10 Easy Clean-Eating Recipes

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If you talk to anyone remotely interested in food and nutrition (who doesn’t like to eat?), they’ll probably give you their own rundown of what clean eating means to them — the dos and the don’ts. While there’s no official definition of “eating clean,” the general premise is built on eating primarily whole foods close to their natural states. Avoiding highly processed packaged goods with ingredients that sound more like a lab experiment and include corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or substantial amounts of sodium are a no. Concentrating on eating healthier, whole foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts are a great big yes! Here are 10 easy, clean-eating recipes that you can make in 15 minutes or less!

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Spring Vegetable Bowls With Lemony Dill Vinaigrette

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Want to create your very best lunch salad? Start here. Using a few fresh ingredients, you can transform your basic salad into a bright flavor bomb. CALORIES: 415

Related: Full Recipe: Spring Vegetable Bowls With Lemony Dill Vinaigrette

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Berry Bliss Bowl

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Get your day started or tackle your afternoon slump with this beautiful bowl of berries, antioxidants and brain fuel. It’s loaded with healthy fat and plant-based protein sources to keep you feeling fuller longer. CALORIES: 265

Related: Full Recipe: Berry Bliss Bowl

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Herb-Roasted Radishes

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Roasted radishes are your low-carb best friend. Radishes, traditionally known for their robust bite, are magically transformed in the oven with a little bit of oil, sea salt and loads of fresh herbs. Eat these as a side, or top them with a poached egg for a healthy, low-carb breakfast. CALORIES: 73

Related: Full Recipe: Herb-Roasted Radishes

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Kohlrabi Slaw With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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Kohlrabi -- a vegetable people don’t know what to do with. Sliced raw, it’s somewhere between the texture of a crisp apple and the taste of broccoli stem (broccoli stems are tender and delicious when the tough outer skin is removed, by the way). Julienne and toss them with a citrusy vinaigrette and you’ll be hooked. CALORIES: 125

Related: Full Recipe: Kohlrabi Slaw With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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Southwestern Egg Scramble

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Eggs are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This scramble is so easy and flavorful that you’ll be putting it in your rotation for all three. The Southwestern spices give the plate an extra flavor boost that’ll excite your taste buds and keep “healthy” interesting. CALORIES: 409

Related: Full Recipe: Southwestern Egg Scramble

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Mango Salad With Lemony Coconut Creamc

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Keep dessert simple with very ripe mangoes topped with zesty coconut cream. It is incredibly satisfying (and pretty too) and sweetened just slightly with honey or maple syrup. And it’s the best way to use nature’s candy. CALORIES: 185

Related: Full Recipe: Mango Salad With Lemony Coconut Cream

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One-Pot Penne With Cauliflower and White Beans

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Eating pasta can often make you feel weighed down. Pro tip: Make that plate a 1:1:1 ratio of pasta to veg to protein. The penne-cauliflower-white bean combination is hard to beat and incredibly easy to make in under 15 minutes in just one pot. Add in some fresh herbs for extra flavor and brightness. CALORIES: 219

Related: Full Recipe: One-Pot Penne With Cauliflower and White Beans

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Peanut Butter Power Balls

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If you haven’t hopped on the energy-ball train yet, now is the time to start! Powered by mainly oats, flax and nut butter, these balls are chock-full of protein, fiber and healthy fat. And they’re sweetened naturally with an extra-ripe banana, a touch of maple syrup and crunchy cacao nibs for an added boost of energy and antioxidants. CALORIES: 157

Related: Full Recipe: Peanut Butter Power Balls

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Carrot Noodles With Sesame and Soy

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Carrot noodles are totally on trend. They cook wicked fast and are incredibly satisfying, but without all the carbs and heaviness of a typical pasta dish. Bonus! Carrots are in season year-round, making them a particularly affordable choice. CALORIES: 145

Related: Full Recipe: Carrot Noodles With Sesame and Soy

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Garlicky-Ginger Broth

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Use a quality vegetable broth -- either homemade or a low-sodium store-bought version -- and you will be surprised at how easy and flavorful this dish is. The robust ginger and garlic flavors shine through without being too overbearing, while offering a plethora of immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Sip it by itself for a comforting snack, or add in your favorite vegetables, sprouts and maybe even a soft-boiled egg for a full meal. CALORIES: 30

Related: Full Recipe: Garlicky-Ginger Broth

What Do YOU Think?

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Which of these clean-eating recipes is your favorite? Do you have a go-to at home? Share your recipes, thoughts and ideas with us in the comment section below.

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Overview

If you talk to anyone remotely interested in food and nutrition (who doesn’t like to eat?), they’ll probably give you their own rundown of what clean eating means to them — the dos and the don’ts. While there’s no official definition of “eating clean,” the general premise is built on eating primarily whole foods close to their natural states. Avoiding highly processed packaged goods with ingredients that sound more like a lab experiment and include corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or substantial amounts of sodium are a no. Concentrating on eating healthier, whole foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts are a great big yes! Here are 10 easy, clean-eating recipes that you can make in 15 minutes or less!

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