31 Clean & Lean Recipes for A Healthy Lifestyle

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As summer winds down, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of summer flavors. Watermelon, citrus fruits, avocados, and berries are at their best during hot summer months. Enjoy these healthy, satisfying recipes and savor the last of this year’s backyard barbecues, picnics, and poolside eats.

1. Watermelon and Red Onion Salad

Watermelon and Red Onion Salad

This bright summer salad offers a fresh bite of sweet and mild flavors.

2. Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Cumin Scented Pan Seared Salmon with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

This delicious seared salmon is a great recipe for beginners.

3. Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas.

Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas

Made with low-fat cheese and whole wheat tortillas, these mushroom and cheese quesadillas are nutritionally well-rounded.

4. Baked Potatoes with Clementine Butter

Baked Potatoes with Clementine Butter

Citrus flavors give these baked potatoes a fresh, summery twist.

5. Grain-Free Lemon Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Lemon, blueberry and lavender infuse these muffins with a complex and delicious flavor.

6. Southwest Chicken with Corn and Bean Relish

Southwest Grilled Chicken with Corn and Bean Relish

Looking for an easy weeknight recipe? This grilled chicken will do the trick.

7.  Paleo Steak with Orange Avocado Topping

Paleo Flank Steak with Orange Avocado Topping

Coconut aminos and lime juice lend a bright flavor to this marinated grilled steak.

8. Snow Peas with Pecorino Cheese, Pine Nuts and Honey

Snow Peas with Pecorino Cheese, Pine Nuts & Honey

Mix up your boring salad routine with this unusual yet delectable flavor combination.

9. Clean Eating Mango Orange Smoothie

Clean Eating Mango Orange Smoothie

This Clean Eating Mango Orange Smoothie packs a punch with loads of vitamin C and filling, nutritious mango.

10. Paleo Creole Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits

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Enjoy a classic Southern favorite without falling off the Paleo bandwagon.

11. Risotto with Leeks and Fennel

Risotto with Leeks and Fennel

While it may not be as popular as pizza or pasta, this risotto exemplifies the best of Italian cooking.

12. Raw Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raw Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Instead of using iceberg lettuce in your next salad recipe, try this kale salad with raspberry vinaigrette. You won’t be disappointed.

13. Raspberry-Peach Sorbet

Raspberry-Peach Sorbet

This delightful summer treat is good for the body and the taste buds.

14. Zesty Chicken Fajitas in Crisp Lettuce Leaves

Zesty Chicken Fajitas in Lettuce

Chicken fajitas are even healthier when the tortillas are replaced by fresh lettuce leaves.

15. Skinny Nutella-Banana French Toast Sandwich

Skinny Nutella-Banana French Toast Sandwich

You won’t believe your luck when you get to indulge in this piece of French toast heaven first thing in the morning.

16. Clean Eating Chipotle Burgers

Clean Eating Chipotle Burgers

The creamy avocado topping balances the spice of the chiles in these out-of-this world burgers.

17. Herbed Couscous with Arugula and Pistachios

Herbed Couscous with Arugula and Pistachios

Looking for a new couscous recipe to accompany your salmon or roasted chicken? This whole wheat couscous with arugula and pistachios is sure to be a hit.

18. Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

This healthy guacamole recipe is made with 100% clean eating ingredients, offers up just the right amount of tangy spice, and has a flavor that can’t be beat by store bought versions.

19. Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl

Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Bluberry Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa is lightly flavored with vanilla extract and blueberries are roasted with heart-healthy coconut oil for a breakfast bowl that you’ll be eager to add to your morning routine.

20. The Nantucket: Iced Tea and Lemonade Drink

Nantucket Iced Tea

This iced tea drink recipe is a blend of half iced tea/ half lemonade. It’s the perfect refreshing drink combination, and it’s not too sweet!

21. Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

These no-bake mini desserts are low in saturated fat, but high in calcium, protein, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.

22. Skinny Eggplant Caponata

Skinny Eggplant Caponata

This sweet and sour dish makes the most of late summer vegetables.

23. Almond Protein Smoothie

Almond Protein Smoothie

If you like the unique flavor of almonds, you’ll love this almond protein smoothie, which contains both raw almonds and almond milk.

24. Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

Full of superfoods like quinoa and kale, these patties are packed with fresh herbs and feta cheese to give them loads of flavor.

25. Avocado and Grapefruit Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

 

Sweet yet savory, creamy yet juicy, these opposite flavors and textures complement one another to make a delicious salad.

26. Southern Succotash

Southern Succotash

This succotash is a great way to incorporate lima beans into your diet, which are rich in B-complex vitamins and minerals like iron, copper, manganese and magnesium.

27. Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup

This soup is similar to chili in flavor, but much lighter. It’s delicious and light on a   spring or summer evening.

28. Veggie and Pesto Sandwich

Veggie and Pesto Sandwich

Made with fresh vegetables, olive oil, whole-grain bread, and just the right amount of pesto, this Veggie and Pesto Sandwich is a superfood sensation!

29. Peach Shortcake with Honey Greek Yogurt Topping

Peach Shortcake with a Honey Greek Yogurt Topping

Juicy peaches are taken to a whole new level by pairing them with whole- wheat shortcake and an awesome Greek yogurt topping.

30. Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Cauliflower Stir-Fry

This cauliflower stir-fry has only 57 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per each one cup serving. It’s a gluten-free, low- carb, vegan, and Paleo.

31. Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Get creative with this recipe, peaches and apples can also be added.

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