Clean Eating Magazine! That's right; I am a subscriber. I got my first issue in the mail on Saturday. While it's not a vegetarian publication, they do focus on eating healthy, whole foods (clean eating = "consuming food its most natural state"). I'm hoping to get us eating cleaner and feeling healthier than we have been. That means saying goodbye to meat substitutes and hello to vegetarian proteins like tofu, seitan, beans, lentils, and tempeh.
Clean eating endorses the consumption of 5 small meals throughout the day (or more like 3 meals and 2 snacks). It definitely takes some planning, as far as stocking the kitchen with appropriate foods, as well as eating the right stuff at the right time. I'm a big mindless eater (and I'm a cookie-holic) and I hope to learn to break that habit.
So...I present our first lunch with a Clean Eating Magazine recipe! I made Chicken A La King (substituting broiled tofu for the chicken, and veggie stock for the chicken stock) and it was a HUGE hit. I've been craving my mom's chicken pot pie for years and this really hit the spot! The mag served it in whole wheat wraps, but I decided to go the less messy route and serve it over brown rice steamed in veggie broth. We both ate sensible portions and had plenty left over for both of us to have lunch tomorrow. I can't wait to try more clean eating recipes!
"Chicken" a la king, brown rice (organic tofu, organic veggie stock, mushrooms, organic local milk, flour, organic peas, organic carrots, onion, organic corn, salt, black pepper), Nature Valley granola bar, Whole Foods veggie crackers with local Colby cheese, and a whole Gala apple.