About Me

Me and my cat, Misty

Well, where do I start? My journey to clean eating started in July of 2011. My health and weight were spiraling out of control. Under medical supervision, I cut out all processed foods, grains, legumes, dairy, salt, sugar, and so on. What COULD I eat? You ask…everything else! I could eat chicken, beef, seafood (yuck), turkey, duck, venison, buffalo, veggies, and fruits.  I know, I thought I was gonna die too the first week! Well, after that first torturous week, I felt a lot better, I was sleeping better, less aches and pains, less digestive issues, and I lost 11.5 pounds!!!! Yes, I know that was pretty much all edema, but cut me some slack! I was ecstatic anyway! So, here I am almost 9 months and 123.6 pounds later (that was NOT a typo!) and I have added back some foods although none of it processed, no gluten or refined sugar. I allowed myself a little dairy twice…a little mozzarella on my gluten-free pizza (which I don’t think it really needed it anyway..I think it was just the point of having pizza without cheese?) and some greek yogurt with no preservatives and crap in it.

I have been on a quest to find healthy, clean recipes that live up to my standards and they are very hard to come by! I have also had many people I know asking for healthy recipes. So, I decided to start this blog and post recipes I have tried and “cleaned” up if they needed it. All recipes I post will pass the taste test of either myself, hubby, or daughter, all of us, or just a couple of us…you get it. All authors will get credit and I will supply a link to the original recipe. Everything here will be gluten-free and almost everything will be dairy free (may add a small amount of hard white cheese once in a while which can be omitted). I hope you enjoy my blog, don’t forget to like it, share it, pin it, and print it! I am open to suggestions and requests so don’t hesitate to contact me! I’m sure there are others out there looking for the perfect recipes too and I hope this blog helps! Happy clean eating and enjoy!

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Just a side note:

Not only do I spend my time searching for the perfect clean recipes, I am also a wife, mother, grandmother,  wire jewelry designer, AND college student….please be patient, I will post as much as I can as fast as I can!

Also:

Pretty much all of the smoothie recipes are my daughter’s (Kaela) recipes as she is the smoothie connoisseur! I have pretty much tasted all of her smoothies and they are awesome!

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Nobody ever believes me when I tell them my weight loss story. They look at me and I can see it in their faces….”yeah right, where was that fat…your big toe?” THEN, I pull out my before and after picture…..You should see their faces then! Ha! I wish I could see yours right now!

Before and Aftercindyscleaneats@comcast.net

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www.cindysfinejewelrydesigns.com

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  1. You look beautiful! We’ve started to “try” and follow starting at phase two…. all I’m gonna say… is this isn’t easy! I’m so proud of you for actually following such a strict plan and sticking to it as well. Basically, we’re just following the recipes….. no salt, refined sugar or processed foods. Plus we started working out. Can’t wait to see what eating healthy and physical fitness brings. Thanks for sharing your recipes with us!

    • Thank you! And it IS amazing how great you feel when cutting out processed foods and refined sugar! Also, it’s imortant to learn to listen to your body….if something is giving you gas or bloating, your system can’t handle that food. Remove it from your diet and see how you feel. After eating healthy for a while, try adding it back in and see how you react. Only 1 new food for every 4 days so you know which is causing the reaction!

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