My family is quickly approaching the 2 month anniversary of clean eating! Woo hoo! It’s getting easier, I’m hoping meal planning will be second nature pretty soon. I’m learning that we aren’t necessarily eating “different” than everyone else, we are just adjusting ingredients here and there to eat more natural foods. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen more, which is always fun…except when you ruin an entire dish! It’s happened more than once
A few people have asked me what I make for dinner, so I have decided to post my dinner menu from last week. Some have pictures, others don’t, but all have a link to the recipe I used, because I’m not that creative on my own
Paleo Pizza- THIS WAS GOOD! Try it, whether you eat clean or not!
Recipe from Deliciously Organic. I used a can of diced tomatoes rather than crushed because we like our tomatoes chunkyI also had a little trouble with the crust, it was a little mushy in the middle, I think it’s because the seeds and the bell pepper had too much moisture. The recipe recommends using dehydrated seeds (I didn’t) and also suggests dehydrating the entire crust over night, which I didn’t do either. Next time, right? Because I will definitely be making this again!
Roasted Whole Chicken & Roasted Zucchini Boats
The chicken recipe comes from The Gracious Pantry, my go-to website for all of this clean eating stuffThe chicken came out moist and full of flavor, yay!
And this zucchini, YYYYUUUMMMM! I love zucchini anyways, but this one tops it all! Just let me warn you…you don’t need all the olive oil stated in the recipe, it was too much! I originally snagged this recipe from Pinterest, here’s the link to the actual recipe; Zucchini Boats
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken
No picture for this one…you know why
This was another great dish that I will surely be making again!
This one comes from Skinny Taste, another one of my favorite websites. We didn’t eat it over white rice, because, well…”clean eaters” don’t do that. Haha, I spooned some of the mixture into my Trader Joes “natural” tortillas for my husband and the kids. And for me, I just ate it like soup. Delicious!
Chicken & Broccoli Noodle Casserole
Another good one from Skinny Taste!
This was our carb meal for the week. Of course, I had to use organic whole wheat noodles and I omitted the bread crumbs as well, and it was very satisfying!
No recipe here, you all know how to make tuna salad…right? Use clean, organic mayo, a little mustard, some onion, some tomato, a little lettuce, a side of baby carrots, and waa-laa…a perfectly healthy, EASY Friday night meal!
Barbecued Chicken & Steamed Broccoli
Another quick and easy meal- a bottle of TJ’s natural barbeque sauce smothered on top of chicken breasts and grilled to perfection by none other than the grill master, my husband. Perfect chicken, every time. Steam the broccoli and serve.
We have bible study on Sunday evenings where we have a potluck dinner each week. I brought the veggies, a yummy broccoli salad. We’ve had plenty of broccoli this week, I received quite a bit from my basket co-op earlier in the week. This is actually a Paula Deen Recipe that I transformed into HEALTHY! Her son would be proud!
So what did I do? No bacon, sorry…it’s not lean protein. No raisins, just because I don’t like them and they really don’t have a lot of nutritional value. 1 cup of mayo, really? How about 1/4 cup of clean mayo…much better. No sugar. And, I added 2 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar, love the taste of that stuff! The only thing I would do differently is make a tad more dressing. I pretty much doubled the veggies, but didn’t add enough dressing, according to hubby. So, I must take his advice!
I hope you try a few new recipes, we sure enjoyed them!