Clean eating recipes may sound like a fad diet or foodie trend, but it's so much more than that. These clean eating recipes come together in less than an hour and all use simple ingredients that you likely have on hand or can easily pick up at your next trip to the neighborhood grocery store. “Clean Eating” expert, Diane Welland, selected simple weeknight recipes from the Cooking Light collection that work for those who are trying to eat clean. Once you try them and see how easy it can be to fit into the clean eating recipe lifestyle, you might never go back.
Arugula, Grape, and Sunflower Seed Salad
Super clean salads highlight all kinds of fresh, wholesome, unprocessed foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and more. This one features spicy arugula, sweet red grapes, and another clean eating staple, sunflower seeds. Seeds and nuts are a common ingredient in “clean” cooking because they fill you up, provide hard-to-get nutrients like magnesium, zinc, selenium, and vitamin E, and are chock full of good fats.
When it comes to salad dressings, “clean” dressings are low in fat but still pop with flavor from fresh herbs, zesty spices, or a splash of fruit juice. In this recipe, maple syrup and honey blend with spicy mustard and a dash of vinegar to pack a sassy punch.