winter fruit salad

A Winter Fruit Salad That Makes The Most of Your Seasonal Produce

By Clean Plates / December 19, 2023 / Comments Off on A Winter Fruit Salad That Makes The Most of Your Seasonal Produce

As we cozy up in the snug embrace of the season, our taste buds are in for a treat. We’ve whipped up a delightful winter fruit salad that celebrates all the flavors the season has to offer. Imagine the juicy pop of pomegranate seeds, the sweet goodness of diced persimmons, the crispy freshness of thinly…

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Harissa and Persimmon Chicken

9 Persimmon Recipes That We’re Absolutely Loving Lately

By Clean Plates / December 17, 2023 / Comments Off on 9 Persimmon Recipes That We’re Absolutely Loving Lately

If you’re looking to add a touch of sweetness and vibrant flavor to your meals, then you need these persimmon recipes in your life. These delightful fruits, with their honeyed taste and distinct texture, can elevate both sweet and savory dishes. Here are nine persimmon recipes that showcase the versatility and deliciousness of this seasonal…

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Pomegranate Guacamole

11 Pomegranate Recipes That Make The Most of This Colorful Fruit

By Clean Plates / December 16, 2023 / Comments Off on 11 Pomegranate Recipes That Make The Most of This Colorful Fruit

Pomegranates are not only delicious, but they also offer a burst of vibrant color and a range of health benefits. These beautiful fruits are in season from September to February, making them a delightful addition to your winter meals. Packed with antioxidants, pomegranates are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and potential heart-healthy benefits. Incorporating pomegranates…

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Costco Gifts 2021

8 Surprisingly Fancy, Healthy Food Gifts You Can Get at Costco

By Clean Plates / December 15, 2023 /

You can find tasty, tasteful gifts for everyone in your life at Costco — at a great price point, to boot.

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The Best Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipe For Feeding a Crowd

By Clean Plates / December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on The Best Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipe For Feeding a Crowd

A healthy breakfast casserole is the perfect dish when you’re feeding a crowd, especially on a special occasion like Christmas. Not only is it delicious and satisfying, but it also allows you to incorporate a variety of nutritious ingredients into one convenient dish. Whether you’re hosting a holiday brunch or simply want to prepare a…

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The Top 5 Recipe Trends Our Readers Loved In 2023

By Clean Plates / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on The Top 5 Recipe Trends Our Readers Loved In 2023

Another year has come and gone, and here at Clean Plates, we love to celebrate in a few ways; make delicious food, sip on some of our favorite healthy cocktails, and reflect on all of the incredible stories we are fortunate to make for our readers throughout the year. And while there are so many…

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caprese skewers on a plate

9 Healthy Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Are Going to Love

By Clean Plates / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Are Going to Love

Having a collection of healthy appetizer recipes in your toolbox is a game-changer for any occasion, regardless of the time of year. These delicious recipes not only satisfy your taste buds but also make you feel good about the choices you’re offering your guests. Let’s dive into a roundup of some fantastic healthy appetizers that…

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Cranberry Crostini

9 Healthy Cranberry Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

By Clean Plates / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Cranberry Recipes We’re Loving Right Now

Cranberries are not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. These vibrant red berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them a nutritious addition to your meals, especially during the holiday season. Incorporating cranberries into your diet with these healthy cranberry recipes can provide numerous health benefits, including improved heart health, boosted immune system,…

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hot toddy in a mug

This Hot Toddy Recipe Is Going To Be Your Go-To Holiday Cocktail

By Clean Plates / December 10, 2023 / Comments Off on This Hot Toddy Recipe Is Going To Be Your Go-To Holiday Cocktail

As winter unfurls its chilly embrace, there’s something inherently magical about the idea of a warm, comforting drink to accompany the season’s festivities. Picture yourself nestled in a cozy blanket, perhaps by a crackling fire, with the soft glow of holiday lights casting a warm ambiance. Now, add to this picturesque scene the delightful aroma…

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sliced cranberry orange bread on a cutting board

A Cranberry Orange Bread That You’ll Want To Make This Holiday

By Clean Plates / December 10, 2023 / Comments Off on A Cranberry Orange Bread That You’ll Want To Make This Holiday

During the holiday season, there’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked cranberry orange bread wafting through the house. This delightful treat is not only delicious but also brings a festive touch to any gathering. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast dish, a snack, or a dessert, cranberry orange bread is a crowd-pleaser that is…

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homemade cranberry bliss bars stacked on top of each other on a plate

These Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars Are Healthier and So Good

By Clean Plates / December 8, 2023 / Comments Off on These Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars Are Healthier and So Good

Cranberry Bliss Bars are a beloved treat at Starbucks, especially during this time of year. These delicious bars are packed with the flavors of cranberries, white chocolate, and spices, making them the perfect holiday indulgence. But did you know that you can easily make a healthier version of these bars right in the comfort of…

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Grain-Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies

8 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes You’re Going to Love

By Clean Plates / December 6, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes You’re Going to Love

The holiday season is synonymous with delicious treats, and Christmas cookies are a must-have on everyone’s list. But who says indulgence can’t be healthy? We’ve rounded up eight healthy Christmas cookie recipes that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also bring a nutritious twist to the table. Get ready to fill your home with…

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Pomegranate Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing

7 Christmas Salad Ideas For Healthier Holiday Sides

By Clean Plates / December 5, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Christmas Salad Ideas For Healthier Holiday Sides

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a delightful array of Christmas salads? These festive and flavorful creations are the perfect addition to your holiday menu, allowing you to incorporate fresh and seasonal ingredients into your spread. By selecting vibrant greens, colorful fruits, and nourishing grains,…

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healthy pecan pie

This Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe Is Your New Fave Holiday Dessert

By Clean Plates / December 4, 2023 / Comments Off on This Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe Is Your New Fave Holiday Dessert

Pecan pie is a classic dessert loved by many during the holiday season, but unfortunately, the traditional recipe often calls for ingredients high in sugar and unhealthy fats. While it is absolutely okay to indulge once in a while, if you’re looking for a healthy pecan pie recipe that you can make instead this holiday…

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White Bean Sausage Skillet

5 Healthy Recipes You Can Make with a Can of Navy Beans

By Clean Plates / December 3, 2023 / Comments Off on 5 Healthy Recipes You Can Make with a Can of Navy Beans

Have a can of navy beans tucked away in your pantry? You can easily use up that can with one of these clever navy bean recipes! Part of the white bean family, navy beans are about to reveal their magic in the form of scrumptious dishes that will redefine simplicity in your kitchen. Let’s unravel…

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1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

9 Healthy Holiday Desserts Everyone Will Love

By Clean Plates / December 2, 2023 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Holiday Desserts Everyone Will Love

Are you looking for healthier options for your holiday desserts? When it comes to indulging in sweet treats during the holidays, it’s possible to make choices that are both delicious and nutritious. By using simple, whole ingredients, you can create mouthwatering healthy holiday desserts that will satisfy your cravings without compromising on taste or nutrition.…

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Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple

8 Christmas Slow Cooker Recipes Full of Holiday Cheer

By Clean Plates / December 2, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Christmas Slow Cooker Recipes Full of Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is a time to cherish and enjoy with loved ones. And what better way to make the most of this special time than by using a slow cooker to prepare your Christmas feast, appetizers, and even drinks? Thanks to that slow cooker, effortlessly cook delicious dishes while having a hands-free experience, allowing…

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a hearty christmas salad with roasted veggies, figs, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds

You Have To Try This Hearty Christmas Salad Recipe This Year

By Clean Plates / December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on You Have To Try This Hearty Christmas Salad Recipe This Year

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start planning your Christmas menu. While traditional dishes like roasted turkey and mashed potatoes often take center stage, it’s important not to overlook the importance of a refreshing and vibrant salad. A Christmas salad can be a wonderful addition to your festive spread, bringing a burst of…

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Pesto Avocado Toast With Fresh Tomatoes

8 Healthy, Savory Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love

By Clean Plates / November 30, 2023 /

Start your day off right with any of these healthy, savory breakfast recipes — from a Mexican-inspired breakfast salad to pesto avocado toast.

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We Taste-Tested the Best Brands of Canned Tuna — Here Are Our Favorites

By Clean Plates / November 30, 2023 /

Canned tuna is a great source of protein, but which brands offer the best-tasting, most sustainable, and healthiest choices? We found out.

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We Can’t Stop Making This Tangy Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

By Clean Plates / November 29, 2023 / Comments Off on We Can’t Stop Making This Tangy Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

If you’re looking for a tangy and delicious cocktail that will leave your taste buds craving more, look no further than the pomegranate margarita. With its vibrant color and refreshing flavor, it’s no wonder this drink has become a favorite among margarita enthusiasts. So, what makes a good margarita? First and foremost, it’s all about…

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7 Costco Frozen Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

By Clean Plates / November 28, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Costco Frozen Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

This time of year — for many — includes gatherings and lots of food. And the cost of our holiday dinners has gone up. That’s why it’s also the best time of year to shop for frozen appetizers you can rely on. They allow you to stock up on supplies that won’t drain your budget…

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Fregola with Clams

9 Longevity-Promoting Recipes from Italy’s “Blue Zone”

By Clean Plates / November 28, 2023 /

“Blue Zones” — regions of the world where people to age 100 at the highest rates — have these foods in common.

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a bowl of low sugar cranberry sauce with orange rinds and rosemary

This Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe Is Our Go-To Holiday Fave

By Clean Plates / November 27, 2023 / Comments Off on This Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe Is Our Go-To Holiday Fave

Cranberry sauce is a staple during the holiday season, adding a burst of tangy sweetness to complement savory dishes. However, traditional cranberry sauce recipes can be laden with sugar, making it a less healthy option. But fear not! We have the perfect solution: a low sugar cranberry sauce recipe that is sure to become your…

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