Pesto Wild Rice

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This protein-packed seagrass makes for delicious and nutritious comfort food, no matter what season it is. It's perfect as is or with some extra protein (chicken or nuts) as a meal, or as a side dish. Bonus: it keeps in the fridge for several days. When it comes to preparing healthy food, for us, it's all about eating locally and seasonally, so feel free to vary the vegetables used with whatever you find in your garden or at the market, and let us know what you think!

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Topics: clean, clean cleanse, cleanse, detox, dinner, Clean Eats, healthy recipes, lunch, refresh, vegetables, vegetarian, wild rice

Tomato and Summer Squash Bake

Posted by cleanteam

This is perfect for using up the abundant amounts of summer vegetables this time of year. A vegetable bake is a wonderful meat-less (you can take out the anchovies if you want), dish that works for Gut and Refresh and can be easily modified with whatever vegetables are in season and local where you live. No matter what time of year it is, this recipe is always delicious.

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Topics: clean, dinner, Clean Life, Gut Program, lunch, refresh, summer squash, tomatoes, vegetable

Coconut Blueberry Layer Cake

Posted by cleanteam

Every once in awhile, I like to give the community a recipe that might not fall into the Gut or Cleanse guidelines; a treat. Something to enjoy post cleanse when you're still trying to incorporate many of the principle of Clean but might be a bit more lenient on ingredients. This cake, which I discovered on one of my favourite food and photography blogs, Roost, contains eggs (lots of them!) but even for those who may have a sensitivity to eggs, like myself, I find that when they're in something baked, they're fine. And of course, as we've mentioned before, the higher quality (pastured, local) eggs you use, the better they are for you. The large number of eggs is why the fiber rich coconut flour works so well here.

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Topics: clean, coconut, dairy-free, dessert, kids, snack, cake, celebrations, Clean Life, frosting, gluten free, healthy dessert, layer cake, maintenance, refresh, sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian

Paprika Dusted Summer Vegetable Rounds

Posted by cleanteam

Made with summer vegetables, these are like soft chips, roasted to perfection and super addictive but don't worry, there's no harm in eating your fill of them. They're entirely healthy and family friendly, yippee! I make huge batches when there's an abundance of summer squash and put them on salads, use in egg dishes (post cleanse of course), on gluten free pizza, as a french-fry-esque side dish, as a healthy snack. . . no matter how they're used, they always disappear instantly!

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Topics: clean, cleanse, kids, snack, snacks, squash, zucchini, carrots, chips, Clean Life, family, Gut Program, refresh, roasted, summer, vegetables

Blueberry Stone-Fruit Crumble

Posted by cleanteam

This is a great way to enjoy the abundance of summer stone fruit and berries. The protein and healthy fats in the almonds and coconut (as well as the cinnamon) help keep blood sugar levels stable, but berries and stone fruit are generally lower in sugar than other fruit anyway. This is a perfect summer dessert, a delicious part of your cleanse lunch, and will be a hit at dinner parties, birthday parties, or as a post-cleanse breakfast. Enjoy!

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Topics: clean, cleanse, coconut, crisp, dessert, peaches, snack, blueberries, Clean Life, Elimination Diet, gluten free, lunch, nectarines, refresh, sugar-free

Cold Almond Curried Noodles

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Topics: clean, cleanse, detox, Clean Eats, light dinner, lunch, noodles, refresh, thai sauce, vegetables

Spiced Braised Rhubarb Compote

Posted by cleanteam

This is a delicious and versatile use for early summer rhubarb, especially if you're on the Clean Cleanse, where you can't have strawberries, the usual companion to rhubarb.
This compote is uniquely spiced and perfect as both a sweet and savory accompaniment. I've used it on waffles, ice cream, chicken and lamb. Don't be afraid to experiment in the kitchen, using what's available at different times of the year can make us come up with some amazing flavor combinations that we might not think to try otherwise.

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Topics: clean, cleanse, dessert, organic, seasonal, side, snack, breakfast, Clean Eats, lunch, refresh, rhubarb, sauce, summer, topping

Tropical Waffles

Posted by cleanteam

Summer is in full swing everywhere and that means the kids are out of school, and there are beach adventures, road trips, visitors and celebrations. There are lazy summer mornings as well as jam-packed days. This means you need fuel for all of the above and these are my absolute favorite. Waffles are fun and celebratory, perfect for family brunches, breakfast for dinner, unique desserts or you can even freeze them to use as needed for snacks on the go. They only require a waffle iron (available in many different sizes and prices, I've seen them for as little as 20 dollars), and they hold a variety of toppings OR you can put the toppings right inside the waffles as we've done here.

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Topics: clean, coconut, dairy-free, organic, pancakes, savory, breakfast, brunch, Clean Life, clean gut, Elimination Diet, free-range eggs, gluten free, lunch, macadamia nut, maintenance, refresh, summer, sweet, waffles

Haddock En Papillote

Posted by cleanteam

En papillote is the French term indicating that this method of preparing fish involves steaming in parchment paper. You can also use aluminum foil, but I love how pretty and crinkly the parchment paper is; pretty enough to serve, steaming and still in the paper, at the table. l love how many possibilities this method of cooking gives you. I'd love to hear what other meals you prepare this way, feel free to leave your comments at the end!

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Topics: clean, cleanse, dinner, Jenny Nelson, parchment paper, steamed fish, Elimination Diet, fish, Frank Giglio, healthy meal, lunch, Uncategorized, vegetables, wellness

Black Bean and Chipotle Bisque

Posted by cleanteam

In honor of today, this delicious winter soup contains ingredients that are traditionally lucky for the New Year. All around the world, beans are a symbol of abundance. Eating them around New Year's is a good omen for the year ahead. Protein packed, with just enough spice, this soup is a perfect winter meal. It’s also in keeping with another New Year’s tradition, leaving a bit of your leftovers on the table at midnight, to guarantee a plentiful year ahead. This is fitting if you're beginning a cleanse or healthy routine, to leave the table satisfied but not overstuffed.
The entire Clean Team wishes you all a very happy New Year, abundant in the things that matter most; good health, love and gratitude.
Cheers!

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Topics: clean, cleanse, soup, Clean Program, Frank Giglio, health, liquid meal, recipes, Uncategorized, wellness

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