different from a farm-raised salmon. Is there a difference? Let’s dive in! Huge heart healthy benefits to Omega-3’s found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines have been shown in studies…

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Jump into the FitLife Challenge for #NationalNutritionMonth starting March 1st

Jump into the FitLife Challenge for #NationalNutritionMonth starting March 1st   Here at Eat Cleaner’s HQ we’re excited to be rolling out The FitLife Challenge (#FitLifeChallenge) in celebration of National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month takes place annually each March and is a nationwide nutrition education and information campaign focuses attention on the importance of…

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Luscious Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Luscious Lemon Rosemary Chicken Serves 4 This is a standby dish in my house because it’s so easy to pull together and packs a ton of flavor.  Grilling the lemon makes a big difference! Pair it with a nice salad and some grilled asparagus and you’re golden.   Ingredients: 4 organic boneless chicken breasts 4…

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Koodles (Kohlrabi Noodles) with Mushroom and Ricotta Bolognese

The Weight Loss Benefits of Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is one of the best vegetables for people who are looking to slim down. Kohlrabi is very low in calories and it contains practically no fat at all! Moreover, high amounts of vitamin C in kohlrabi enhance your body’s fat burning capabilities during your intensive workout. Researchers from…

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Asian Kohlrabi Noodle “Koodle” Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

  This dish is inspired by one of my favorite salads, made with Vietnamese rice noodles. Substituting Kohlrabi noodles (I call them “koodles”) makes them that much more nutrient dense, perfect light lunch or dinner. Add grilled organic tofu, chicken or pork to up the protein factor. Below are a few benefits of eating kohlrabi:…

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A Heart Healthy Meal for Valentine’s Day

I was recently invited to FOX5 San Diego morning news to prepare heart-healthy meals in time for Valentine’s Day. A delicious and sumptuous meal, filled with good-for-the-heart fresh ingredients, was easy for me make because we have tons of ingredients which can keep your heart pumping – and get the heart of the object of your eye racing.  You know…

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What They Won’t Tell You

I don’t usually get deep into food politics here, but I want to make you all aware of this because I’m fed up. Sorry, not sorry, for the rant. There are lots of products that are passing through our food supply chain and processes we are not aware of which are absolutely toxic. And do…

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French Green Bean Coconut Curry Clay Pot

RECIPE SERVES 4-6 Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil ó cup yellow onion 3 cloves garlic 1ó Tablespoons red curry paste 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 13.6 oz can unsweetened coconut milk 1 ó cup vegetable broth ó teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt 2 cups French green beans, washed and trimmed…

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How to Host a Healthy, Food Safe Holiday Season

Turkey?  Check.  Fixin’s?  Check. Centerpiece?  Check. Salmonella?  Let’s keep that one off the menu. On Thanksgiving, being the perfect host or hostess is not just about a beautiful table or delicious food.  Above all, it’s about keeping your family and friends food safe, because you don’t want to be remembered as the one who sent…

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The Fit Foodie’s Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Craving a Starbucks PSL? You might want to rehab it.  Weighing in at about 49 grams of sugar for a grande, without the whip, that’s almost double the dietary recommendation for the average woman in a whole day! This Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie delivers so much decadent flavor, paired with fragrant spice and the benefits…

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta

I love this dish! So savory with just the right amount of sweet to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.  This is the perfect side dish to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner, but can also be enjoyed year-round!! Plus, it’s gluten-free!! Ingredients:  1 large butternut squash, washed with Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash, peeled + chopped 1…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Next time you are in the mood to impress your guests, try this side dish for size! It’s so delicious and follows my K.I.S.S. method in the kitchen – KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE!      Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe Serves 4-8 Ingredients: 12-24 asparagus spears 6 Prosciutto Slices Coconut Oil for cooking Instructions: Wash asparagus with…

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#MeatlessMonday Heirloom Tomato Flatbreads

Make them with your kids, make them with your spouse/significant other, make them with your friends – whoever you make these with,  bring them back to the table together tonight! These flatbreads are super easy to make and fun for kids of all ages! Teach them young by bringing them in the kitchen with you…

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Basil Cashew Cream Sauce

Tired of plain ole’ chicken or veggies? Mix it up this week and add a beautiful, delicious, and super good-for-you sauce to spruce up your dish! BASIL CASHEW CREAM SAUCE Enough sauce for 2 chicken breasts or 2 cups cooked veggies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw unsalted whole cashews 1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/4 Cup…

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Fit Foodie Salmon Burgers

Always opt for wild caught salmon for optimal Omegas…and of course, wash those veggies with Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash. Recipe Serves: 3 Ingredients: 1 lb      Wild salmon 1/4 cup Fresh Basil 1/4 tsp  Black Pepper 1/4 large  Red onion 1 large Egg white 1 tbsp   your favorite Hot pepper sauce 3  Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted burger…

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Washing Produce with Eat Cleaner vs. Vinegar

Why do we prefer Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash to wash and clean your produce over vinegar???  Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash & Wipes are LAB PROVEN to remove up to 99.9% of bacteria, pesticide residue and wax from the surface of produce in less than 2 minutes, while vinegar is inconclusive with…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Red Bell Pepper and Turkey Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Bell Pepper and Turkey Bacon                Brussels sprouts are the star of this flavorful dish, and the smoky crispness of turkey bacon, baked to reduce fat and calories but still retain flavor.  I use uncured bacon to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals.  I also…

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The ABC Soup – Curried Apple, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Bisque

When you want to pack a nutritious punch, soup is a pretty awesome option.  You can add almost any vegetable and transform it into a creamy, heart-warming creation with the switch of a button – your blender.  This delish combination begins with apple, chases it with with beta carotene-rich butternut squash and sweet potato and…

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Kohlrabi Taco Trio

What is Kohlrabi and why should you eat it?             Kohlrabi is a mildly sweet, crispy-textured, and refreshing annual vegetable and is notably rich in vitamins and dietary fiber; however, it has only 27 calories per 100 g, a negligible amount of fat, and zero cholesterol. Fresh kohlrabi stem is a rich…

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Steamed Veggie Wontons with Scallion Dipping Sauce

Whether you call them wontons, gyoza, potstickers, or dumplings, these little steamed babies are super simple to make and are stuffed with veggies and love. Catch the replay of me whipping these up on Periscope. Wash all your veggies with Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup Napa cabbage, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated carrots…

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Cipollini with Amaretti and Dark Chocolate

One word – HEAVEN.  I had the good fortune of learning this dish from my friend Manul just a couple of weeks ago at her home, Podere il Poggione, in the heart of Tuscany.  It’s a magical place where she teaches culinary classes and Paolo leads groups on cultural excursions off the beaten path from…

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How to Kick the Sugar Habit for Good

How to Kick the Sugar Habit for Good                 Sugar is EV-ERY-WHERE.  It’s sweet, seductive and full of flavor so it quickly appeases the brains need to feed.  Aside from the obvious cakes, cookies, cereals and beverages, sugar even shows up in children’s medicine and vitamins.  The problem…

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Kale & Persimmon Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Vinaigrette

The Fit Foodie’s Kale and Persimmon salad with Creamy Pomegranate Vinaigrette                         This dish embodies fall for me, with all of the seasonal produce, and I featured it at the Newport Beach Farmer’s Market, where I even got my little guy in on the action.…

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Light As Air Pumpkin Pie Squares

Light as Air Pumpkin Pie Squares The secret ingredient: Tofu! GF, Vegan Crust: 1/3 cup rolled oats                                                                                                                                                                                                       8  gluten-free graham crackers                                                                       …

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The Better Chicken Tender

So what is one thing that all kids (even some adults) just LOVE??? CHICKEN NUGGETS YEP, you guessed it right! At least, my son, Lucca, goes nuts for them, but what really is a nugget anyways?  Do chickens have nuggets?? I don’t think so! That’s why chicken nuggets that you usually find in the stores, typically frozen, are…

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for a TRUWHIP Giveaway!!!

Remember digging into a tub of whipped topping by the spoonful??? Yep…we’ve all done it!!! Don’t be ashamed, it’s truly a foodie guilty pleasure! What you SHOULD be ashamed of is digging into a tub of whipped topping, loaded with ingredients that are hard to pronounce and full of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and…

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Way Better Veggie Nachos with Cauliflower ‘Cheese’ Sauce

Let me start by saying, I have two BIG food aversions… 1) Fluorescent nacho cheese sauce.  Did you see me on Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ when I FREAKED OUT at the thought of having to dip my arm in a huge vat of it, and promptly bid a hefty $5K sum to ensure one of…

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Salmonella Cucumber Outbreak: How to Protect Your Family

An outbreak has struck again…this time, cucumbers.  As of today, September 10th, 2015, over 340 reported illness (70% hospitalized) and two deaths across 30 states have been connected with a Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers imported from Mexico. Articles covering the story recall ‘another outbreak,’ but whenever I see these hit the news,  my heart hurts…for the…

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Gluten-Free Applesauce and Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

True confessions. When I was pregnant with my son, I got an intense craving for donuts – to the point where I literally had to change my route home so I wouldn’t be tempted to drive by the Krispy Kreme. Talk about a test of will power! Who could resist that smell of fried white…

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Crunchy Zoodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Crunchy Zoodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Take it from me, when it comes to eating, I like to try new things and experiment with different foods to see how I can make the most well balanced and nutritious meals, that taste amazing and get the whole family excited.  One of my favorite things is…

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Justin’s Made Butters Better. Episode 14 of The Real Dish Podcast

Learn how Justin Gold, CEO & Founder of Justin’s Took Innovation to the Next Level, Making Butters Better. Tune in to Episode 14 of The Real Dish!! First, he made peanut butter portable (genius!).   Then, he created a wide variety of gourmet blends and churned them into just the right amount of creaminesss with no preservatives or artificial flavors.…

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Peanut Curry Grilled Sea Bass with Fresh Asparagus

Peanut Curry Grilled Sea Bass with Fresh Asparagus Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Justin’s Peanut Butter 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/3 tsp. curry powder 1 dash ground cayenne pepper 16 oz. fresh wild sea bass or your favorite wild caught white fish 1 bunch fresh asparagus,…

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Go Nuts with a Justin’s Giveaway

I love nuts… now get your mind out of the gutter and think nut butters. My absolute favorite nut butters are made from Justin’s. He made the peanut butter portable (genius idea!) with the squeeze pack, offering the perfect source of nutrition for an active lifestyle.  He also created a wide variety of gourmet blends…

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Ground Turkey & Cauliflower Lettuce Cups

Lettuce Wraps are a favorite quick & easy dish! Ditch the bread and heavy carbs and create fun and crunchy wraps of all sorts for everyone in the house! Ground Turkey and Cauliflower Lettuce Cups So fresh and packed with flavor, I love getting more veggies onto the plate with the lettuce cups and cauliflower…

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Lettuce Be Happy. Your Guide to Lettuce & Why You Should Eat It & Clean It.

Your all-access guide to lettuce and why you should eat it and clean it! Here are my top 10 Fit Foodie Facts about why you should eat lettuce: Low Calorie Content & Almost Zero Fat Helps Weight Loss Heart Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids Complete Protein (Romaine Lettuce is 20% protein) Helps with Insomnia Lettuce is Alkaline…

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Learn Why Abs Are Made in the Kitchen at The Fit Expo in Anaheim

                                Orange County’s largest fitness expo is HERE!! If you are in Southern California on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd, then you must come check out the Fit Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center for all things fitness…

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Stuffed Tomatoes with Kohlrabi and Squash Hash & Spicy Blender Salsa

There’s nothing like a one pan meal to start the day off on the right foot and this one is sure to please.  It’s packed with antioxidants, protein and lots of veggies using an awesome new blend from Bejo seed – with kohlrabi, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and yams.  You can make it vegan by…

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Sweet Chili Crusted Shrimp with Fresh Fruit Salsa

Instead of using bread crumbs, I love Way Better chips as a nutrient dense alternative that’s already packed with flavor.  They’re non-gmo, gluten-free, and have over 190 mg of Omega 3’s per serving.  Plus, they sprout the grains so they’re less processed and way better for you. The Sweet Chili is my FAVORITE and they’re…

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Foods To Boost Your Mood

Feeling down?  In a bad mood? Are you stressed? While a brisk walk, a heart pumping workout, meditating, or listening and singing along to your all-time favorite song can also help a bad mood, let’s be real: sometimes you just want to eat your troubles away. Whatever the reason for your foul mood, there have been…

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The Fit Foodie’s Savory Oven Fried Chicken

You won’t miss the fat from your breasts, wings, legs, and thighs – your chicken’s either!  Instead of breadcrumbs, we use whole grain pretzels! Savory Oven Fried Chicken  Recipe Makes 4-6 Servings  Ingredients: 3 pounds skinless chicken – breast, wings, legs, thighs – Cleaned with Eat Cleaner Seafood & Poultry Wash 2 cups buttermilk 1…

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Snack Smart With Us & Enter to Win a Large UrthBox

Imagine you are in the mood to chomp on something good & clean, but realize that you have restocked your pantry after purging out all of the bad-for-you, artificially flavored, high fructose corn syrup-filled snacks.  Now imagine you are in the mood to chomp on something good & clean, and you know that your pantry is completely…

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Creamy Baked Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash

Mac n’ Cheese is an all-American favorite and definitely at the top of my kids’ dinner list, but let’s be honest, who really wants to eat macaroni & cheese from a BOX with POWDERED CHEESE?!?! That’s not REAL FOOD!!! I am a huge advocate of feeding my family what they want, but also, rehabbing it to…

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How to Create a Family of Fit Foodies – Episode 12 of The Real Dish

How to Create a family of Fit Foodies…and get kids to eat more veggies!   Tune in to Episode 12 of The Real Dish!! It may seem easier to keep your kids out of the kitchen during dinnertime prep, but there’s no better way to cultivate a good palate.  Studies show that children who are involved in the…

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Baked Zucchini Fries with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Who says french fries can’t be healthy? Baked Zucchini Fries with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce  Ingredients: 4-6 medium zucchinis, washed with Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash  ½ cup ground almond flour (I like to pull whole almonds in the food processor and pulse a few times until you get a ground, but not too fine,…

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10 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen For Clean Eating Success

By Chef Mareya, aka The Fit Foodie – Founder of eatcleaner.com   Is it possible to eat food that not only tastes as delicious as the foods you’re used to, but also provides your body with everything it needs to function perfectly, have more energy, heal itself from the inside out, get fit automatically, feel…

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Balsamic Chicken Caprese

The perfect summer meal is here….Balsamic Chicken Caprese! I am drooling just thinking about sinking my teeth into this dish and the best part is, it is soo easy to make!!!  Recipes Serves: 2 (just double for more servings)  Ingredients:  Eat Cleaner Seafood & Poultry Wash  2 Organic, boneless, skinless chicken breast  2 Mini Red…

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The Fit Foodie’s No Bake Fit Bites

The Fit Foodie’s NO-BAKE FIT BITES The antidote to expensive protein bars, this is the perfect balance of good fats, protein and slow burning carbs to help stabilize blood sugar.  Have a bite before or after a workout, between meals as a snack or as a light grab n go breakfast. Recipe Servings: About  20-25…

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Enter to Win One of TWO 6-Month Memberships to Yoga Download

I love being active and trying new workouts that keep me in shape, keep my body stimulated and my mind rejuvenated. There is nothing like a great workout that makes you feel accomplished when it’s over, so when I came across Yoga Download, I was stoked to try it out!!! Have you heard of them? Yoga…

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Red, White, and Blue-berry Summer Salad

We all know that indulging during those hot, summer days are what makes our 4th of July parties, backyard BBQs, and park picnics so much more fun, so why not indulging in something good, fresh, and CLEAN next time??? With just the right balance of sweet and salty, along with the perfect amount of crunch…

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4th of July American Flag Fruit Skewers

What are your plans this Fourth of July???  Whether you are staying at home by the pool, heading to the park for a bbq, or planning to soak up the sun at the beach, you can get creative with your fruit platter for the festivities! Your friends, family, AND kids will love it! This American…

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Patriotic 4th of July Chocolate Cupcakes

Check out how to make the Recipe Rehab-winning, decadent, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free chocolate cupcakes with cauliflower cream cheese frosting patriotic for the Fourth of July holiday this week!!!  Recipe Makes: 12 Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients:  1 cup Red Beets, Pureed until smooth (can use canned beets or fresh beets, washed with Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable…

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Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cauliflower Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cauliflower Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Makes: 12 Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients:  1 cup Red Beets, Pureed until smooth (can use canned beets or fresh beets, washed with Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash, peeled, boiled until fork tender, then pureed) 1 cup Stevia natural sugar substitute 1 cup unsweetened almond milk…

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Crunchy Cumin & Chili Chickpeas

Crunchy Cumin and Chili Chickpeas These make for a great, high protein snack that satisfy your need to crunch. Ingredients: 4 cups garbanzo beans, canned, rinsed 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack…

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WHOLE GRILLED CITRUS ROSEMARY CHICKEN UNDER A BRICK

In our house, we have a tradition of Sunday night roasted chicken.  Everyone likes a different piece – kids like the drumsticks and breast, I’m a thigh girl and my parents are wings, neck and gizzards type of folks (I know, it’s a Middle Eastern thing). But, come June when it starts to get hot…

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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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Enter to Win an Organic Kitchen Apron from A Greener Kitchen

  We love anything green, and organic, which is why we LOVE what A Greener Kitchen has created!  From shelling garden peas with mom to watching grandma bake bread, Founder, Lacey Lybecker has always been surrounded by simple, wholesome food.  She is a proponent of local, organic food, and wanted to help cooks green their kitchen…

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How to Avoid a Food 911

How to Avoid a Food 911 By Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie   You get to work.  No time to leave for lunch.  Stomach starts to rumble.  Get distracted.  Feel incredibly lethargic all of a sudden.  Start to yawn.  Chug a bunch of coffee or energy drinks.  Rub your eyes.  Desperation hits.  Grab a bag…

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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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Pure Bar Giveaway – Enter to Win – Fit Foodie Friday

Learn from the mother of invention, creator and author of Pure Bar and the Pure Food Cookbook! Tune in to Episode 11 of The Real Dish for an exclusive interview with Veronica Bosgraaf!   In honor of our latest podcast episode, we have teamed up with Pure Bar on an amazing Fit Foodie Friday giveaway!!…

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Necessity & the Mother of Invention – Pure Bar Creator, Veronica Bosgraaf

Tune in to Episode 11 of The Real Dish, to hear an exclusive interview with the mother of invention, creator of Pure Bar, and author of the Pure Food Cookbook, Veronica Bosgraff. When you’re a mom, it quickly becomes apparent that your kids’ health reigns king.  For Veronica Bosgraaf, creator of Pure Bar and author…

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Spicy Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

Did you know that the cucumber, what most people typically think of as a vegetable, is technically a fruit and from the same botanical family as the melon, including watermelon and cantaloupe??   I love cucumbers and better yet, I love the health benefits that come along with eating them…here are 16 quick clean facts…

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Top 14 Meal Prep Kitchen Hacks

My Top 14 Clean Eating Kitchen Hacks Chef Mareya aka The Fit Foodie  Ain’t nobody got time for that. Right?  Eat Cleaner and get leaner without spending all day in the kitchen.  Here are some of my top tips that I use all the time.  COMMENT and let me know what you tried! 1) Get…

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The Truth Behind Pre-Washed Veggies. My Interview with Natalie Jill.

Boy, does this question come up a LOT.  The beauty of pre-washed produce is that it’s ready to eat, even if it comes at a convenience item price.  The bummer with this is, you can’t always guarantee it’s clean enough. And what you might not see…or worse, see, might shock you. A Consumer Reports study…

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Enter to Win & Cook Like a Professional Chef with Lagostina

“Cooking is an art that is meant to be shared.”  We definitely agree AND feel that the right cookware can make anyone feel like a professional & gourmet chef in the comfort of their own home! This week, we are giving away a beautiful, ceramic 4.5 quart Saute Pan with Cover, compliments of Lagostina. Lagostina…

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The Real Dish Podcast Episode 10: How to Get Nutrient Dense

Tune in to Episode 10 of The Real Dish where I reveal how to bulk up on the food that really feeds you to the core. I know this is going to get some knickers in a twist, but let me dish for a sec. People often label how they eat to identify themselves (vegan, vegetarian, paleo, etc) but eliminating…

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The best burger ever

Ice cold, crisp lettuce, tomato and pickle intermeshing with the perfectly grilled meat, juxtaposed with right amount of condiments and melting cheese (active verb, in progress) marrying and cohorting together in perfect, synonymous bliss, like a symphony of brass, strings and voice harmonizing as one. Listen, it’s not easy to do.  It’s the right raw…

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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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Yummy Squoodles (Yellow Squash Noodles)

In my ongoing effort to get my son to eat more veggies and less starch, we found a winner!!! Yummy Squoodles (Yellow Squash Noodles) Made with a handheld spiralizer, topped with a scallop, mushroom, and mini heirloom tomato pan sauce, toasted pine nuts, and a sprinkle of Asiago cheese! The kids inhaled it and you…

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It’s Crunch Time. Let’s Start a Food Revolution. #FoodRevolutionDay

It’s Crunch Time. Let’s start a Food Revolution. There’s no soft way to convey, we are creating history that will change the direction of future generations, but not necessarily in a good way.  Food Revolution Day is May 15, 2015    Sign the Petition Here. It’s time to shake the apple tree. Today, about one in…

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What’s In Season Wednesday? Kiwi – Banana Kiwi Crumble

What’s In Season Wednesday?                     Baby Kiwis, cousins of the Kiwi Fruit, are luscious berries with smooth skin, delicate seeds and are similar in size to the grape.  They are high in nutritional value and make excellent snacks. Baby Kiwis’ beautiful green skin lacks the undesirable…

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Protect Your Food & Family

        Did you know that there are over 48 million cases of food borne illness in the United States every year?!!? Protect your food. Protect your family. Protect yourself.  Food safety is too important and often overlooked, but if you have children, are elderly, pregnant or have an autoimmune deficiency, it’s even…

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Enter to Win a New Mama Bundle Valued Over $460

Just in time for Mother’s Day and we have the perfect little (big) bundle for all you mamas (or moms-to-be) out there!   That’s right ladies and gents, this Fit Foodie Friday (May 8th) and we are giving away a NEW MAMA BUNDLE that will make your day and valued over $460!!!  What new mama or…

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What’s In Season Wednesday? The Fit Foodie’s Fava Bean Pesto

What’s In Season Wednesday? Fava Beans, originally from Egypt, grow in plump green pods. When the beans are very young and tender, they may be eaten whole. However, after removing them from the pod, the Fava Beans are usually peeled to avoid any bitterness occasionally caused by the skin. The beans themselves are green and…

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Lettuce RAWK Your World with Jenny Ross

You already know that fresh produce is an important part of your diet but do you know that cooking it and other ingredients can destroy the natural enzymes and nutrients that are meant to help your health? Tune in to Episode 9 of The Real Dish, as Jenny Ross, the Queen of Raw Food, Rawks Our World.   In Episode…

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20 Life Lessons from Boxing

  On the Monday after one of the most publicized fights of all time, I want to share my very personal love for the glove.  Mind you, I’m 5′ tall and weigh less than 100 lbs., so I may not look like the type, but I have a passion for boxing that runs deep.  It started from…

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Win a Coconut Organics Gift Box this Fit Foodie Friday

We go nutty over coconut, not only because it’s so tasty, but because coconut is also packed with nutrients the body needs.  You can cook with coconut, bake with coconut, use coconut on your skin and hair, and even hydrate with coconut water! The all-purpose fruit.   This Fit Foodie Friday, we are giving away…

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The Steer Clear List

The Steer Clear List  This is a list of foods that you should under no circumstances put in that precious body of yours or anyone else you care about.   Tune in to Episode 6 of The Real Dish as Chef Mareya, Founder of Eat Cleaner breaks down the ‘Steer Clear’ list of things to avoid…

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The FUN-damentals of Food Safety: Protect Your Family

We all gotta’ eat.  But how we eat can take a huge toll on our health.  Did you know that there are over 48 million cases of food borne illness in the United States every year?  Of that, 125,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths?! These numbers are insane and all contributed to the lack of food…

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Sweet n’ Spicy Mango Raw Slaw – What’s In Season Wednesday!

What’s In Season Wednesday??  MANGOS!!   The Mango, once a native of India and cultivated in Asia for over four thousand years, is grown around the world, including areas of Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. Atualfo Mangoes are small, delicately shaped mangoes with a skin that ripens to a golden yellow. The flesh is velvety and…

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Meatless Monday: Baked Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash

We like to encourage one meatless day per week, even if you are not a vegetarian.  The health and environmental impact of having at least once during the week is significant AND lowers your grocery bill. In honor of Meatless Monday, we are making Creamy Baked Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash! Still an all-time…

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Carrot & Avocado Soup with Pomegranate Relish

What’s In Season? Pomegranate! The pomegranate is a member of the berry family and has a thick, leathery, crimson-to-brown shell containing a pinkish pulp and edible scarlet arils that are tender, sweet, and tart. Some prefer to eat around the pulp, while others eat not only the arils but the pulp as well. Pomegranate Arils…

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Strawberry Cocochoco Shake

What’s In Season? Every Wednesday, we will be announcing a new, seasonal fruit or vegetable for “What’s In Season Wednesday?” Strawberries make a wonderful snack, as well as, a great baking ingredient or even the perfect addition to a refreshing shake! Bursting with the flavor of summer, Organic Strawberries are seasonal treasures organically grown. Organic…

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Peanut Curry Grilled Sea Bass with Fresh Asparagus

What’s In Season? Every Wednesday, we will be announcing a new, seasonal fruit or vegetable for “What’s In Season Wednesday?” This week, Asparagus! Enjoy the most tender and flavorful portion of this popular vegetable without prep time or waste! These succulent tips can be served raw, steamed lightly, sautéed or even pickled. They add a touch…

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Frosting Without All The Sugar – As Seen on Fox5 San Diego

Did you see Chef Mareya on Fox 5 San Diego yesterday?!?! We got a high 5 and ‘can I get an Amen’ from Anchor Shally for better for you frostings for your family! What a wonderful testament. Did you know that today’s children are consuming about 3x the amount of sugar than they should be…

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SweetLeaf Stevia SWEET SPRING GIVEAWAY

Who’s ready for another Fit Foodie Friday Giveaway?!?! I had the ultimate pleasure of meeting the CEO/Founder of SweetLeaf, also known as the ‘father’ of stevia, Jim May, at the most recent Expo West / Natural Foods Expo in Anaheim, CA and he sure was the sweetest (no pun intended) man you will ever meet!!! I am…

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Guilt-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Fudgy Berry Brownies

Do you love brownies but feel extremely guilty after eating them because you practically ate half the pan?!  We got you covered with Guilt-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Fudgy Berry Brownies!!  Makes: 16 servings Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups of all purpose Gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 2 cups organic stevia or xylitol 2 tsp baking soda 1…

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#Safefood for all on World Health Day – April 7th, 2015

The human race is bonded by a strong truth.  We all gotta’ eat.  Which is why we applaud the World Health Organization (WHO) in choosing food safety as the theme for this year’s World Health Day today, April 7th, 2015. We live and breathe food safety here at Grow Green Industries and for good reason.…

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50 Shades of Clean Photo Contest: Clean. Snap a Pic. Enter to Win.

Cleaning can sure be a turn on…especially when there’s prizes involved, which is why we are launching the brand new, awesome, and sexy… 50 SHADES OF CLEAN Photo Contest  Enter to win and you could win a Clean Eating, Healthy Living Package worth $500!!! ***Accepting Entries Through May 24, 2015 – Winner to be Announced on…

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Your Life Made EASIER & CLEANER: Breakfast/Snack Package Giveaway

It’s Friday! Not only do we LOVE Fridays, well, because it’s Friday, but also because it’s FIT FOODIE FRIDAY and that means we are launching another awesome giveaway to help you and your family live cleaner, healthier, happier lifestyles! This week, you have the opportunity to win a super fun Breakfast/Snack Prize Package, to help…

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Pork Tenderloin with Shallot and Sherry Mustard Sauce

Before Monday hits you like a freight train, get these ingredients and you’ll be enjoying a lovely evening instead of a manic, frenetic scramble to get dinner on the table. You can thank us later 🙂   Pork Tenderloins with Shallot and Sherry Mustard Sauce Serves 4 Eight 1″ Pork Tenderloins – 2 oz. each…

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Post St. Patty’s Day Recovery Meal: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I had every intention of making the Trader Joe’s corned beef for my kids for St. Patty’s Day but when I saw the nutritionals, I almost had a heart attack…it’s about 1620 mg of sodium per serving!  The American Heart Association suggests we stay under 2300 mg of sodium for the whole day. If you…

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Rustic Peach Phyllo Tarts

  Oh-Em-Gee do I love peaches.  Now that we’re starting to see the early crop coming in, I wanted to share this K.I.S.S. worthy (my acronym Keep It Super Simple with Smart Swaps) recipe to make and share.  My daughter saw me posting this picture and was drooling on the computer.  She loves these so…

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How to Make a Healthy Baked Tortilla Shell

Ahhh….a healthy salad, held together by a beautiful, edible golden bowl.  The problem is, you’re not getting much nutritional bang for your calories buck with that deep fried shell.  To the tune of 280 calories and 16 grams of fat with not much nutritional benefit…and that’s without any filling. The average fried tortilla shell that cradles…

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Mindful Mamas – As seen on Fox 5 San Diego

WATCH EAT CLEANER CREATOR AND PRESIDENT MAREYA IBRAHIM, AKA THE FIT FOODIE ON FOX 5 SAN DIEGO WITH FIT 4 MOM FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT LISA DRUXMAN   To all of our busy mamas out there…. Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Do you feel exhausted and stressed? Do you have way too much to do…

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Foodie Fun at the Kids Food Festival in Bryant Park, NYC

It was about 26 degrees and snowing like crazy outside, but that didn’t stop this Southern California girl from having a blast at the Kids Food Festival in Bryant Park, NYC this past weekend!!                                          …

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Evolution Hospitality Group Learns the Habits of Highly Successful Fit Foodies

On Friday, February 27th, I got the extreme pleasure of meeting this amazing group of people from Evolution Hospitality Group in San Diego, CA at the Hard Rock Hotel.  Over 200 employees of Evolution Hospitality Group joined in one room to learn about the Habits of Highly Successful Fit Foodies, featured in my book, The Clean Eating…

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3 Secrets to Turning Your Body into a Fat Burning Machine by Eating MORE

Becoming a fit foodie takes determination, strength, willpower, but most of all, it takes more food, more often! Who doesn’t like to EAT MORE to LOSE MORE?? For someone like me, who loves food, I had to stop counting calories and “starving” myself to reach my goals, which is why I developed The Clean Eating…

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High Protein, Gluten-Free Quest Panini

I’m Mediterranean, so you have to understand, giving up bread is not in my vocabulary.  I love it too much, but what I’ve learned and hopefully, if you’ve hung around here a minute, you know we love taking things that are yummy but not always nutrient dense and turning them into superhero foods. Using Quest…

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Pancakes All Day…Why Not?! Today is Pancake Day (2/17/15)

Today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, and officially ends the season of epiphany and the vigil for the starting of Lent. This day has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required by Lenten season. The English tradition of eating pancakes came as a way to…

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Saddle Up with John Wayne’s Youngest Daughter, Marisa Wayne

She is the daughter of a legend. She is a legacy. She is a mother. She is an entrepreneur. She is changing lives. John Wayne is one of the most legendary actors of all time, and his legacy lives on through his youngest daughter, Marisa Wayne. She has carved her own path in the world…

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Babaguachetta Stacked Dip

You can say, you’ve only seen it here, folks.  The only place on the Internet with a recipe for Babaguachetta Stacked Dip.  Why?  Because I completely made it up. My roots are Mediterranean, but I live in So Cal, where’s there’s a lot of South of the Border flavor influences, so I often fuse the two and call…

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This Valentine’s Day, Win the Gift of a Healthy Heart

You might not be able to avoid Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s Day, but you can take the right steps towards a healthy heart by eating cleaner! Eat Cleaner everyday with THE Fit Foodie. You will be able to remove over 99% more pesticides, wax and residue than water, extend the shelf life of fresh produce…

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Mommy Reset Program on Fox 5 News San Diego

Do you have too much to do and feel like there is not enough time to do it? Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Do you feel exhausted and stressed? If this is you, then you must check out our 10-Day Mommy Reset Program, which was featured on Fox 5 San Diego yesterday. Even Fox…

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Superbowl o’ Love Bonanza! WAY BETTER SWEEPSTAKES Prize

                      When it comes to football, I think you’re one of two camps: You’re there to watch the game and drink, or you’re there for food and the halftime show.  I, for one, am there for the latter.  I can’t  wait for all the yummy bites…

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Over 175 Clean Cooking Videos from Chef Mareya, Eat Cleaner

Looking for clean cooking inspiration? Well, boy have we got good news for you.  Over 175 videos chock full of ways to eat eat cleaner, everyday.  Want to know how to make chicken breast with cashew cream and basil sauce?  Or maybe your own mash with kohlrabi? How about a decadent gluten and dairy-free chocolate…

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Stuffed Grilled Steak Rolls with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Part of getting dinner on the table quickly, before your family rebels against you and starts eating the furniture, is keeping it simple.  Great flavors, fast prep and simple techniques.  It’s what I call my K.I.S.S. approach – Keep It Super Simple with Smart Swaps.  That way, you never feel like you’re sacrificing – just…

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Why do they say ‘rinse with water’ if it doesn’t work?

This is a public service announcement, because the impact of proper food safety practices is so vast. We are greatly concerned by the information being given by thought leaders in the produce and food safety world regarding the efficacy of water alone in cleaning produce. Based on data from FDA.gov and journals such as the…

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Gluten and Sugar-free Banana Dark Choco Chip Bread

It’s bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!! Partially an ode to No Doubt.  The rest is just pure deliciousness. I promise you, you won’t be tempted by the Starbucks 450 calorie/slice version anymore!  This clocks in about 140 calories per 1″ slice. Here’s the rehab: – I took the gluten, sugar and dairy out of it – and instead, used…

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Jalapeno Bacon, Egg & Zucchini Muffins

Follow us on Instagram! @eatcleaner   There’s nothing I love more than a nutrient dense brekkie made in 10 minutes or less.  These set up so beautifully and are one of my KISS recipes – so super simple you just have to let the oven do the lovin’! What you need: 1 muffin pan 6 cage…

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Did you see me on Cutthroat Kitchen?

I can’t quite put my experience into words as I battled for my life on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen but ‘strange’ is definitely one of them. If you’re a fan of the top rated show on the channel for food voyeurs, you probably watched me writhing around in the recliner, laughing your face off.…

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Why is produce waxed and is it safe?

Gleaming, sparkling apples so shiny you could ice skate on them. Inviting….or not? What’s underneath that brilliant surface may not be as healthy as you would like to thinks. On the road to your local store, produce travels and average of 1,500 miles just to get to you – meaning days, and sometimes weeks in…

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50 Ways To Use EatCleaner

Top 50 Ways to Use Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash & Wipes: To remove pesticides, residues and waxes from your produce To clean your kitchen utensils To clean your cutting boards To prevent browning on cut apples, avocados and potatoes To wipe your hands To prep your grill before and after use To preserve…

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Sign Up For Our FREE #MommyReset Challenge

    SIGN UP HERE   Do any of these words describe you…..Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Frustrated? Stressed? Then our 10 Day Mommy Reset is a MUST. Lisa Druxman, Founder and Creator of Fit4Mom and Mareya Ibrahim, Founder and Creator of Eat Cleaner help lead you through an easy-to-follow 10-day video and newsletter program designed to help…

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Kale And Brussels Sprouts Had A Baby And Made Kale Sprouts

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 two would get together and…

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As Seen On ABC-7 Los Angeles – Creative Lunchbox Ideas For Kids

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 the cutie with me chowing…

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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 the combination of baked fruit,…

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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 them up with the good…

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Clean Caramel Apples For Halloween Treats, Couple Tricks

We have had a crazy hot summer over here in these parts of the country and I’m just so thankful the barometer is starting to drop.  It was scraping 100F for over two weeks but now that we’re back into the level-headed 80′s, I’m a happy camper. And craving all things fall. Caramel apples, pumpkin…

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Food Prep 101: Featuring Tropical Tenders with Coconut Crust

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: Fail to plan, plan to fail. I really believe that an ounce of planning can result in heaps of productivity, especially when it comes to mealtime. As a busy mom of 2 and a business owner, honestly, it’s about survival!! Between soccer practice, math tutoring, meetings,…

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Baked Dover Sole with Caper ‘Butter’ Sauce – #FitFoodFast

  I’m a fan of 1-pan dishes because there’s nothing that makes me happier than not a lot of clean up.  Delicate, white fleshed fish like Dover Sole makes the perfect main course in this case because it’s perfect baked, and it takes no time.  It’s also very affordable. If you can’t find it fresh,…

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Fit Fast Breakfasts For Families As Seen On Fox 5 News

  Watch my segment on Fox 5 News in San Diego from this A.M. 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 in rest…

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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

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Med Mex Breakfast Pizza Made With Organic Eggs And Whole Grain Naan.

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 or as a quick, elegant…

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Top 10 Lunch Box 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. Fruit ‘Fondue’ Kids love food…

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The Best Back To School Lunch Box 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 of hands-on trials and tribulations…

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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 below.

 

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How To Make A Healthy Black-Eyed Pea Salad

  Want a quick and easy salad recipe? Here’s how to make a quick and healthy salad with pre-cooked packaged beans!   [mk-sp videourl=’http://www.livestrong.com/video/1010987-make-blackeyed-pea-salad-using-packaged-beans/’ videocontrolbar=none videoautostart=true videowidth=’100%’ videoheight=’450′]   Why use packaged beans? They’re already cooked for you, so you don’t have to worry about hours and hours of cooking time. Black-Eyed Pea Salad Directions:…

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How To Make Ginger Powder

  Want To Make Your Own Ginger Powder? Now ginger has been known for thousands of years for its health benefits. I’m gonna share with you a couple of tips how easy it is to incorporate ginger into your everyday routine. You can make ginger powder in a few different ways:   [mk-sp videourl=’http://www.livestrong.com/video/1010989-ginger-powder/’ videocontrolbar=none…

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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: Serves 2 1/2 Cup…

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Broiled BBQ Tofu Tacos With Fresh Pineapple Salsa

  Cook Up Some Broiled BBQ Tofu Tacos With Fresh Pineapple Salsa!   Recipe Servings: 4   Ingredients: 1 lb Broiled organic BBQ tofu, cut into 1” cubes q6 tortillas Organic corn or low carb whole grain of gluten-free tortillas 1 cup Shredded purple or green cabbage 1 cup Fresh pineapple, cored and chopped 3…

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Sprouted Pasta Primavera Recipe

  Make A Delicious Sprouted Pasta Primavera   Recipe Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb Sprouted grain penne pasta (or quinoa, whole grain or brown rice pasta) 1 Cup Arugula 1 Cup Grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup Broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/2 cup Fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup Black olives, chopped   Dressing Ingredients…

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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 them. EAT CLEANER OUTPERFORMS VEGE…

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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. $5 A Month Can Save Your…

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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 and Detox meal plan for…

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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 from cooking, tasting, and drinking…

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  2. Linda Barnett

    Can this be used on unpeeled bananas?

  3. Sharan

    I see that one of the ingredients used in cleansing is sea salt. Is there any increase in the sodium content of the food when using your cleaning process?

    • eatcleaner

      The sea salt does not have a dietary impact as it is a small amount and is rinsed off.

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