Clean Eating Ranch Dressing

My husband and I recently switched from PC’s to the new MacBook Airs.  You might be wondering what the heck this has to do with Ranch dressing?  Well, in the sheer giddiness of the switch over (I am LOVING my Mac!!!) I forgot to transfer my calendar reminders.  So when I received the email from my friend confirming that we were still set for her family to come over for dinner I went into a semi blind panic since I was none to prepared to...

 

Clean Eating Cream of Mushroom Soup

For years I always had a can or two of Campbells cream of mushroom soup in my cupboard. How could you make a casserole without it? Those cans were one of the first things to get cleared out when I began cleaning up my diet. Maybe you did the same thing with a little sigh, thinking never to have casseroles again. But, you were wrong. This cream of mushroom soup is so good you may eat it all before it can become a casserole. As you’ll see in...

 

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

I recently got back from a trip to Nashville, TN and it must have been the smell of BBQ that hits you as soon as you walk off the plane that put me in the mood for some BBQ of my own!  This recipe is so ridiculously easy that I can’t believe I hadn’t been making my own BBQ sauce sooner! Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small white onion, diced small 3 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste 2 tsp ground...

 

Clean Eating No Sugar Added Apple Butter

Apple butter is a useful thing to have on hand for using in many dishes. In baking it can be used to help reduce the fat. In savory dishes it mixes well with other ingredients to make a tasty marinade or sauce. It’s even great for spreading on whole grain toast, pancakes or waffles.  Apple butter is easy to make, especially if you have a crock pot/ slow cooker. If not, you can make it on the stove but you will need to spend a little more...

 

Clean Eating Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

My husband and I were in the car a couple of weeks ago and we passed a Steak N Shake and he said to me, “Remember the dressing they had there?  It was so good.”  He was referring to the creamy, delicious, calorie laden, heart attack in the making thousand island dressing that I could eat by the bucket full.  This was not your average Kraft style dressing, oh no!  This was unlike any dressing I had ever had before.  This was truly...

 

Clean Eating Delicious Fruit Dip

We are a family of fruit lovers.  My husband eats grapes and pineapple almost everyday and my son loves apples and bananas.  My daughter is a fruit freak - if there is fruit around, no matter what it is, she’s usually eating it.  While we rarely add anything to our fruit, on special occasions I like to break out the fruit dip - clean eating style of course!  For my kids combined Halloween themed birthday party this year we...

 

Clean Eating Savory Peanut Dipping Sauce

I fell in love with peanut sauce years and years ago.  I love using it in my stir fry, with grilled chicken, with noodles or rice - I could go on and on!  Needless to say that when I starting eating clean finding a ‘clean’ peanut sauce was on my to do list.  Here is my favorite peanut sauce to date - it’s so very savory!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Ingredients: 2 tbsp natural peanut butter - smooth...

 

Clean Eating Yogurt Cheese

If you haven’t experienced the wonders of yogurt cheese then you are in for a treat.  Yogurt cheese is so versatile that it could have a whole blog dedicated to itself and all the wonderful recipes that can be made with it.  It’s also as easy to make as boiling water!  You can start with non fat yogurt, regular plain yogurt or even goat’s milk or greek style yogurt.  The yogurt will drain in the refrigerator for at least 24...

 

Clean Eating Taco Seasoning Mix

Pick up a package of Taco Bell Taco Seasoning mix and you will find Maltodextrin, Monosodium Glutamate, Silicon Dioxide, Sugar, Malic Acid and Soybean Oil (which is not organic and means it is made from GMO soybeans).  Half of the entire ingredients list is made of unhealthy, unclean items.  Taco seasoning is one of the easiest things to make at home.  I always make a big batch and store the remainder for future use.  Now you won’t ever...