Healthy Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipe

healthy pork fried rice, pork fried cauliflower riceThis recipe is really for my Chinese food loving-husband; a love I never entertain him on — unfortunately for him.

If I’m every traveling, he has the local Chinese takeout restaurant on the phone the minute my foot steps out the door. It’s an essential factor in his “me” time and his favorite splurge in terms of non-clean eating items.

Pork fried rice is his favorite, so I whipped this up one night to try to feed his Chinese food craving. This is spouse-approved, extremely delicious and flavors are definitely there but — spoiler alert —  this obviously isn’t the greasy takeout that has come to be his beloved “cheat” — thus the basis of its appeal. Yum.

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Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe: Raspberry and Chocolate Hazelnut

dairy free shake, dairy free smoothieWe all need some sweet in our lives.

And if you can feed that craving without processed sugars or artificial ingredients, you are doing something right.

Ever since I made my diet “clean” I always turn to the natural sugars in fruits, raw honey and maple syrup to sweeten treats, and this recipe is no different. It incorporates chocolate hazelnut butter and an added almond butter “sauce” topper, so it is just the right amount of sweet and is super filling.

As with all my smoothie recipes, using frozen fruits is a must. When you add ice you are essentially adding water; and who wants a watery shake or smoothie? Ick.

I usually make small portions of this, serving in a small glass; this recipes makes about 3 small portions.

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The Dairy-Free ‘No Mayo’ Egg Salad Recipe

Dairy free egg salad, no mayo egg saladI was never a mayo fan — even before I was on my “clean eating” dairy-free kick — so based on its relation to the fatty condiment, I was never an egg salad fan either. Until now.

This dairy-free “no mayo” egg salad isn’t missing the mayo — even a little. Even those of you who actually like mayo will find it delicious. I promise. Plus, it is vastly more nutritious than its mayo-filled relative, so not only will it have you looking good, but it will keep you feeling good as well. There is also no added fat in my recipe — some similar recipes call for a lot of oil — and the egg and avocado combo make this super filling, so a little goes a long way.

For those of you who are grain-free like me, I usually enjoy this with a lettuce wrap or over some sliced tomato, but it also makes a great sandwich. Enjoy!

This recipe makes a large portion — approximately 5 or 6 large servings

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Healthy Green Fruity and Nutty Salad Recipe

Fruity Salad, clean eating, healthy salad recipeA nice hearty salad with some added protein never gets boring for me. There are endless delicious — and healthy — variations you can play with when it comes to salad combos.

All my salad recipes have an element of protein — either from nuts, meat or fish — and this one is no exception. And it might be my favorite. Top five at least.

The combo of nuts, seeds, and fresh and dried fruit give it tons of protein and fiber on top of some nice crunchy texture and great flavor — and also make it super filling. This isn’t a whimpy little appetizer-style salad; it’s an entree. So filling and so yum. Enjoy!

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So Yum! Dairy-Free Raspberry Banana Shake Recipe

dairy-free shake, raspberry banana shake, healthy dairy-free shakeSmoothies and shakes are an easy and healthy breakfast or snack option for me.  I love the convenience of simply throwing a few fruits in a blender and pressing a button; easy clean up too.

I have a slew of different smoothie and shake recipes, but one common player in every individual recipe is using all frozen fruits — you can either buy them that way or buy them fresh and freeze them yourself. I often make fruit salads in the summer so I usually just freeze whatever I have left over. Using all frozen fruit and no ice makes these smoothies perfectly thick; I hate a watery smoothie or shake. Yuck.

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Drink up! Cucumber-Citrus Detox Water Recipe

citrus detox water, cucumber detox waterWater is fantastic. It’s delicious, hydrating and healthy, but it can also be a bit — eh, boring.

Considering, I love to mess around with water add-ins that not only amp up the flavor but boost the nutritional value as well: raspberries, watermelon, cucumber, grapefruit, rosemary, mint, apple cider vinegar? Sure.. throw it in there. Boring water no more! This recipe is one of my favorite infused waters for a variety of reasons. It is immensely refreshing and hydrating; its a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients; it has major detoxifying properties; and, lastly, it’s delicious. Drink up!

Ginger is great for digestion and boosting your metabolism. Lemons are  anti-inflammatory detoxifiers that also aid in digestion. Grapefruits are packed with vitamins and add fiber — not to mention flavor. Cucumbers aid in hydration, add additional vitamin C on top of the lemons and grapefruit, and also have detoxifying properties. The mint adds a touch of sweet without the sugar. Enjoy 🙂

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Lime and Cilantro Grilled Turkey Cutlets Recipe

Grilled turkey cutlets, lime cilantro turkey, paleo turkey cutletsThis one one of the first recipes I made when I began “cooking” on my own after I left the nest. I was eating a lot of cheap Mexican in my college days, so that is probably where I got my inspiration.

It’s super basic, healthy and extremely delicious, which is an incredible combination; no wonder it’s the only recipe from my early 20s that remained in the rotation — pretzel keg and Ramen noodles no more (thank goodness).

While this recipe calls for turkey cutlets, this works great with pork or chicken as well. Serve with some cauliflower rice or veggies and eat up! Yum.

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Paleo Ground Turkey ‘Garbage’ Stir Fry

paleo ground turkey recipe, clean eating turkey recipeThis dinner is the epitome of “throwing it together.”

I have made it many times, in many different ways. It simply requires looking in your fridge, realizing you have nothing to make for dinner, and throwing a bunch of things into a pot. I’m grateful that this form of cooking always seems to work out for me. In fact, this may be my favorite type of dinner to make, as it requires very little prep, virtually no planning, and it has this “Top Chef quick fire challenge” feeling to it. I always feel very proud of myself for making it work. Go me.

I usually have some frozen ground turkey meat in the freezer — and my fresh herb garden always helps — but this would work with any ground protein or dry herbs. Depending on my mood, I will sometimes switch out the sriracha for some coconut aminos if I’m wanting something less spicy. You can mix up the veggies based on what you have available, as well. Enjoy!

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‘Rise and Shine’ Healthy Egg White Scramble Recipe

egg white scramble, healthy egg white, paleo egg recipeBreakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

I always tend to be the most hungry in the early AM after my morning workout, making my breakfast the most anticipated — and important — meal of my day.

A fresh juice and egg white scramble is my common morning eating routine. I normally throw an additional full egg into my scramble as well to add more flavor and fat.

My scrambles always come with some sort of veggie. Shaved Brussels are my favorite, but I try to switch it up as often as my pantry allows.

This egg/veggie combo makes me feel a little fancier than I am — like I ordered it from an adorably trendy farm-to-table brunch spot. I think its the garlic and fresh herbs that give it that effect. I also always throw in some Chia seeds to give it a nutritional boost. Its super yummy, healthy and always sets a nice tone for the day. Eat up.

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‘Happy Summer’ Spice Rub for Burgers

burger spice rub, spice rub for burgers, spicy grilled burger, grilled burger rubFor me summer means burgers.

Outdoor grilling is the best and I love me some summer burgers on the grill. This spice rub is my usual for a burger. Its flavorful and has a little heat, but not too much to turn those off with a tamer taste for spiciness, and it goes great on a turkey, beef or chicken burger.

I usually enjoy these burgers on a lettuce bun with a pickle and some avocado or over a bed a greens. The recipe usually makes enough to season about 4 burgers.

Happy summer!

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