(This article has been updated with the TOP 10 Best Clean Eating Recipes for 2015. The TOP 10 for 2014 find below)
Are you wondering what is clean eating? Would you be surprised to hear that there really aren’t any health goals you can achieve without it? You just cannot get healthy without eating healthy. You can exercise the most of your time, but the food is the most important thing for a good health. If you eat whole, healthy and fresh foods, your body, skin and soul will glow with health that gives you endless energy. Check out our list of TOP 10 clean eating recipes!
When you are looking to loose weight, you need meals that are rich in protein and low in calories. Shrimp is one of your best bet. It is filling, healthy but without those ‘bad fats’.
Check out our recipe: Pan-Seared Shrimps Marinated With Ginger, Honey and Chili
TOP 10 Best Clean Eating Recipes for 2015
1. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
Nothing is healthier and tastier than zucchini noodles with Pesto sauce! This specialty can easily become a favorite clean meal for everyone because it’s tasty, easy to prepare and it comes with picture instructions which will make your life easier!
Part of our TOP 10 IDEAS FOR YOUR CLEAN EATING MEAL PLAN
2. Clean Eating Spiraled Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame
Fresh, quick and delicious – this salad takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there’s no cooking involved, so it’s perfect for the summer because you won’t heat up your kitchen!
Part of our TOP 10 AMERICAN CLEAN EATING RECIPES
3. Clean Eating Italian Pasta Salad
If you’re a fan of the original wonderpot recipe, you’re gonna love this one! We think we even like this combination of mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and spinach even better. It has a rich, earthy flavor that made us want to eat it straight from the pot!
Part of our TOP 10 ITALIAN CLEAN EATING RECIPES
4. Clean Eating Breakfast Pizza
Pizza sounds like calorie bomb, but this one is only called “pizza” because of the shape and the whole look. Actually it’s clean, healthy, breakfast pizza.
Part of our TOP 10 CLEAN EATING BREAKFAST RECIPES
5. Watermelon, Tomato and Cheese Salad
Mixing fruit and vegetable can be so fun and delicious. For this summer meal you will need the following ingredients: 2 cups watermelon, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 cup cucumber, 1 tbsp. light goat cheese,, 2 tbsp. mint leaves, 1 tbsp. balsamic dressing , ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Mix everything in a bowl or in an improvised watermelon bowl, enjoy.
Part of our TOP 10 SUMMER CLEAN EATING RECIPES
6. Peach-Bannana Smoothie Popsicles
You can eat clean and still snack between meals! In fact it is recommended to have small healthy snacks between the meals in order to keep the hunger away and stay on track. These popsicles are such a great idea as they are actually made of previously made smoothie that is simply freezed. That means you can freeze some of your breakfast smoothie from the previous day and make a tasty snack for the next day.
7. Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
Start the day with a delicious and healthy blackberry smoothie made with 2 frozen bananas, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup coconut water and Paleo Hero primal muesli. It is simple to make this smoothie – just blend the fruit with the coconut water and top them with muesli.
Part of our TOP 10 CLEAN EATING MEAL PLANS FOR BETTER LIVING
8. Clean Eating Tomato & Feta Pasta Salad
Pasta can be healthy too, just skip white pasta drowning in mayo and stick whole wheat pasta and veggies. This particular tomato & feta pasta is delicious and makes a great lunch option. It is made with whole wheat pasta, ripe tomatoes, reduced fat feta cheese, fresh dill, fragrant garlic and coconut oil.
9. Clean Eating Red Cabbage Salad
This clean eating red cabbage salad is a perfect, fresh dinner starter. This tangy raw slaw is also supremely cleansing. It is crunchy and delicious – you will simply love it! The recipe makes 2 large or 4 small servings. We love the cabbage/apple combination.
10. Eggs in Bell Pepper Rings
Be creative from the very start of the day by making these awesome eggs in bell pepper rings. They look so cute and taste so divine. Prepare them as a surprise breakfast in bed for your love one, or enjoy them with your family on a weekend morning. To make these eggs you will need: bell peppers in different colors, eggs, sea salt and pepper. Let yourself be creative with the topping as well. Choose fresh Dill, Chives, salmon, sliced red onion or whatever you prefer.
TOP 10 Best Clean Eating Recipes for 2014
1. Cauliflower Tabbouleh Tabouli Salad
This meal comes originally from the Middle East. It’s not fancy or flashy but it comes together in no time at all, and conveniently keeps its crunch for days in the fridge. It contains chopped cauliflower for an entirely raw, grain-free and vegetable filled version, and ousted the not quite yet in season tomatoes for some thinly sliced celery and tangy green olives instead.
2. Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad
This cucumber salad is light, just as you would expect anything with cucumbers to be. You can serve it immediately after you make it, or let it marinate in the fridge for a few hours. The flavors will be a little stronger if you let it sit.
3. Quinoa Kale Tomato Corn Salad
This Quinoa Kale Tomato Corn Salad is clean eating and it’s very good! It is packed with a lot of nutrients. There’s nothing fancy about this salad – it’s just made with really fresh ingredients, lemon juice and good olive oil. Adding some cheese is totally optional.
4. Clean Eating Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans
The shrimps can be prepared on different ways. You can add a few dried seasonings with the green beans and the shrimp, and toss them all in the oven for a quick roast. This recipe you can serve over some quinoa or brown rice and you’ve got your self a super-quick, super-easy, clean and delicious meal.
5. Clean Eating Cauliflower Soup with Garlic Scapes
There is a time and a place for a big warm pot of cauliflower soup complete with garlic scapes. The garlic is a great idea in the flu season, because it can ward off colds and flu. You can make your own soup, it’s homemade, delicate, light, full of mouth-loving flavor and it is a clean eating meal.
6. Clean Eating Vegetable Tian
Everyone enjoys vegetables and their natural subtle flavors. For making this meal, you need to slice thin vegetables, season them only with little salt, pepper, and thyme, then you will topped them with small amount of flavorful cheese. Roasting the vegetables magnifies their flavor and gives them just a hint of sweetness.
7. Purple Cabbage Slaw with Hung Curd Dressing
While green cabbage is the most commonly eaten variety of cabbage, we highly recommend trying red cabbage because of its nutritional benefits and its robust hearty flavor. The antioxidants in the purple cabbage are easier for your body to absorb from a cooked state. For the best benefit, eat a mixture of raw and cooked purple cabbage.
8. Blackberry Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
This beautiful, simple salad is perfect even it seems “poor” with ingredients. Just baby arugula, fresh blackberries, and gorgonzola (or any sort of cheese) topped with a fresh, light, citrusy vinaigrette. But the taste is amazing and this meal is part of the clean eating recipes.
9. Taco Lettuce Wrap
This super tasty, fast and clean eating recipe will amaze you. If you are lover of the tacos then do not hesitate to try out this one, that will give you a feeling of a full stomach and in the same time make you feel full with energy and without heavy foods.
10. Avocado Potato Salad
One cup of fresh avocado added to a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots or potatoes is increasing the absorption of carotenoids from this salad. And what about the potatoes? Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world.