How to eat clean at home
29 Sep 2015
Do you know how many words for sugar there are? 60! Galactose, muscovado, barley malt – it’s all sugar in disguise. ‘Sure, I’d love some crystalline fructose with my breakfast cereal, thanks,’ said no one ever. Besides all these hidden sugars, preservatives and weird ingredients starting with numbers, eating clean is made even more difficult by the sheer amount of hours it takes to keep it up. Trips to markets, butchers and the health food store, hours spent in the kitchen making large batches of food that all tastes exactly the same – before the first week is out you’re ready to give up and go and buy a stack of two minute noodles and frozen pizzas. Well it doesn’t have to be hard and you can claim your Sundays back from meal prep! Caveman Kitchen does all the hard work for you, and delivers healthy, nutritious and downright delicious meals to your fridge – with not a hidden sugar or preservative in sight. Here’s how to take the challenge out of eating clean at home and turn your once a week attempt at healthy living into a permanent change. Make it easy Let’s face it, if you have to every spend Sunday madly steaming sweet potato and boiling chicken breast, your determination to eat clean isn’t going to last very long. Skip the long hours in the kitchen and go work on those muscles (or the tan) instead, and leave Caveman Kitchen to do all the meal prep for you. Order from delicious meals like bacon and goats cheese stuffed capsicum, Italian meatballs and even chilli cheese fries (yep, they’re clean!), and have it all ready and waiting for you on Monday morning. Start your day with the right food Think about it: whether you’re making brownies (raw brownies of course, because you can treat yourself sometime) or writing a novel, you have to do it right from the start or you’ll end up tossing it in the trash. It’s the same with clean eating. You have to start your day with a protein rich, low GI meal or you’ll end up shoveling chocolate into your face by noon, #cleaneating be damned. Caveman Kitchen can help there too – just add some paleo muesli or organic protein powder for green smoothies to your order and you’ll be set for the whole day! Don’t eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce Leave the maltodextrin and sodium bisulfite on the supermarket shelves and stick to the basics: meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruit. That’s all you’ll find in Caveman Kitchen’s meals! Essentially, if it comes in a packet, don’t eat it! Unless of course, it comes in Caveman Kitchen’s recyclable plastic containers, which you can even send back to make sure they go to a recycling plant! Spice it up! Thought eating clean was code for eating cardboard? Think again. Caveman Kitchen packs so many flavoursome spices into their meals you won’t even notice the lack of fake sugar (look at the ingredients on that bottle of sauce in your fridge, we dare you). We’re fans of the spicy Cajun jambalaya and pork fajita bowl. Bonus, spices are good for your insides! And finally, IT’S A LIFESTYLE PEOPLE. Call it a diet and you’ll fail it like a diet. Clean eating is a way of life – change your thinking, change yourself! Find out more about Caveman Kitchen and their delicious meal plans here. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!