It’s official: according to a recent study, an unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for death in the United States, responsible for more deaths than tobacco use. Unfortunately, it’s not only easy and convenient to grab fast food for lunch or prepare a meal-in-a-box for dinner, but these options are also viewed as tastier. After all, who would choose a salad over a burger? You must look at the bigger picture. How important is your health, to you? We have confidence that this clean eating 7-day meal plan will help you realize that healthy food can be tasty, too!
When unhealthy foods taste so delicious, it’s hard to make healthy changes to your eating habits. That’s why we created this 7-Day Meal Plan. It’s a low-commitment plan that you only have to stick with for a week. But, we think you’ll be hooked on clean eating after you finish: not only do the meals taste great, but your body will feel fantastic after only seven days!
What is Clean Eating?
Before we jump into the meal plan, let’s take a minute and discuss what exactly we mean by “clean eating.” At its most basic, this 7-Day Meal Plan will reset your body by eating foods free of artificial additives. Each meal is filled with whole, nutrient-dense foods. You will avoid any refined foods (such as white sugar or all-purpose flour) as well as any processed foods (including the “healthy” snacks you may buy at the grocery store). But, you can eat all the whole grains, full-fat dairy, healthy fats, and lean proteins you like. No restrictions!
Since it does take time to prepare all your meals at home and buying whole foods can get expensive, we designed the meal plan around having leftovers. If you dislike leftovers, check out our 14-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan for additional ideas and inspiration. Or, go all in with our 30-Day Clean Eating Overhaul. This is also a great way to keep going with a clean-eating lifestyle after the week is up!