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.
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.
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!
This quick and easy Brussels sprouts recipe gives the vegetable a tasty makeover. These aren’t the bland and mushy sprouts some of us might think of. These easy Brussel sprouts are sweet, flavorful, and the coconut oil gives the dish an even more delicious taste. There are many reason for why people stress the importance of eating vegetables like these. Brussels are antifungal, anticarcinogenic, and DNA-stabilizing. These sprouts help lower cholesterol, fight inflammation, boost immunity, and are a great source of fiber. They also protect your eyes since they’re packed with Vitamin A, so if you’re on the computer a lot, eat your Brussels!
One of our favorite snacks are these baked veggie fries. They’re a wonderful alternative to regular french fries, since carrots and parsnips are less starchy than potatoes and are loaded with extra nutrition. They are cleanse-approved and great as a side to a salad or yummy chicken slider.
Try this steamed fish recipe for lunch while cleansing on the Clean Program. En papillote is the French term for the method of preparing food by steaming or baking it in parchment paper. You can also use aluminum foil, but I love how pretty and crinkly the parchment paper is; it gives the meal an aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye and it creates a beautiful presentation when serving. I love how many possibilities this method of cooking gives you for this steamed fish recipe. I’d love to hear what other meals you prepare en papillote, so feel free to leave your comments at the end!
We almost decided to call this recipe “Better Than Coleslaw,” since it’s a much more healthy version of the traditional side dish. Lighter ingredients like olive oil and apple cider vinegar take the place of mayonnaise. The purple cabbage is eaten raw, which preserves the myrosinase enzymes that aid in fighting cancer. Our autumn coleslaw recipe pairs perfectly with the pulled chicken recipe from last week. It’s also a great salad topping, and as an added bonus, the apple cider vinegar helps with digestion and acid reflux. Try this recipe during the 21-Day Clean Program. We hope you enjoy it.
As the weather turns colder, we welcome chicken 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 chicken recipe, 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 that is equally as tasty as enjoying this chicken recipe the first time around.
Chefs’ Note: It’s okay and cleanse-friendly to use white wine in cooking since the sugar and alcohol cooks off. Try this recipe while on the 21-Day Clean Program. Cheers!