Clean eating is one of those trendy terms people like to throw out there—and nobody really knows what it means. So we find ourselves asking if we can consider our meal “clean” if it has an iota of wheat, natural sweetener (another mysterious food term), or sea salt.
Nutritionist Tosco Reno, author of the Eat Clean Diet, has a simple way of defining clean eating. “Eating clean is about choosing fresh, whole foods with all of their nutrients intact,” she says. That means trying to avoid processed foods, including healthy things like unsweetened almond milk (unless it’s homemade), as well as foods with added processed sugar.
To prove it’s not as tough or tasteless as it sounds, we rounded up these recipes. All are made with common ingredients (no need for fancy superfood powders or spices you’ll never use again) and contain loads of flavor, color, and satisfaction—plus health benefits because who doesn’t like those? And no, they’re not all kale salad. Time to get your taste buds out of the fast-food gutter and come to the clean side!
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