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Clean Eating Boot Camp: Step 11

by Erika Nicole Kendall

Note: You can sign up for the Clean Eating Boot Camp here, completely free!

See, everyone tried to tell me “Oh, this is going to be easy,” and for some, it is! The conversion toward clean eating will be simple for many. For others, it’s a frustrating journey.

Wild rice with cranberries and walnuts, a favorite in my house!

Wild rice with cranberries and walnuts, a favorite in my house!

The goal isn’t, necessarily, to have you quickly and easily implement all of these new steps into your lives. I know that sounds weird, but follow me, here.

The goal is to introduce a new way of thinking to you. You may not’ve given up that godforsaken sodapop yet, but do you at least think about how it’s not “clean” before you drink it? Does thinking about it make you consider drinking less of it or, even better, tossing it?

You may not always make the right decision – or even the decision best able to help you accomplish your goal – but if you’re even doing so much as thinking about how your decision affects your progress, then you’re headed in the right direction. People like to overlook how important that is… but that’s okay. I’m here to remind you.



There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’ve got to take it slow. Just make sure you understand the difference between “slow progress” and “no progress.” That’s all I’m sayin’.

This week, we’re going to just keep focused on everything we’ve worked on thus far, including our books, and add a little bit of fresh herbs to the mix!

Pick one:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley

The three most common fresh herbs in the history of grocery stores. Pick one, but don’t buy it until you get the recipe (and the care instructions. We’re not about that “wasting money” life.)

Catch up!

Who’s winning? Who’s struggling? Who needs advice? Let’s hear it! And don’t forget to tweet and instagram your clean meals with #CEBootCamp! Who knows? Your delicious dish may wind up being featured here!

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Kris March 25, 2013 - 11:32 AM

I just found your site recently and am trying to catch up. I’m in my second week of clean eating and I think I’ve eaten more vegetables last weeek than I have my whole life.
That said, it hasn’t been too bad. The sugar/Splenda addiction is a beast though! I lost the battle one night and used ONE packet of Splenda. An hour later I had a splitting headache. I guess I learned my lesson.
Now if I can just get through Easter and all it’s chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and robin eggs, etc. I’ll be good!
Your site really made me rethink processed food as a drug and considering the symptoms I’ve had since giving it up I am really much more aware now.

Tiff.Tiff March 25, 2013 - 10:00 PM

So I’ve jumped on the Clean Eating bandwagon & I’m wondering where are the recipes for the bootcamp/grocery list posted at??

Erika Nicole Kendall March 26, 2013 - 9:30 AM

All over the place, mama – click through the recaps and catch up!

Johnetta March 26, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Trying to catch up! Already a follower of sorts. I have tried several of your recipes within the last year and all of the ones I have tried were awesome! Thank you for all that you do!

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