All Day Omelets

  My husband and I LOVE omelets.  But we rarely eat them for breakfast.  They are one of our favorite DINNERS!  Yup, dinner!  You can also have them for breakfast or lunch - they are a great meal for anytime of the day!  They are also quick, simple and so easy to make!  Eggs whites are a complete protein, very low in calories and contain no fat or cholesterol.  Add in your favorite chopped veggies, protein and some cheese and you have...

 

Chicken Meatloaf

  Growing up I hated meatloaf night - sorry Mom!  But I was put to the challenge when my husband said he had never had meatloaf (he’s from South Africa and it’s not a staple food there!) and never had seen any that looked good.  Surely if I used clean wholesome ingredients I could come up with a tasty meatloaf that we would both like!  Mission accomplished!  My husband couldn’t believe how delicious this was and my kids...

 

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

It doesn’t matter how little or how much I eat at dinner, I have to end my meal with something sweet.  I’m not picky so most of the time fruit does the trick.  But every now and then I need to step it up a notch and break out the heavy hitters - cookies, brownies and cake.  Not only does this recipe satisfy my sweet tooth but it is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits!  Each brownie comes packed full with the benefits of black...

 

Peanut Butter Power Bars

  When out training for a marathon or half marathon or just a long run, I like to take something along with me to get me over that 8-10 mile slump.  For those days when you’re  falling asleep at your desk at 3 in the afternoon these honey sweet peanut bars will pick you up without the crash and burn that a sugar filled candy bar would give you. They are easy to make with no baking involved. Recent research has shown that honey is an excellent...

 

Pizza AND Breadsticks!

Asparagus, Feta and Caramelized Onions Pizza I’ve had a love affair with pizza for a very long time.  In fact my mouth is watering right now just thinking of that thin crust, yummy gooey cheese and delicious toppings.  When my family first started clean eating, pizza was one of the first dinners we tried to clean up.  I found a clean pre made pizza crust and got all the other toppings to go with it.  My happiness was short lived after I...

 

Best Ever Trail Mix

One of the most popular items in my house for snacking is nuts.  Seriously, we are nuts over nuts.  My husband is a fan of every kind there is and my daughter was saying ‘crunchie’ (her word for nuts) shortly after ‘momma’ and ‘dadda’.  We buy tons of different nuts and seeds and separate them into snack bags for a super easy snack on the go.  You can usually catch me snacking on almonds for my afternoon snack...

 

Scalloped Potatoes

I have made scalloped potatoes many times. It was one of my husbands favorite meals. I recently made a cleaner version from the Clean Eating magazine, September/October 2010 issue.  I never thought to saute the onions first, but what a difference. It adds such flavor. I made a few minor adjustments to accommodate my son in laws love of cheese. Ingredients: Olive oil spray 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and thinly...

 

Who needs Doritos?

As many of you know a week doesn’t go by in my house without Taco Tuesday.  Although I love throwing together a delicious veggie taco I also like to mix it up sometimes with a veggie taco salad.  Prior to our clean eating days this meant topping my salad with Nacho Cheese Doritos which simply doesn’t work in a clean eating lifestyle.  Enter in the super delicious Tortilla Chips!  These are so freaking yummy I could eat a whole batch! ...

 

Almond Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies

It’s hard to believe that such a simple recipe can produce such amazing little cookies.  Be warned - it’s hard to resist eating the whole batch!  This recipe was featured in the March/April edition of Clean Eating Magazine. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well (If you buy the premade kind - Blue Diamond has a clean version - you will need to stir well.  If you are able to get fresh ground butter...