Category Archives: Clean Eating

Review: Harvest Box

A couple weeks ago I was scouring the interwebs for an interesting subscription box. I basically wanted to receive new products on the reg without having to do any of the legwork. Then I stumbled across the Harvest Box website and pretty much signed up right away. Harvest Box is a delivery service in Australia where each box consists of four different types of nut mixes. You choose how often these boxes arrive, delivery is free, and you get to rate the mixes you receive (No Thanks, Try Me, Like it and Yes Please!)- effectively ensuring you frequently get ones you love and never again get ones you’re not fond of.

The mixes are healthy and all ingredients are listed on the website, so you know what you’re getting yourself into. Now, I like most nuts and most dried fruits; but there are some that I really don’t like, so it was a bit of a risk for me to sign up. However, I figured if I didn’t like anything I can always let them know and I’ll never get them again. You can view the full range online before you register, and they are continuously adding to their range. There is no minimum order and you can cancel any time. Also – the first box is half price, so what did I have to lose?!

I decided to get a weekly box, delivered to my work every Monday. So far I have received three boxes and for once, I actually have something to look forward to on the hardest day of the week! *Winning*

I’m really pleased with the service so far and wanted to share with you guys – because until November 8th, if any of you sign up using this code – 85122BRXXIG – you’ll get your first two boxes for half price!

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Clean Eating Chicken Tacos

Since finishing my juice cleanse I have continued my clean eating health kick – cutting out processed foods, white products (such as rice, bread and pasta), and sugar. I have largely been eating lots of fruit and veggies, hard-boiled eggs, greek yoghurt, raw nuts and lean meat. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything, as it is relatively easy to replace those “unclean” foods (there has to be a better word for this!) with clean alternatives. Strangely enough, I’m also not really craving the pre-packaged foods I would normally eat; and I’ve found my energy levels are lasting much longer – no more 2.30pm slump for me!

I had great success last night converting one of our favourite dinners (Crispy Chicken Tacos with Sour Cream and Chilli Sauce) into a clean meal, and boy was it delicious! I had two tacos, which although were rather light, filled me up no problem. My partner wasn’t so keen on this version so I made our regular tacos for him – which is why my chicken quantity below is a bit random! I’m not exactly sure how much chicken that is, but I tend to cut it into 2cm cubes when cooking.

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Clean Eating Chicken Tacos (makes two tacos)

  • 10x small cubes of skinless lean chicken breast
  • 1t coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of ‘Herbes de Provence’ (which is made up of rosemary, thyme, tarragon, orange peel, mint, lavender and raspberry leaf)
  • 2 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 red capsicum, cubed
  • 1/2t natural greek yoghurt

Heat coconut oil over medium heat; add chicken, salt, pepper and herbs; fry until cooked through – around 5-10minutes, depending on your appliance/taste. Remove from heat.
Place chicken in your lettuce leaf and top with carrot, tomato, capsicum and any other vegetables you like. Top with a few small dollops of yoghurt.
Enjoy!

The chicken is delicious cooked in these flavours – the coconut oil provides a natural almost buttery taste – and while the herbs were subtle, the flavour really worked here. I’ve never used greek yoghurt as a substitute for sour cream before, but after this meal, I definitely will again.

What other ‘clean eating’ meals should I try? Anyone else like using lettuce instead of taco shells?