30 Days of Clean Eating Challenge

by Sherri on January 2, 2014 · 10 comments · 30 Days of Clean Eating

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mixed selection of fruit and vegetables

A New Year is among us and every year I have to get back on track with eating well after majorly over-indulging from Thanksgiving through New Years.

I am pretty good throughout the year but for some reason I completely throw in the towel around the Holidays. To be honest, I feel really unhealthy right now and am so ready for this change.

My challenge – 30 Days of Clean Eating

So, what exactly is Clean Eating? When I think of clean eating, I think about eating foods in their most natural state, limiting fats and sugars as much as possible.

This is a challenge you can start at any time.   Preparing your own meals is truly the only way to ensure eating clean. So, eating out the next 30 days is off limits for me.

This is going to be fun! What do you think?  Does anyone want to join the challenge? Or do you have an idea for different challenge you have been wanting to tackle?

Day 1 – What To Buy

Day 2 -  Why Should I Eat Clean

Day 3 – My Favorite Breakfast Ideas

Day 4 - Chicken and Kale Soup Recipe

Day 5 – Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Day 6 – Discipline

Day 7 – Black Bean Chili Recipe

Day 8 – Clean Eating Snack Ideas

Day 9 – Benefits of Clean Eating

Day 10 – A Typical Day of Clean Eating

Day 11 – The Best Quinoa Pilaf Recipe -

Day 12 – Clean Eating Appetizer Recipes

Day 13 – Chicken, Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato Salad

Day 14 -  Baked Zucchini Cakes

Day 15 -  Healthy Lemon Cake Recipe

Day 16 -  Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Day 17 – Maple Dijon Chicken Recipe7

Day 18 – Apple Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Recipe

Day 19 -  Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Day 20 - Simple Homemade Marinara

Day 21 -  Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Day 22 – Healthy Soup Recipes

Day 23 - Chicken Marsala Recipe

Day 24 – Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Day 25 – Southwestern Rice Bowl

Day 26 – Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Day 27 – Simple Chicken Corn Chowder

Day 28 – Healthy Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Day 29 – Healthy Broccoli Potato Leek and Soup

Day 30 – Homemade Lara Bars


30 Day Mom Challenge

I will be joining 11 other bloggers as we all face some of our toughest challenges with plans to tackle them over the next 30 days! Just search for the hashtag #30DayMom on your favorite social media outlet to see what we are up to and to play along!

30 days to overcome our challenges

Please follow along as we all face our challenges for the month of January!

Chrissy at The Taylor House

Challenge: 30 Day Pantry Challenge – Chrissy Taylor is a wife, Mom, blogger and property manager. She and her husband of 16 years are raising two active boys in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys blogging about cooking, crafts, gifts and household tips. You can connect with her at: The Taylor House * Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google+

Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog

Challenge: 30 Day Fitness Challenge – Kelli lives on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast with her 3 Boys, Husband, and actually 2 dogs. :-) Blogging since November 2006, Kelli is your go to source for all things homeschooling & homemaking. Follow 3 Boys and a Dog on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Crystal at Crystal & Co.

Challenge: 30 Day Busy Mom Dinner Challenge – Crystal is a Dallas mom blogger to five boys and in the mist of raising a blended family. She believes in the power of meal planning and loves creating easy recipes. She speaks in the Dallas area to mom and parenting groups and loves helping busy families get dinner on the table. Follow Crystal and Comp on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Holly at Kids Activities Blog

Holly writes Kids Activities Blog all about fun things to do with kids. She is taking on the 30 Day Challenge to get her kids to do chores – which hasn’t been so much fun in the past. She has three boys ages 8, 10 and 12 who can’t remember to pick up their dirty clothes or take out the trash. You can follow her adventure on Instagram, G+ and as @Texasholly on Twitter. (psst.. she also has a rockin’ Pinterest!)

Shannon at Milk and Cuddles

Challenge: 30 Days Declutter ChallengeShannon traded in her sensible NYC TV producer shoes (they were best for taking the subway), for a pair of Texas Cowboy boots when she married her best friend! He’s at fault for making this Yankee a Texan! Shannon’s blogs at MilkandCuddles.com where she writes about all things that make a house a home. Her chief blogging inspiration is being the proud & slightly neurotic mom of a preschool age daughter. You can find Shannon on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and her new favorite place to hang out, G+.

Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures

Challenge: 30 Days of Reading with My Kids – Dianna Kennedy is the soon to be mother of six. Her home base is The Kennedy Adventures, where she writes about managing a large family, classical homeschooling, and living her Catholic faith. Follow The Kennedy Adventures on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Sherri at Luv a Bargain

Challenge: 30 Days of Clean Eating – Sherri is a wife, Mom of 2, and blogger. She and her family live in New Hampshire and enjoy a simple, healthy, frugal lifestyle. Sherri loves blogging about saving money, recipes, crafts and DIY. Follow Luv A Bargain on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons

Challenge: 30 Days of Fruits and Veggies – Megan Sheakoski is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and G+.

Andrea at The Greenbacks Gal

Challenge: 30 Days of Sugar Detox – Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert who loves using her coupon finds into whole food recipes. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic and following a whole foods diet doesn’t have to cost more. Follow The Greenbacks Gal on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Kelley at The Grant Life

Challenge: 30 Days of Natural Living – Kelley is the mama behind the Grant Life blog where you can find easy homemade recipes, crafts and household tips! The Grants are one husband, two toddlers, two dogs and two very large cats. They love to cook together, get messy, chase each other and laugh way too much. The Grants believe that everyday chaos is normal and the Grant life shares that! Follow The Grant Life on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Jamie at Hands on as We Grow

Challenge: 30 Days of Kids’ One-on-One Time – Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do and shares them on hands on : as we grow. Jamie takes the creative outlet as a way to get through the early years of parenting with a smile! Follow Hands On As We Grow on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

Tiffany at Eat at Home Cooks

Challenge: 30 Days of Meaningful Meals – Tiffany King writes the blog Eat at Home, where she shares simple, family friendly recipes. The site also offers Weekly Meal Plans, including an All Slow Cooker version with grocery lists and printable recipes. Tiffany is married to Jim and they have four kids. Follow Eat At Home Cooks on: Facebook :: Pinterest :: G+ :: Instagram :: Twitter

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Holly Homer January 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

I am super curious how this turns out! Thanks for sharing.


Shannon Schmid (@milkandcuddles) January 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I’ve heard the term clean eating before – but to be honest I never really understood what exactly it referred to! Looking forward to following along!


Theresa March 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Wow! The recipes all sounds super good…it almost softens the blow of giving up fat and sugar :)


Sherri March 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

Thanks! I am always trying to make it as painless as possible! :-)


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