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Eating Dirty promotes eating whole foods that are nutrient dense and properly prepared. Our Batch Cooking Guides all reflect these standards.

Whole foods:
Foods as they are found in nature… in and on the dirt! These foods have not been processed, stripped, denatured, sterilized, and made “clean.”

For example: Baked potato vs frozen tater tots

Nutrient dense:
Nutrient density is obtained through eating a diverse range of whole foods. The level of nutrients in your food is a direct reflection of how and where plants and animals are grown and what they eat - You are what you eat… and what you eat eats! Whole foods retain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, microbes, and water than their processed counterparts.

For example: Organically grown and still dirty vs grown in treated, sprayed soil and washed before arriving in your store

Properly prepared:
Preparing your own meals at home from whole food ingredients and with proper cooking techniques ensures that you are supplying your body with the most nutrient dense sources of food available to you.

For example: Potatoes sautéed in organic and/or grass-fed butter vs deep fried french fries in canola oil


Eating dirty is not a “fad diet” or trendy way of eating. So often when you read about “clean” or “healthy” eating, certain foods are demonized while others are praised as “super foods.” Eating a wide array of properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods supports your physical health, mental health, and emotional wellbeing.


Eating dirty also acknowledges that life is sometimes messy and you rarely have time to prepare each meal fresh, minutes before eating it. In response, we came up with a quick and dirty way for you to eat well at each meal, every day.


  • Follow our weekly Batch Cooking Guides.

  • Grow your own food, shop at local farmers markets, or purchase foods mostly from the perimeter of the supermarket.

  • Eat a wide variety of plants and animals.

  • Purchase local, organic, grass fed foods whenever possible.