scallops with edamame

12 Easy, Elegant Dinner Recipes for Valentine’s Day

By Clean Plates / January 26, 2024 /

Enjoy a quiet, relaxed Valentine’s Day with one of these healthy, at-home dinner recipes. (Bonus: you’ll know exactly what’s going into your food.)

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

7 Healthy Dinner Recipes to Boost Immunity

By Clean Plates / January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Healthy Dinner Recipes to Boost Immunity

We don’t have to tell you the importance of a healthy immune system, especially in the cold winter months. One of the easiest ways to help keep yourself well is to incorporate foods rich in specific nutrients that are known for their immune-boosting properties (hello vitamin D, vitamin C and zinc). Luckily, many of these foods…

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

9 Healthy Lemon Recipes That Use Up All That Citrus

By Clean Plates / January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Lemon Recipes That Use Up All That Citrus

When life gives you lemons, why not turn them into a burst of vibrant and healthy flavors? Lemons, with their zesty and tangy profile, are not only a kitchen staple but also a versatile ingredient that can elevate both sweet and savory dishes. In this roundup, we’ve gathered nine delightful and healthy lemon recipes that…

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apple and slices of cheese on a cutting board

5 Healthy Snacks for Lower Blood Sugar Levels

By Clean Plates / January 11, 2024 / Comments Off on 5 Healthy Snacks for Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Navigating the landscape of blood sugar management, particularly for those managing diabetes, requires a thoughtful approach. The delicate balance involves understanding the nuances of the glycemic index, which gauges how different foods impact our blood sugar levels. When blood sugar is low, it’s a good idea to consume quick-digesting carbohydrates to help bring blood sugar…

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Vegan Beef and Broccoli Teriyaki Noodles

7 Vegan Meat Recipes That Are Super Delicious

By Clean Plates / January 9, 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Vegan Meat Recipes That Are Super Delicious

In a world where the culinary landscape is expanding to embrace more sustainable and compassionate choices, these vegan meat recipes stand tall, proving that plant-based meals can be an adventure for the taste buds. Often, the idea of vegan meat can surprise those accustomed to traditional options, but these recipes demonstrate that plant-based ingredients can…

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woman looking at the window during the winter

5 Healthy Habits for Seasonal Depression This Winter

By Clean Plates / January 7, 2024 / Comments Off on 5 Healthy Habits for Seasonal Depression This Winter

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that occurs at certain times of the year, typically during the winter months when daylight hours are shorter. While medication and therapy are effective ways to manage seasonal depression, incorporating healthy habits into your life can also make a significant difference.…

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Spicy Vegan Lentil Salad Bowl

9 Nutrient-Dense Meals You’ll Want in Your Meal Rotation

By Clean Plates / January 7, 2024 / Comments Off on 9 Nutrient-Dense Meals You’ll Want in Your Meal Rotation

In the realm of meal planning, finding dishes that strike the perfect balance between nutrition and flavor can be a total game-changer. We searched high and low to find nine nutrient-dense meals to elevate your weekly rotation. From the fiber-packed lentil salad to immune-boosting chicken soup, each dish is a testament to the idea that…

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Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

6 Healthy Orzo Recipes For Cozy Dinners

By Clean Plates / January 5, 2024 / Comments Off on 6 Healthy Orzo Recipes For Cozy Dinners

In the middle of winter, there’s nothing quite like a cozy dinner to warm both body and soul. Enter the humble orzo, a versatile pasta that adds a touch of comfort to your meals. These healthy orzo recipes offer a unique combination of flavors, textures, and nourishment, making them perfect for those seeking both warmth…

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Cajun Air Fryer Chicken Strips

9 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

By Clean Plates / January 5, 2024 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

Air fryers have completely transformed the way we cook, allowing us to savor our favorite dishes without all the added unhealthy fats. With their ability to create crispy and delectable meals using hot air circulation, air fryers have become a game-changer in the kitchen. Gone are the days of excessive oil and saturated fats. Instead,…

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Easy Roasted Tomato Garlic Spaghetti

8 Healthy Sunday Dinner Ideas Everyone Will Love

By Clean Plates / January 3, 2024 / Comments Off on 8 Healthy Sunday Dinner Ideas Everyone Will Love

Dive into the delightful world of Sunday dinners, where the aromas of home-cooked goodness mingle with the laughter of loved ones, creating an atmosphere that’s as comforting as the food on the table. We’ve handpicked eight healthy Sunday dinner ideas that are nutritious, delicious, and an invitation to create lasting memories around the family table.…

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dog hanging out while person stretches

If You Broke Your New Year’s Resolution, That’s OK — Here’s How to Get Back on the Horse

By Clean Plates / January 2, 2024 /

Celebrate every little win. We can’t punish ourselves into the person we want to be; we have to love ourselves into that person.

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Lobster Tail Recipe

7 Healthy Lobster Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

By Clean Plates / January 1, 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Healthy Lobster Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

Cooking lobster can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re unsure about the proper cooking techniques. Not to worry, though! We understand the challenges of finding the perfect dish to complement this exquisite seafood. That’s why we’re here to help you out with a roundup of healthy lobster recipes that will not only tantalize your…

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Dessert Baked Sweet Potato

10 Healthy Recipes to Keep Your Resolutions This Year

By Clean Plates / December 31, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 Healthy Recipes to Keep Your Resolutions This Year

As the calendar turns and resolutions are made, many of us take on the quest for healthier living. Yet, embarking on a wellness journey doesn’t mean bland or time-consuming meals. This roundup of healthy recipes is your guide to a year filled with delicious, wholesome, and health-promoting eats. From vibrant salads to protein-packed snacks, these…

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Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

8 Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Right

By Clean Plates / December 30, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Right

Mornings, with their promise of a fresh start, deserve to be celebrated with more than just a hurried bowl of cereal. Introducing the game-changer in your morning routine — air fryer breakfast recipes! The air fryer not only streamlines your morning routine but also opens up a world of possibilities for crafting quick, tasty, and…

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Sheet pan chicken thighs with Brussels sprouts

11 Healthy (and Delicious) Chicken Thigh Recipes 

By Clean Plates / December 28, 2023 /

Chicken thighs have gotten a bad rap, but they actually contain more zinc, vitamin B-6, and iron than chicken breasts.

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healthy banana bread

This Healthy Banana Bread Is So Moist and Delicious

By Clean Plates / December 28, 2023 /

If there’s one thing that pandemic life has taught us, it’s that almost everyone loves banana bread. If you’ve tried a healthier version, you know that it doesn’t always deliver. But don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and found a healthy banana bread recipe that’s so moist and delicious, we promise you won’t even know the difference.

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buffalo chicken dip in a pan with bagel chips

This Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Is The Appetizer You’ve Been Waiting For

By Clean Plates / December 27, 2023 / Comments Off on This Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Is The Appetizer You’ve Been Waiting For

If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken dip but looking for a healthier alternative, you’ve come to the right place. This healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe is packed with flavor and protein, making it the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Traditionally, buffalo chicken dip is made with cream cheese, ranch dressing, and mayonnaise, which can…

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breakfast bowl that fits the whole30 food list

The Ultimate Whole30 Food List to Save For Later

By Clean Plates / December 25, 2023 / Comments Off on The Ultimate Whole30 Food List to Save For Later

The Whole30 is a popular dietary program that emphasizes whole foods and eliminates certain food groups for 30 days. It is designed to reset your body and improve your relationship with food. People choose to do the Whole30 for various reasons, including weight loss, improved energy levels, better digestion, and identifying food sensitivities. January is…

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Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas & Greens

6 Black Eyed Peas Recipes to Start Off The New Year

By Clean Plates / December 24, 2023 / Comments Off on 6 Black Eyed Peas Recipes to Start Off The New Year

As the calendar turns its page to welcome the New Year, many traditions and superstitions find their way into our celebrations, each carrying its own special significance. Among these, the humble black-eyed peas stand out, symbolizing luck and prosperity in many cultures. What better way to kickstart the year than with a delicious array of…

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Teriyaki chickpea stir fry

10 Incredibly Delicious Ways To Turn a Can of Chickpeas Into Dinner

By Clean Plates / December 22, 2023 /

Whether you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, there’s no denying these hearty beans are a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with protein and fiber, as well as folate and iron, they make meatless dishes taste, well, meaty.

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two pomegranate margaritas on a table

8 Healthy New Years Cocktails to Cheers to 2024

By Clean Plates / December 22, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Healthy New Years Cocktails to Cheers to 2024

Are you ready to celebrate the new year with some delicious cocktails? While cocktails can often contain a sneaky amount of added sugar, fear not! You can still enjoy your favorite drinks with healthier versions that are worth raising a glass to. Remember, when it comes to celebrating with cocktails, you can have the best…

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mac and cheese on a plate with veggies

This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Is Our Fave Weeknight Meal

By Clean Plates / December 21, 2023 / Comments Off on This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Is Our Fave Weeknight Meal

When it comes to comfort food, mac and cheese always hits the spot. But traditional mac and cheese recipes can be heavy on the calories and fat. That’s why we’ve come up with a healthier version that you can feel good about indulging in any night of the week. And the best part? It’s made…

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woman looking exhausted at her desk

7 Reasons You Feel Tired All the Time, Say Experts

By Clean Plates / December 20, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Reasons You Feel Tired All the Time, Say Experts

When my left eye recently started twitching, I did what we all do when a strange new ailment strikes — I hit the Internet. A Google search gave me a quick answer; the reason for my randomly spasming eye was apparently due to stress and lack of sleep, which sounded right on both accounts. I…

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

7 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes for Weight Loss

By Clean Plates / December 20, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes for Weight Loss

In the realm of modern kitchen wizardry, the air fryer has become a superhero, transforming our favorite dishes into healthier, yet equally delicious versions. If you’re on a journey to shed a few pounds or just maintain a wholesome diet, these healthy air fryer recipes are going to come in handy. Here’s a lineup of…

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