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Clean Slate Challenge: Eating Well When You're Busy

In celebration of our newest book, "Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide" (Clarkson Potter, 2014), the editors at Martha Stewart Living invited some of our contributors to take the three-day #CleanSlateChallenge! The mission? To eat nothing but whole foods. "Clean Slate" underscores the beneficial impact of whole foods, refreshing fruit and vegetable juices, satisfying snacks, and healthy desserts (yes, even desserts). Can we do it? We’ll be blogging about our progress. Stay tuned ... and join us!

New year. New you. New me. Detox. Start fresh. Clean slate. Clean diet. Clean 2015.

 

Despite the fact that this week has been insane with work, moving to a new apartment, and enrolling my kid in a new school ... I've done my best to stick to my Clean Slate Challenge. With all the SoulCycle teaching I've been doing, it's been hard to stick to the diet 100 percent, but I've been following the basics of the recipes! I have been eating only clean, fiber-rich, nutrient-dense foods, and I'm feeling GREAT!

Clean Slate Lunch with Liza
Clean Slate lunch with my sister Liza.

After SoulCycle class, my sister Liza joined me for a trip to Sweet Green in Williamsburg for lunch. We both had a Clean Slate-style salad .

To be fully honest, after a crazy-intense workout, we were both nervous about it being enough to satiate our hunger. We decided to stick to the plan, and if we needed more food we could go for a round two. I also decided to add chickpeas to the salad for a protein boost.

All-Time-Favorite Drink

As an extra treat, I ordered us both my all-time favorite drink -- ginger kale green tea -- to accompany the salads.

In the end, we were satisfied and energized and super happy (and proud of ourselves) for making the decision to stick with the Clean Slate Challenge!

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