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Marni talks with Ashleigh Leegie about how to eat clean when you are time-strapped. single, dating, or in a relationship. Ashleigh shares tips for saving time shopping, how to make nutritious vegetables versatile, and how to make preparing dinner a family event. 

 

Key takeaways from this episode: 

 

  • What eating ‘clean’ means
  • How to eat healthy when you are single
  • Time-saving tips for busy working women
  • How an apron can make you feel sexy
  • How to change your mindset about cooking

 

How Busy Women Can Connect More Deeply to People in Their Lives  [5:57]

 

Ashleigh started noticing a pattern of allergies, disease, and illness in the people she loves. It was then she decided to begin creating ‘clean’ meals for her family. Her mother was from the South and her father was Greek and she trained as a chef, so being a foodie is definitely part of her nature.

 

Ashleigh chose the term clean versus healthy because she says, healthy can be interpreted differently. For her, clean eating means using ingredients she can pronounce, quality ingredients, like grass-fed butter and fresh garlic.

 

Women need to believe they are worth clean, healthy meals and make time for it. Changing your mindset and focusing on the things in life that are important to you is the first, big leap.

 

Tips for Clean Cooking:

 

  • Online grocery shopping 
  • Have the mindset to prepare
  • Make a list
  • Crockpot meals 
  • Get others involved

 

Ashleigh asks a lot of women what turns them off from cooking and many say they don’t know what some ingredients in recipes are or the meal requires 45 minutes to prepare and they don’t have the time. 

 

Change your mindset about cooking — Your health depends on it!

 

Tips for Cooking with a Guy or After a Busy Day at Work  [33:19]

 

It sounds old school but putting on an apron can bring out your feminine, playful, nurturing self. An apron can be the perfect transition from busy working woman to domestic goddess. And, if you are cooking for a date they can be super sexy. 

 

If there are others in the kitchen with you give them a title and a responsibility in the food prep process. It is a way to bring people together and to divvy up the prep. 

 

Ashleigh’s Top Recipes for Singles and Dates:

 

  • Turkey Taco Lettuce Cups  
  • Greek Salad
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Skillet Lemon Pepper Chicken
  • Apricot-glazed Chicken 

 

Make every meal seem like a date night 

 

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