I'm trying to give my eating habits a little cleanup this year. I'm cutting back on saturated fat, refined grains, processed foods, sugar and salt. It's easy to pay close attention to what I'm eating on the weekends when I've got tons of time on my hands to prepare delicious meals, but during the week when time is less available I feel the pull of convenience foods for their, well, convenience.
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But you can eat clean on the weekdays if you keep a few tips (and some easy, healthy recipes) on hand. Here's what I try to live by when all I have is 30 minutes to prepare a "clean" meal:
1. Rely on Quick-Cooking Whole Grains
Trying to eat clean means avoiding refined grains like white pasta, white bread and white rice in favor of whole grains. Unfortunately, a lot of whole grains take close to an hour to cook, which isn't ideal when you're in a rush. You have