Eat Clean 2014! Healthy inspiration to carry you through the year.
Yay! It’s time to celebrate the new year! Time to ring out old habits and bring in new ones. If you’ve found yourself wanting something light after all that holiday indulgence, want to learn more about eating clean, or just want some healthy inspiration, you’re in the right place. I’ve put together a quick inspiration guide for healthy breakfasts, soups and salads, main dishes and veggie sides, and even some healthier choices for sweets and treats.
Almost all recipes are gluten and dairy free, as well as seasonal to these cold months that can be hard to get through. Enjoy and be sure to share YOUR healthy favorite links and blogs in the comments. Happy New Year!
Breakfast: I’m a huge fan of oatmeal and granola, though I’ve recently started eating leftover veggies from dinner paired with some fruit and an egg for breakfast lately. This year, I’m hoping to experiment with other gluten free grains–millet, amaranth, and more!
Baked Eggs with Tomatoes & Spinach (gf, df)
Baked Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats (gf, df, v)
Overnight Chia Oat Bowls (gf, df, v)
Raspberry Museli (gf, df, v)
Cherry Almond Steel-cut Oatmeal (gf, df, v)
Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola (gf, df, v)
Warm-Spiced Granola (gf, df, v)
Lime Greek Yogurt (gf)
Green Banana Smoothie (gf, df, v)
Not pictured, but also awesome: Peach Mango Bliss Smoothie (gf, df, v)
Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup (gf, df, v)
Confetti Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette (gf, df, v)
Harvest Salad with Maple Poppy Seed Dressing (gf, df, v)
Powerhouse Quinoa Salad (gf, df)
Salsa Verde Chicken Chili (gf, df)
Fusion Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing (gf, df, v)
Holly Jolly Detox Salad (gf, df)
Summer Salad with Balsamic-Lime Dressing (gf, df)
Pumpkin Chili (gf, df)
Main dishes and Veggies: These are a lot of good, happy basics to get you through these tough winter months. I’ve included an easy-peasy chicken recipe, reader favorite vegetarian stuffed peppers, and a lean beef recipe for whatever level of meat consumption you practice. And that verde sauce? Makes almost any veggie or meat delicious–fish tacos, a pan of roasted vegetables, anything!
Crock Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken (gf, df)
Chili Verde Sauce (gf, df, v)
Roasted Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts (gf, df, v)
Chili-Roasted Zucchini (gf, df, v)
Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa & Black Beans (gf, df, v)
Peppered Beef & Snow Peas (gf, df)
Simple Roasted Asparagus (gf, df, v)
Oven-Roasted Tomatoes (gf, df, v)
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon & Poppy Seeds (gf, df, v)
Not pictured, but also awesome: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burritos (gf, df)
Grain Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins (gf, df)
Green-a Colada Popsicles (gf, df, v)
Blueberry Energy Snack Bars (gf, df, v)
Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Sauce (gf, df)
Cherry Chocolate Torte Snack Bars (gf, df, v)
Homemade Fudgecicles (gf, df, v)
Not pictured, but also awesome: Pistachio Truffles (gf, df, v)
Happy New Year! Wishing you every good thing!
Want even more healthy inspiration? Check out my friend Melissa’s 2 Week Clean Eating Meal Plan