Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Clean Eating Made Delicious

I have been trying some new recipes from the cook book Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell. It includes 100 recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts featuring fresh, whole ingredients.

Most of the recipes are kid-friendly, with fresh twists on old classics such as mac and cheese, waffles, and cookies. There are also great protein-based recipes for every meal and snack, including Italian-style stuffed red peppers and slow cooker honey sesame pork.

Portion sizes are always a difficulty for me, so I really like the fact that many recipes are portioned in muffin cup sizes and mini cups. These cute entree's make them more appealing to the kids as well.

Frankly, I want to try every recipe. 

So far, I have tried the Cinnamon Bun for One and Peanut Butter Protein Breakfast Bars-yummy! The kids agree! The breakfast bars are so much more economical than store bough protein bars, chemical free too.

There are no white sugar, white flour, white pasta, butter or processed food ingredients included in the recipes. Instead, recipes include oat flour, almond flour, coconut flour, honey, greek yogurt, quinoa, unsweetened applesauce, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, almonds, chick peas, vegetables and fruits. Most of the recipes are gluten free and sugar free too.

The book also includes a guide to clean eating, a grocery list, list of pantry staples, and tips for eating whole foods while dining out on a budget.

The only thing I would caution is if you have troubles with a sweet tooth, you may be too tempted by all the whole food alternatives to sweeter breakfast foods, snacks and desserts (note my first recipe choices). You still need to be careful that those choices only reflect a small portion of your diet and the rest of your meal plan is made up of high quality protein and fruits and veggies.

You can get Dashing Dish on Amazon for around $19 hard back and $15 on Kindle. Bon Appetit!

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