CLEAN CUISINE DEFINED
With a focus on eating and living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, the foundation of Clean Cuisine is food in its most natural and nutrient-dense state, with a heavy emphasis on plant-based ingredients. Clean Cuisine is a highly nutritious way of eating the entire family can safely follow together.
Here are our top 10 clean eating tips:
- Eat fruits and vegetables with every meal.
- Think plant strong.
- Consume land and sea Omega 3’s.
- Replace refined processed carbs with nutrient-dense carbs.
- Remove trans fats.
- Cook with unrefined oils (and use less oil in general).
- Eat more beans and legumes.
- Switch to plant-based milks.
- Consume more prebiotics and fermented probiotics.
- Only eat when you’re hungry (Note: We are big supporters of 12-hour intermittent fasting)
Our website is designed to show you the practicalities of how we both live a Clean Cuisine approach on a daily basis. We strive to provide you with the online tools you need to shop, prepare, and eat the cleanest and very best food on the planet—food that is every bit as delicious as it is nutritious. As the name “cuisine” implies, we take the flavor of our food very seriously.
We incorporate fitness and overall wellness information on the website as an integral component to living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
WORK WITH US
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MEET THE TEAM
In January 2020, Ivy and Andy Larson turned the Clean Cuisine website over to Aimee Harris Niedosik and Madison Suttles from Autoimmune Sisters. Although Ivy and Andy are no longer involved with the Clean Cuisine website on a day-to-day basis Aimee and Madison strictly adhere to the core tenets of the original Clean Cuisine anti-inflammatory nutrition program and are committed to helping individuals suffering with autoimmune diseases regain their health and lives.
AIMEE HARRIS NIEDOSIK
Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis at 27, Aimee has spent the last 10 years learning everything there is about Autoimmune Diseases and using an anti-inflammatory diet paired with a whole health lifestyle to reduce symptoms.
In October 2018, Aimee had an idea to bring together women with autoimmune diseases. She launched Autoimmune Sisters Instagram first. With great interest, the online community was launched in October 2019. Now, with 6 admins + more than 40 volunteers, Autoimmune Sisters has become a well known advocate and community for autoimmune diseases.
Since 2007, Aimee runs a small website design firm called Anchored Design. She designs websites and blogs for small business owners, food bloggers and start-ups.
Aimee is married to Lenny, the Gluten Free Dad and together they raise their 3 children in Northern Virginia.
Madison was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2016, but has lived with autoimmune symptoms her entire life. Upon diagnosis, she began educating herself on the healing power of food, and soon, grew a deep passion for holistic health and healing.
In 2018, Madison created a blog called FreelyMadi as a way to connect with others in similar situations. On her blog, she shares her experience with Crohn’s, and how modified versions of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and the Autoimmune Paleo Diet have helped to keep her in remission since shortly after her diagnosis. She loves to create recipes following these protocols, and provide others with the resources to heal, without feeling restricted.
Madison works with Aimee on the Autoimmune Sisters project as the Instagram Admin.
Madison is engaged to her fiancé, Kadin, and currently resides in East Tennessee.
MORE ABOUT CLEAN CUISINE
Clean Cuisine is not low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, or raw. And it is absolutely not a fad diet. Rather, Clean Cuisine is an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-rich way of eating based on unrefined “whole foods,” with a heavy emphasis on plants (beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc.)
Eating Clean Cuisine means choosing foods in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. For example, unpasteurized “whole orange juice” made from peeled whole oranges is far more nutritious and offers countless more phytonutrients, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins when compared to processed pasteurized orange juice.
It is even far better than the super fresh trendy pressed raw juices that are currently all the rage. Whole olives or whole flaxseeds are always going to be more nutritious than their oils. Corn on the cob will always be a better choice from a nutrition standpoint than corn flakes or corn puffs. Making these subtle food distinctions and choosing foods in their most natural and unrefined state dramatically increases the overall nutritional value of your diet and does wonders to reduce inflammation and improve your health and appearance—both inside and out.