As we reach the end of summer, there's no better time to take advantage of full-flavored fresh fruits and vegetables that hydrate and satiate by providing plenty of nutrients, while still keeping us feeling light and energized. Plant foods are the primary focus of a clean whole foods diet and enjoying them just takes a little bit of experimentation to find the recipes and flavors you love. Here are some of our favorites.
Not only is fresh cod melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but this simple miso glaze, that's ready in minutes, is insanely good too. The combination will make your whole family happy, and we can attest that with this recipe, you'll have to work hard to eat slowly!
This past week we finished the photo shoot for our upcoming recipe book. The recipes for the book were created by Chef Frank Giglio, who also develops many of the recipes for our Clean Eats Newsletter, including the rice and vegetables recipe below. At the end of the shoot, we got talking with Frank about ways to turn leftovers into tasty autumn-inspired meals.
This pesto rice is a delicious and nutritious comfort food that is great for any season. It’s perfect as is, with some extra protein (chicken or nuts), 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!
Squash noodles are super quick meal perfect for the Clean Program and the Clean Gut Program. The noodles are just barely cooked, so we get incredible flavor and texture while maximizing the enzymes and nutrients from these vegetables. Different types of squash come with a variety of nutrients that can help the with immune system, skin, heart health, and diabetes. Detox-friendly, tasty, and ready in minutes, this squash noodles recipe is one of my favourites. Modify with any vegetables or toppings you like; the possibilities are endless.
Summer is in full swing, and that means the kids are out of school and enjoying beach adventures, road trips, visits from friends, and celebrations. There are lazy summer mornings as well as jam-packed days. This means we need fuel for these unpredictable summer days, and these almond flour waffles are my absolute favorite solution. These almond flour waffles are fun, celebratory, and are perfect for family brunches, breakfast for dinner, unique desserts, and 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. You can put the toppings right inside the waffles as we’ve done in the recipe below.
This broccoli salad recipe makes a perfect light meal. It’s a quick and easy side dish that’s easy to digest due to the marinating process. You can also steam or saute the broccoli too.