Let’s get things straight from the very beginning – clean eating is not a diet! Clean eating is a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation. It is important to have this on mind when deciding to start eating clean. Now we can move to what clean eating actually means and how to eat clean and plan your meals for better living.

Eating clean is simple. It is the best thing you can do for your health, it is delicious, it is important, but most of all it is simple. Clean eating means eating whole, real food. You must be questioning yourself what ‘real’ food is? Well, it is actually everything that hasn’t been  processed, refined, and handled, everything that is close to their natural form as possible. There are few important principles in clean eating. First of all you should aim to always choose organic products. When choosing your products, always check that they don’t contain more than one or two ingredients. Avoid any processed foods like white flour, sugar, bread and pasta – stick to whole grains instead. Drink lots and lots of water. Always eat slow and savor every taste, Prefer to eat produce that is seasonal and local. Make sure you eat five to six times a day.

You see, eating clean is simple and you can easily make it your lifestyle. Following clean eating meal plans helps a lot, especially for those who are new to this way of eating. Luckily, the internet is filled with delicious, healthy clean eating recipes you can choose from. We have made things even easier for you by preparing 10 clean eating meal plans, each with 6 tasty meal ideas, that will keep you full and satisfied while detoxifying your body and making you feel better and live better. We hope you will find them useful and that they will inspire you to start eating clean.

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Meal 1: Grape, Walnut, Banana Breakfast with Honey

We have chosen this particular breakfast idea because you will need to keep up your spirit and energy level so you can stay motivated and continue eating clean. This breakfast is both melting and crunchy and it is easy to prepare too. You will need 2 ripe bananas, a handful of grapes, 2/3 cup walnuts, shelled 1 tablespoon butter (or sunflower, grapeseed oil), 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com

Meal 2: Guacamole Toasts with Shrimps

These toasts topped with tasty healthy guacamole and shrimps are a perfect snack that will satisfy your hunger till lunch. They are also great to serve as appetizers. Using a tartine bread for making these toasts is a great choice! The recipe is for twenty toasts, but you can prepare a couple of them and take them with you at work as a healthy snack.

You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com

Meal 3: Snap Pea & Quinoa Salad

We love the combination of mushrooms, snap pea, lemon and quinoa. The final result is a healthy, refreshing salad that is perfect for lunch. Make this salad ahead of time as it gets even better the next day. The key is that when made ahead, there is enough time for the dressing to really soak into the quinoa and mushrooms. Perfect for those with busy lifestyle.

You can find recipe at eatingwell.com

Meal 4: Clean Eating Pizza Lasagna Rolls

Eating clean doesn’t mean you have to give up of your favorite dishes, it just means you have to learn how to properly prepare them. And trust us, these pizza lasagna rolls taste as delicious as they sound. The key is to use extra virgin olive oil, low fat cheese, a homemade tomato sauce and the famous Italian seasoning.

You can find the recipe at skinnyms.com

Meal 5: Skinny Fried Apples

This clean eating, simple dessert will be ready in 5 minutes and is made with 5 simple ingredients. That is apples, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and coconut oil. Excellent for satisfying our sweet tooth and yet low in calories and healthy.

You can find the recipe at lovegrowswild.com

Meal 6: Herb-Rubbed Broiled Chicken

Finish the day with a tasty meal filled with proteins. This is a recipe everyone in your family will simply love – whether they are eating clean or not. It is a simple yet delicious meal that will quickly become on of your favorites. Make sure you use organic chicken, extra virgin olive oil and all-natural soy sauce for keeping this meal extra healthy.

You can find the recipe at bestcleaneatingrecipes.com

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Meal 1: Quinoa With Fresh Berries and Almonds

We are starting this second clean eating meal plan with a really good recipe which is essential for a proper clean eating meal plan. It will give you the much needed fuel to start the day and function correctly. Another great thing about this breakfast is that it is easy to make. To prepare it you will need 1 cup uncooked quinoa, 2 cups milk, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted and 4 teaspoons honey or maple syrup.

You can find the recipe at thegraciouspantry.com

Meal 2: 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.

You can find the recipe at offbeatandinspired.com

Meal 3: Crab Louis Salad

The third meal for this plan is protein-packed and ideal for a healthy meal to keep the hunger away before lunch. This salad is made with butter leaf lettuce, cooked lump crabmeat, eggs, seasonal veggies and a delicious dressing made with cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, non-fat buttermilk, chile sauce and seasonings.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 4: Broccoli-Turkey-Cheddar Wrap

To prepare this delicious meal you will need 1/2 table spoon of real butter, 1/2 cup of all-natural cheddar cheese, cubed, 1/2 cup of chopped organic turkey breast, 2 cups of chopped broccoli, heads only, 3 organic eggs and 1 piece of all-natural organic flat bread or tortilla wrap. A perfect combination for a healthy and satisfying lunch!

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingrecipesblog.com

Meal 5: Two Ingredient Dessert 

We love simple desserts that are made with just a few ingredients. This one is made with only two – dates and almond butter. Such a delicious combination! Slice each date in half and remove the pits. Spread with almond butter and enjoy. You can add some cinnamon on top for an even richer taste.

You can find the recipe at mindfulmommie.com

Meal 6: Clean Carrot Fritters

After so many satisfying meals, finish the day with these amazing carrot fritters. They are similar as zucchini fritters and very tasty. To make them you will need 2 carrots, zest of 1 lemon, 2 sprigs of spring onion, 2 heaped tsp cottage cheese, 1 tsp garlic, 1/4 cup oats, 2 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder, salt to taste.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingattempt.wordpress.com

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Meal 1: Quick & Easy Breakfast Quiche

Quick, easy, tasty and healthy! That is what makes the perfect breakfast. This clean eating friendly quiche is so versatile – you can pop in your favorite ingredients like different kinds of veggies, cheese and spices. Another great thing about this breakfast quiche is that you can make it a day ahead and it will taste even better the next day.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 2: Baked Apple Chips

Have you ever tried apple chips? It’s delicious! And healthy. Here is a great recipe that will tech you how to make the perfect apple chips that makes a great snack on the go. You only need 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced and some cinnamon to taste.

You can find the recipe at skinnyms.com

Meal 3: Baby Potato Salad with Peas, Mint & Ricotta

Creamy, yet clean and healthy. This salad is balanced so it doesn’t have a ton of fat like other creamy salads. Here it is yogurt and ricotta that give the creamy taste. We love the combination of red baby potatoes and peas with celery, radishes and mint. The dressing is extra delicious and versatile as you can use spices of your own taste.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 4: Lemon Parsley Salmon

You will love this fresh lunchtime dish, especially if you love salmon as much as we do. And it is such a healthy lunch choice, filled with much needed Omega 3 healthy fats. To prepare it you will need tinned salmon, spring onion, fresh parsley and ground black pepper. Prepare it a day ahead and take it with you to work. On lunch time just spread it over a slice of wholegrain bread. Yummy!

You can find the recipe at thekitchenshed.co.uk

Meal 5: Fruit with Skinny Nutella Spread

Here is a skinny version of the famous Nutella that is actually good for you – especially served with fresh fruits. It has only 57 calories per serving. For making it you will need hazelnuts, chocolate chips (with no added refined sugar), lite coconut milk, mild honey and just a punch of kosher salt.

You can find the recipe at skinnyms.com

Meal 6: Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Slow cookers are made in heaven! You come home from a long day at work and a warm soup is waiting in the slow cooker for dinner. And it is delicious, healthy, hearty… This vegetable and bean soup is very easy to be made and very versatile as well. You can use veggies you have at the moment and it will still taste heavenly.

You can find the full recipe at skinnyms.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #4


Meal 1: 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.

You can find the recipe at rachaelattard.com

Meal 2: No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Protein Balls 

Who needs classic (and unhealthy) candies when you got these delicious no-bake strawberry chocolate protein balls. They are the ultimate snack, filled with much needed proteins. You can make them and freeze them, then eat them whenever you like. They even taste great when frozen!

You can find the recipe at cleanfoodcrush.com

Meal 3: Cucumber Egg Salad

We love this combination! This salad is not only delicious, healthy but also very simple to prepare. What you need are a few simple ingredients – 1 cucumber, 2 medium eggs
1/4 stock of green onions, sea salt, 1 tea sp. of dark vinegar (optional) and 1 tea sp. of coconut oil. There is also a video recipe included so everyone can prepare this meal in no time.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingrecipesblog.com

Meal 4: Clean Eating Fried Rice 

Yes, fried rice can be healthy. That is if you use brown rice which is filled with nutrients and very satisfying. This recipe is full of nutritious vegetables, as well as eggs and edamame beans. Feel free to use different veggies than those featured in this recipe. Whatever you choose, you will be enjoying a healthy, tasty lunch.

You can find the recipe at nutritionistinthekitch.com

Meal 5: Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Here is a yummy superfood snack. The key is in using the right combination of seasonings to turn zucchini into a delicious, crispy snack. And the best part – this meal has only 99kcal per serving! Have in mind that to prepare a gluten-free version of the chips you will need to use gluten-free bread crumbs. One more tip – the chips gets even more crispier while cooling.

You can find the recipe at skinnyms.com

Meal 6: Halibut With Roasted Potatoes and Fennel

Delicious halibut served over roasted diced Yukon Gold Potatoes and lots and lots of veggies – sounds yummy! And it really is, but it is also a healthy choice for a light dinner. With 324 cal per serving, it is a great meal to finish the day with and feel satisfied but not like you have over eaten.

You can find the recipe at fitnessmagazine.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #5


Meal 1: 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.

You can find the recipe at cleanfoodcrush.com

Meal 2: An Apple

An apple a day truly keeps the doctor away, so instead of snacking on processed snacks, have an apple between the meals. Apples may help reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol. Enough said!

photo via mbogamasters.co.ke

Meal 3: Clean Eating Tuna Salad 

This is a tuna salad that is tasty, mild and enjoyable in several different ways. The recipe is totally cleaned up and so healthy. We suggest using a water packed tuna. Feel free to change the veggies used for this salad. You can eat the salad spread over a piece of whole grain bread. Such a great lunch idea!

You can find the recipe at thegraciouspantry.com

Meal 4: Mini Pita Pizzas

For lunch, treat yourself with these delicious mini pita pizzas. It is a healthy lunch that is simple to prepare. Male sure you use whole wheat pitas. Spread some organic pizza sauce over them and add the topping: tomato, onion, and jalapeño. Use fetta or mozzarella. Bake them for around 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

You can find the full recipe at chaosparade.blogspot.com

Meal 5: Strawberry Cheesecake Bars 

These strawberry cheesecake bars are so good you could even have them for breakfast! They are creamy and fat free. Top them with fresh fruits and honey and enjoy them as an afternoon, after workout snack. These bars will need around 3 hours to set. You can keep them in the fridge for days or freeze them.

You can find the recipe at honeyandfigskitchen.com

Meal 6: Grilled Shrimp With Whole-Wheat Couscous

Finish the day with a light dinner. These shrimp are first marinated, then grilled for an ultimate delicious taste. They are served with cooked couscous. One serving contains around 350 cal and is also packed with 23 grams of protein.

You can find the recipe womenshealthmag.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #6


Meal 1:  Mango Spinach Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are so healthy and should be part of everyone’s diet. You will love this smoothie even if you aren’t a fan of smoothies that contain leafy greens as you can barely taste the spinach. Here is what you need to prepare this awesome breakfast smoothie: 3/4 cup vanilla almond or soy milk, 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, 1 ripe banana and 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks.

You can find the recipe at kitchenconfidante.com

Meal 2: Almonds 

Eating around 1.5 ounces of almonds as a snack between meals will make you feel less hungry at lunch (or dinner). Almonds are definitely a great choice for a snack. In order to absorb all the nutrients from the almonds, try to them up to 40 times before swallowing.

photo via huffingtonpost.com

Meal 3:  Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

Gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, oil-free option, this salad made with sweet potato and black bean is truly detoxifying. The sweet potatoes in this salad partially break down and help hold the other ingredients together. They offer sweetness and along with the beans a soft toothsome texture, which is balanced by the crunchy, fresh red pepper and cucumber and the smoky essence in the spices added.

You can find the recipe at plantpoweredkitchen.com

Meal 4: Grilled Pear & Blue Cheese Sandwich

Instead of putting the grilled pear, blue cheese and arugula in a salad, throw them between two slices of country bread. Add a little dijon for a rich taste. When done just grill the sandwiches and voila! Delicious sandwiches for lunch with only 244 calories per sandwich.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 5: Date and seed boost balls

These balls are great for a post-workout snack or just to get an extra kick through a busy day. They are rich in minerals, calcium, high in vitamin E and B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15, packed with Omega 3 and 6, easy to digest and high in unsaturated fat.  Keep them in the fridge in an airtight jar.

You can find the recipe at seasonwithlove.co.uk

Meal 6: Buffalo chicken with buttermilk-feta sauce

Treat yourself for dinner with a portion of delicious buffalo chicken with a rich buttermilk-feat sauce. Who doesn’t love buffalo chicken and a creamy dip? This dip is actually healthy, mad with plain Greek yogurt, non fat buttermilk and non fat feta cheese. When done, you can cover and refrigerate this meal until ready to serve up to 2 days.

You can find the recipe at lovestoeat.wordpress.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #7


Meal 1: Peach Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Lentils

Lentils with oatmeal? We understand you are a bit of a sceptic but give it a chance and try this delicious combination.  The lentils are a nutritional boost, and you don’t even notice them in there, which is perfect for picky eaters. You can prepare this meal in the morning and take it with you to work. When you want to have your breakfast, just heat it up and voila!

You can find the recipe at blissfuldomesticity.com

Meal 2: Raw Vanilla Chia Pudding with Fruits

For a second meal of this daily clean eating plan we have chosen a raw vanilla chia pudding with fruits. Simply make this pudding a day before and top it with your favorite fruits before consuming. This superfood breakfast packed with antioxidants and vitamin c. To prepare this pudding you will need chia seed, almond milk, vanilla essence, grated coconut and fruits.

You can find the recipe at 100cleanfooddays.com

Meal 3: Turkey Avocado Sandwich

These healthy and filling sandwiches are perfect for lunch. To prepare them you will need 1 or 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, turkey slices, 1/2 ripe avocado and 1 tbl spoon of balsamic vinegar. Try to use turkey with no added preservatives.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingrecipesblog.com

Meal 4: Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

You can have this salad as a side dish with the turkey avocado sandwiches, or as a separate meal. It is a great salad, healthy and delicious and doesn’t require any cooking. It is filling, sweet, salty, and packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, and good fats. Serve it with serve with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.

You can find the recipe at joyfulhealthyeats.com

Meal 5: Carrots and Hummus 

This is the ultimate clean eating snack everyone loves. All you need is 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks, with 1/4 cup hummus (here is a recipe). We recommend you prepare your own hummus instead of buying it. This snack has only 186 calories and yet you will feel full and satisfied.

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Meal 6: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are incredibly tasty and full of vitamins and nutrients. To make this roasted Brussels Sprouts for dinner you will need 1 lb Brussel Sprouts, rinsed, trimmed, & halved lengthwise, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp ground pepper.

You can find the recipe at cleanfoodcrush.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #8


Meal 1: Energy Clementine Cranberry Smoothie

An energy boos is so welcomed in the mornings so this smoothie is the perfect way to start the day. Ready in less than 5 minutes and with just 3 ingredients, it is an easy and refreshing breakfast. To make one large glass you will need 4 clementines, peeled, 1 handful of dried cranberries, 1 greek yogurt, ice cubes (optional)

You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com

Meal 2: Oven Tomato Chips

A “chips” that is so light and flavourful that you won’t miss the regular fried chips at all. To prepare it you will need 8 round and firm tomatoes, sweet paprika and some soft brown sugar. Prepare the tomatoes according to the instructions, put them in the oven and forget about them in the next 2 hours until they are baked.

You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com

Meal 3: Green-Tea Chicken Salad

Prepare your self a clean and balanced lunch by making this green-tea chicken salad. It is filled with everything you need for a healthy meal. It is a pretty simple, quick, and totally delicious recipe to make. You will need around 5 minutes to cook the chicken and another 5 to prepare the salad.

You can find the recipe at skinnyminimeals.wordpress.com

Meal 4: Whole Wheat Cranberry Banana Bread

We chose this healthy, clean-eating banana bread studded with fresh tangy berries for an afternoon snack. It tastes familiar and comforting. Make sure you use whole wheat flour. You don’t need to use any additional sweeteners as the banana naturally sweetens and moistens the loaf. The browner the bananas, the better!

You can find this recipe at amyshealthybaking.com

Meal 5: 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.

You can find this recipe at eatwell101.com

Meal 6: Honey-Glazed Salmon with Ginger

This is the easiest most delicious salmon dinner you can ever prepare! And it is totally healthy and clean eating friendly. To prepare it you will need skinless salmon fillets, raw honey, Dijon mustard, lemon, soy sauce (gluten free) and some ginger of course. Make sure you use organic salmon, farm raised is preferred.

You can find this recipe at humbletartkitchen.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #9


Meal 1: English muffins

This is a pretty simple clean breakfast you can prepare in seconds. Just get (make/buy) some whole wheat English muffins, toast them, top them with Greek yogurt and your favorite fruit. That’s eat! You get a great and balanced breakfast in minutes.

Photo via natalielkessler.com

Meal 2: Banana Bites

So simple and so yummy! You will love to snack on these banana bites. They are actually the simplest thing to make – top one slice of banana with natural peanut butter, place another slice on top. Then you can freeze them and they are ready anytime you you want a snack. Or you can eat them straight away.

You can find the recipe at noelskitchentips.com

Meal 3: 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.

You can find the recipe at ifoodreal.com

Meal 4: Avocado Cilantro Hummus Recipe

Hummus makes such an awesome snack – it is healthy, delicious, cheap. But most importantly it is so easy to male! Give your hummus a new twist by adding avocado and cilantro. Use Garbanzo beans as a base. 2 tablespoons of this hummus contain around 65 calories.

You can find the recipe at cleananddelicious.com

Meal 5: Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

Here is a great dinner starter. This salad is so simple yet so tasty. To prepare it you will need: 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 medium eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, coarse salt and ground pepper, 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced, 1 pound sliced tomatoes, 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.

You can find the recipe at marthastewart.com

Meal 6: Citrus Grilled Chicken 

This citrus grilled chicken is great to serve along the eggplant, tomato and mozzarella salad. It is an easy recipe with ingredients you can easily find. Here is what you’ll need: 1 orange, 1 lime, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

You can find the recipe at thegraciouspantry.com

Clean Eating Meal Plan #10


Meal 1: Clean Eating Sausage Egg Casserole

Don’t worry, you don’t have to wake up early to prepare this casserole as you can make it ahead and freeze it, then put it out of the freezer and enjoy a delicious, clean breakfast. It’s the perfect blend of savoury sausage, eggs, and cheesy goodness and contains Kale which is a true power packed veggie. You can use homemade breakfast sausage for this egg casserole, based on this recipe.

You can find the recipe at freezeyourwayfit.blogspot.com

Meal 2: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

As the description for this recipe says – salty Parmesan and pungent garlic mingle with crunchy roasted chickpeas. This is great as a snack for nut-allergic people. To prepare these garlic Parmesan roasted chickpeas you will need chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, pepper and Parmesan.

You can  find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 3: Pita Panini with Tuna, Sprouts, Zucchini and Avocado Cream

These ‘little breads’ loaded with delicious, clean ingredients are a perfect choice for a healthy, satisfying lunch. Just make sure you use whole wheat pitas. Two filled pita halves contain 378 calories. You will need around 20 minutes to prepare them.

You can find the recipe at cleaneatingmag.com

Meal 4: Almond butter and Strawberries

This afternoon snack on delicious fresh strawberries and almond butter. You can buy the butter or even better prepare it on your own. It is a delicious, healthy afternoon snack that will keep you full till dinner. Almond butter goes great with any fruit as well, including apples and pears.

Photo via nataliedollinger.files.wordpress.com

Meal 5: Detox Salad

This salad starter that will keep for several days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It is filled with tons of healthy ingredients packed with nutrients. Use a simple dressing for this salad – a good quality olive oil and lemon juice.

You can find the full recipe at infinebalance.com

Meal 6: Avocado Salmon Burgers

It’s dinner time! Today prepare these delicious, healthy avocado salmon burgers and enjoy their rich taste. They are also budget friendly while incredibly nutritious too, with their healthy fats and lean protein. They are also free of gluten, dairy, soy, and nuts.

You can find the recipe at memeinge.com