When you hear someone speak about eating clean, it doesn’t mean that person is on a diet or has reduced the amount of food he/she consumes. Eating clean simply means consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet. It is a lifestyle approach to food and cuisine, leading to an improved life. One of the important things to remember is to eat five to six times a day. Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. The steady intake of clean food keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. So, here are some inspiration tips for a “eating clean” lunch or dinner. Keep checking this blog and our recipe section for more ideas. Most of us typically do well with carbohydrates and fat, but we often lack protein, especially in the early part of the day, like at breakfast and lunch. Protein is an important muscle-builder, and it can also help curb your appetite. When eaten throughout the day, it keeps us feeling full longer. Be aware of the kinds of meals you put together and space out your protein.