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The Clean Eating Trend With Registered Dietitian Danielle Omar! by Donna John

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The Clean Eating Trend With Registered Dietitian Danielle Omar!

Everywhere you look today, from health magazines to Instagram feeds, people are talking about the clean eating trend. But what does it actually mean – and how do you do it? This week at our #30SecondMom Twitter chat, we talked with Danielle Omar, registered dietitian, mom, founder of FoodConfidence.com and author of “The Busy Woman's Guide to Stress Free Grocery Shopping" and "Skinny Juices." Danielle shared tips and tricks for eating clean!

Q. What exactly is clean eating? Does it mean gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.?

Clean eating means eating more fresh foods and less processed ones. Clean eating means eating whole foods like fruits and veggies, whole grains, healthy proteins and fats. Clean eating means reducing intake of refined grains, added sugars, salt and unhealthy fats. You don’t necessarily have to go gluten-free or dairy-free in order to eat clean. I think clean eating means eating in a way that allows your body to function at its best.

Q: What are some common myths about clean eating?

  • Myth 1: You can’t eat packaged food.
  • Myth 2: It’s expensive.
  • Myth 3: You can’t eat out.
  • Myth 4: You have to cook everything from scratch.

There are ways to work around all of these things and so many options these days.

Q: What are your favorite “clean” packaged foods?

I love  oatmeal, beans, quinoa and yogurt. I also really like kimchi and canned tomatoes.

Q: How do you eat clean on a budget?

I buy in bulk to save money, and freeze some for later. I stick to whole foods, which really aren’t all that expensive.

Q: How do you keep it clean (and healthy) at restaurants?

  • I order vinegar and oil salad dressing.
  • I avoid creamy or heavy sauces.
  • I order double veggies for sides.

Q: What clean eating gadgets do you use in your kitchen?

I swear by my Vitamix. I also love my Spiralizer.

Q: What foods do you make from scratch that you used to buy?

I make my own almond milk. I love making nut butters. Homemade energy bars are fantastic.

Q: What are your best clean-eating tips?

I make half of my plate veggies. I eat fermented foods daily (yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles).

I’m so inspired! I can’t wait to eat even more cleanly after this chat with Danielle Omar! Be sure to follow @2eatwellRD, visit her website, FoodConfidence.comlike her on Facebook and visit her 30SecondMom page!

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Donna John
Can't wait to learn more from you, @2eatwellrd. My daughter is really into clean eating and is getting me on board.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm so excited to chat with Danielle Omar about clean eating! Thanks for coordinating this, Jan Mostrom, Donna John, Chrissy Jones! See you Wednesday night, 8pmCT!
Toni B
Sounds like a great chat tonight! Can't wait! :)
KSChris
Always love hearing from Danielle! Thanks for putting this together.
Meredith Schneider
Awesome topic Danielle Omar ! Always open to learning new ways to clean up my eating even more. It's amazing what small changes here and there will do for our bodies. Super excited!
Jan Mostrom
Sorry to miss the chat with the amazing Danielle Omar & Elisa All 30SecondMom! Iceland is amazing but I'll be sound asleep for chat! Can't wait to read the blog!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Gonna miss you Jan Mostrom I was bringing extra hashtags tonight .
Jan Mostrom
Missed you too Chef Gigi Gaggero! I love your #'s. Mine today are #epicIcelandroadtrip "see" you next week! BTW big on the menu here? "testicals" No sorry no new recipes from that one! LOL!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
So glad you can join us, Toni B, KSChris, Meredith Schneider, lorri langmaid, Nicole DeAvilla, Virginia McComb and Jacqueline Lachnicht! We will miss you, Jan Mostrom, but we know you're having a blast in Iceland with your daughter, and that's pretty dang amazing! Have fun! See you soon, Donna John and Chrissy Jones - thanks for your help! xoxo
Chef Gigi Gaggero
My FAVORITE Subject I CAN'T wait!!
Pass the M&m's ............ NOT!
Correy Kustin
make me skinny! @CORREYHOPE
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a great chat! Thanks, Donna John, for getting the blog up so quickly - you rock! Thanks, Chrissy Jones and Jan Mostrom, for coordinating. HUGE thanks to Danielle Omar for all the great info and inspiration! Clean eating never seemed more appealing! And many thanks to our tribe and community members for being there tonight. Love ya, chicas! Toni B KSChris Meredith Schneider Chef Gigi Gaggero Correy Kustin Nicole DeAvilla lorri langmaid Amanda Ah Sue Virginia McComb Jacqueline Lachnicht Jackie and more!
Correy Kustin
I agree. It's always a pleasure to be with so many great fun people like: Toni B KSChris Meredith Schneider Chef Gigi Gaggero Nicole DeAvilla lorri langmaid Amanda Ah Sue Virginia McComb Jacqueline Lachnicht Jackie + more. A place where you can unwind and be yourself. Lots of respect and love is passed around. It's amazing how many people from all over can get along. Dani taught us all about making dining healthy and easy. Can't wait to read the book and share a better life style. Till next time! Peace out.
Amanda Ah Sue
Thanks so much Elisa All 30SecondMom and Danielle Omar! Tonight was a great chat and I was LOVING all the tips and advice!

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