Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

10 Clean Eating Recipes for Weeknights

“Clean Eating” expert, Diane Welland, selects simple weeknight recipes from the Cooking Light collection that work for those who are trying to eat clean.

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates and Orange Recipes
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Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates and Orange

Whole grains are standard fare on the clean diet, and quinoa is the best of the bunch. Not only is it high in fiber, 1 cup cooked gives you 5 grams of fiber, it’s an excellent source of protein, providing all nine essential amino acids and making it a complete protein. It’s slightly crunchy, nutty taste goes well with many nuts, fruits and vegetables plus it cooks up quick in just 20 minutes or less.

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