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Fresh fruit infused water recipe

Why clean food is healthy food

We've all heard the phrase "clean eating" but what does it mean exactly? Here we explain what clean eating means, offer tips on how to eat clean and three delicious recipes to get you started.

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Fresh fruit-infused water recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

Tip: This is great to keep on hand and sip throughout your day especially when you want something with flavor.
  • 1 large plastic or glass pitcher
  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • 2 cups chopped fresh fruit (Add a variety of chopped fresh fruits such as nectarines, apples, berries, citrus, melon, kiwi, grapes or pineapple)
  • Fresh herbs such as rosemary or fresh mint

Directions:

  1. Add the gallon of filtered water to the pitcher. Add the fresh fruit and herbs and mix well.
  2. Allow the water to chill several hours to help the flavors blend.
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Clean deviled eggs recipe

Clean deviled eggs recipe

Serves 6  (2 halves per person)

Ingredients:

  • 6 organic eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Paprika and fresh parsley as garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Slice each hard-boiled egg in half, removing the yolks. In a bowl add the yolks, Greek yogurt, mustard and chives, mixing everything well until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste the mixture and season as desired with salt.
  2. Spoon the filling into each of the egg halves. Garnish with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of paprika. Chill until ready to serve.
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Clean-eating baked coconut shrimp recipe

Clean eating baked coconut shrimp recipe

Adapted by the gracious pantry

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound peeled shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the egg whites and the coconut oil, mixing well.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the coconut, panko breadcrumbs, garlic and onion powder, mixing well to combine.
  4. Dip each shrimp into the egg white mixture then into the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

More clean eating inspiration

5 ways to use chia seeds
Shredded veggie summer slaw
Strawberry basil quinoa salad

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Comments on "What is clean eating and recipes to get you started"

Tina February 15, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Kim though I agree… no need to be rude!

Joan January 31, 2014 | 6:39 PM

Kristen, you rock! Absolutely the truth.

Kristen January 08, 2014 | 2:47 AM

I have been eating ‘whole’ unprocessed food for years and have never looked back. However one thing worries me, and it has to do with fat. Eating only lean meat is a) very wasteful. You cannot eat one small part of an animal and toss the rest. The organs, bones, and fattier cuts have nutrition too. b) Fat is healthy, contrary to popular belief, even saturated. In moderation of course, but fat fills you up and tells your brain when it’s time to stop eating. It also has vitamins and minerals that your body is craving. Avoiding these items completely will set you up for failure. The first step of ditching processed foods is always the right choice, now let’s get back to the way humans are supposed to eat and live healthy lives. By eating in moderation the WHOLE animal (waste not want not), full-fat dairy, and plenty of fruits and veg. Throw in some whole grains and natural sweets (like honey, maple syrup) for a treat and bob’s your uncle.

kim August 14, 2013 | 7:39 AM

If you would do your research Lylian you would know that CLEAN EATING means obtaining from foods that are highly processed. It includes lean cuts of meat, poultry, fish AND SEAFOOD, fruits and lots vegetables. Someone needs to get educated.

Lylian August 09, 2013 | 12:42 PM

It's amazing to me that clean eating recipes would include shrimp. They are bottom dwellers who feed on parasites and skin that they pick off dead animals.

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