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Anytime Thanksgiving Turkey and Fresh Cranberry Sauce

When you are in the mood to eat roast Thanksgiving turkey but not to prep said turkey, give this easy, practical and mouth-watering entree a try. Turkey tenderloins are super-lean, tasty and very easy to work with. The brining step requires a little pre-planning, but yields incredibly moist and flavorful meat. The cranberry sauce is a fresh, raw relish that requires no cooking at all. Plus it's a million times tastier and more nutrient-rich than the canned glop. Gobble, gobble...

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Apple-Cornbread Stuffing

Holiday stuffing not only “stuffs” the turkey, it also stuffs your belly. The usual ingredients are the usual suspects—dried white bread (ugh) and, if you used a prepared mix, very high sodium and a very high glycemic impact . Simple fixes make this a far more healthy choice: Higher-fiber cornbread replaces the white stuff (you can even choose the gluten-free option), and the added treats like onion, tart green apples, and almonds or pine nuts add a host of nutrients rarely found in conventional stuffing

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Autumn Reds Detox Salad

This tasty salad requires some chopping time, but it's well worth it. It's mostly seasonal fruits and veggies, but the avocado, hazelnuts and dulse give it enough staying power to enjoy as a lightly detoxifying meal, great for enjoying after a bit of heavy holiday "celebrating" :)

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Breakfast Mexi-cado

Cooked avocado has a richer, creamier texture than raw that makes for a satisfying easy breakfast or anytime mini-meal.

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Chicken with Creamy Almond Sauce

This concept comes from my good friend, the Rogue Nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden. It is easy to prepare and has a delicious richness that belies the simple ingredients. The almond sauce also works well over steamed veggies or cooked grains.

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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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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 Protein Minestrone

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

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Confetti Skillet Corn

Don't toss your leftover cooked corn on the cob! This delicious summer recipe works beautifully with ultra-fresh cob corn, but it's also a tasty way to liven up cooked corn.

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Easy Bacon, Veg & Egg-Stuffed Peppers

This delicious dish looks fancy, but is very easy to make. It works well as a light and tasty dinner or a lovely weekend brunch. The flavors are rich - sweet and mildly smoky – but other than the bacon, the meal is low in calories, especially if you use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Because it’s essentially veggies stuffed in veggies, it’s also a double serving in one dish – another example of “layering” to meet your daily rainbow quota.

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