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  1. jo-ann says:

    I am gluten free due to health issues, It would be very helpful if I could find out if your recipes are gluten free.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Jo-Ann,

      For any recipe that is not gluten free we will mention in the notes section whether or not their is an easy way to make it with gluten free products. Hope this helps!


  2. Kendra says:

    I LOVE your website. I have just started Eating Clean and your recipes, tips and advice have helped so much. Thank you!

  3. stacey says:

    Hi, I’m new to eating clean and I really appreciate all the information you have given. Does this get any easier and how long before you see a change.
    Thks, Stacey

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Stacey,

      Thanks for dropping by! For me personally it wasn’t eating the actual food that was hard - it was finding all the extra time to cook. In the beginning I felt like I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. As the weeks went by and I found ways to make recipes that worked for multiple meals it got a lot easier. Once I had made a bunch of recipes a couple of times it seemed to get easier and easier as well and I spent far less time in the kitchen. As far as my health, I immediately felt lighter and had more energy but I think it was mostly in my mind! LOL! I personally started eating clean because I wanted to be healthier, not lose weight so my ‘change’ was reflected more in how I felt than how I looked. My husband on the other hand started eating clean and within 2 months lost 20 pounds. Everyone’s journey is different but stick with it and you’ll see results and changes. Keep in touch and let us know how it’s going for you!


  4. Jenn says:

    Is there a cookbook associated with your site? I love your recipes and so far have been printing off the ones I love and putting them in a binder. But, I’d be thrilled if there was a cookbook available for purchase.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Jenn,

      We are actually in the process of putting together two cookbooks - The Joy of Clean Eating Family Style and The Best of The Joy of Clean Eating. They should be available sometime middle of next year (the dates got moved back a bit since we are moving to California and it’s been quite the process to pack!)

      Glad to hear you are enjoying our recipes!


  5. Angela S. says:

    I have been eating clean for a little over 2 months and haven’t been able to find a great website with delicious looking recipes. Thank God my sister found this for me! We cannot wait to make some of the recipes so thank you for sharing with us!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Angela,

      Congrats on eating clean for 2 months now! We hope you enjoy the recipes that you try - let us know which ones are your favorite.


  6. Jenn says:

    HI! I am so loving your recipes, but I’m having a bit of a problem. How do you keep the almond flour from sticking to the pan??

  7. claudia says:

    I just want to thank you for all the great recipes! Your blog is the best clean eating one out there!!! The recipes are simple and need only a few ingredients. I go to your site for new recipes all the time. I have Tosca Reno’s clean eating cookbook but I find that a lot of recipes need too many ingredients. As a mom of 4, I don’t have time or money to get all the different ingredients required in a lot of those recipes. Thank you for making our lives so much easier!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Claudia,

      Thank you for your awesome feedback! As a very busy mom of 2 (3 if you count the hubby!) young children I don’t always feel like cooking and I rarely feel like making elaborate dishes. Simply, quick, easy and flavorful are what work in my house! We’ll be featuring a back to school recipe week coming up that will feature quick and easy grab and go recipes as well as some dinner options that you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes with minimal prep. Hopefully you’ll find some that will work for you!


  8. Cheryl says:

    So glad to have found your site via pinterest. I’ve been eating clean for over a year now and am down 20 pounds. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! Looking forward to trying new things here.

  9. CANDACE says:

    The recipes sound amazing however I was wondering if they’re are any low calorie recipes for dinner? :)

  10. Tiffany says:

    Is there a way you could start a blog or send out an email whenever you have a new post on your site? I have to remember to come back here and check but it would be awesome to have a regular email sent out - or even twice a month send out an email with all the new stuff that’s been added??


    • Sarah says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      This site actually is a blog - it just doesn’t have a normal blog layout. If you click on ‘recipe’ in the menu header it will bring up a page that lists the recipes in the order we post them. You can also join us on Facebook where you’ll get updates every time we post. We post daily Monday through Saturday. We have some big changes coming in the next month and that will include an RSS feed.


  11. Larissa says:

    I was wondering if you have a section that would help me know what to look for on labels. My husband and I decided we are going to eat clean and establish healthy eating habits for our family. I am lost when I go to the store and look at labels.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Larissa,

      If you’re looking for more info on reading labels go ahead and email me though our contact us page and we can work on getting your some more information.


  12. Vicki says:

    I love your site, but I wish there was a way to save the recipes I want to try. I spent hours on your site finding so many dishes I want to try and by the time I created my grocery list, I couldn’t remember what dishes the list was for. Now I’m back trying to find them, but only finding more dishes I want to try. Being able to save recipes to my own recipe box would be wonderful.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Vicki,

      Aside from printing the recipes out or saving them as bookmarks on your computer there isn’t much we can do to help you out. Since we’re technically a blog and not a customized website we don’t have the option to write a script that would allow for a recipe box type feature. There are also programs out there that will save your recipes that you find on the internet directly to your computer.


  13. Michelle says:

    I am brand new to clean eating, only 1 week into it….WOW I can’t believe how good I feel already. I love yogurt, greek yogurt especially. Is this considered a “clean” food?? If so is it a protein or a carb??

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Yogurt would be considered a protein as it’s made from milk. Yogurt is considered clean BUT you have to be very careful when purchasing yogurt. Almost all of them on the market have added sugars and preservatives. The only brand of yogurt that I’ve found that is 100% clean is Cascade Fresh Yogurt. Try checking their website for locations near you that carry it.


  14. Katie says:

    LOVE your website! Discovered clean eating a year ago, but getting serious about it now. LOVE all the recipes and tips you have here.

    What would be helpful to add is time to prepare and time to cook info to your recipes. With two kids under 6, this info would be helpful! Thanks for all you are doing!!

  15. Michelle Atkins says:

    I am unable to email you at this time. I am hoping you can help me. I am looking for safe cookware and am wondering what you use in your home? I have done planrty of research and the results are conflicting. enameled cast iron seems to be good, so does a brand called Mercola, as it is ceramic. It is a bit overwhelming. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I also want to thank you for all your wonderful recipes!!!

    Kindest Regards,

    KInd Regards

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Michelle, I use several different kinds of cookware. I have stainless steel Revereware that was my first cookware when I got married 30+ years ago and I still use it today for some things. I also have Calphalon hard anodized cookware that I would say I use the most. I have a few Lodge cast iron pans that I use occasionally and a set of T-fal non-stick pans which I don’t use anymore because of safety issues.

      Because of the safety issues with non-stick pans I happened to be looking at new cookware myself and I know what you mean about being overwhelmed with choices and information regarding what is safe. I know there are some issues with the older non-stick pans containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which are said to be toxic. I’m not sure there is one specific cookware I could recommend since it would depend on how you use the pans the most, price point and care/cleaning requirements. There are 2 that I think look pretty good. One at the more economical end is Cuisinart Tri-Ply Green Gourmet and at the higher end is Scanpan CTX.

      I’m sure whatever brand you choose will be fine, just be sure to check that it is PFOA and PTFE free and of course that it is oven safe if you ever place your pans in the oven.

      Thanks for writing.

      [email protected]

  16. Jenn says:

    Would it be possible to get your recipes in a printer friendly format? I love your recipes and tend to print out the ones that are successful in our home to make again. I would love to be able to print them without pictures, although the pictures are what entice me to try the recipe in the first place, without having to copy and paste into word. Would this be something you would be interested in making available to us? Or a cookbook!!!

    Thanks so much!

    • Jenn says:

      Geesh! If only I’d paid more attention! You DO offer print friendly! My apologies! Love your site and your food! Thank you Thank you!

  17. Felice says:

    My family and I are on a monthly $620 food budget and with 2 toddlers, husband, myself and newborn (breastfed) I find it really hard to create a meal plan for the month thats healthy food, not all this processed stuff. I need help to figure this out please! I know it can be done.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Felice,

      We’re actually been working on some budget friendly meal plans. We should have them available in a few weeks. I know it seems hard sometimes to come up with yummy food on a budget but it can be done! Dried beans that you buy in the bulk section and very inexpensive and can be used as a base in so so many meals. When we eliminated meat and dairy from our diets our grocery bills dropped a ton. If you lived a bit closed I would be over in a second to take you on a grocery shopping trip but you’re about 7+ hours from me. Hang in there though! We’ll have our budget friendly, family friendly meal plans up very soon!


  18. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous site. The layout is as clean as your food. I love it. Glad to have found you.

  19. whitney says:

    I was really interested in more detail on the juice detox diet. How many times a day ect!

    Thanks- Whitney

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Whitney,

      If you click on the tips and tricks label on the front of our page you will find all the info on the detox. There are updates from each of the days and a recap of what happened when we broke our fast. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to email me.


  20. Carrie says:

    Hi gals!! I just stumbled upon your website via pinterest!! I am blessed to be a wife and mother of 4. I would love to prepare/serve my family “clean” or at least “cleaner” food, but it would seem I have 2 obstacles standing in my way-picky eaters + our budget. I would loooove to buy organic foods, but it is too expensive. I am anxious to look through your recipes to see what might work for us. My weight has been a source of stress for me over the last 7 years…..4 kids later. Today is my 34th birthday. I don’t want to spend another birthday feeling and looking blah! Here’s hoping I can exercise enough self control and discipline to join the ranks of clean eaters :)

    • Sarah says:

      Happy belated Birthday! As a mom of 3 very picky eaters (one who has 45 years practice being picky) I understand the frustration when putting meals together. Neither my kids nor my husband are fond of veggies and they always are suspicious of new meals I put down on the table. When it comes to picky eaters one of the most important things to do in the beginning is to try to eliminate as much junk food and sugary snacks as possible. When you are accustomed to chemically enhanced flavors and rich, sugary foods it takes awhile for your body to rid itself of that needs and start enjoying natural whole foods. Also, try making the same foods they like but with a ‘clean’ recipe. If they like eating burgers and fries don’t put a salad down for dinner. Find a recipe for a healthy burger and serve dinner without saying a word. If you ‘warn’ them or give them any indication that this is good for them they probably won’t like it on principle alone. My kids HATE cauliflower. Yet when I make fried rice, one of their favorite meals, I make it with a 50% rice and 50% finely chopped cauliflower mixture. They have no idea. I just serve it and they eat it. I find that with most picky eaters - it’s mostly in their heads. They ‘think’ they don’t like something so it must be true.

      My family went cold turkey into clean eating but our kids were much younger at the time and my husband and I knew we wouldn’t be able to resist the bad stuff if it were in our sights at all. But that approach doesn’t work for everyone. We have a 10 week guide to a healthier you that might work better for you. Each week you eliminate a bad habit and add a good one. Doing it week by week makes it much more manageable.

      I wish you all the luck on your journey. Please feel free to email us with any questions or comments you have along the way. We are here to help!


  21. lisa says:

    You mention using your hand chopper….which do you use? its so hard to find one with good reviews that will stand up to some wear!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I happen to use a pampered chef hand chopper. Mostly because it was given to me as a gift a very long time ago. It has stood up to A LOT of use and I’ve had it for years. I’ve never used another brand so I can’t really say if another one brand works well or not.



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