Keeping It Clean Caesar Salad Dressing

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Love Caesar salad and have been having major cravings but don’t want to eat bottled dressing. So knowing how I roll I made up my own clean version! Hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

Ingredients
1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
2 lemons
1-2 cloves of garlic chopped (remember I am garlic obsessed so I use 2)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt/pepper

Directions
In a food processor add the juice from two lemons and two cloves of garlic. Add the Parmesan and yogurt and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put in a container for several hours or overnight. Drizzle 2 tbsp on salad.

I chose iceberg to switch things up and love that I have to cut it to eat it so it takes longer to eat and I am more satisfied. Also makes a great presentation for guests. 🙂

Laura’s Chickpea and Lentil Salad

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True besties always come through. My girlfriend keeps feeding me and I am so very thankful cuz she can cook! And she shared her recipe for the salad I ate for supper last night. Thanks Laura 🙂

Ingredients
1 can of chickpeas (rinsed)
1 can of lentils (rinsed)
1 large carrot chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (or more if you are a big fan like Laura)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Dressing
1/2 cup light olive oil
Juice from 1 to 2 limes (to taste)
1 garlic clove finely minced
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp maple syrup

Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl. Pour over salad and stir. Let sit for several hours and serve. 🙂

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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Who doesn’t love pizza?! I made this for the kiddos today and they gobbled it up. And gonna add some to their bento lunch boxes tomorrow. Like make this every week and know the recipe by heart. After you try it I am sure you will too!

Ingredients
1 cup warm water
2 heaping tsp of fast active yeast
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1tsp basil(optional)
1/2 tsp garlic powder(optional)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed (today I used 1/4 cup whole wheat flour instead due to allergies at school)
Pizza sauce
Toppings
Mozzarella cheese

Directions
Put the water in your mixer
Add the yeast and stir. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Add salt, honey, oil, basil and garlic. Stir. Add the flour and ground flax.

Mix with dough hook attachment for 5 minutes on low. Place in floured bowl and put a towel on top. Allow to rest for 30 minutes in a warm area.

Flour a pizza pan and press dough onto pan. Add your fav sauce toppings and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 8 slices.

Stuffed Peppers

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Super easy but more importantly tastes amazing! Impress you friends/family with a clean dish they won’t believe is good for you

Ingredients
6 large green peppers
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 cups cooked brown rice
Large tomato (or 1 cup tomato sauce)
Large onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tsp basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Chop tomato and bring to boil on medium/high heat. Summer until soft. Blend in food processor/blender until smooth.

Chop onion and garlic (I am garlic obsessed so feel free to start with 1). Spray your Fav oil in pan and sauté until golden
Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly. Remove from hear and Add basil and salt/pepper.

Add the 2 cups of rice and tomato sauce and mix well. Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds. Stuff each pepper with turkey/rice mixture and sprinkle the cheese on top.

Heat in oven @350 for 30 minutes and serve hot. (Can be made ahead of time).

Soooo good!

Clean Waffles

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Dust off your waffle makers friends!!!

I guess you can say I’m in a sharing kinda mood the past 24 hours. I am just so amazed by my lifestyle changes and the endless possibilities it has to offer! Made these waffles today. I added 2 tsp of brown sugar but you can omit that if you like. :).

Ingredients and prep:

1/2 cup oats
2 cups milk
(Put these two ingredients in a small bowl and allow to rest for 10 minutes).

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dash pink salt
(Mix these ingredients together in a separate bowl)

2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
(Add these ingredients to rested oat mixture and whisk well).

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Allow to rest 5 minutes.

Spray/ brush waffle maker with olive oil or coconut oil. Pour 1/3 cup of mixture in waffle maker and cook.

Serve with fresh fruit and a little pure maple syrup. (Not gonna lie, they taste amazing with nothing on it. A great snack for on the go).

Makes 8 large waffles. 199 calories for each large waffle (4 triangles).

Eat Clean Jam

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I am a sugar addict!!! There I’ve admitted it!!! :). Sooooo moving on, when I decided to eliminate refined sugar and white flour from my diet (cold turkey) I needed to find alternatives to get my sweet fix! This clean jam does the trick!
Ingredients:
5 cups of frozen or fresh fruit of your choice. (I chose 4 cups frozen blueberries and 1 cup frozen cherries).
2 tbsp pure maple syrup.

Directions:
Bring ingredients to boil on stovetop medium/ high while stirring. Lower temperature to medium/low and cook another 15 minutes until thickened. Allow to cool.

I like to use 2 tbsp of prepared jam on top of oatmeal or peanut butter toast.

I may or may not have eaten a spoonful on its own…

Fish Tacos

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I am becoming obsessed more and more with clean eating. I love everything about food but want to lose weight and be healthy without dieting. Too good to be true? Don’t think so. These fish tacos are beyond amazing and super filling. (Recipes feeds 2)

Ingredients:

2 pieces of tilapia fish
4 whole grain tortillas
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
Cumin spice
Chili spice
Oregano spice
Pink salt
Lettuce
Carrots
Tomatoes
Onion
Lemon
Olive or coconut oil

Directions:

In a bowl mix 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/8 tsp chili powder, dash of salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Chop fish into cubes and add to bowl. Coat the fish in the spices and set aside.

In another bowl mix together 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt, juice from 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp chili powder and set aside.

Chop tomato into small cubes and dice onions small and mix together.

Chop lettuce really fine and grate one carrot.

Cook the tilapia in a frying pan on medium heat until cooked thoroughly.
Remove from heat

Building the perfect fish taco:
Place 2 tbsp of the yogurt mix on a whole grain tortilla shell. Spread it on the whole shell. On one side add lettuce, carrots, tomato/onion mix and 1/4 of the fish. Repeat with the remaining three and serve immediately.

May have to make them again tomorrow! Restaurant worthy!!!

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