List of Clean Foods

Before you start supplementing with the supplements compared on this site, you need to get your diet in order. Otherwise you will have nothin’ but “expensive pee”. You should begin monitoring every single thing you eat with a site like to start understanding where your calories are coming from.

Here is a list of ‘clean’ foods that bodybuilders use to create meals. These foods have high nutritional content, no processed sugars, and no trans fats or other types of bad fat.

Our Clean Foods List

  • sugar-free protein powder (we recommend whey protein after workouts and as snacks, and possibly casein protein before bed.)
  • beef
  • chicken breast
  • turkey breast
  • fresh fish
  • canned tuna
  • canned salmon
  • eggs
  • Egg Beaters / liquid egg whites beef jerky
  • cottage cheese
  • sweet potatoes
  • yams
  • long grain brown rice
  • eggplant
  • squash
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • asparagus
  • avocado
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • peppers (any color)
  • mushrooms
  • string beans
  • zucchini
  • fresh or frozen berries
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • beef tallow
  • coconut oil
  • butter
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • natural sugar-free peanut butter
  • cashews (raw)
  • pistachios (raw, insides only)
  • tomatoes
  • sweet potato
  • almond butter

Fibrous Vegetables

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chives
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Snow Pea Pods
  • Sorrel
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Summer Squash
  • Turnips
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Zucchini

Boom! Now go buy a bunch of stuff, throw the vegetable names into Google, add the word “recipe” after it, and you will have tons of great ideas!

Happy Eating!

About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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