Cherry Protein Pop’ems and an Eat Clean Giveaway

by on June 14, 2011

Given the number of times I’ve mentioned Tosca Reno and her books, you’re bound to know that I have a mini crush on her. She’s a normal woman who was unhappy with her weight and decided to do something about it! Since losing the weight and getting into the best shape of her life, she’s been dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle and helping others, particularly women, learn how to eat clean and get into shape. This is something I truly admire and is the main reason I started Eating Bird Food – to share my story and help motivate others!

Back to Tosca. Her original book, The Eat Clean Diet, and the next release, The Eat Clean Diet Recharged are both great starting points if you’re looking for a basic program to help with losing weight and getting into shape. (Both are listed in the EBF Amazon Store).

The Eat Clean principles are pretty simple and require small changes that are meant to be embedded into your lifestyle rather than temporary. They include things like drinking lots of water, eating breakfast everyday, cutting out processed foods, eating 6 small meals comprised of a lean protein and complex carb, lots of fresh veggies/fruit and proper portion sizes. I’m a huge fan of the guidelines and try to follow them whenever possible.

Recently I was sent Tosca’s latest book to review, The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook 2. It features over 150 new recipes and includes topics such as:

  • A “How-To” for fish: Shopping, Choosing, Cooking a fish
  • Vegetarian Done Right: “How-To be a healthy vegetarian” and ensure you get enough of the right kind of foods in the best combinations to get the most nutrients, avoiding the risks
  • Summer Menus
  • Grilling Recipes
  • Tips for Your Best Beach Body
  • One-Dish & Easy Meals
  • Lunch outside the lunchbox
  • Family Staples Made Lean: Chicken Fingers, Pasta, Pizza, Hot dogs, Desserts, Drinks & More
  • Do It Yourself Sauces, Spreads & Salsas: BBQ and Cocktail Sauce, Pesto, Salad Dressing, Hummus, Croutons and more
  • Every type of food made “clean” from Mexican food to Italian or even American

The photos in the book are beautiful! This is a big plus for me because I’m a visual person and hate cookbooks with no photos. Even if my rendition of the dish never looks like the photo, I still want to have one. ;)

While browsing through the cookbook, I found a ton of new recipes I’m excited to try out! So excited in fact, I got started this past weekend by making the Cherry Protein Pop ‘Ems. I’m always looking for protein filled snacks that are a little on the sweet side and these sounded perfect.

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Print Recipe

Nutritional value per serving: Calories 103 | Calories from Fat: 27 | Protein 5g | Carbs 14g | Total Fat 3g | Sat Fat 1g | Fiber 2g | Sodium 25mg

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I followed the recipe almost exactly but subbed a few ingredients based on what I had in the pantry. For instance, I used natural peanut butter instead of cashew butter. I couldn’t find unsweetened cherries so juice sweetened and cut the amount of honey down a bit. I also used vanilla protein powder instead of natural flavored.

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These little pop’ems turned out great. I loved the tiny bits of crunch from the millet and chia seeds and the chewy sweetness of the dried cherries. Isaac and I polished them off in only a few short days. I already need to make another batch!

Speaking of batches. I received two copies of the Eat Clean Clean Diet Cookbook 2 and you have a chance to win one of them! Simply leave a comment telling me the one thing you do/should do to eat cleaner. You can get an additional entry by:

  • Becoming a fan of Eating Bird Food on Facebook and leaving a comment on this post to let me know you’ve done so.
  • Tweeting “I want to win @toscareno’s Eat Clean Diet Cookbook 2 from @eatingbirdfood http://bit.ly/j34Jel” and leaving a comment on this post to let me know you’ve done so.

The giveaway will end this Friday, June 17 and I’ll announce the winner over the weekend. Happy Tuesday!

{ 212 comments… read them below or add one }

JW June 14, 2011 at 6:33 am

I eat clean by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables!! Love summer produce!

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JW June 14, 2011 at 6:34 am

I tweeted this! @butterjessfly

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Nicole (Making Good Choices) June 14, 2011 at 6:34 am

I’m already a fan of EBF on facebook! I have the first cookbook and I love it. I haven’t brought it out in awhile, but I need to. I want to make those snacks they look great!

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Lauren June 14, 2011 at 6:45 am

These look incredible and I have almost all of the ingredients to make these. Except the millet but I think I could probably sub quinoa and they would come out just as delicious!

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Lindsay June 14, 2011 at 6:51 am

I tweeted, girly!

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The Teenage Taste June 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

What can I do to eat cleaner? I definitely need to kick my pre-packaged nutrition bar habit and start making my own! Maybe like these protein pop ‘ems in bar form? Yum!

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Lindsay June 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

I “liked” (really “LOVED”) you on facebook!!!

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The Teenage Taste June 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

Tweeted!

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Lindsay June 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

I eat cleaner by visiting Farmer’s Markets and buying fresh for the ingredients in my cookin’!

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Cara June 14, 2011 at 6:57 am

Tweeted!

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Bev June 14, 2011 at 7:11 am

I need to try not to fall off the clean-eating bandwagon on weekends!

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Danielle J June 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

I eat cleaner by eating seasonally at the farmers market :D

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Bev June 14, 2011 at 7:13 am

I like EBF on facebook

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Melissa June 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

i should drink more water!!

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Melissa June 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

I tweeted!

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caitlin June 14, 2011 at 7:21 am

Liked on Facebook!

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Melissa June 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

my husband and i eat cleaner by going to the farmers markets or local homes. also making swaps to all natural products, like peanut butter. or using dried beans, rather than canned.

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Gillian June 14, 2011 at 7:30 am

I try to eat clean by focusing on real, whole foods! Right now I’m trying to cut back on my biggest vice- sugar!!

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Gillian June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

I like you on fb :)

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Eveline June 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

I could eat cleaner by snacking on “bad” foods less. I’m sure I would find more things I could improve when I read the book!

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Eveline June 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

I tweeted about your giveaway (@dawndella)

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Eveline June 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

I liked your page on facebook!

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Ashley June 14, 2011 at 7:56 am

I try to eat clean by avoiding anything with high fructose corn syrup in it…. there is no reason why bread, crackers or yogurt should have that junk in it!

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ashley June 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

I liked you on facebook!

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Lisa June 14, 2011 at 8:01 am

I eat cleaner by drinking lots of water,eating breakfast everyday and making sure there are plenty of fruits and veggies and lean protein in the house. I “should” cut out more processed foods…why is that part so hard to do?!?

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Steph June 14, 2011 at 8:03 am

i eat as minimally processed foods as i can. my stomach doesnt like chemicals/dyes/artificial sweeteners

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Steph June 14, 2011 at 8:03 am

and i like you on fb :)

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Alyson M June 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

I should eat more protein and less carbs!

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Michelle June 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

I cut diet soda out of my diet & I’m trying to reduce the processed foods I eat.

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Alyson M June 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

I like you on FB! :)

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Krissy @ Shiawase Life June 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

I am making my diet cleaner by always ensuring we have fresh options on hand! If they’re in the fridge and in your face, you have no excuse but to make good choices!

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allison @ thesundayflog June 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

i love tosca reno’s books! my boyfriend got me the eat clean book last year and ive made a ton of her recipes. the only issue i have with them is that many of the recipes use ingredients that the majority of people might not be familiar with. usually i try to substitute things, but i didnt think it was a good book for everybody. with that said, they are awesome recipes! i try to chug lots of water and eat a salad for at least 1 meal a day…or raw veggies. yum

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rebecca June 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

i tweeted about the giveaway!

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Lily June 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

I eat whole foods as much as possible and eat processed foods at a minimum – I am trying to drink more water every day. PS I love your blog and already like you on facebook :)

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’ve had Tosca’s first cookbook for years. My aunt bought it for me for Christmas when I was a teenager! Since then, I’ve been using it on a weekly basis (at least). My favorite recipe is her turkey meatballs (with quinoa flakes instead of oat bran) AMAZING!
I liked you on Facebook! :)

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

Just tweeted!

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ashleigh June 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

Well, I just got a juicer so that’s helping me eat ‘clean’. But I should really kick my nasty sweet tooth!

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dee June 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

buying lots of fruits and veggies every week – i always eat them because i hate for anything to go to waste!

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Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

I could definitely drink more water, and I try not too eat much packaged stuff, at least attempting to choose things with shorter ingredient lists :)

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Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

I tweeted!

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Jessie June 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

I try and incorporate as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can- salads are great, but I also like to sneak in veggies, like spinach blended into smoothies or tomato sauce.

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dee June 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

and i tweeted! :D

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Jessie June 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

I also just liked you on facebook!

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Joslin June 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

I try to eat cleaner by eating whole foods, but I need to drink water more often.

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Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers June 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

Fun! I need to cut out office celebration treats to eat cleaner. Cake? Really people? Pretty sure the sugar crash doesn’t help productivity…

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Hilary June 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

I got the Eat Clean Recharged book about a month ago and have been taking little steps to clean up my already semi-healthy eating. I am cutting out (most of) the added sugar and opting for fruits to take care of the cravings instead. I am also making healthy green smoothies to add some extra greens into my life! I would LOVE to have that cookbook..trying new recipes helps to keep me on track :)

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Claire N. June 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

Tweeted! Those look so delish, looks like an awesome cook book!

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Ellen June 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

We are working on eliminating all soda from the house now and drinking more water or iced tea.

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Ali June 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

Whew hew! I did both – Tweet and liked your page on FB :)

To be cleaner, I could stop eating so much dried fruit (of course w/o added sugar) with raw almond butter. It’s my go to “dessert.” Sometimes I eat more than I should.

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Kim June 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

This is awesome! I’ve been meaning to check out her books since you talked about them. I try to eat cleaner by spending the bulk of my grocery budget on fresh produce, and by starting the day with a spinach/fruit smoothie to jumpstart my greens intake.

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Kim June 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

& I’m a facebook fan!

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Delia June 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

I am working on eating smaller snack sized meals, like my little girls. I need to increase the amount of water I drink as well.

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Delia June 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

I like you on FB.

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Stephanie Elea June 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

I already like EBF on Facebook :-)

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Jordan June 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

I eat clean by eating lots of fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables. But I really need to cut back on sodium. I eat too much jarred salsa, veggie burgers, and cottage cheese haha.

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Jordan June 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

I liked you on Facebook :)

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Stephanie June 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

I am starting INSANITY and focusing on eating clean meals with as little processed foods as possible. Perfect time to clean up my eats since I am a teacher and its summertime!

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Stephanie June 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

And i like EBF on FBook already!

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Sandra June 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

One thing I do to eat cleanly is to pack as many fruits and veggies into breakfast as possible…when I start the day eating cleanly, I am more likely to continue the day that way!

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Lisa June 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

I need to cut back on processed food, especially desserts which are my weakness!

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Lisa June 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

I like you on Facebook

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Eva @ Committed2Nutrition June 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

I eat very well (wholesome foods, nothing processed), but I definitely could drink MORE water to be even better. I lack in the drinking water department. I am a fan on FB and I tweeted :)

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Amanda June 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

I try to cut out processed foods, but I think one of the best things that you can do is to drink a ton of water. I am trying to drink a glass before I do anything or eat anything in the morning to get things going. It feels great!

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Amanda June 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

I like you on Facebook!

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Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

I am really trying to limit the amount of processed foods in my diet. Recipes like the “pop’ems” shows me that I can still eat great foods and do away with processed foods like the average granola bar.

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Sarah S June 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

i should work on reducing my intake of artificial sweeteners like splenda. i love crystal light to go packets, diet sodas once in a while, diet hot chocolate, torani sugar free syrups etc… i’d say i probably consume 1-2 servings of artificial sweeteners a day and know i it would be better for me to reduce this.

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Abby June 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

I try to stay away from processed foods and keep my eats full tasty whole foods!

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Abby June 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

I already like you on FB! :)

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Abby June 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

I tweeted! :)

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Jamie June 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

ooo those popems look delicious! I love Tosca! So inspiring… I’ve been drinking over a gallon of water a day and also completely avoid any type of refined sugar. Does a body good :)

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hippierunner June 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

I’m a fan of EBF on FB!

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hippierunner June 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

A change I’ve made to eat cleaner is to use banana or blueberries as a sweetener in my oatmeal, rather than use brown sugar like I used to. It’s so much better and doesn’t leave me craving more sweet things afterward. :)

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hippierunner June 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

Tweeted it!

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Maureen June 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

I eat meat 2-3 times a week now, I’d like to go down to once per week!

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Marlina June 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

I do my best to avoid any sweeteners that aren’t natural, along with drinking lots of water!! This book looks fantastic!

P.S. I’m now a facebook fan !!

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TraceyJoy June 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I liked you on FB already

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tea-bag June 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

thanks for that recipe – those look great! i think, to eat cleaner, i need to stop drinking so much crystal light powder – it’s just so hard to drink all that plain water with the amount i take in each day!

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TraceyJoy June 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I have a crush on Tosca too, she is great♥. I have not had meat or dairy in my diet now for almost 2 weeks. I really like how I’m feeling. I make sure now that I have fresh veggies and fruit daily. That was my big issues, I just would not do it before or it was a rare thing, now it’s apart of my lifestyle. Loving eating clean

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Hailey S June 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I have been dying to buy this cook book can’t wait to check out the recipes.

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Hailey S June 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Im a fan of EBF on FB!!

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Erin Hack June 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I need to eat more greens. I just discovered kale and am anxious to eat it much more frequently. :)

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Lily June 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I have also been making little changes to my lifestyle to become healthier (and drop a few pounds). I have been eating a (healthy) breakfast every day, exercising and cutting out foods that are just plain ol’ bad for you. I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and I have been addicted to overnight oats ever since. I have also enjoyed your recent HIIT workouts–I love going to the gym and working for 20 minutes and getting a great burn.

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Lily June 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I also LIKE you on Facebook.

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Lily June 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I also tweeted.

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Emma June 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I go “vegan” when I don’t know where food is coming from (at restaurants, friends’ houses, etc.). At least that way I know I’m not consuming growth hormones!

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Jayme @ runner-n-Spice June 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I need to cut eating artificial sweetener!

I love tosca – I went to the same ballet school as her daughter! I don’t know if youve seen it already, but she has a show called “Fit at 40″ which is great. I think it plays on OWN.

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blair June 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Tweeted!
[@blairwinston]

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Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) June 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I’m making a conscious effort to drink more water- I’m way to active to not be chugging it all the time!

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Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite June 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

This book sounds great! I always make sure to eat breakfast and I limit the amount of processed foods I eat as much as possible. I could always get more fruits and veggies though!

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Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I have cut most processed foods out of my diet.. especially those 100 cal pack!

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Jackie June 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I’m aiming to eat 6 small meals a day, and drink lots more water!

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Sarah Dussault June 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I am extemely jealous that you get sent all Tosca’s stuff! She recently tweeted me and it made my day! She is my eating icon/idol and I hope to look as amazing as her at 50 as well!!

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Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) June 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I’m a FB Fan!

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Krystal June 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Even though the budget is tight, I eat clean by shopping from our local co-op and buying lots of organic fruits and veggies. It is better for me and better for my community.

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Kimberly @ Healthy Strides June 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I need to cut some of the artificial sweeteners out of my diet!

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Kimberly @ Healthy Strides June 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I became an EBF fan on FB!

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Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) June 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I tweeted!

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Krystal June 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

And I am a facebook fan!

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Heather M. June 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I tweeted! Woo Clean Eating!!!!

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Devon June 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Lately I have been buying all organic produce and trying to eat mostly whole foods. I definitely limit the amount of processed foods I eat.

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Katy June 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Those little poppers look delicious! I try to eat clean keeping the focus of my meals on fresh produce rather than proteins or grains.

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Maria June 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I need to stop eating low-cal ready meals and make myself something nutritious! I liked your fb page and tweeted :)

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Lindsay June 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Already a Fan of EBF :)

Can you make this recipe word friendly? I would like to be able to print it out to try to make them this weekend! :)

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Christina L. June 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I just discovered your blog yesterday! I love Tosca’s cookbooks too! I eat cleaner by incorporating plenty of legumes and whole grains in my diet. My favorites are lentils and quinoa.

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) June 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I just tweeted it: @distchocoholic

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Bridget June 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I tweeted!

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Brittany June 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Me and the girls I work with at the gym love Tosca Reno. I made sure to post on twitter!

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Lauren June 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I drink a ton of water already but I am trying to limit the amount of sugar I am taking in from processed foods.

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Lauren June 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I tweeted!

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Nikki June 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I recently heard apples are the produce with th most pesticides. I have got to soak and scrub my apples better.

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Lauren June 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I like EBF on FB!

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Haley June 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I REALLY need to eat cleaner by cutting back on my artificial sweeteners! I know they are bad for me because of all the chemicals, but I am addicted….

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Jessica June 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I’m a fan on the book!

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Jessica June 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I tweeted!!

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sarah b. June 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

i eat very cleanly most of the time – the one thing i would really love to eventually give up is my flavored coffee creamer! someday i will switch to organic cream or milk ;)

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Helen June 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Usually I eat pretty well with unprocessed foods but during that time of the month, I just completely fall off the wagon. I need to try to learn to deal with my cravings in a healthy manner and not stuffing my face with spoonfuls of Nutella

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Stephanie June 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

One thing I’d love to do to eat more cleanly is to make my own nut butters!

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Jeannie June 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Already a Fan of EBF :)
I need to make these protein pop’ems. (I don’t like cherries at all but I’m sure I could substitute the fruit.) I need to add more protein. I eat pretty cleanly now.

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Amy@healthyhungryhappy.com June 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

yum those look awesome! to eat cleaner, i need to stay away from the prepackaged snacks. its so easy not to bc theyre super convenient but i should start trying to make my own. i also need more veggies in my life!

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Amy@healthyhungryhappy.com June 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

tweeted!! and follow u on twitter!

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amy@healthyhungryhappy.com June 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

liked you on facebook! :)

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Ash @ loveandrunningshoes June 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I’m focusing on buying organic produce (and more of it!!) to eat cleaner. Also, I’m reducing the amount of processed snacks I eat. Facebook-Liked and Tweeted you, too!

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Andrea June 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I should drink less diet soda!!

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Haley N June 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

i just tweeted about this :)

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Charissa June 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I try to begin my day healthy with a smoothie, eggs, fruit, ect…if I start right, I usually end the day right!

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Natalya June 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Hi girl, new to your blog but love it and would love to win that book!

I’ve been changing my eating habits a lot recently, but one main thing I’ve been doing is incorporating flax seed oil or chia seeds into smoothies, oatmeal, etc., mostly for healthy fats and to try to ward of high cholesterol that runs in my family!

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Jaime June 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I do my grocery shopping on Sundays and spend time right when I get home washing, cutting and storing fresh veggies and fruit in storage containers and bags for easy weekday grab-and-go lunches. Having it all prepared at the beginning of the week makes it easy to pick up healthy breakfast and lunch items all week long without the hassle or excuse of not having enough time.

Love the blog and liked it on fb!
J

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Monet June 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm

What a great giveaway…what a great story…and what a great recipe! I eat plain non fat greek yogurt with my fruit in the afternoon. I get a boost from the protein, and my stomach appreciates all the probiotics!

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Amykinz (Foodie4Healing) June 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

1) I don’t eat sugar, other than in fruit, a select few no-sugar-added dried fruits, agave nectar & stevia. I recently heard about coconut palm sugar, so I may try that & add it to my list.

2) I was already following you on Facebook! :)

3) I am now following you on Twitter! And posted that I wanted to win! Go me! :)

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Cate June 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I stopped buying flavored yogurt, and I use brown rice instead of white. I’m still not a totally clean eater, but I’m working my way there!

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Cate June 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I became a fan on facebook!

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Floey June 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Drink more water :)

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Floey June 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

tweeted @Squigglemefloey

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lindsey June 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I carry around one of the reusable clear starbucks cups and constantly refill it with water while I am at work :)

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Kate June 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Yum! Became a fan!

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Jill June 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I have struggled with eating clean ever since I read Tosca Reno’s 1st book. I became a fan on of eatingbirdfood.com on FB in hopes to do better at eating clean. I will also find substitutes for some of our favorite foods.

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rebecca June 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I’m a fan on facebook!

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Jen June 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I *should* eat less sugar. I *do* eat lots of veggies!

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rebecca June 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

i tweeted!

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sara June 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Oh man this sounds great! Something I should do to eat cleaner is quit munching mindlessly on things i don’t even love when i’m not hungry!! I don’t mind a good indulgence but I do when it’s hardly enjoyed! Need to work on this..

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Madison June 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

i HAVE to work on cutting out artificial sweeteners! most days i am really good… but they get in there way too often!

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Donna June 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I’m a HUGE fan of Tosca Reno. I’m currently reading her Your Best Body Now book (again.) I really need to give up the diet soda!

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Donna June 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I liked you on facebook!

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Lauren @ vegology June 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Two things I could do better:
1. Drink more water, and
2. Make sure I have healthy portable snacks on me at all times, so when I’m hungry I can resist the pastry case at the coffee shop and the occasional free sweets at work!

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Kari June 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I have Tosca’s Eat Clean Diet book and love it, would love this new book as well! Slowly I’m working on incorporating her principles into my life. My husband and I have given our love for JIFF pb and replaced it with all natural organic pb. It took a little while to get used to it, but now I can’t stand how sweet regular pb is. Lots more I’ve got to work on, one step at a time!

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Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest June 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I try to eat more whole foods and I notice that I always feel better when I do this vs. eating processed foods.

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Sues June 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

These look so delicious and filling!! My best advice for clean eating is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store instead of going down all the aisles! Also, I try to drink as much water (and tea!) as possible :)

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Jess P June 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I’ve got to cut back on the Splenda!

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Jess P June 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Already like you on FB!

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Green Groats June 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I start my day with Steel cut oats and berries to eat cleaner!! Plus, lot’s of fruits and veggies throughout the day :)

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Green Groats June 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway :) Horray! I love Tosca Reno!!

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Erica June 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Now a fan of you on FB

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Erica June 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Tweeted about the Tosca Reno giveaway! I currently have one of her cookbooks checked out from the library.

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Alyssa June 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I tweeted and I liked Eating Bird Food on Facebook.

I’ve been wanting the Eat Clean book…I sneak peaks at B&N when I visit.

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Avery June 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I made these protein balls as a healthy snack for my dad to have at work. When he came home he told me that he and his co-workers loved them and that I must give him the recipe so that he can pass it along.

Of course I saved a few for my self. They sure are yummy!

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Gissell Montoya June 15, 2011 at 1:54 am

One thing I do to eat cleaner is taking a trip to my local health food store to buy fresh groceries. Taking a trip to Whole Foods never fails to get my taste buds firing! It helps give me that extra motivation I need to continue eating healthy all week!

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Brett Marie June 15, 2011 at 4:31 am

I was already a FB friend of yours, and proud of it. Haha. To eat cleaner, my hubby and I have adopted what we lovingly call a “pescatarian diet”. We have cut out all meat, relying on healthy, lean seafood for our “meaty proteins”. Also, we include 2-3 vegetarian nights where we focus on whatever produce is fresh & in season. Since I am still relatively new to clean eating, I would love a copy of the book to expand my knowledge & recipe base. Fingers crossed, adn as always, thanks for the amazing blog!

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char @ char on a mission June 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

I tweeted!

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char @ char on a mission June 15, 2011 at 6:23 am

I now like you on facebook!

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char @ char on a mission June 15, 2011 at 6:25 am

I have loved Tosca for about 5 years now and actually starting loving her more when I found out that she lives only 15 mins away from where I do (her original Eat-Clean Diet book was actually SHOT in one of my local grocery stores). My favourite concept of her ‘diet’ is to include protein with every small meal. Because of her, I started preparing few chicken breasts at the beginning of the week, always keeping egg whites on hand, and just becoming more aware of my meals! She has great concepts and I’m so happy you love her, too!

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Stephanie June 15, 2011 at 7:39 am

I want to learn how to properly refuel before and after working out!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

Hmm one clean food thing I try for every day is WATERWATERWATER- with lemon (all natural cleanser and flax seeds (2 tbsp daily). I love that Tosca is from Canada too :)

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Caitlin June 15, 2011 at 9:07 am

I try to start my bday with a “clean” meal. By starting my morning with a healthy and clean meal, it starts a precedent for the remainder of the day!

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Sarah K. June 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

I eat clean by cutting out most meat in my diet and eating lost of veggies!

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Sarah K. June 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’m a FB fan!

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tracey June 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I’ve practically eliminated processed foods from my diet…if it doesn’t grow or has more than 7 ingredients (any of which i don’t recognize)…I put it down and get something else.

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Allison June 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’ve always been interested in checking out one of her books! They look great. I just liked your page on Facebook

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Tari June 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I start my day with a bowl of mashed bananas, oatmeal, and one of the Kashi go lean crunches with either skim milk or almond milk. Best part of my day!

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Nadia June 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I’ve been having green smoothies in the morning and that having a serving of green veggies, fruit, and water first thing in the morning has been setting me up to just say no to processed! I alter that with overnight oatmeal with I’m lazy (I’ve been experimenting with brown flax seed and they make the oatmeal ready in less than 30 mins!) And I feel like committing to the farmer’s markets (Byrd House Market/Tricycles/South of the James!) and making sure I regularly stock up makes me want to eat up the veggies more than go out and eat food that’s not even good for me!

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Nikki June 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I like your Facebook page

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Tanya June 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I try to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible. I can’t afford to buy all organics, but I do buy organic for fruits and veggies that are on the EWG’s “dirty dozen” list (apples, strawberries, spinach, peaches, etc.).

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Colleen June 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Eat Grass Fed beef! I’ve also liked your FB page!

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Amanda June 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I like your facebook page!

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Amanda June 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I tweeted!

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Amanda June 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I have been trying to eat more vegetables and fruits by making lots of smoothies. I also toss in some yummy chocolate protein powder!

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Lilly June 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I always eat breakfast and include as much local and organic produce And whole grains to “eat clean”. Makes me feel so good and healthy- I would love to read her book, it sounds awesome!

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Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream June 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I’m a recent convert to the Eat Clean way. I’ve been eating much cleaner for the last 2 years and find I feel amazing! Just last week I did the cooler pack 1 of the eat clean diet and provided a few reviews in my blog (www.alifewithouticecream.com)

It was a great chance to incorporate even more clean eating habits into my lifestyle.

The one thing I know I need to give up to eat even more clean – Turkey Bacon… :)

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Christine June 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I am cutting out processed foods and eating lots of fruits and veggies!

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Leigh June 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I really would like to start eating less processed foods and try sticking to the outside aisles at the grocery store!

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Nicole June 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Hmmm, I honestly need to do better. :) But with summer here, I’ve been stocking up on fresh veggies and fruits!

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Crystal June 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I try to use fresh farmer’s market produce to keep healthy during the summer.

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Melanie June 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I tweeted

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Melanie June 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I liked you on FB

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Melanie June 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I love eating clean. I try to cook my own beans, stay away from packaged foods, etc.

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Samantha O. June 16, 2011 at 1:05 am

I eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as I can throughout the day

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Haley June 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

I’ve just finished Tosca’s Book, “The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids,” and have gotten my children into the habit of looking at the labels for foods they “think” they want me to purchase for them. I do NOT want my children to be obsessive about calories/weight, but I do want them to grow up and be conscious about what they’re putting into their God-given gifts of bodies. For example, my 7-year-old wants packaged fruit snacks. She looks at the ingredients list, and if there’s anything she cannot pronounce in it, she knows that it’s nothing her body needs, places it back on the shelf, and chooses the one that has few ingredients – ingredients that she recognizes, aka can pronounce.

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Engineering Mother June 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

I found you thru your Cinnamon Raisan Almond Butter recipe on Tasty Kitchen at ThePioneerWoman.com. I love eating cleaner and would really like to check out that recipe book! This year I built a raised garden for veggies (got the directions from The Pioneer Woman website). I shop farmer’s markets and drink lots of water!

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Jon June 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

I eat clean by snacking on fruits and veggies instead of processed junk food.

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Stephanie @ LiveCookLove June 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I would like to stop drinking Dt. Dr. Pepper… but it’s just so good! :)

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Cathy June 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I just liked you on Facebook and I love your site. I told my daughters to check your site out too!

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alain June 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm

thanks for holding this awesome giveaway!one of the ways I try to eat cleaner is replacing cow dairy for goat dairy. I’ve read that goat dairy is more easily digestible and in my opinion just as delicious!

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Anna June 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I have cut out most packaged products, especially the ones with huge lists of fake ingredients. I even tried to make my own granola bars and protein bars for awhile but life got in the way of that…I need to start doing that again!

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola June 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I can eat cleaner by removing Diet Coke from my diet. I feel like I do a good job eating clean most of the time in all other areas, but I can’t seem to give up that pesky habit!

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola June 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Tweeted :) (@emilyatggg)

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Meredith June 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Eating oatmeal without added sugar, and sneaking spinach into my smoothies!

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Amy June 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I became a facebook fan!

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Amy June 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I’ve been eating cleaner by feeding my family more veggies, buying organic and drinking only water (that’s the hardest)!

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Erin Sutten June 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I became a fan on facebook. Would love to have this book!

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Shannon June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I’m watching out for “The Dirty Dozen” and opting for those products with the shortest (and most pronounceable) ingredient lists. Would love to win this book!

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Sigi June 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

To eat cleaner I should spend more time cooking my meals and less time heating up frozen entrees, even if they are “organic.”

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Hanna June 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I don’t eat anything processed and I drink a lot of water!!

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Lana June 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I became a fan of your fb fan page!

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Lana June 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I tweeted! <3

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Nessy June 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I really need to eat 5-6 small meals during the day, rather than 3. I always get hungry in between and end up mindlessly snacking!

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Nessy June 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I ialso liked you on facebook!

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Lana June 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I’ve spent the last 3 months working on a complete overhaul of my eating and exercise plans, and now I tend to eat fairly clean as a general rule. What I do need to do, however, to improve my eating plan even further is to add much more variety to my day-to-day. I’m a creature of habit, and tend to eat the same things week after week…very easy to do, since I’m still learning and creating new habits. A copy of Tosca Reno’s cookbook would go a long way towards helping bring some creativing to my menu! (great giveaway!!)

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Brandi Mayberry June 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I never eat store bought salad dressing. I use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and greek yogurt in equal parts mixed together with a whisk. Add a tiny touch of agave if it is too sour. What I need to do better is plan (or prepare) my next meal or snack while I’m still full from the current one, otherwise its easy to be tempted my unclean foods once my stomach starts growling again. I have three of Tosca’s books, but I really want the newest one!

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Cheryl June 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I’m a fb fan! I’m trying to follow the “dirty dozen” list. I can’t afford to eat all organic produce, but those things listed as the worst I definitely will buy organic.

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables June 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

I “liked” the facebook page :)

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Jaime Toro June 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Just from a guys perspective, I don’t think I’d use these as a way to get an adequate amount of protein because of the calories, but other than that they sound really tasty!

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Carol December 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I “Liked” you on Facebook….actually, I *LOVE* you on Facebook! Merry Christmas from Canada :)

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Meredith June 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Now that it’s summer, I’m shooting for four or five servings of fruit a day. I used to have a sweet between lunch and dinner but the fruit is satisfying my sweet tooth. =)

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