Eating clean doesn’t have to be hard! Each of the recipes in our Quick and Easy recipes section take 45 minutes or less, from prep to serving. Let our Clean Eating ideas inspire you tonight!
A quick soy-lime dressing adds serious oomph to this crunchy slaw. The beauty of a slaw made with heartier ingredients such as broccoli, carrots and radishes is that you can toss it in the dressing before leaving the house and it won’t get soggy. If you don’t have a portable grill, you can also cook the tofu in a skillet or grill pan before leaving the house.
Buying precooked and frozen grains such as brown rice or quinoa makes it easy to add fiber to your meals without cooking them from scratch. Here, they’re tossed with chickpeas and an array of colorful veggies for a complete meal. The recipe makes a little more dressing than you’ll need, so we suggest reserving extras in the fridge for quick weeknight salads and slaws.
Smoky planked salmon with butter-topped sweet potatoes looks fancy, but this family-style dinner couldn’t be easier. Here, we serve it with grilled asparagus to round out the meal. For a more dramatic presentation, you can use a 1½-lb piece of salmon instead of fillets – you’ll need a larger plank and about 10 minutes more on the grill.
A meal version of the popular dip, this salad is packed with tasty layers such as crisp lettuce, olives, cheese and avocado. Canned black beans add a source of protein without having to cook – for a twist, try mixing them with corn kernels for extra sweetness. You can use corn from the cob or frozen and thawed corn.
Boston lettuce is tender and almost buttery, which is why it’s also called butterhead lettuce. Here, it offers a delicate contrast to crunchy snap peas and pecans, soft peaches and tender red peppers. The sriracha-laced balsamic vinaigrette adds a lovely burst of heat that stands as a counterpoint to the sweet peaches.