Clean Plates: Ingredients for the Good Life.

Hey there!

We’re thrilled you’re here.

Just by being here you’re saying yes to your health and yes to the Good Life.

The Good Life is about eating good-for-you foods that you love, optimizing your energy, being present with your loved ones, doing your best work, and having a lot of fun with all of it.

“Jared’s nutritional advice in Clean Plates has the power to transform your individual health and our collective well-being.”
–Deepak Chopra

Sure, we all know that eating more whole, plant-based, nutrient-dense foods is the foundation of good health.

But that doesn’t mean you have to give up eating a burger or having a glass of wine with dinner. Nor does it mean spending loads of money at a high-end grocery store or a crazy amount of time in the kitchen. Eating well isn’t a sacrifice. Better health improves every aspect of your life.

Clean Plates makes it easy to discover the foods, habits, and practical choices that work for YOU. Once you know what works best, eating well (and living well) becomes effortless, sustainable, and yep — enjoyable.

Instead of preaching, we’re here to bring you heaps of practicality (rooted in science) and a dose of good humor from our team of experts. We are as dedicated to deliciousness as we are to bringing you the Ingredients for the Good Life.

Thank you for making us a part of your journey.

“A brilliant and easy way to eat healthy.”
– Jamie Oliver, Celebrity Chef

At Clean Plates, we advocate progress over perfection. Daily food choices can fundamentally change your life (and the planet) for the better. But if eating well isn’t delicious, convenient, and budget-friendly, you won’t keep it up (we wouldn’t either). To help with that, we’ve come up with the 5 Keys to Healthier Happier Eating.  These are the foundational Ingredients to living The Good Life:

  1. Listen to Your Body: One person might thrive as a carnivore, another as a vegan. Some bodies do well with gluten or dairy, while others don’t. We’re all different, which means there’s more than one right way to eat (and live). Embracing healthier eating means finding what makes YOUR body thrive—which may not fit into someone else’s prescribed set of rules or the latest trendy diet.
  2. Eat Real Food: The overwhelming majority of your diet should consist of natural, high-quality whole foods. In other words, food that comes from nature rather than factories. If you can picture a particular food item growing on a farm or grazing in a field, chances are it’s “real.” If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, that’s a red flag.
  3. Eat Plant-Based Foods: Plants are highly nutrient-dense, and most of us would be better off eating more of them. When possible, choose local, organic vegetables and fruit. They have fewer pesticides, and they’re fresher, healthier and tastier because they didn’t have to travel long distances to get to you. (Bonus: Eating local is better for the environment, too.) Make sure you include plenty of healthy fats, too, like nuts and seeds, avocados, coconut and good-for-you cooking fats like olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
  4. Eat Animals Smartly: If you choose to eat animal products, consume only high-quality and sustainable varieties; ideally 100% grass-fed meat, pasture-raised poultry and eggs, and wild-caught fish. If pasture-raised or grass-fed isn’t available, look for hormone- and antibiotic-free. Plus, when planning portions, think of meat as a complement to the star of your plate: The vegetables.
  5. Make Feel-Good Choices: To feel better immediately, reduce your intake of artificial, chemical-laden processed foods. Gradually cut down on sugar, caffeine, and alcohol (although there’s nothing wrong with that glass of red wine.) Great food starts with great ingredients—it’s that simple. Whatever the category, from oils to cereals, we can help you choose the best products with the best possible ingredients—without sacrificing the taste.

“Whether you want to stay trim or re-boot your eating habits entirely, Clean Plates’ expert nutritional advice makes eating well simple and delicious.”
– Dr. Mark Hyman, NY Times Best-selling Author

Thank you for making us a part of your journey.

The Clean Plates Team