Salads…Delicious…are you crazy? It’s rabbit food! You might be tuning out right now…but hear me out. I am not talking about boring iceberg lettuce salads with some bottled white undescript dressing on them. No. I am talking about beautiful, flavorful, zesty salads. Ones with delicious homemade dressings. Salads that are so full of color and flavor they are pleasing to both the eyes and the pallet! Am I getting too poetic for you? Sorry. I just can’t help myself sometimes I am a total food lover nerd.
7 Day Eat Clean Challenge
Ants on a Log
Do you remember having this snack when you were a kid? I do. I loved it. It got me to eat celery. I never ate celery. Why is it that if you put something on a piece of celery kids no longer think it is a vegetable? I don’t know why, but it worked for me. So in remembrance of my childhood I decided to do a clean eating version of this childhood favorite. Okay I will admit it is already pretty clean. I mean it is only 3 ingredients and the serving vessel is a plant. But I did switch out the peanut butter for almond butter. Mmmmmmm almond butter. Totally addicted to that stuff.
Almond Butter with Banana and Apple Slices
This simple snack will leave you satisfied until dinner. The almond butter and fruit is a great combination. Simple cut each apple in half then, then into wedges, removing the seeds and core. Each person gets half and apple and a banana.
Snack time can be a challenge for the clean eater. It is the middle of the day, dinner is still a couple of hours away, and you feel your energy starting to fade. Even worse…it seems like unhealthy shack options are coming at you from every direction! The vending machine in the break room…the muffin at the coffee shop…that gas station you just drove by. It is almost too much! You are so hungry…
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
When I was a kid I used to love those little pre-flavored oatmeal packets you could buy at the grocery store. If I remember correctly Apples and Cinnamon was my favorite. Just add water, pop it in the microwave, and a few minutes later you were dining on the warm creamy goodness. Unfortunately, as it turn out I was also dining on a wonderful blend of chemicals and preservatives. Yum…. It was with this love of oatmeal from my childhood that we set out to make a tasty clean oatmeal recipe. The result…an easy, creamy, delicious, and clean version your family is sure to love!
Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce
Isn’t nature funny. I mean…a squash that cooks like spaghetti?!?! It’s almost like nature knew that one day we would need a great way to replace all that unhealthy pasta we have been eating. Okay…Okay…I do realize this is not the case, nature didn’t make the squash just so that we would stop eating white flour pasta…but wouldn’t it be cool if it did? Sorry these are just the silly things I think about sometimes.
I don’t know about you but I love Hummus. It is one of those great foods that can be used in so many creative ways. It can be a tasty and healthy dip. A delicious sandwich spread. Its good on ships and vegetables alike. Here is our easy recipe for Garlic Hummus. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Lemon Roast Chicken
This lemony chicken has a hint of pepper and is the perfect Sunday meal. Put it in the slow cooker around 10:00 AM and it’ll be hot and ready for dinner. The chicken will be moist and tender but don’t miss out on the au jus that adds even more lemony flavor. This easy to make meal is sure to become a family favorite.
Mexican Bean Salad
A delicious take on a Mexican bean salad. The avocado adds a wonderful creaminess while the cumin and lime juice give the dish a wonderful depth of flavor. This salad is a perfect side for any Southwest meal, or as a light and satisfying lunch.
Sweet Honey Chicken
I am a firm believer that a person can never have too many chicken recipes. Chicken is great. It is a delicious, lean, and versatile, healthy protein. Here is one of my new favorite chicken recipes. It has a great balance of the sweet and savory that your family is sure to love.