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.
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. Our readers loved this recipe's leftovers, suggesting you double or triple the recipe so you have enough for extra dinners or easy lunches.
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