If you’ve been looking for a free clean eating meal plan, this is the place for you!
Below is week 2 of my free clean eating meal plans. Here are my other clean eating meal plans:
Free Clean Eating Meal Plans
If you want even more than the four weeks of clean eating meal plans, I highly recommend checking out 90/10 Nutrition.
If you’re new to clean eating, let’s go over a few basics:
What is Clean Eating
The definition of clean eating varies, but to me, clean eating means eating food that is as close to its natural state as possible. This means making most of your meals from scratch. Sound intimidating? It isn’t! It just takes a little practice, then it becomes second nature!
However, I’m a mom of two kids and have an 8-5 job, so I don’t have time to make everything from scratch! I do buy pre-made breads, pastas and condiments when the amount of time to create it isn’t feasible for my schedule. When I buy pre-made foods, I have a few rules. I do not buy any foods that have:
- Food dyes
- Artificial flavors
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
If you are new to clean eating, start learning to read labels. If you don’t recognize most of the ingredients, put it back on the shelf. Food should be made with ingredients you recognize. Another good rule of thumb is to not buy products that contain more than 5 ingredients. Here is more on what does clean eating mean.
Is Clean Eating a Diet?
I have been asked if you can lose weight while on a clean eating diet. And the answer is, probably… but the intent of eating clean isn’t really to lose weight. I eat clean because I want less crap in my body.
My body doesn’t have any idea what to do with preservatives or artificial ingredients. It wasn’t created to process food with synthetic ingredients. I eat clean because clean, wholesome food is fuel to keep my body operating as efficiently and healthy as possible. When our bodies are well fed, we feel great!
Will you lose weight? Probably, depending on what your current diet consists of. It also depends on the quantity of food you eat. To get an idea of a healthy meal portion, check out Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate & Pyramid.
When you fill your daily diet with wholesome fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean meats, you naturally cut calories (without having to count them) and most people I have encountered will gravitate to a natural, healthy weight.
Better Tasting Food
Perhaps the most important rule of eating clean, for me, is that the food TASTES GOOD!
I love food.
A warm, home cooked meal fills my soul with happiness.
I buy whole milk, real butter, and drink wine (in moderation). Low-calorie and reduced-fat makes me wonder what process a food has been through, or what artificial additives are in it to make something taste real.
Free Clean Eating Meal Plan
If I’ve convinced you to take a chance on clean eating, I hope you’ll love this free clean eating meal plan as much as I do.
Here is a complete (and free) Clean Eating Menu Plan Week 2. The menu plan is designed for an individual, and the dinner recipes are enough for 4 servings.
You can download and print the PDF version of this menu plan for free, here or click on any of the images below.