5 Great Clean and Healthy Recipes

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Yellow, orange, purple, and green vegetables on a lined baking sheet.

For the record, I usually don’t make resolutions. I mean I certainly say things like, “Enough with this crap, I’m going to clean out my pantry,” or “I really want to get to the theater more,” or “Why can’t I zip up these jeans?” but these are not resolutions, per se, more than they are random statements usually said aloud to mostly empty rooms in the hopes they will stick and become action.

5 Great Clean and Healthy Recipes

I definitely don’t usually tie any of these resolutions to the New Year, only because like most everyone else, I know that’s the kiss of death. But this year I’m changing my tune a bit. Trying to get some fresh starts in different areas. And since there’s no time like the present, and the present happens to be the New Year….well, that might be what one could call a resolution.

Food-wise, I’m also pretty freaking full. So, this is not necessarily an “I’m going to eat healthier because it’s a new year” list of recipes, but rather an “I don’t think I want to look at another stuffed pork loin” list.

And with that, here are 5 things I will absolutely be happy to eat in the coming weeks.

5 Clean and Healthy Recipes

Butternut Squash and White Bean Ragout piled on a white dish.
5 from 2 votes

Butternut Squash and White Bean Ragout

A vegan ragout recipe that's healthy and satisfying, plus a serious dose of good-lookingness (which is now officially a word).
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Tarragon vinaigrette atop a Salmon filet.
4.25 from 4 votes

Salmon with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Fancy enough for company, easy enough for a weeknight. The brisk, anisey-tangy flavor of the tarragon vinaigrette is a wonderful complement to the rich lushness of salmon fillets. A "less is more" dish. Also 20 minutes from start to finish, max. Put the rice on first.
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Vegetable and Brown Rice Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com
4.80 from 10 votes

Brown Rice Salad

The perfect thing to bring to a potluck. This is the vegetarian side dish you’re always looking for when you’re hosting a crowd or have been asked to bring something to a potluck. This grain salad is easy, healthy, flexible and PRETTY. Really, really pretty.
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Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup
5 from 6 votes

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

This divine soup is scented with chili, cumin and coriander, and topped with all kinds of deliciousness, like avocado and tortilla crisps. This is one of my favorite soups of all time.
It is also concrete proof that healthy and clean doesn’t have to mean light and insubstantial. I mean, we do need to eat things that make us feel satisfied, even if we’re trying to recalibrate the old indulge-o-meter.
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Table setting with plate of Fennel and Endive Salad near fork, spoon, and napkin.
5 from 2 votes

Fennel and Endive Salad

When you need a clean, pretty plate of something green on the table (that's not a tossed salad). This Fennel and Endive Salad is truly what is good and holy about clean eating.
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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