Clean Carbohydrates: simple and complex

Carbohydrates are a key part of my diet. They are one of my main sources of energy so I always try to pick “clean” sources of simple and complex carbohydrates. I try to eat foods that aren’t processed or are minimally processed. Complex carbs examples: oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, barley, 100% whole grain bread, 100% whole grain pasta, beans, lentils, …

Fresh Fruit vs. Dried Fruit

The problem with dried fruit is a serving size is never really enough! I can (accidentally) eat 8 dried apricots (160 calories), no problem. It’s a lot harder for me to accidentally eat 8 fresh apricots. Due to their shrunken size, it can be challenging to remember what a true serving size looks like. While dried fruit can be a quick …