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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 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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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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Coconut Curried Chicken

This is a great dish for batching – the cold or rewarmed chicken is an excellent grab-n-go protein for breakfast or lunch. Double the recipe for planned leftovers.[tax-terms-text]

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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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Crabacado

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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