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Clean Eating Chicken Fingers and Fries

I was in search of some new clean eating groups on Facebook and came across this, “Clean  Eating Christmas” Group.  The very first recipe I read was this one.  I felt like it was speaking right to me!

Just the day before I was sitting at the table talking to my husband about how I really wanted to focus on transitioning our kids over to an even cleaner lifestyle.  So When the chicken fingers and fries recipe came up I was in heaven!!  I must say that everyone LOVED this recipe!  My kids each ate 2 full chicken tenders and my husband scarfed up the left overs for lunch the next day before I even had a chance!  So definitely put this on your list of meals to make!!!

Black Beans and Rice

This recipe is from week 1 of the Reset.  I loved it so much that I cannot wait until the Reset is over so I can have it again!!!  It’s the easiest and most flavorful meal I’ve had in a long time!  If you are a Mexican food fan, check it out!

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad is a new favorite in our house!  This is a great lunch option that you can make a head of time.  You can pack it in your cooler with the dressing separate.  Then mix the dressing  over salad an hour before you eat!  Full of flavor and full of nutrition!

Tip: I think there is too much dressing, so I typically only use 1/2 of the dressing and save the rest for the next day!  I usually pair it with a side of miso soup or today it was the Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Bisque.

Clean Eating Lunchables

Can anyone tell me why kids love to eat the most unhealthy of foods that are on the market?  I mean lunchables and smoothie kabobbles?!?! Seriously the most disgusting of all meat (is it really actual meat anyways?!?!) is in those little packages but my kids go crazy over it.  For a while I was allowing them to have a lunchable as a special treat but I just don’t feel that it lines up with the things I am teaching them. I really want them to make healthy choices and know the difference between what is too processed and what is natural.  I also want to make sure that they are not resenting me for passing on these so called treats!  I came up with the bright idea that we are going to make our own version of lunchables that is healthier but just as tasty!

Bryce likes the little crackers, cheese and lunch meat ones and Landon loves the smoothie Kabobbles (which I have never let him try but the commercial on TV gets him every time.).

We hit up Whole Foods on Saturday and on my list was thickly sliced hormone free, nitrate free, low sodium Turkey, thickly sliced cheese and whole grain chicken nuggets that are all white meat.

Yesterday we came home and together both boys made their very first home made lunchable!  There were no complaints, just full tummies and they actually really enjoyed helping in the kitchen.

Avocado Quesadilla

Lets talk SHEER DELICIOUSNESS—- EVEN as I type this title to the recipe my mouth begins to water!  I hope you love it as much as I did for lunch yesterday!
This recipe is a vegan recipe that takes a whole 10 minutes to prepare and it is full of flavor.

Salad in a Jar

You know being a clean eater for almost 4 years now you would think I have tried it all.  But clearly I haven’t.  Each day I swear I find something new to add to the list of things to try.  This idea actually came from a challenger of mine and I instantly fell in love with it!  Salad in a jar.  Have you heard of it?  I’ve made the mason jar oatmeal before and yes it was delicious but I have not heard of salad in a jar!

So this week my mission is to try a different salad in a jar recipe and give you the scoop!  I love salad and quite honestly could eat it every day for lunch, but the same salads get boring fast.  There are lots of different ways to switch it up and I’m about to share it with you.

So how do you make a salad in a jar?

  • Well you get pint or quart sized canning jars and make sure to clean them out well. Wide mouth jars work the best.
  • Then your dressing always goes on the bottom followed by your most dense vegetables on top of that.  You reserve your lettuces for the top and as long as the jar doesn’t get tipped over it will preserve the freshness.
  • When you are ready to eat your salad, just simply shake the jar {A little vigorious shaking might be in order} and dump your salad onto a plate. Then you can stir it up a little more from there.
  • How long does the salad last in the fridge?  It can last a few days and up to 5 days.
  • If you are going to add in avocado, hard boiled eggs or chicken simply add those to the top of your salad the day of vs mixing into the jars.

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This dinner WAS ONE TO WRITE HOME ABOUT!! Thank goodness there are leftovers because I am literally drooling for lunch tomorrow!  Both of my kids cleaned their plates and my husband gave his stamp of approval.   You definitely have to put this in rotation!!!

Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is literally a recipe that I could eat every single day!  I can truthfully say that I was never a squash soup kind of girl but this is incredible and the best part is that it has NO heavy cream which typically upsets my stomach.  So I’m guilt free and gas free too!  If you are looking for a really great fall/winter comfort food that tastes rich and most people wouldn’t even know it was super healthy then this is for you.  It is also husband approved and pretty much everyone who has tried it agrees that it is one of the best soups they have ever had.


Butternut Squash Soup, Recipe, Whole30, Melanie Mitro

Creamy Taco Soup

It’s time for a little Recipe sharing.  One of my challengers and awesome new coaches shared this recipe with me.  She has been raving about it and I just have to try it.  I know that the weather is starting to break and soup isn’t always what we want on a Spring day.  But soup is a quick easy meal that you can portion out for the week and even put in the freezer when you are in a pinch.  I like to pair my soup with a salad and call it a great meal.  Lunch or dinner this is going to fill you up and keep you happy!

Breakfast Smoothie

Want a quick breakfast that provides tons of nutrients, energy, protein and actually tastes good?  This smoothie is for you!  I have really taken smoothies under my wing in a pinch. When I need something that is chocked full of nutrients but doesn’t require me to cook a full meal then this is my go to!  Smoothies are filling and really tasty!  You would be surprised that this combination is very sweet!!!