Clean Eating Basil Pesto

My husband and I were in California a couple weeks ago looking for a new house.  We’ll be moving to Oceanside, CA in May and we spent the weekend house hunting.  Clean eating doesn’t stop for us when traveling so when the hotel concierge handed us a menu for a cafe we just ‘had to try’ I stuck it in my pocket without another thought.  Luckily we got stuck in traffic later that day and I pulled the menu out and took a look....

 

Clean Eating Banana Split Muffins

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories is when my hubby, who can’t really cook, decided to make me a dessert as a surprise - it was a super yummy banana split.  This year I’m surprising him (surprise honey!) with these delicious clean banana split muffins! Ingredients: 4 medium size ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup date sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1...

 

Clean Eating Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Do you know someone who likes chocolate but doesn’t like to eat their vegetables? This might not be the best way to eat vegetables but I always say to do whatever works. These chocolate muffins have shredded zucchini in them and if you are trying to hide the green stuff, you can shred it finely and no one will be the wiser. Ingredients: 1 cup date sugar 1/2 cup brown rice syrup 1/3 cup safflower or canola oil 1/3 cup unsweetened applebutter 1/4...

 

Clean Eating Creamy Pumpkin Rice Pudding

I absolutely could not miss including pumpkin in our series on super foods. Pumpkin is by far my favorite super food and rice pudding is such a comfort food that it just made sense to combine the two for a delicious creamy bowl of happy childhood. I don’t remember having rice that often as a child but when we did, I loved it when there was some left over and I would ask my mom if she would make sweet rice which it turns out was rice pudding....

 

Clean Eating NO BAKE Blueberry Granola Bars

There are some recipes that we make that I wish we could invite all our readers into our kitchens so that you can taste the yumminess that comes from putting together wholesome, simple, natural foods.  These are by far the very best granola bars I’ve ever eaten before - and I LOVE granola and have had my fair share!  Not only are they deliciously addicting but they contain blueberries and oats which are  super foods.  Blueberries...

 

Clean Eating Broiled Citrus Fruit Cups

Just 1 whole orange or grapefruit completes your daily requirement of vitamin C as well as providing phytonutrients along with  folate and potassium. Blood oranges contain anthocyanin, which may help prevent stroke and urinary tract infections and reduce the risk of cancer. Red and pink grapefruit, higher in vitamin A than yellow grapefruit, contain lyopene which may reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Honey is also a superfood because...

 

Clean Eating Wheat Grass Energy Shake

It’s so great that you have decided to improve your health and vitality with good clean nutrition. Doesn’t it feel good to know you are giving your body the best fuel possible? You won’t be puttering down the road anymore, you’ll be tearing it up with all your new energy. Fuel up with this energy shake and you will be ready to go. Ingredients: 1 cup plain kefir 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (no sugar added) 1/2 cup frozen blueberries...

 

Clean Eating Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

I love fruit parfaits.  Fresh fruit and creamy yogurt - YUM!   Not only are they a beautiful display at your Holiday table but they are so easy to make. Ingredients: 32 ounces non fat (or low fat) plain yogurt 32 ounces part skim ricotta cheese 5-6 cups fresh berries of your choice Preparation: In a large bowl mix together ricotta cheese and yogurt. In another large bowl gently mix together all the berries. Spoon a layer of the yogurt...

 

Clean Eating Upside Down Apple Cake

This upside down apple cake is based on a Torte di Mele which is a Tuscan apple cake. It’s not really cake, it’s denser, almost like bread.  The apples are cooked in a skillet until caramelized and then topped with the batter and baked. The pan is then inverted over a plate so the beautiful glazed apples are on top and the sauce soaks through to the pastry below. It’s a perfect dish to have for a brunch or any time. Ingredients: 4...

 

Clean Eating Mini Frittatas

What brunch would be complete without eggs?!  Not only is this recipe so yummy and delicious but it’s also so easy that you’ll be wondering why you ever made eggs any other way! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups vegetables of your choice (I used asparagus but you can use mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, peppers, artichokes or a mix of everything!) 1 1/2 cups shredded or grated cheeses (I used low fat feta cheese but you can cheddar, monterry...