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6 'clean eating' recipes to drool over

It’s not all rabbit food, promise.

WHAT IS EATING ‘clean’ exactly?

Clean eating is, at its most basic, all about staying away from junk and processed food. It’s eating the most natural, unprocessed, nutritious food that you can find.

Source: La Grande Farmers' Market

Taking it a step further, as people are wont to do, it means really examining where your food comes from and doing your utmost to give yourself the best food possible.

So that’s organic, non-GMO, non-processed… the list goes on.

But it all sounds a little… healthy, doesn’t it? A little too healthy maybe?

Fear not, we’ve rounded up 6 delicious clean eating recipes that are so tasty you won’t even realise they’re good for you too – there are even chocolate treats in there.

You’re welcome.

1. Fish cakes

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We all know fish is brain food and should make an effort to eat more of it, so turning it into crispy, delicious, nutritious fish cakes just seems like a win-win to us. Have as a starter or with a salad as a main and feel brainier before you even finish.

2. Mediterranean stuffed chicken breasts

Source: MyRecipes.com

Here’s an interesting take on a quick chicken dinner. Mediterranean flavours of feta, tomato and olive stuffed into the chicken and grilled (or you could roast it in the oven) and served with a green leaf salad means a tasty, healthy dinner in no time.

3. Vegetarian Thai red curry – yes, curry

Source: Eating Well

You may have thought all your usual delicious guilty-treat dinners were off the table on this new found healthy eating scheme we’re showing you. How wrong you are.

Here’s a creamy and delicious curry that’s miles better for you than a takeaway and can be made in less time than you’d be waiting for delivery.

4. Avocado cashew salad

Source: Clean Eating Recipes

This lovely salad will get your all your good fats (from the avocado) as well as a good hit of protein from the cashews to keep you fuller throughout the day. Lime juice as a dressing gives it a hint of citrus (and stops the avocado browning) but who’ll leave this salad around long enough to brown?

No one, that’s who.

5. No churn mango icecream

Source: iFOODreal

Not only does this icecream only have three ingredients, and doesn’t need to be churned (or need special equipment) to be creamy and delicious, it’s actually good for you.

Coconut milk will provide plenty of healthy fats, and mango is full of vitamins A and C amongst other delicious goodness.

6. Snickers bars

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Oh yes, we’re not total killjoys here – you can have your treat and eat it, even on a clean-eating plan.

Here’s a recipe for a ‘clean’ Snickers and it’s good  for you.

We defy you not to make it your new good-to indulgence.

Enjoy.

Have we convinced you to try to eat a little ‘cleaner’? Have you any clean recipes?  Let us know in the comments below.

About the author:

Edel Corrigan

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