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.
Oven-fried Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene (pre-Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and potassium, not to mention fiber and complex carbohydrates, making them a better choice than white potatoes in most cases. They regularly appear on clean menus alongside lean proteins like chicken, pork, and fish. Oven-frying cuts the fat and calories from these potatoes while still giving you a crisp, tender product. And making them yourself (as opposed to out of a frozen food bag) ensures you’re using unprocessed ingredients. This salty-sweet side cooks in 30 minutes in the oven, just enough time to let that hint of orange rind really shine.