Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eating Clean Day 1--Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Now that the cleanse is over, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty with this clean eating deal. Each day I'll share what I ate and also share what non-natural foods I swapped out with natural foods, recipes, etc. 

Breakfast--handful of almonds (I was still stuffed from feasting last night on appetizers!)
Mid-morning snack--nothing 
Lunch--salad with leftover Almost Guacamole, crumbled cheddar cheese and Caesar dressing (need to find natural salad dressings!)
Afternoon snack--Brownie...having will power for 10 days straight weakened me and I gave in to the brownies...then I threw the rest away!)
Dinner--Chicken and Sausage Jambayla (Not my picture...I was too hungry and forgot to take a pic :) 
Bedtime snack--peanut butter and some chocolate chips
Workout--rest day

Chicken JambalayaChicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Adapted from
8  ounces skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves 
16  ounce package frozen bell peppers and onions  
8  ounces smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices  
2  cups water  
14.5  ounce diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, undrained
8  ounce package jambalaya rice mix (I substituted 2 cups brown rice with about 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning)

Cut chicken into 1/2-inch strips. Place frozen vegetables in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker and top with chicken strips and turkey sausage. Add water, undrained tomatoes, and seasoning packet from rice (or Cajun seasoning). Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in rice. Cover and cook about 45 minutes more (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting), or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.


  1. Hi Lindsey! Saw that you're looking for a natural salad dressing...we just switched to using Bolthouse Farms (found in the refrigerated section by the salad bags). It's all natural & in the ranch & ceasar dressing it actually is a yogurt base & tastes REALLY good. Added bonus, since it's yogurt based it is really low fat (like only 2-3grams)& very low cal. Someone from our small group recommended it & I'm so happy they did! Having fun reading your cleanse! Trying to lose baby weight & you're helping me think of new healthier recipes! Thanks!!

    --Jenny (from mops) :)

    1. Awesome! Thanks for the heads up...I will definitely be trying them :)