Clean Start

Inspiring you to eat clean and live well is the hope of author Terry Walter, who combined about 100 recipes, pictures, tips and serving suggestions in her new book. More than a cookbook, she honestly wants to encourage people to eat better. Most of her recipes can be classified vegan and gluten free, but Walter says her recipes are for everyone. Also a working mom, she made sure her recipes are busy mom friendly.

Walter writes, “Clean eating is about making healthy choices, one at a time, and doing the best that you can do, empowered with knowledge and motivated by intention. It’s about maximizing nutritional value and taste, and minimizing waste and imbalance. It’s about true nourishment.”

She says the best way to get started is to: eat the colors of the rainbow, eat leafy greens every day, eat foods that are grown not manufactured, know the source of your food and buy local and organic when you can.

Benefits to eating clean are: increased energy, strengthened immune system, reduced inflammation, reduced acidity, greater heart health, better absorption of vitamins, less exposure to genetically modified foods, pesticides and hormones and fewer complications to food sensitivities.

The book is beautiful and easy to follow and would make a nice gift for someone who needs gentle encouragement to eat healthier.  Walter provides a list of foods to keep in the pantry and some basic information on a variety of ingredients. Recipes are divided into the four seasons and include beverages and desserts. Her main dish recipes use a variety of grains and vegetables, which can also be served as side dishes with lean meats if you aren’t a vegetarian.

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Written by Pamela Settle, owner of Light Shine Media Group and publisher of GoodLiving® Magazine. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog may be reproduced without permission.

GoodLiving Magazine® is printed six times a year for families in Pinellas County, Florida, home to municipalities including Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Largo and St. Petersburg. The densest county in Florida, population is near 1 Million people. Past issues are available for viewing digitally on the website.

As an advocate for children and families, Pamela Settle serves as the local committee chairperson for The Children’s Movement of Florida, a non-partisan advocacy organization that works on behalf of the well being of children throughout the State of Florida.

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