So you’re thinking about giving clean eating a try.
What is clean eating anyway? Clean eating is a way of life that encourages you to enjoy whole foods. Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Eating clean means eating plenty of fruits and veggies, lean meats and avoiding sugary drinks.
Here are 3 clean eating recipes from Cooking Light that will get you started.
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Used sparingly, naturally high-fat foods like sharp cheeses and salty condiments can boost flavor without going overboard. Here lean low-fat chicken breasts are stuffed with a combination of roasted red pepper, feta, and kalamata olives. The small amount of filling kicks the chicken up a notch, but still keeps calories, fat, and sodium in check. If you don’t want to grill, sauté the chicken instead. Serve with quinoa or whole wheat couscous and steamed green beans. View the recipe HERE
Tuna Scaloppine with Onion, Mint, and Almond Topping
Health experts recommend two or three servings of a variety of seafood a week, but many “clean” eaters eat even more than that. Oily fish like tuna have the extra benefit of supplying good fats like the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. These healthy fats reduce your risk of heart disease, enhance your immune system, and lower blood pressure. In this recipe thin tuna steaks are topped with a mixture of onions, mint, and heart-healthy almonds. View the recipe HERE
Tenderloin Steaks with Red Onion Marmalade
Simple, high quality ingredients are the key to putting nutritious, “clean” meals on the table fast. In this recipe, lean steaks are quickly broiled, then topped with sweet and sour onions. Beef tenderloin is naturally high in protein and is a good source of iron, B12, B6, and niacin. Small amounts of protein eaten throughout the day build lean muscle mass, promote satiety, and keep blood glucose levels stable so you don’t feel sluggish. Pair with steamed green beans and smashed potatoes for a family-pleased meal you can feel good about. View the recipe HERE