What to Cook (Feb 17-21): Clean Eating Dinners

Chicken Thigh and Pasta on a White Plate

What to Cook (Feb 17-21): Clean Eating Dinners

Five nights of healthy, easy, clean eating dinners perfect for a winter’s night. They’re hearty but simple so you can get dinner on the table in no time. It’s what’s for dinner this week!

We’re eating clean this week after a weekend of feasting and treating on Valentine’s Day. It’s back to healthy, delicious, and easy recipes to get dinner on the table in no time.

After a week of baking treats, celebrating not only Valentine’s Day but my father’s birthday as well, oh goodness. It’s time to get back on the healthy wagon.

My only deviation from the plan may be to make President George Washington’s favorite Green Peas Soup in his honor on Monday. Otherwise, it’s all about my favorite Tuscan Bean Soup!

Tuesday will be a slow cooker night, and I know you love those! The rest of the week are simple to prepare foods like a skillet dinner, a sheet pan fish florentine, and a Friday night Burrito bowl.

The treat is clean eating, delicious and super, super fast!

What is Clean Eating

Clean eating is all about whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats and proteins. It’s also about cutting down on packaged and processed foods, limiting sugar and sodium. 

Clean Eating Foods to Eat

The following list is compiled by Eating Well Magazine.

Fruit:

  • Canned fruit with no added sugar
  • Frozen fruit with no added sugar
  • Dried fruit with no added sugar
  • 100% fruit juice

Vegetables:

  • Any fresh vegetable
  • Frozen vegetables with no sauce or added salt
  • Canned vegetables with no sauce or added salt

Whole Grains:

  • Single-ingredient grains, such as farro, millet, oats, barley, quinoa, brown rice, etc.
  • Whole-wheat pasta
  • Popcorn
  • Sprouted whole-grain bread and English muffins (with no added sugar)
  • Whole-wheat pizza dough

Dairy:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Unsweetened nondairy milks

Protein:

  • Single-ingredient meats: chicken breast, chicken legs, ground beef, etc.
  • Seafood (choose sustainable options, such as wild salmon and Pacific cod)
  • Eggs
  • Unflavored nuts (e.g., almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • Plain nut butters (no added sugar)
  • Dried beans
  • Canned beans (rinse to reduce sodium by 35%)

Clean Eating Dinners… a week of delicious and nutrient-packed whole foods.!

Have a great week everyone!

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What to Eat This Week: Clean Eating Dinners

Monday: Ribollita – Tuscan Bean Soup
Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Orzo
Wednesday: Healthy Sweet Potato Hash
Thursday: Sheet Pan Salmon Florentine
Friday: Farro Burrito Bowls
Treat: Healthy Banoffee Parfaits


What to Cook (Feb17-21): Clean Eating Dinners


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