Showing posts from April 10, 2016

Lunch spotlight for Week 35: Chicken Tostadas

My lunch twice this week was chicken tostadas.  I can have two for about 305 calories:

Here are the ingredients I use:
2-3 oz. grilled chicken breast (homemade)
2 corn tostadas (Vallarta Botaneras brand, 2 are 98 calories, 16 carbs, and 2 gr fiber)
Rosarita refried beans (1/4 to 1/3 c.)
Queso fresco & cheddar cheese (1/2 oz. each)
Tapatio hot sauce (to taste)
Iceburg lettuce (2 oz.)
Avocado (2 Tbsp.)

I absolutely love having this for my lunch.  I keep the tostadas and hot sauce at work, then simply pack everything else in my Easy Box Bento Lunch box which you can find here on Amazon.  Hope you're doing well and have a great, healthy week!

What does clean & healthy eating mean to you?

I'd like to share with you my thoughts about clean & healthy eating.  I believe clean & healthy eating means a whole foods approach to eating whether you subscribe to a paleo, ketogenic, low fat, high protein, low carb/high fat, vegan or vegetarian diet.  Eating foods as close to their natural state with minimal processing is key, and avoiding foods that are highly processed with long ingredient lists of chemicals, preservatives, and coloring is essential to clean eating.  Refined carbohydrates like white flour, rice, pasta, potatoes, and sugar are very calorie dense but not nutrient dense.  So when consumed in large quantities, they do two things: provide too many calories that then get stored as fat, and they also under-nourish the body which I think is often overlooked when we talk about overeating.  As Gary Taubes pointed out, obesity and malnutrition are part of the same phenomenon.  Staying away from refined carbohydrates allows us to maximize the benefits of good, h…