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Ideal Dishes For Families

Chunky Artichoke Hummus

This hearty hummus makes a great snack for dipping or try using it as the centerpiece for a Mediterranean salad meal with lots of chopped Romaine, kalamata olives, chopped tomatoes and sliced red onion with an extra squeeze of lemon over everything.

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Cinnamon Spice Granola

We're not generally big granola fans here at Clean Food Central. Too often they're full of processed cereals and WAY too much sugar, neither of which does a body any good at all. So we've been coming up with paleo recipes that are low in carbs, high in protein and fiber - with no added sugars at all!

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Citrus Chicken ‘N Veg

One Vinaigrette = Marinade + Dressing! Another Simply Clean innovation. One dressing flavors the protein and finishes the meal. Look for several variations on this theme. Ultra-quick, ultra-tasty, ultra-easy meals.

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Citrus-Pop Truffles

One of the most common complaints I hear from clients who are new to the whole foods lifestyle is that there’s nothing easy to snack on. When I suggest all sorts of protein and veggie combos they often get this slightly constipated look on their faces and say something along the lines of, “No, I know about that, I mean something, you know, that tastes good.” What they’re invariably looking for is something sweet, easy, and preferably portable. Enter these tangy, oh-so-easy truffles - enjoy!

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Classic Cleaned Up Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are one of American kids’ five basic food groups: nuggets, burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, and pizza. Every family restaurant chain in the country carries at least one of the “big five” and nuggets are a fast food favorite. What’s not to like? They’re fried-up-crispy, salty, finger food that comes with a sugary dipping sauce –kid heaven! For many children it’s their only daily source of protein and most parents I talk to still believe that chicken nuggets are a reasonable nutritional choice. Let’s have a look at the ingredients in McNuggets:

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Clean Cocoa-Nut Truffles

Unlike conventional truffles, these are dairy-free, low in total sugars and made from whole food ingredients. They are quite easy to make and, though they require a little soaking and chilling time, need no fussy tempering. Definitely try adding some of the fun optional toppings - be creative!

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Clean Protein Minestrone

Our version of classic minestrone is noodle-free and loaded with satisfying protein in both beef and beans.

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Cleaned Up Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice makes a delicious side dish. This version is much lighter in calories than the traditional Cajun version, but just as delicious.

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Cleaned Up Sweet and Sour Chicken

Though it sounds familiar, this Clean Sweet and Sour Chicken is a far cry from the thickly breaded hunks of mystery meat drenched in bright pink sauce a la MSG that are featured on the Chinese takeout menu. It is sweet, it is tangy, and it will please your family, but it’s made from simple whole food ingredients with no deep fryers in sight.

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Cocoa-nut Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These rich haystack-style cookies taste just like the no-bake cookies my mom made for us when we were kids. Unlike those, these have no butter and can even be made with no sugar ~! But your kids will still love them as much as we did!

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