"what is a cleanish life?"
Over the past few years terms “clean eating” and “eating clean” have been all over the internet and social media. Clean eating is defined as eating foods that are minimally processed, few additives and preservatives, and are pretty close to their natural form.
My “cleanish life” means I live in the real world. To think that I can eat clean 100% of the time much less make my family eat clean 100% of the time is an unrealistic goal for my family. I will preface that my family and I are free of allergies and any other medical conditions that require a modified diet.
Most of the food that I buy for the house are clean with very few processed foods. That is not to say that we go without “treats”. If we want a cookie or cake I am going to bake them, this allows me to know what is in the baked good and we make it a family affair. When we go out to eat, I try to select entrees that are heavier in the veggies and proteins and I generally skip entrees that are in heavy sauces or creams. I plan my “worth it” meals/foods so that I make sure to eat clean leading up to that portion of my day.
Once you have become accustomed to eating clean, your tastebuds will change. Some foods just will not taste good to you anymore and will not be “worth” the calories. But there are going to be other foods that will always be “worth it” and those foods are okay! It becomes a matter of portion control.