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Nut Recipes

Almond Cherry Chewies

These tangy, tasty, easy, cherry truffles make a great take-along treat for a long hike, climb or bike tour. They last for weeks in the fridge so you can make them well in advance of a special trip. I like the flavor (but not the sugar content or price!) of cherry Larabars, so this is my lower-cal, lower-cost homage to those snack bars...

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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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Basic Nut Milk

Nut milk is commercially available all over the place, but it's easy to make your own and homemade tastes incredibly fresh and delicious. You can do the simplest version or fancy and flavor things up to rival anything you can find at a good juice bar ~ up to you!

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Broccolini Pesto

Broccolini has all the nutritional benefits of the high-powered crucifers, but it is sweeter and slightly more tender than broccoli - perfect for raw preparations like this loaded pesto.

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Carter’s Crunchy Winter Slaw

My sweet nephew Carter grew up as a guinea pig for the principles I wrote about in my book Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler. As a result, he has a killer palate and enjoys a very broad range of whole foods. When he was around 4 years old and visiting, I made up this salad and he couldn't get enough of it. When his mom asked him what his favorite thing about the trip was, he said "Auntie Lee's salad!" (That's what all the littles in my family call me.) So he got to name it :)

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Chia Pudding Base

The carb content of chia seed (5 grams per tablespoon) is all fiber: 80% insoluble, but 20% soluble. It’s the soluble fiber that lends the seeds their special magic: When you suspend them in a liquid, they quickly swell and become gelatinous, just like tapioca, but no cooking required

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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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Clean Green Pudding Bowl

This amazing and versatile "pudding" makes an excellent snack, breakfast or main-meal starter. It is mostly veg with a little fruit and almond milk. You can change up the flavors by changing the ingredients and toppings. This dish is a pleasing and gentle way to add a little green to your day.

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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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Creamy All-Purpose Dressing

This amazing dressing is thick and rich and adds a satisfying density to all sorts of salads. Toss with a crisp, hearty lettuce, lots of raw salad veggies and a lean protein (chopped boiled eggs, shredded chicken, cubed ham all taste great) and you’ve got an almost-instant fresh, delicious meal.

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