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Clean Eating Recipes, The Best Tasting Recipes You Need To Try

100 Clean Eating Recipes

Clean Eating Recipes

Discover the best list of clean eating recipes for beginners that are kid friendly, quick to prepare and very popular on Pinterest!

100’s of healthy homemade meals with simple fresh ingredients ready in 30 minutes or less, compiled by the editors of Change In Seconds.!

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, low carb, keto or paleo recipes are available below.

Just say no to the overpriced, badly wilted store bought salad, and yes to these simple clean eating lunch ideas you can make in minutes!

The recipes are made with real, whole food ingredients.

Eating clean becomes easier than ever when you pack make-ahead meals for the week.

The secret to having a healthy delicious meal that you can look forward to, is planning ahead.

With simple on-hand healthy food ingredients, you will be surprised at the wide variety of delicious options that you can pack for a busy day at work or school.

Forget boring meals, show off your culinary talent that will make your coworkers or classmates jealous!

Clean Eating Recipes

Clean Eating Lifestyle

Eating “clean” is gaining popularity — but what does it actually mean, and how is it good for your health?

Clean eating is a simple concept. Clean eating focuses on whole foods, or real foods.

Foods that are minimally processed, as close to their natural form as possible.

Multiple studies have shown that diets heavy on whole foods curb or prevent certain life-threatening conditions and diseases, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Plus, there’s research linking diets high in fruits and veggies to healthy weight management, glowing skin and hair when you tend to avoid processed foods.

What Are Common Processed Foods

  • Sugary breakfast cereals
  • Granola bars
  • Instant ramen
  • Flavoured nuts
  • Gelatinous fruit snacks
  • Canned fruit
  • Potato chips
  • Margarine
  • Cheese
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Store bought bread
  • Ketchup
  • Savoury snacks, such as crisps
  • Processed meat products, such as bacon and hot dogs
  • Frozen dinners
  • Soft drinks
  • White rice (go for brown or wild rice instead)
  • Fast food hamburgers
  • Foods with high fructose syrup
  • Store bought cookies, cake, muffins, and crackers
  • Pre-made condiments and salad dressings

What Makes Processed Foods UnHealthy

  1. Usually high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup
  2. Lead to excessive food consumption
  3. Contain artificial ingredients
  4. Often high in refined carbohydrates
  5. Low in nutrients
  6. Tend to be low in fiber
  7. Often high in trans fats or processed vegetable oils

Source: Authority Nutrition

Read 48 reasons avoid processed foods to learn more.

 

Healthy Dinner Ideas

Before you get to the list of recipes, find below our complete resource for clean eating, shopping list, tips, tools & meal prep.

Clean Eating Resource

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Breakfast Recipes

Clean Eating For Breakfast

Recipes For Lunch & Dinner

While it’s easy to want to go out to a restaurant or grab convenience foods, but with planning, you will be able to quickly prepare a healthy lunch and dinner from scratch using our compiled list of clean eating ideas.

Avoiding processed foods at dinnertime will end your day off on the right foot and move you closer to your health and fitness goals.

Popular Main And Side Dishes Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts
  • Butternut squash
  • Healthy fats
  • Brown rice
  • Green beans
  • Chicken broth
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Ground turkey
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Steak
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Red pepper
  • Quinoa
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Zucchini

The following are very important to round out your meals.

Clean Eating Lunch

Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are a no-brainer when it comes to clean eating. Vegetables can be enjoyed raw at dinnertime in a salad using olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing.

Furthermore, vegetables can be steamed or grilled and spiced up with some garlic or other seasonings.

Finally fresh vegetables can be paired with almost anything, so dinnertime should always include a plate full of vegetables.

Protein

Grilling meat is a great way to bring out the flavours without needing to add much seasoning (or extra calories).

In addition meats, such as chicken and fish, are just as delicious when baked.

Cheese a favourite, and can add savoury flavour to almost any dish. In addition, organic eggs are a very good source of high quality protein and vitamins.

Grains and Carbs

Whole grain pasta and rice can serve as a great starting point for dinner. There are literally thousands of pasta and rice dishes out there, and can all be adapted towards a clean eating lifestyle.

Lunch And Dinner Recipes

herbed quinoa garden veggie salad

photo source: pinchofyum.com

Maple Glazed Chicken With Sweet Potatoes

photo source: bhg.com

Baked Bell Pepper Tacos

photo source: peasandcrayons.com

Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs

photo source: fitfoodiefinds.com

Dessert And Snack Recipes

Healthy Dessert

Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie

photo source: theendlessmeal.com

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Clean Eating Recipes

Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.