Mar 29

Eating Clean

I’m on week 13 and the end is in sight (in terms of finishing my crazy work schedule for the time being…and vacation)! I thought I’d celebrate early by sharing a new cookbook with you–Eating Clean, by Amie Valpone!

Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body

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By Amie Valpone


Genre: Cookbook
Pages: 392

How To Detox Your Diet and Your Life

As you might have guessed, the first part of Eating Clean takes you through a tour of sorts on how to “detox” your diet and life!

Normally, I dislike the word “detox” because I associate it with quick-fix advertisements on juice/tea cleanses and the like, but thankfully that’s not the case in this book (although I did take issue with fluoride being described as a toxin–fluoride helps to lower the risk of dental caries, decayed, missing, or filled primary + permanent teeth!).

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That being said, I liked the “eating clean manifesto” Amie shared!

The first rule, “There is no one ideal diet,” is super true–for instance, I really like soy/tofu/eggs, so I’m skipping out on eliminating those. The book sheds light on areas in your life where you could be unknowingly exposing yourself to toxins. She also walks you through a 21-day elimination diet to help you eliminate potential trigger foods and figure out what to replace it with.

Amie also has a section on steps to take to clean out + make over your kitchen/pantry (and home in general), from the edible substances to the tools and cleaning products you use! She helps to decipher food labels, and gives great healthy-eating travel tips + how to explain clean eating to your family/friends if they’re not being supportive.

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I’m a fan of making my own skincare products! This book even has a section on that, including ingredients to try to avoid, what to look for in clean products, and how to make your own beauty products!

Trish and I are now meal prep buddies (yes, even though she lives in Delaware and I’m in NJ)! We recently happened upon a health food store and are likely going to be meeting up at some point to make DIY skincare stuffs too. :]

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Delicious, Delectable Detox Recipes

There are so, so many delicious-lookin’ recipes in this book! These are the different sections there are to look forward to! :]

  • Good Morning: Breakfast and Brunch
  • Small Bites
  • Appetizers and Soups
  • Timeless Salads
  • The Main Dish
  • More Than Just A Side
  • Refreshing and Restoring Sippers
  • Dip It, Spread It, Dress It
  • Sweets and Treats

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  • 2-Week Detox Meal Plan
  • Anti-Inflammatory Pantry List
  • Integrative Medical Testing
  • Amie-Approved Products and Vendor

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If you’ve been looking for a book to help give you a kickstart to healthier dietary/lifestyle habits (or if you’ve ever been interested in homesteading), you should definitely check out Eating Clean! I can’t wait to try out these recipes! :]

Ginger Ice Cream

  • Have you heard of Eating Clean? Do you ever experience “brain fog” with certain types of food? Potatoes send me into a food coma, but I love em’ so much. :O
  • What’s something you can do to “clean up” your life?

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  1. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    I don’t buy into the whole detox culture, but I am all about clean food and real flavors!
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    1. Farrah

      Same! I think our kidneys and livers do a great job! 😛 but I do like the idea of tasty recipes and cleaning out/up my kitchen and home in general! :p

  2. GiGi Eats

    I love clean eating, it’s the best approach everyone should take for a healthier lifestyle in general. However, I do have to say, I really ABHOR the words “detox” and/or “cleanse”. They sound so kitschy, and they sound like something that people can do for oh, 5 days and then revert back to their old ways! 🙁
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I’m with you on those words–they used to mean what they were supposed to but people have definitely gone overboard with it and now the mental associations I get when I hear those words just make me sad. :[
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  3. Eddy

    The only reason I’d give it a try is due to the fact that it is clean food. I agree that our bodies need food that’s really a ‘food’ and not synthetic mix of some flavors and chemicals.

    Nice review Farrah.

    1. Farrah

      Definitely agreed, and thanks so much! :]

  4. Kimberly G

    Looks like a great cookbook! I just finished Blogging for Books review last week so I’m going to see if they have this cookbook in stock!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I wish my review for BFB would go through so I could pick up another book to read! :[
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  5. Rachel G

    Sounds like an interesting angle for a cookbook! I’m not much for all the specific diets out there, but in general, I like it when a good chunk of my diet is good old homemade from scratch veggie dishes. Almost any veggie soup is especially my favorite. I definitely think it’s a smart idea to not overindulge on unhealthy food ingredients…especially because there are so many healthy, natural foods that taste so very good!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! I’ve definitely been eating way more veggie dishes lately because it’s a lot cheaper and I’m trying to save money! 😛 (Also yay for healthiness, haha.) I’m really glad there are so many healthy/natural/affordable options out there! :]
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  6. ShootingStarsMag

    That last photo looks so yummy. I definitely need more ideas on eating clean, etc. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Right!? 😀 I’ve made a similar ice cream with coconut milk on here, but I added in a bit of passionfruit jam! <3!
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  7. Joanne | No Plate Like Home

    This is interesting. I need to spend some time learning about clean eating. I already am part of the way there. I do make a lot of food from scratch but need to stay away from my habits and refined sugar.
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    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I’ve been trying to make most of my food from scratch and to make healthier dietary choices too but there are definitely days where I just want a bunch of fries! :O
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  8. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Whaaat! Potatoes send you into a food coma? That sucks! 🙁
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    1. Farrah

      Food coma only in the sense that I get super sleepy in the afternoon if I have em for lunch! I love potatoes! 😮

  9. Tamara

    Hi Fairyburger, just checking in to see how you’re doing and if you’re participating in A-Z again this year? I know how busy you are, and I applaud you for engaging in eating clean. I only just recently came across this expression, and I am kind of hooked. It makes so much sense, right?
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    1. Farrah

      Hi! I’m not sure that I’ll be able to–I’m going to be out of town for a couple weeks and my schedule has been really packed lately, but I’ll definitely try to pop in to check out the different posts! :]
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