• Clean Eating,  Soup,  Veggies

    Clean Eating Broccoli Soup

    Low  fat, low cal and dairy free, this easy broccoli soup recipe is ideal for a clean eating lifestyle. Note the clever little clean eating trick here – a potato is used to thicken and add richness instead of using cream as is typical in “cream of broccoli soup”.  Works like a charm, you would not know there is not actually cream in this soup. It has all the creamy richness, without the cream! And at just 64 calories a serving its a great addition to any weight loss or weight management regime.  Super healthy – a great way to eat your broccoli and get a good dose of greens,…

  • Spinach strawberry walnut salad
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    Spinach Strawberry Walnut Salad

    1½ tbsp olive oil or MCT oil 1 tbsp red wine vinegar dash sea salt ⅛ tsp black pepper 4 c baby spinach (about 4 oz) 1 pear, peeled, cored, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced ½ c strawberries or dried cranberries ¼ c walnut pieces, toasted ¼ c thinly sliced red onion WHISK oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add spinach, pear, cranberries, walnuts, and onion and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings. NUTRITION (per serving) 170 cal, 2 g pro, 24 g carb, 4 g fiber, 15 g sugars, 9 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 190 mg so

  • Homemade Salsa Recipe - Best!
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    Homemade Salsa Recipe – Best!

    Homemade salsa is a great thing to have in the house when you are in to clean eating.  Now you can have your salsa with no additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.  In terms of heat, this is a medium salsa. Its also a chunky salsa so if you want a smoother salsa cut your veggies into smaller pieces, or for restuarant style salsa run through a blender. I found that in following this recipe, the vinegar taste was a bit strong (I used apple cider vinegar), so I did add some sugar (coconut sugar to keep it healthy), to taste. I also did not get around to adding the jalepeno…

  • Clean eating cooked cabbage recipe.
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    Clean Eating Cooked Cabbage

    Cooked cabbage is an excellent side dish and vegetable for a clean eating program. Cooked cabbage has a lightly sweet, delicate flavor and makes a good substitute for noodles or pasta when you are eating clean – as long as you don’t overcook it the texture and consistency is very similar to pasta, without all that unhealthy wheat and the high carb content. My inspiration for this cooked cabbage recipes was one by the Spruce, which contained oil – but since I am into clean eating, I object to the oil and omit it and don’t miss it one bit!  The oil is quite unnecessary in this recipe – it…

  • Baked Beet Chips
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    Baked Beet Chips (Oil Free)

    Oil-Free Oven-Roasted Beet Chips, Two Ways! Ingredients 2 large beets Cinnamon Beet Chips 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder Sweetener if desired, such as coconut sugar or stevia Garlic & Herb Chips 1/3 teaspoon Herbes de Provence Dash fresh black pepper 1/16 tsp. garlic powder Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet. Remove the beet greens (if attached), but leave a “stem” to use as a handle when slicing. Save the greens for later use, in juice or salad. Thoroughly wash and peel the beets. Using a mandoline slicer (or sharp knife), slice the beets into 1/8-1/16” slices, as evenly as possible. Toss the beets in a…

  • Lemon Roasted Cabbage
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    Lemon Roasted Cabbage

    Cabbage is one of the lowest carb vegetables you’ll find, so its perfect for anyone on a low carb eating program. This lemon roasted cabbage makes a perfect snack for clean eating, and also a great side dish for a meal. Makes 3-4 servings as a side dish Ingredients: 1 medium-sized head of green cabbage 2-3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice (if you prefer more lemon flavor, use up to 4-6 T) Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 450F. Spray a roasting pan with non-stick spray or olive oil. Cut the head of cabbage into 8 same-size wedges, cutting through the core and…

  • Clean Eating Sweet potatoe soup
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    Curried Sweet Potato Soup

    (Makes approximately 8 cups) Ingredients: 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 4 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk 1 small apple 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon curry powder Directions: Place all ingredients into a large soup pot and bring to a medium boil. Cook at a medium boil until the apples and sweet potatoes are soft. Using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth directly in the soup pot you just cooked it in. If you don’t have a hand blender, you’ll have…

  • Clean Eating Pumpkin Bread
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    Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread (Also Egg and Dairy Free)

    Gluten, egg, soy and dairy free recipe!! Ingredients: 2.5 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp warm water ¾ cup coconut sugar, plus more for sprinkling 1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 tbsp vanilla extract ½ cup melted coconut oil, plus more for brushing 2 cups oat flour  (or 1 c almond flour + 1 c coconut flour) or gluten free flour (mixture of sorghum, coconut and tapioca flours) 2 tsp gluten free baking powder or arrowroot powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.…

  • Clean Eating Cream of Cauliflower Soup Without Cream
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    Cream of Cauliflower Soup… Without the Cream (Clean Eating, Low Fat)

    Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Dairy free) 1 celery rib, with extra leaves, coarsely chopped 1/4 to 1/2 small onion (white) 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper 6 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth (more if necessary) Juice of half a lemon (1 tbsp) 1 head cauliflower, cored and broken into florets Curry powder to taste (optional) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Heat 2 tbsp broth in large pot. Add onion and celery and saute until softened, 10 minutes; add garlic during the last 5 minutes. Add the remaining broth, lemon juice, curry powder (if desired) and cauliflower florets. Bring the heat to…

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    Sauce for Cauliflower

    This sauce is an elegant way to dress up cauliflower. To keep it figure friendly, use just a dab for the flavor and you won’t go overboard on the extra calories. This can also be used as a low cal, lower fat Alfredo Sauce. Ingredients: 12 ounces fettuccine (or any pasta shape) 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or butter 4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely-minced 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%) 3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (optional toppings: chopped fresh parsley, extra Parmesan) Directions: Heat olive oil (or melt butter) in a large saute pan…