Make a homemade dip that doubles as a dressing to enjoy with sliced raw veggies and prepared leafy greens. Try this Creamy Dill & Cannellini Bean Dip with radishes, cucumbers and carrots or toss it with romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red onion, cherry tomatoes and roasted fingerling potatoes for an easy lunch.
Marinate tempeh for sandwiches, bowls and stir-fries. Put some fiber-rich plants into your daily dietary routine with this protein-packed functional food. Take either tempeh or tofu and marinate it in your favorite homemade sauce overnight. Once ready to use, just bake the tempeh in the oven with the sauce. Use it on sandwiches, atop grain bowls, paired with steamed veggies and roasted potatoes, or in stir-fries.
Nut cheeses are a tasty, easy-to-make and protein-rich alternative to cream cheese! Spread it on your morning bagel, toast or crepe, on your midday sandwich and afternoon crackers or pair it with your favorite fruit or veggie for an anytime treat. Try this Lemon & Shallot Macadamia Nut Spread with fresh strawberries or cucumber sticks.
Hoisin sauce delivers a sweet, salty and spicy punch to these sticky chicken wings. If you don’t have it on hand, it’s worth adding to your collection – the Asian sauce is a versatile glaze for grilled chicken, pork or steak, or mix it with water and arrowroot and use it as a stir-fry sauce.
Get ready to drink more water this week. Staying away from sugary refreshments, like concentrated juices and carbonated sweetened beverages, is one of the best things you can do for your health. And we don’t have to tell you how important it is to stay hydrated. However, plain old water isn’t always as enticing to drink. Spice up your H2O by adding fresh fruits like oranges, grapefruit or strawberries, as well as herbs such as basil, mint or cilantro. Try one of our favorite flavored fruit-cube combinations – you’ll be hydrated in no time!
Meet the next big health-food craze that's garnering loads of attention. Frosty, layered and overflowing with nutrients, these impossibly delicious smoothie bowls let you get creative with a plethora of vibrant and textured toppings for the most stunning breakfast you’ve ever woken up to.
Layering half of the cheddar inside this casserole ensures every bite is cheesy. Ancho chile powder gives this dish a touch of smoky heat without being overly spicy, but if you don’t have it on hand, feel free to use regular chile powder instead. Serve with lime wedges for a hit of acidity.
Souping is the new juicing. Soups have less sugar than juices, are warming and comforting at this time of year, plus they can be packed with veggies, protein and whole grains for added nutrient value and blood sugar management. While juice cleanses may be a thing of the past, souping is the cleanse du jour!
Keep these chewy bars handy in your purse or desk drawer for an afternoon snack. Dates and dark chocolate make you feel like you’re indulging in a sweet treat, but the Kamut and cashews will help you avoid a blood sugar crash. Espresso powder adds a caffeine boost, but it’s optional.
This classic Italian dish blends salty, buttery and tart flavors in one quick and easy meal. Traditionally, chicken piccata is breaded, but we’ve cut the carbs (and saved you a step!) by simply tossing the seared breasts in a creamy citrus butter sauce.
Craving something creamy? We have some tricks up our sleeves to bring you a healthy, protein-packed dinner full of flavor and richness but not full of fat!
Kabocha, also called Japanese pumpkin, has a delectably sweet, creamy flesh. Slow-roasting this squash really brings out maximum flavor. If kabocha is not available in your area, feel free to subsitute an equal weight of acorn squash. Although acorn squash won't be as sweet, you can add a few drops of maple syrup to the mix to make up for it. Do add in all the toppings, though, which provide great flavor and texture to the soup.
A mix of root vegetables, pinto beans and a mashed cauliflower-potato topping give this classic casserole a fresh makeover. This pie is a great make-ahead meal – simply freeze in individual containers to pull out for later use.
Homemade bread is always a nice accompaniment and takes far less effort than imagined. Make a few loaves on Sunday and freeze and defrost later in the week to be certain that excessive sodium, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup don't make an appearance in your bread’s ingredient list.
Sweet apples and juicy pork are a heavenly pair on their own, but the addition of exotic spices and a crispy bread crumb coating make this dish a must in your weekly dinner rotation. If you like, double the applesauce recipe and save half for dessert – it’s delicious drizzled over yogurt with cinnamon and a sprinkling of Sucanat!
Traditionally cooked in a tall earthenware pot known as a tagine, the North African dish of the same name is a saucy, spiced stew that’ll warm you from the inside out. Our quick and easy recipe is vegetarian, and chock-full of hearty veggies and chickpeas for a truly satisfying dish.
Vietnamese cuisine treasures the balance between textures and flavors. In this brilliant dish, we’ve mixed crunchy vegetables with soft noodles and juicy pork tenderloin, and blended sharp ginger with pungent garlic for pleasing contrast. To maximize your intake of sulforaphane, a cancer risk–reducing compound found in cruciferous veggies, choose broccoli sprouts. Sulforaphone levels are 10 to 100 times higher in three-day-old broccoli sprouts than they are in broccoli.
Our elegant dish is as beautiful as it is delicious. This Clean Eating recipe comes together so quickly you can serve it for a fancy dinner party or a typical weeknight.
Risotto, which is made by slowly adding broth to medium-grain rice, gets a makeover for tonight’s no-fuss Clean Eating recipe. We’ve jazzed it up by swapping traditional Arborio rice with raw buckwheat, which adds a mild, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with sautéed fennel and our crisp apple topping.
A marriage of savory and sweet is the hallmark of Moroccan cuisine, and we’ve brought the two taste sensations together with our bite-size meatballs, which boast a perfect blend of warm cumin and cinnamon and crisp mint and coriander.
We’ve piled all the fixings of a hearty beef and barley stew into personal ramekins and slathered each in pillowy dough in this Clean Eating recipe. If you’re strapped for time, top your ramekins with store-bought whole-wheat biscuits and bake until golden. These pies pack in 70% of your daily fiber!
Tart green apple and rich caramelized onions compliment sweet and salty orange and soy sauce-infused pork in this tropics-inspired Clean Eating recipe. A single serving of this fiber-rich luau meal offers 40% of your daily recommended intake of selenium. The micro-mineral has been shown to promote the repair of DNA cells and the destruction of abnormal cells, which may help reduce your risk of cancer.
Cooking times can be vary quite a bit depending on your crockpot, so give yourself some extra time, if possible. For a side or snack, you can easily prepare the slow-cooked chickpeas separately (through Step 2) and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, enjoying them alongside other entrées throughout the week.
This easy and delicious dish features the nutrient powerhouse edamame, which packs a good dose of vitamin K, folate and manganese, in addition to iron, magnesium, protein and copper.
To cut costs without skimping on flavor, we use cheap cuts of stew beef (chuck or round roasts will do) instead of the pricier ground beef normally used in chili. The slow-and-low heat of your slow cooker easily breaks down the tough cuts into tender, melt-in-your-mouth chunks of savory meat.
This pumpkin turkey lasagna with spinach & béchamel sauce is great for cozy fall nights at home. Make two and freeze one for later in the week, without compromising your meal plans!
There's nothing ho-hum about this satisfying pasta dish layered with flavor thanks to a mix of basil, feta and eggplant and tomatoes bathed in a sweet-spicy marinade.
This simple roasted lemon chicken dinner leaves you with plenty of delicious leftovers!
Forget black beans, these vegetarian tacos feature protein-packed lentil meatballs.