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Day 14 Of The 2015 Clean Eating Challenge

This is part of a two-week healthy meal plan that will make you feel like your very best self. Don't jump into the middle — start at the beginning here.

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BuzzFeed Life's Clean Eating Challenge is a two-week plan that's all about eating real food in order to feel great and have more energy. The food is low-carb and gluten-free with an emphasis on lean protein, healthy fats, and lots of fresh produce. There's no processed food allowed; every meal is homemade.

It's important that you follow the meal plan in order starting with Day 1 since most of the recipes call for leftover ingredients from previous days. But you can start any time and find full instructions here. Aim to eat every 3-4 hours and try not to eat within two hours of bedtime.

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Strawberry, Kale, and Avocado Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

6 large strawberries, cored and roughly chopped

½ bunch kale, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ avocado, peeled, cut in ½-inch pieces, and frozen

1 cup coconut water

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon natural, unsalted almond butter

PREPARATION

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds).

294 calories, 16.7 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 34.6 g carbohydrate (10.6 g dietary fiber, 19.9 g sugars), 6.6 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium

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“Fried” Quinoa with Green Beans and Red Pepper

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 cup green beans, ends trimmed, cut in 1-inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced

2 scallions, whites thinly sliced and greens cut into ½-inch pieces, divided

freshly ground pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 shallot, minced

½ teaspoon minced ginger

1 large egg*

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

½ cup cooked quinoa (leftover from Thursday's dinner)

1 teaspoon tamari

10 raw, unsalted almonds (20 for men), finely chopped

*Men, use 2 large eggs

PREPARATION

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat, then add green beans and red peppers. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the vegetables have started to soften but are still a little crunchy, about 3 minutes. Add the scallions whites, garlic, shallot, and ginger and cook until starting to soften, about 30 seconds. Turn the heat down to low while you cook the egg separately. Stir occasionally so that the vegetables don't burn.

Meanwhile, crack the egg into a small mixing bowl, with freshly ground pepper, and ¼ teaspoon water and a pinch of salt, and whisk vigorously until the white and the yolk are thoroughly combined. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add egg and scramble it by moving the raw egg around the pan with a rubber spatula for about a minute, scraping the bottom of the pan as the egg cooks. When the egg is cooked, remove the pan from the heat.

Turn the heat back up to medium on the skillet with the green beans and red peppers. Add vinegar and scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add quinoa, tamari, and scrambled egg, and toss together until the egg is broken up and the mixture is heated through.

469 calories, 28 g fat (4.1 g saturated fat), 41 g carbohydrate (11.9 g dietary fiber, 10.5 g sugars), 17.4 g protein, 186 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium

Add the scallion whites, garlic, shallot, and ginger, and cook just until the garlic is starting to soften. Then, turn the heat to low while you cook the egg.

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½ grapefruit with 10 raw, unsalted almonds (20 for men).

167 calories, 9.9 g fat (.7 g saturated fat), 18.5 g carbohydrate (4.5 g dietary fiber, 0.7 g sugars), 4.9 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 1.4 mg sodium

Tuna Melt-Stuffed Tomatoes

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

2 medium beefsteak tomatoes

1 5-ounce can tuna

2 scallions, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

sprinkle of paprika

1 ounce cheddar cheese, grated

PREPARATION

Preheat the broiler of your oven, and put an oven rack on the top rung of the oven.

To make the tomato cups, cut a ¼-inch slice off of the top of each tomato, so that the seeds are fully exposed. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds, being careful not to rip the sides of the tomato (if you do, it's not the end of the world). Place the tomato cups on a baking sheet or in an oven-safe skillet

Combine the canned tuna, sliced scallion, olive oil, dijon mustard and paprika in a small mixing bowl, and mix everything together with a fork. Spoon half of the tuna salad into each tomato cup.

Broil the tuna-stuffed tomato cups until the tuna is warm and the tops of the tomatoes are starting to shrivel and brown, 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the cups and broil until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, 30 seconds to a minute more.

Eat immediately while it's warm.

348 calories, 19.5 g fat (7.2 g saturated fat), 10.6 g carbohydrate (2.8 g fiber, 4.8 g sugars), 31.6 g protein, 70 mg cholesterol, 601 mg sodium

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1 Banana, Chocolate, and Coconut Popsicle (¼ recipe, prepared last Sunday).

102 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 21.7 g carbohydrate (3.1 g dietary fiber, 10.5 g sugars) 1.3 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 24.5 mg sodium

DAY 14 (SATURDAY) TOTAL NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

1,384 calories, 75.7 g fat (15.4 g saturated fat), 126.8 g carbohydrate (32.9 g dietary fiber, 48.4 g sugars, 61.8 g protein, 256 mg cholesterol, 1,121 mg sodium

You did it! You finished the challenge! YOU WIN!!!!

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Congratulations on finishing BuzzFeed Life’s Clean Eating Challenge! We bet you’re feeling awesome and learned how to cook a lot of delicious, healthy food. Now, go splash around on the beach to celebrate.

You're done!? Show us how it went! Post your photos to Instagram or Twitter and tag them #BuzzFeedCleanEating

BuzzFeed Food editors tested the entire Clean Eating Challenge and can vouch for the validity and deliciousness of every recipe. If you have questions about the challenge or any of the dishes, you can email Christine Byrne.