Soak beans overnight. Drain, rinse well and boil with fresh water until soft throughout. Use cooked beans as is, or use onion, garlic and spices to add layers of flavor as we did with our spiced refried bean recipe below. Use it as a delicious base for protein-packed burritos, taco salads, grain bowls, dips and sloppy Joes.
A zesty maple Dijon sauce tops this protein-packed skillet meal that’s loaded with good-for-you kale and studded with cranberries for a pop of tart-sweetness.
Humble chicken breasts are dressed up by fragrant spices, and deliciously roasted Brussels sprouts, grapes and chickpeas. The CE team was absolutely wowed by the sweet and smoky flavor combination of this dish – who knew Brussels sprouts and grapes would go so perfectly together?
Enjoy a breakfast that tastes like it came straight from the Amazonian rainforest with this gorgeous acai purée blended with creamy coconut milk and banana, then layered with colorful fruit and nuts. Pile it all into jars or containers and freeze – then simply grab and go!
Remember those packages of preservative-laden dehydrated noodles that you probably ditched when you started eating clean? The beauty of those packages was their simplicity – just add boiling water and eat. We’ve recreated the convenience with this layered noodle bowl with mushrooms, carrots, edamame and bok choy. Simply prepare the broth before leaving the house, store in a heat-proof container and pour over top when you're ready.
Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega fats, antioxidants, dietary fiber and protein. Oats are high in manganese and fiber plus they contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to help regulate cholesterol levels. To top it off, cinnamon is helpful for blood sugar control, so you can add an extra dash, if desired.
We love breakfast frittatas here at CE, but we know that time doesn’t always permit a leisurely morning meal. Enter these scrumptious Italian-style mini frittatas with tomatoes, chicken sausage, mozzarella and basil that are baked in a muffin tin for ultra-portability.
With less than 300 calories, this classic casual cake is ready for everyday indulgence.