Clean Eating with the “Whole” Food Diet

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Clean Eating with Whole-Foods

Clean Eating: Clean “Whole” Foods

As a Carmel Valley San Diego community resident I know and understand the importance of optimal health, cleaning eating, and its effects on other aspects of our lives. As a health food expert, I believe that most of your nutrition should come from “whole” real food and supplements will only be necessary if you are lacking them in your diet.

Variety is definitely the key to clean eating and getting a well balanced diet. Consider buying foods that are organic, free range, grass-fed, hormone free and wild. Whole foods shouldn’t be pasteurized, bleached, injected with hormones or go through eradication for the convenience of our supply and demand. This takes the quality out of food and yearn our body to seek more nutrition elsewhere. Knowing all the amazing foods that is out there and eating it in its most natural and nutritional state is the key to optimal health. I will go over on how food is fuel your body, but medicinal in every aspect of your life.

Knowing how to eat food in its most nutritious state, food combining, whether raw, steamed or cooked and when best to consume them is essential to your health goals. You will understand what are the best meats, poultry and fish out there for you to consume and choose from, as well as eating the healthy fats that is going to contraindicate all the health problems we have today. The more you know, you will be fearless about going out to eat at any of the top favorite restaurants. Clean eating has made a huge impact on my health, body and career. I feel better than I did when I was a teenager. I can live my life without feeling guilty about eating delicious foods. I’m more aware of how food affects me and I love sharing that knowledge with everyone I know and meet. I love this bean-free hummus recipe because its so nutritious and light and very versatile – you can add it to just about anything!

This whole-food dip is perfect for those who love the taste of hummus but are allergic to beans or find them difficult to digest. But being gentle to your tummy won’t mean having to sacrifice authentic taste.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | "Beanless" Hummus

“Raw” Beanless Zucchini Hummus


  • 3 raw zucchinis, peeled and chopped
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2/ cup raw tahini
  • 1 cup sesame or sunflower seeds, soaked
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzle
  • Fresh parsley, minced for garnish

Place all ingredients, except oil and parsley, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth or to desired consistency. Drizzle with oil and garnish with parsley. Complement it with crudites, raw flax crackers or whole-grain pita bread. You can also spread it on sandwiches or mix it with salads.

Nutrients per 3-oz serving: Calories: 140, Total Fat: 11g. Sat.Fat: 1.5g, Carb: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 5g, Sodium: 330mg, Cholesterol: 0mg.

Minh Nguyen | Carmel Valley Community Site | The Carmel Valley Life

Mihn Nguyen is a professional Raw Fusion Chef and is the founder of “Minhs Living Tree.” His passion is helping people live a healthier life!! He believes that in order to do this, we must be physically, spiritually, and mentally healthy. Being physically fit is a great goal, but getting yourself mentally drained while trying to achieve this, is not healthy either. Having an understanding of your health and how the physical elements effect you is one of the keys to living a well balanced life.  Mihn is a Carmel Valley San Diego community resident and professional Raw Fusion Chef. He is also the founder of “Minhs Living Tree” and Minh’s Healthy Kitchen. His passion is helping people live a healthier life!! He believes that in order to do this, we must be physically, spiritually, and mentally healthy. He holds classes every month in his home kitchen, the Pacific Athletic Club or various locations with Garden of Eden Organics that combines his specialty skills as a Raw Culinary Chef.



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