Getting Started


Clean Eating doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, you can start by making some very simple changes. Try picking one or two of the baby steps below each week to get a taste of it and see if you don’t catch the bug for Clean Eating!


Clean Eating Baby Steps

Baby Step 1: Swap from White to Wholemeal – Bread, Rice, Pasta and Spaghetti

Baby Step 2: Swap your Beef mince with Turkey mince

Baby Step 3: Add lentils, beans and extra vegetables to your meals to bulk them out and give added nutrients

Baby Step 4: Swap all other beverages to water, or herbal teas and keep hydrated – (aim for 2 liters of water a day)

Baby Step 5: Swap sugary cereals for porridge oats or no added sugar muesli

Baby Step 6: Swap refined white sugar to honey

Baby Step 7: Buy a new fruit or vegetable to try every week

Baby Step 8: Meat Free Monday – Go Vegetarian at least once a week

Baby Step 9: Stop eating by 7 pm (or 3 hours before bed)

Baby Step 10: Clean out your cupboards! Replace junk food with nutritious snacks like oat cakes, wholegrain rice cakes, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, natural cereal bars, seaweed sheets, plain popcorn, fresh fruit, vegetable sticks and hummus.


© Charlie Mace


Are you new to Clean Eating? If so, how have you found adapting to a new Clean Eating lifestyle?

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    Joanne Smith
    3rd July 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I will be attempting the 30 day clean eating challenge in a couple of days. I cook from scratch most of the time so I’m not too worried about that side of things., it’s cutting out my coffee and sweetener I will miss most. Today is researching and making a shopping list, trying to find recipes for meals my two teenage children and devoted meat and potato eating husband is taking a little time. I’m a little unsure about the amount of new food I will be introducing to them so I’m trying to stick to food they already eat. I could use some salad dressing ideas as I usually use ready made one’s and I use salad cream when I make coleslaw so need to find alternative for that. Tomorrow I will begin hunting my local supermarket and health food store then make my overnight oats and no bake bars. I really hope I have th will power to resist temptation .

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    1st August 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I have been doing most of these. The one trying to eat before 7 sometimes becomes hard with little ones. We have to do what we can to swap I have found good organic food on offer

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    7th February 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.

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    12th October 2021 at 7:40 am

    Whenever I fall off the clean habits wagon I come here to reset my life. This article has really helped me about 4 times to hop on back and navigate clean eating with ease. Thanks so much

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