One of my favorite things about eating clean is the healthy desserts! I was craving chocolate for the entire week, and the dark chocolate I’ve been stretching out since Christmas was not cutting the craving. Enter Double Chocolate Chip Clean Cookies by Clean Food Crush to the rescue. I had a small banana, so I cut the recipe in half, and it made five cookies. I did not, however, cut the amount of chocolate chips in half. The cookies were gooey, fudgey, and delicious. I baked them on parchment paper and had the mixing bowl and measuring spoons clean and in the drying rack before the cookies were done. You’re missing out until you make them!
This week, I’m going back to a basic breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, and a hard boiled egg. The snacks are basically the same as last week. Mangos are sweet and juicy right now, and you won’t even need a sweetener if you put them in yogurt. I’m trying all new lunch recipes and three new dinner recipes, and I can’t decide if I’m more excited about the chicken fajitas or the curry!
- Hard boil eggs
- Assemble Greek protein bowls (cook quinoa and ground beef, chop veggies)
- Microwave sweet potatoes (2 snacks)
- Dice bell pepper for Monday
- Slice bell pepper and red onion for Tuesday
- Thaw chicken breast
- Make pasta sauce
- Assemble tuna stuffed avocado (wrap the avocado halves separately)
- Bake spaghetti squash
- Microwave sweet potatoes (3 snacks)
- Thaw chicken breast
Instant oats or Overnight oats, from Clean Food Crush. Overnight oats need to be prepped the night before, but it takes two minutes, and it’s so worth it in the morning. I usually add a cup of berries to either recipe.
Greek protein bowls, from Clean Food Crush
Tuna stuffed avocado, from Clean Food Crush
Thai coconut shrimp soup, from Clean Food Crush; my husband doesn’t like shrimp, so he gets catfish (which I don’t like) and rice.
One tray chicken fajitas, from Clean Food Crush.
Spaghetti squash with quick homemade lean meat sauce, from Clean Food Crush. I’m making it with ground turkey this week.
30 minute chicken curry with kale and winter root veggies, from Clean Food Crush.
Feta turkey burgers with Russian salad, from 30 Days of Clean Easy Recipes, by Clean Food Crush
For the fries, you can peel a large potato, cut it into fries, and toss it with olive oil or coconut oil and salt. Bake at 450F for about 30-45 minutes. I bake the fries on aluminum foil to avoid spending an hour scrubbing the “nonstick” baking pan, and I don’t stir them unless they’re starting to burn. They seem to stick less with this method.
Greek yogurt with fruit – Fage 2% plain is delicious. I like adding a banana or chopped mango. You can add honey, but it really doesn’t need it. Sometimes I mix in some unsweetened coconut and dark chocolate chips.
Leftover veggie – Whatever I ate for dinner the previous night.
Sweet potato – I like the tiny ones. Poke with a fork. Microwave for 3 minutes. Turn over. Microwave for 3 minutes or less. That’s usually all it needs, unless you’re cooking a batch of them.