Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Easy Clean Eating Recipes

 Cooking Made Easy

A few of my recipes from my clean eating plan. Check out my Clean Eating page for more clean eating recipes. 

Chicken Stew


Serves: 8

  • 32 oz low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1/4 tbsp dill
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cubed
  • 1 package of whole mushrooms, washed
  • 10 oz celery (3 large), chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

--Fill a slow cooker with broth, 8 oz water, garlic, herbs and pepper. Add chicken, peas and barley, then layer onion, celery and mushrooms over-top. Liquid should just cover vegetables. Do not stir.

--Allow to simmer at least 4 to 6 hours. Remove bay leaves and stir before serving.

Pork Loin


slow cook in the crock pot with garlic, salt & pepper
Real mashed potatoes & gravy (my cheat for the week)
broccoli  

Basil Chicken & Tomatoes


Served with brown rice, broccoli & Brussels Sprouts  
chicken breast in the slow cooker (I just eyeball the ingredients)
basil, garlic, salt & pepper
red wine
can of chopped tomatoes
red pepper, onions, mushrooms

Crockpot Beef & Tomatoes




2 pounds beef stew meat, (cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 cup finely chopped spinach
1/4 cup red wine

Eggplant Parmesan 


  • Thinly sliced the eggplant - salt the slices and let them sit for 30 minutes so they begin to sweat. This helps remove some of the bitterness of the veggie.
  • Coated them with garbanzo bean flour, egg, and bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese.
  • Brown them in a frying pan with some olive oil.
  • Cover with your favorite homemade marinara in a baking dish
  • Top with mozzarella cheese & Bake 

Simple Easy Artichoke and Mozzarella Salad

Yummy Quick and Easy Salad

  roasted red pepper, artichoke, mozzerella salad. I add a little olive oil, fresh basil, sea salt and pepper.

Noodle Replacements

Vegis

Replacement Noodles - Veggie Noodles
2 small zucchini
½ red pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

Julienne, cut into thin long strips, the zucchini and red peppers.  Sauté the ingredients for about 15 minutes on medium heat or until tender.  Serve with you favorite spaghetti sauce.

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