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All-Veg Tabbouleh

This elegant tabbouleh is even faster to make than the traditional version, yet it is completely grain-free. Finely processed raw cauliflower makes an extremely low-calorie base for all the rich, minerally, citrusy flavors of this classic Middle Eastern dish. Add in some of the optional extras to make it a full meal.

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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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Chilled Strawberry Soup

This lovely chilled fruit "soup" is a perfect complement to a summer meal. Yogurt—a featured ingredient—is loaded with probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that help keep your gut healthy and your digestive processes running smoothly. And raw honey, unlike that imposter that comes in the cute little squeezy bear, is a real food. It hasn’t been heated, so the enzymes are intact, and it tastes worlds better than the homogenized, pasteurized imitators.

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Coconut Orange Dreamsicles

In the heat of mid-summer when it’s hard to stay hydrated, ice-cold fruity Popsicles can really hit the spot. Of course, conventional ice pops are little more than artificial dye, poor quality sugars and water, but thankfully it’s very easy to make a clean version at home. As a kid, my favorite frozen treat was a Dreamsicle. That creamy orange-vanilla sweetness never fails to bring me back in time. This high quality Coconut “Dreamsicle” is both dairy and sweetener-free, made from a base of delicious and satisfying coconut milk.

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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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Using avocado in place of a flabby sandwich roll with crab salad not only tastes better, but it also amps up the fiber and great fats.

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Cran-Lemon Tuna Salad

This tangy-sweet tuna salad is so delicious you'll be licking the bowl when it's gone! It comes together in mere minutes and makes a great lunch for two or double it for an family evening meal. Loaded with protein and freshness, this is quintessential Simply Clean.

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Easy Lemony Skillet Trout

This bright and tangy dish is a great way to entice family members who aren't normally big fish fans. Don't let the ease of the recipe fool you, this is gourmet eating at home!

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Fred’s Speedy Raw Marinara

I met my friend Fred Williams while training at the Matthew Kenney Academy (gourmet raw culinary school) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We partnered up on a lot of dishes and this is a riff off his take on raw marinara. In addition to being a raw food gourmand, Fred is both a yogi and a triathlete – you should ping him on Facebook and say "hey".

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