While the heat is on, do-ahead dishes are the answer to your prayers
Swiss Chard Frittata with Turmeric and Purple Potatoes with Avocado Oil & Fresh Herbs are healthy, delicious and easy to make ahead.
Slow cookers are prized for churning out everything from meatballs to mulled wine, but in my opinion, where they excel best is in making seriously great soups. The slow simmer of a slow cooker ensures soups are as full-flavored as they possibly can be. Even better, though, is that slow cooker soups are hands-off. Go about your business and you’ll be rewarded with a healthy pot whenever you’re ready for dinner. Here are 10 great recipes to try.
Collagen — the protein is our bodies that’s responsible for supple skin and elasticity — is something we naturally make less of as we age. To fight the loose or wrinkled skin that comes with getting older, so many of us try to ward it off with an abundance of creams and serums. The truth is, there’s really no guarantee they’ll do much and honestly, it gets expensive.
If you’ve ever noticed the word “iodized” on your box of table salt and wondered what it meant, you’re about to find out.
What’s for dinner? Few questions have been asked as much throughout human history as this one. At Clean Plates we know how hard it is to get a quick and easy dinner on the table, especially one that is healthy and delicious. Evening meals that sing of the season, that are as healthy as possible, use few ingredients and time, all while keeping boredom at bay is the Holy Grail of recipes. That’s why at Clean Plates we spend a lot of time developing and testing dinner recipes that are yummy, simple and easy. Whether you want to make dinner recipes for Paleo eaters, vegans, vegetarians, or for those with low salt, low-sodium, low-carb, or low-calorie diets, we’ve got you covered with healthy dinner ideas you and your friend and family will love. Naturally, everyone likes and responds to different things: Some do better with high-protein dinners or low-carb suppers while others really need high-fiber dinner options to keep them feeling full all the way to morning. If you’re looking for healthy dinners for kids, weekend dinner recipes, or quick and easy weeknight dinners that take 30 minutes or less, Clean Plates has many delicious fast dinner options. Our protein-rich lean chicken, salmon, shrimp to salad, stir-fries and plant-based entrees, as well as recipes for crock-pots will provide healthy dinner meal plans that will help you be your healthiest, or even lose weight. HEALTHY MEAT DINNER RECIPES Grass-fed, pasture-raised antibiotic-free organic red meat is fine to eat on occasion, as long as you don’t char the meat, which can cause carcinogens. Whether you indulge in the occasional hamburger, love beef tacos, grilled steak, have lamb chops, pork chops, pork tenderloin, beef stew, beef brisket, our dinner ideas will help you get your dinner on the table fast. HEALTHY CHICKEN DINNERS The most versatile of all proteins, the little black dress of dinner ingredients, organic free-range chicken is an affordable lean protein that can be cooked quickly and made into almost anything. Our chicken recipes, often made with chicken breast, run the gamut such as chicken salad, chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, chicken stir-fry, chicken in a Crock-Pot as well as ones with decadent flavors from Morroco, Thai, Vietnam, and Japan. They will all make having healthy chicken recipes as easy as (chicken) pie. HEALTHY SHRIMP DINNERS America’s favorite seafood, shrimp is a super fast, versatile protein-rich healthy seafood filled with vitamins and minerals. They cook in a flash and can be bought cooked or uncooked and made into shrimp tacos, shrimp salad, shrimp tempura, shrimp and spinach and other healthy shrimp recipes. HEALTHY SALMON RECIPES Few fish are as nutritious as Omega 3 and taurine rich salmon. An excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium, salmon is great smoked, grilled, roasted, sauteed, stir-fried, or raw. We have more salmon recipes than there are days in the month, including salmon patties, salmon cakes, salmon burgers, salmon avocado roll, salmon and rice, salmon and asparagus. HEALTHY FISH & SEAFOOD IDEAS Heart-healthy fish and seafood recipes are the perfect dinner, year round. Choosing sustainable varieties will ensure that you’re being good to your body, mind, and planet. Packed with protein, Omegas, vitamins and minerals, you can’t go wrong eating our fish recipes including fish tacos, fish and chips, and anything with arctic char, bass, catfish, clams, cod, lionfish, scallops, shrimp, tilapia, trout, and tuna make the perfect dinner. HEALTHY GRAIN & LEGUME DINNERS Beans, nuts, peas and lentils, also known as legumes, as well as barley, teff, quinoa, amaranth, fonio and other whole grains make a very filling, fiber-rich dinner that can feed a crowd affordably. A winning combination? Lentils with quinoa or black beans with fonio. They taste almost meaty and are affordable and yummy. Search our site for healthy grain recipes and healthy legume recipes for some inspired ideas. HEALTHY VEGETABLE & PLANT-BASED DINNERS Not that we don’t love us some yummy salad recipes, but there is a whole world of delicious, fast, cooked vegetable recipes that make a hearty dinner. Indeed, there are many plant-based dinner recipes that are truly crave-worthy: we’re thinking beyond the usual vegetable soup, vegetable lasagna and vegetable fried rice. We’re looking at you beets, spiralized zucchini, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions, sugar snap peas, edamame, butternut squash, tomatoes and more. Our mouths are watering just thinking of all of these yummy dinner options. HEALTHY CROCK-POT DINNERS IDEAS It’s hard to believe that Crock-Pots or slow cookers have been around only since the 40s, they are such a part of many people’s lives. Just put in chicken, pork, tougher cuts of grass-fed meat as well as the makings of soups and stews, turn it on and walk away. Six hours later a creamy, velvety, yummy dinner emerges. Check out some of our crock-pot and slow cooker recipes. HEALTHY STIR-FRY DINNERS Few dinners are faster than those done with stir-fry recipes. You don’t need a wok, just a large saute pan, some high heat and some fast-cooking ingredients like chopped onions, kale, bell peppers, carrots, edamame and minced garlic along with an oil like coconut and a sprinkle of sea salt. A quick and easy dinner with a pan and 5 minutes could not be more simple. HEALTHY SALAD DINNER IDEAS We loves us some salad for dinner. Tasting just from the garden, salads bring the beauty of the garden to your table, whether you have raw salads, roasted vegetable salads, or even grain salads such as wild rice salad with nuts and dried fruit. Salads can be as light as a caprese and chicken Caesar salad or as filling as a roasted beet with goat cheese salad. HEALTHY GRILL IDEAS The old thrill of the grill is easy to understand—fire plus food equals a good time. Especially if you’re trying to do a quick or easy dinner, as food takes minutes and cleans up fast. While there are plenty of tricks of the trade, from 10-hour pork over vine cuttings to steaming fish in foil pouches on a cooler side of the grill, you can also just slather some olive oil on organic chicken or eggplant slices, cook it on the grill for a few minutes per side, drizzle with some more olive oil and sea salt and you’ve got a match made in heaven. For more heavenly matches, search our site for healthy grill recipes. Clean Plates has dozens of recipes for healthy dinners. See our healthy dinner recipes.