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.
A crowd pleasing sweet treat that's actually packed with nutrition, this chocolate mousse will be a hit wherever and whenever you serve it. If you keep the main ingredient secret, almost no one will guess that it's avocados that give this mousse body and creamy texture. Watch kids scarf it down and ask for more, not realizing there's actually green goodness in it. . . and plenty of healthy fat to keep the body energized and metabolism fired up. A dessert or snack that's great for the skin, nails and hair too. All around yummy.
This is a perfect spring salad; a quick and easy side dish that's easier to digest due to the marinating process. Or you can steam or saute it too. Anyone with thyroid issues will want to cook the broccoli first. I tend to like mine steamed, which makes this nutritious powerhouse bright green and soft, but it's totally up to you. Either way, we know you'll enjoy this antioxidant packed salad.
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!
No need to deny a craving for nachos while cleansing. This recipe is quick to make and works as a filling lunch and has a delicious bite that's hard to resist. The cashew cheese gives you lots of protein but if you want more, we've added shredded chicken to this and it's pretty darn good. When you're not cleansing, these make a great snack, especially if your family requires gluten and dairy-free snacks for movie nights or Sunday afternoons with the game on. No matter what the day holds, these nachos are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
As the weather turns colder, we welcome recipes like this. Comforting and melt-in-your-mouth flavorful, it's definitely a favourite of both Clean Chefs and everyone we make it for!
We know you'll enjoy this one, and the countless variations that are possible.
Next week, we'll show you a delicious way to use up any leftovers from a meal like this, equally as delicious.
Chefs' Note: It's okay and cleanse-friendly to use white wine in cooking since the sugar and alcohol cooks off. Cheers!
This is a delicious dish that requires very little prep time. The bulk of the time involved in this recipe is hands-free, just letting the flavors mingle and the rice cook in the oven! Another very easily switched up recipe, use any spices you like, and feel free to add veggies or chicken if you want. We'll give you more variations every so often, changing the basic recipe for the seasons. Enjoy, as this one makes the whole house smell insanely good!
The perfect recipe to go with the peach and avocado salad from this post, here they are: eagerly-awaited salmon quesadillas! They're dairy and gluten free, making them perfect for lunch on the cleanse, a healthy dinner for the whole family or just something to keep on hand for a yummy snack. Leftovers make a great protein packed breakfast too.
Trust us, this one is going to be an instant favorite!
You'll have one word for this summery treat: YUM. Loved by kids and grownups alike, this is a decadent tasting yet incredibly nutritious meal that works anytime of the day or night. A great way to energize your morning, kickstart your lunch-on-the-go, or makes the perfect cleansing dinner. Switch the blackberries for raspberries or peaches or blueberries for an equally yummy blend, blend it up and go have a blast!