Eating Healthy: 7 Clean Eating Recipes That Are Healthy For The Whole Family

Summer is just around the corner; you know what that means.

Summer is a time for enjoying the outdoors, exercising, spending time with your family, and healthy eating. If you’re the one cooking for your family, we’ve got the post for you.

It’s a common misconception that healthy eating for the whole family is difficult. Granted, kids are picky, groceries are expensive, and it can be time-consuming to feed that many people. But, we’re going to give you 5 clean eating recipes that are easy to make and that your whole family will love.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard, and it can taste better than unhealthy eating. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite meals.

5 Clean Eating Recipes for the Whole Family

What’s the key to making something that tastes good, your whole family will like and promotes health and nutrition? We think it’s a variety. Here, we’ll show you 5 clean eating recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor for health. Try them all out and impress your spouse and kids with your new found cooking skills.

1. Southwestern Sweet Potato and Egg Hash

Here’s one that can work as a breakfast dish on the weekend or as a dinner recipe during the week. It’s a great way to incorporate vegetables into the most important meal of the day. Check out how easy this one is.

Here’s what you need:

  • 3/4 cup of diced and peeled sweet potato, 2 teaspoons of water, 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil divided, 2/3 cup of chopped red bell pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cumin.
  • 1/4 cup of canned black beans, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons of Green Goddess Avocado Sauce, and 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Put potatoes and 2 teaspoons of water in a microwaveable dish and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high for about 4 minutes, or until tender. Place potatoes on a plate and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high. Add potatoes, bell pepper, chili powder, salt, and cumin. Cook until potatoes are crisp then stir in the black beans and transfer to a plate.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add another 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Crack the egg into the pan and cook until whites are set.
  • Place the egg on the potato mixture and top with Green Goddess sauce and cilantro and eat.

2. Chicken Veggie Packets

If you’re part of a working couple with kids, it can be hard to plan large-scale meals that taste good and are healthy. Try this out one night this week. It only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, and it’s got everything you and your family needs.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 1/2 pound of sliced mushrooms, 1 1/2 cups of baby carrots, 1 cup of pearl onions, 1/2 cup of julienned red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 3 teaspoons of minced thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and lemon wedges.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Flatten the chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness and place each on a 12-inch square piece of foil.
  • Layer the mushrooms, carrots, onions, and red pepper on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with pepper, thyme, and salt.
  • Fold the foil around the chicken and veggies and seal tightly. Put the packets on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve with lemon wedges.

3. Tahini Carrot Soup with Pistachios

Who doesn’t love a nice clean soup? This one is a great side dish, but it’ll work as a main with some fresh bread or crackers.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and 1 large chopped yellow onion.
  • 1 pound of peeled and chopped carrots, 3 cups of chicken or veggie broth, 3 tablespoons of well-stirred tahini, 8 teaspoons of Tahini Sauce, 6 tablespoons of chopped pistachios, and 2 teaspoons of fresh oregano leaves.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven, medium high. Saute the onions for 5 minutes, then stir in salt, paprika, turmeric, and garlic for 1 minute. Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low heat and cover for 20 minutes.
  • Combine the carrot mixture and 3 tablespoons of tahini in a blender and process until smooth. Divide the soup and drizzle Tahini Sauce over each serving along with pistachios and oregano leaves. Eat!

4. Tuna-Quinoa Toss

Here’s an easy one for after work when you don’t actually feel like cooking. It’s a healthy nutrition bowl that your kids will love.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa, 1/4 cup of unsalted chickpeas, 1/4 cup of chopped cucumber, 1 tablespoon of crumbled feta, 5 halved cherry tomatoes, and 1 pouch of solid white tuna.

Here’s how to make it:

  • All that you have to do is cook the quinoa per the package’s instructions, then whisk the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl with some salt and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the quinoa and drizzle with the dressing and eat.

5. Smokey Potato and Greens Tacos

Here’s one for your next taco Tuesday. In fact, tacos are easy and work well any or every night of the week. We can talk more about tacos later. Let’s take a look at this recipe.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 cups of cubed baking potatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of hot smoked paprika, 2 cups of greens (great with collard greens), 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup of thinly sliced radishes, 2 ounces of crumbled queso fresco, tortillas, and hot sauce.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Bring 6 cups of water and cubed potatoes to boil in a Dutch oven. Cover and reduce to medium heat. Cook until tender and drain.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Cook the potatoes until browned on all sides, stir in paprika, and add the greens and salt for 2 minutes.
  • Warm the tortillas according to the directions and fill them with the potato mixture. Top with cilantro, radishes, queso fresco, and hot sauce, then serve.

Feel Free to Experiment

It’s hard having to cook for an entire family, but hopefully, these clean eating recipes will work for you. No one wants to spend hours on end in the kitchen after a hard day’s work, so we’ve kept it simple and cheap for you. These are just 6 of our favorites, but try out some new things and find what works for you.

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