Clean Eating Easy Oven Baked Rice

I think rice is probably one of my top 10 foods, but I hate cooking it. When cooked on the stove top there always seems to be some that sticks to the bottom of the pan or it splatters all over the place and anyone who knows me knows I hate getting my stove dirty (I know, it’s crazy but true). I’ve used rice cookers, but again you get that dry layer at the bottom or it’s soggy. I’ve even tried microwaving it which I admit...

 

Clean Eating Chocolate Truffles

There are no words to describe how wonderful these truffles are.  They melt in your mouth and are simply divine!  Aside from being 100% clean they are so simple to make!  I teach a cooking class for children and I will be using this recipe in our upcoming class.  Yes, they are so easy a child can make them! Ingredients: 6 ounces grain sweetened chocolate chips (I use Sunspire brand) 6 ounces soft goat cheese, brought to room temperature 2 tbsp...

 

Clean Eating Zucchini Chips

Both of my kids are fruit lovers.  Getting them to eat their veggies can be a struggle.  So I wasn’t holding out much hope when I gave them some “superhero and princess chips” that would give them special powers!  They ate them all up!  The hardest part was sharing - not them, ME!  I LOVED these chips and wanted them all for myself! Ingredients: 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp oregano 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 Egg Salad

The incredible, edible egg.  Remember those commercials?  How right they are - the egg is truly incredible!  Nutritionists say eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods and recommend eating one a day for the maximum benefit.  A study by Nutrition and Food Science discovered that, despite being low in calories, eggs are a rich source of protein and are packed with nutrients that are essential to good health, particularly vitamin D, vitamin...

 

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Super Fries

If you thought you couldn’t eat clean and still have french fries then you thought wrong!  Not only can you enjoy french fries but you get to have one of the highest ranked vegetables on the nutrition scale!  Personally, I think the sweet potato should be renamed the super potato!  Sweet Potatoes are high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. They can also help stabilize blood sugar, which means they’re...

 

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 Fried Rice

Fried rice with brown rice, chicken, edamame, mushrooms, egg and green onions You might be wondering why a meal with the word ‘fried’ is part of our healthy series ‘New You for the New Year”.  Well, despite it’s name, fried rice is a super healthy meal that is not only delicious but quick and easy to make!  Fried rice is one of my top 3 family friendly favorite meals.  You just can’t lose with a meal that takes...

 

Clean Eating Ketchup

With a 4 and 5 year old at home I am never without ketchup in the house.  I went through a couple of attempts before getting 2 thumbs up from both my kids.  Here’s the winning recipe! Ingredients: 6 ounce can no salt added tomato paste 1/4 to 1/3 cup filtered water (depending on desired consistency, I used 1/4 cup) 2 tbsp white vinegar 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 pinch cloves 1 pinch allspice 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1 tsp molasses 1...