Clean Eating Mixed Baby Greens Salad

I am not a fan of beets yet when they are julianned in a salad I love them - go figure!  Not only does this salad offer all the benefits that beets have to offer - tons of fiber and nutrient compounds that protect against heart disease - you also get a powerful nutritional punch of red quinoa. Quinoa is high in protein and the protein it supplies is a complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Not...

 

Clean Eating Cranberry Goat Cheese Salad

When I tried my Mom’s cranberry relish she literally had to remove the spoon from my hand or I would have eaten the whole container of it - it’s THAT good - and so is this salad.  Even I was surprised at how nicely all the flavors came together.  The creamy goat cheese paired with the relish is divine and the spinach and walnuts add a terrific texture to the dish.  This is definitely a dish that will be making multiple...

 

Clean Eating Grilled Romaine

I was browsing through a cookbook on grilling the other day looking for a gift and noticed a recipe for grilled romaine.  I did a double take, did I just see grilled romaine? As in romaine lettuce? Yup, it was. Turns out it’s pretty popular. This recipe had a blue cheese type dressing that was high in fat but I had been wanting to try a dressing I had been working on and thought it would go really well with this. It was so easy and so good....

 

Clean Eating Pasta Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

The Pasta Salad - a much loved potluck staple but mostly overlooked in the daily grind by most people.  Yet why???  It’s easy to make, convenient to store and highly portable!  If you ask me, that is a clean eating lunch and dinner that sounds right up my alley!  I guarantee this salad will be a staple in your life with just one bite!  Oh yeah, it’s THAT good! Ingredients: 12 oz organic whole grain pasta (I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...

 

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 Thai Lettuce Wraps Makeover

The Cheesecake Factory.  Oh the memories I have from there.  Without a doubt my favorite restaurant pre-clean eating.  My husband and I made it our mission to go to The Cheesecake Factory whenever we traveled - we racked up quite an impressive list!  While it’s been years since I’ve been there I still can’t help but miss my favorite dishes.  Potstickers, Spicy Cashew Chicken, Crispy Beef and Thai Lettuce Wraps -...

 

Clean Eating Sushi Style - Let’s Get Rolling!

My daughter is obsessed with little things - little toys, little figures, she’s not picky as long as it’s little.  I swear she gets that from me because when it comes to food I love little bites of things - hors d’oeuvres are so my thing!  These little rolls are so easy to make and are great as a lunch, snack or as the perfect plate of appetizers for a potluck.  Pair them with a side of savory peanut dipping sauce...

 

Clean Eating Kale with Caramelized Shallots

Kale with caramelized shallots next to a tomato and goat cheese tart Kale comes in many varieties. I used lacinato (dinosaur kale) for this recipe. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. Kales nutrient richness stands out in 3 particular areas-(1) antioxidant nutrients, (2) anti-inflammatory nutrients, and (3) anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates.  To be sure to enjoy the maximum nutrition and flavor it is important to...

 

Clean Eating Wild Grains Rice Pilaf

This is a great recipe that can be made and stored in single serving containers in the freezer and easily pulled out when you need a quick meal.  It is NOT a quick recipe.  You will need to plan in advance when you want to eat this meal as the grains will take some time to cook.  I usually make the grains over a day or two and then cook everything up for dinner the next night. Ingredients: 1 cup Lundberg Wild Blend Rice (I prefer to use Lundberg...