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    My Clean Eating Pantry Staples and Essentials

    This has been a long time coming my friends.

    My Clean Eating Pantry Staples List is officially ready. I sat down to write this post and create the list a dozen times. Every single time I had a different vision for how to give you this info, how to organize it, etc. Then I finally said to myself that no one actually cares about these details or what color font the list should be as much as I do. You babes just want the details. And that is what you are getting. Especially after you see my beyond basic graphic design skills 😉

    But a little background about my clean eating journey.. I started to “eat clean” when I was around 20 or so. It wasn’t really an overnight transition though. After years of calorie counting, eating fat-free foods, and downing 3 cans of Diet Coke a day, I knew I had to make a change for the better. I had little energy, my hair was a stray of hay and I mentally just wasn’t okay. But I thought that was me eating healthy. You know, eating Special K or 100 calorie packs for snacks. The food and beverage industry does a great job deceiving us all, ya know?

    When I realized that there is a huge difference between eating “healthy” and eating “clean”, I began transitioning my focus from calorie counting and looking at fat grams, to actually reading the ingredient list. Looking to see if I can pronounce everything listed in the ingredients and understanding what chemicals to stay away from, etc. Also learning what to buy organic and what not to waste my money on was a learning experience. And really still is.

    One thing that we all have to accept about cleaning eating though is that is a constant learning experience. There are a ton of new things coming out each and everyday and new trends and findings. Not too long ago agave was the best thing in the world and now it is getting a bad rep. But you need to do your own research and find out what works best for you and your journey.

    Don’t be intimated by the constant changes, just go with it. Continue to learn and grow and fuel your body with things that makes it feel good.

    I spent a ton of time putting this grocery list together for you guys. I pretty much listed the foods and items I cannot live without. The staples that I use constantly and find the most value in. Many of these are on my weekly grocery list and some I just have to stock up on every so often. Use this as a guide and go from there.

    Let me know what you think and keep me posted on your favorites! If you have these items on hand, it is likely you can make most recipes from the blog too.

    Download the PDF here.

    xx, Rach

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  • Reply Katie February 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Okay I love this and also low key you picked the greatest fonts and colors, just sayin. Thank you thank you for this! 🙏🏻

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  • Reply Izzy | pinch of delight February 16, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Your photos are stunning!
    Lovely post. x
    Izzy |https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

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  • Reply Lindsay February 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Can I ask why you are dairy and gluten free?

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    • Reply Rachel February 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      I am actually not gf and df, as you will see there are a handful of dairy-based products I use as well as gluten. Such as oatmeal, granolas, etc.

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  • Reply Emily February 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    That is SO COOL that you made a PDF! 🙂

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  • Reply Fiona February 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you so much for putting this together Rachel! I discovered your blog after Farnoosh interviewed you on her podcast and have been obsessed with your recipes and Insta ever since. You’ve really motivated me to take a second look at how I eat, and also to get more creative when eating clean / healthy. I’m not a huge dessert person (blasphemy I know) so I especially enjoy all the savory recipes you post.

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    • Reply Fiona February 19, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      p.s. when’s the Rachel Mansfield cookbook getting published? 😉

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    • Reply Rachel February 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Fiona! I am so happy to hear that. Once you are in a groove, clean eating is second nature 😉 And I can only dream for a book!! Happy weekend! xx

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