34 Clean Eating Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat (2024)

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Christine ByrnePublished on January 03, 2015
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1. Farm Veggies with Poached Eggs and Romesco

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lexiscleankitchen.com

Romesco sauce is traditionally a blend of roasted red peppers, nuts, roasted garlic, and olive oil. This recipe has crushed tomatoes, too. Because, why not? Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

2. 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

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ohsheglows.com

Mixing the oats with mashed banana and almond milk the night before cuts down on morning prep time. It also gives the oats a really great texture. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

3. Reinvented Egg-in-the-Hole

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thehealthyfoodie.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free)

4. Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding

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dailyburn.com

Jump-start your day with a healthy dose of color. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

5. Skinny Omelette Wraps

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101cookbooks.com

Instead of tortillas or "low-carb wraps," just cook a super-thin omelet and roll your favorite fillings inside. This recipe calls for pesto, feta, and greens, but you can customize it however you like! Recipe here.

(Gluten free, low carb)

6. Apple Mug Muffin

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civilizedcavemancooking.com

These are made with almond flour, so they're especially great for anyone who grew up loving apples and peanut butter. Recipe here.

(Dairy-free option, gluten free, low carb)

7. Simple Tofu Quiche

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minimalistbaker.com

Yes, it's possible to have a savory breakfast without eggs. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

8. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

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ohsheglows.com

This veggie-packed smoothie delivers an impressive 17 grams of protein, thanks to the hemp seeds that are blended in. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

9. Shakshuka

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toriavey.com

The best way to eat tomato sauce for breakfast. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

10. Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash 'N' Oatmeal

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rubiesandradishes.com

Oatmeal is a great, hearty breakfast, especially in colder winter months. But, if you're grain free, this nut and butternut squash–based version is a nice alternative. Plus, it's made in a slow-cooker, which means no morning prep work. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

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11. Minty Millet and Pomegranate Salad

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loveandlemons.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

12. Chicken Collard Wraps with Satay-Style Dipping Sauce

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thehealthyfoodie.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

13. Shrimp and Avocado Summer Rolls

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myinvisiblecrown.com

A light lunch that'll get you through the afternoon without leaving you sluggish. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free)

14. Carrot Peanut Soup

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veganricha.com

And, psssst: If you sub almonds/almond butter for peanuts/peanut butter, it's paleo, too. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

15. Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes

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theclothesmakethegirl.com

Pack them for lunch with a simple green salad. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free)

16. Thai Chopped Salad with Coconut Curry Dressing

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thewickednoodle.com

Add chicken or shrimp, if that's your kind of thing. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, low carb, vegan)

17. Red Rice Salad with Pecans, Fennel and Herbs

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bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

18. Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

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cookieandkate.com

All that texture makes this dish far more satisfying than a bowl of pasta. Recipe here.

(Vegan)

19. Millet Bowl with Chickpeas, Red Peppers, and Snow Peas

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Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

20. 10-Spice Vegetable Soup

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ohsheglows.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

21. Spicy Quinoa Taco Bowl

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oneingredientchef.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

22. Quinoa-Fennel-Blueberry Salad with Mint and Lime

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buzzfeed.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

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23. Shredded Hearts of Palm Barbacoa Soft Tacos

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forkandbeans.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

24. Avocado and Quinoa–Stuffed Acorn Squash

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loveandlemons.com

Just skip the cheese to make this a (still very tasty and filling) vegan meal. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan option)

25. Pesto Brown Rice with Sautéed Swiss Chard

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picklesnhoney.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

26. White Bean Cauliflower "Risotto"

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forkandbeans.com

Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

27. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

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minimalistbaker.com

The hummus-based garlic-herb sauce is hearty without being heavy. Recipe here.

(Gluten free, vegan)

28. Harissa Chicken–Stuffed Eggplant

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lexiscleankitchen.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

29. Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage

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Andrew Purcell / marthastewart.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

30. Creamy Coconut Shrimp over Zucchini "Pasta"

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thehealthyfoodie.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

31. Nectarine and Onion Pork Chops

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paleoleap.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free)

32. The Crispiest Spring Chicken

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alexandracooks.com

Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

33. Emeril's Fish Provençal

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marthastewart.com

STOP being afraid to cook fish. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

34. Bok Choy and Chicken Soup

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Ryan Liebe / marthastewart.com

Red Boat is a good, gluten-free fish sauce brand. Recipe here.

(Dairy free, gluten free, low carb)

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