Eat Clean, Get Lean Meal Plan

Slim down your physique with this satisfying and effective mix-and-match meal plan.




The key with dinner is not to eat too much or too late: try to close your kitchen 12 hours after breakfast. It's OK to have some carbs like sweet potato or bean pasta at dinner -- carbohydrates help you relax before bed. 

1. Loaded sweet potato

Stuff a fist size baked sweet potato with cooked kale (or any leftover veggies) plus a healthy fat like chunks of 1/2 avocado, and top with red pepper flakes. 

2. Zoodle and shrimp

Zoodles (aka zucchini noodles) are made easily with a julienne peeler or a vegetable spiralizer such as Veggetti. Simply toss with 1 tbsp prepared pesto or 1/4 cup tomato sauce and 4-6 oz cooked shrimp.

3. Spiced chicken and cauliflower

Sprinkle chicken cutlets with turmeric, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and pepper (which helps absorb the turmeric), and grill until cooked through. Steam or roast the cauliflower with a tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil. 

4. Fish in parchment paper

If you're afraid of cooking fish, try using parchment: Place a 4- to 6-oz serving of wild salmon or other fish on a square of parchment paper (18 by 14 inches) and top with fresh veggies (peppers and bok choy work nicely) and a 1/2-inch piece of fresh peeled ginger cut into matchsticks; sprinkle 1 tsp of rice vinegar over the fillet. Fold ends of parchment into make a package and bake at 450 for about 15 minutes. 

5. Bean pasta with broccoli and tomato sauce

There a lot of "alternative" pastas out there. Those made from beans are naturally loaded with protein and fiber and nutritionally superior to whole-wheat options.