Cooking, General

One Week Clean Eating Challenge

Clean eating is one of our favorite things in our family. We love only eating things we can pronounce and understand! Don’t get me wrong, we still have occasional junk food if I forget to make snacks for the week, but clean eating makes us feel much better when we stick to it.

What is clean eating?

It’s ridiculously simple. Clean eating is eating “real” foods. Minimally processed, refined and handled. As close to their natural state as possible! You don’t have to go full organic to eat clean.

How it benefits you:

Less constipation due to added fiber
Great flavors in your dishes from natural ingredients
Better moods and mental well-being due to natural vitamins and dopamine enhancers
Higher energy levels due to stable energy sources


So, does it sound like something you want to try? I challenge you to ONE week of clean eating! That’s it, just one!To help you get started, here are a week’s worth of clean eating dinner recipes I use for our family!

1.Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli Skillet 

2.One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

3.One-Pan Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus

4.Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin and Carrots, With Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5.Spaghetti Squash and Homemade Meatballs 

6.Sheet Pan Baked Parmesan Porkchops with Asparagus and Potatoes

7.Mini Meatloaves, Green Beans and Potatoes

What do you think? Are you up to the challenge? Let me know if you decide to take it!

 One Week Clean Eating Challenge - The Southern Smiths: I've included a week's worth of dinner recipes to help you out!