Good for you .... You made your health and weight loss resolutions for 2018, and remembered to include healthy dessert recipes?
That's a really smart choice!
At this time every year, so many people try to follow a clean eating diet and fail, because it ends up being too boring, and not giving their taste buds enough treats to keep life interesting.
That's a real shame.
There are so many healthy options which you can include in a balanced clean eating diet, that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet, and won't affect your waist line.
Following are 31 of the best healthy dessert recipes that you can follow in 2018. yes, that's a new recipe for every day of the month.
With just 23 calories, no sugar, melted chocolate or heavy cream involved, you wouldn't think this would be such a tasty treat.
Just trust me, it is!
Only four ingredients needed to make this oh so simple recipe. It's easy to make, and a great guilt free healthy treat.
If you take a look at Amy's blog while you're there, you'll see that she's a real chocolate lover, and has some great recipes for tasty chocolate treats, that are healthy as well. So, I'm a fan!
At just 15 minutes baking time, and only a couple of minutes prep time, this healthy dessert recipe won't keep you waiting.
It's a great treat to cook, because you can really add whatever you would like as a topping on the oatmeal, so you can add your favourite fruits or other flavorsome treat, to add some variety.
Some countries actually have a second breakfast tradition, which I think is really cool.
Even if you only have one breakfast, you should make sure that it gets your day started well.
Ensuring that there is a good serving of protein included, will keep you feeling full, satisfied and with good energy for longer.
This recipe ticks all those boxes, with a good dose of protein in the yogurt (I use high protein yogurt) and healthy grains which add fibre to your diet and help with good digestion.
Packed with 18 grams of protein and a good dose of fibre in every serving this is one satisfying healthy treat.
Sugar free, gluten free, keeps you guilt free!
Just make sure you don't top them with too much cream if that's what your taste buds are telling you to do. These are full of flavour already, and are great on their own.
Bananas are a great food if you are into fitness, as they help recover electrolytes, and prevent cramps, and are a source of long lasting energy.
So baking a cake that contains a few bananas is a great idea for a healthy treat.
Bake a good size cake, as it keeps for a while, and is a handy treat to have on hand.
This is such a simple healthy recipe, with just seven minutes of prep, and 20 to 30 minutes cooking.
I just love the taste of cinnamon with the cooked apples, it's got a bit of zest with the lovely smooth apple texture.
I like to eat these hot or cold.
Another recipe with apples, just has to be healthy. Remember the saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Well this simple recipe gives you a healthy treat that is super tasty as well.
With 18.6 grams of protein per serving, this healthy dessert recipe is a great choice to keep you feeling satisfied for longer.
When I tried this recipe, I added custard on top with some chopped bananas and it was even more filling and gave me a great energy boost.
Try it with your favourite added topping as well.
My husband loves baked apple pie, and I was worried that this recipe from eating well just wouldn't pass muster with him.
It was actually a great hit. The wanton pastry just changes the taste experience, and compliments that apples so well.
These are great eaten on their own, but adding some healthy yogurt is yummy as well.
With 23 grams of protein and some great long lasting energy from the bananas this healthy treat is sure to satisfy both your appetite and taste buds.
I actually swapped the ricotta cheese out with high protein yogurt as a healthy option, that actually increases the protein content as well.
This is another option for a breakfast dessert, to get your day started the right way.
In fact recent studies have shown that eating breakfast desserts can be good for weight loss. See the scientific study here.
And for those people who are including an extra protein supplement in their diet, this is a great way to include it as part of a meal.
You can top this with any chopped fruits that you like. I like to have it with chopped strawberries or whole blueberries.
Such a simple recipe with only two ingredients.
As someone who loves peanut butter, now that I've tasted this healthy treat, I can't believe that I never thought of making a fudge like this myself. I'm so glad that I found Laura's recipe!
If you love dessert recipes then you should spend some time on her site, because she's like the queen of healthy desserts.
This is another great recipe from Laura. Desserts are really her passion, and the recipes that she comes up with I think are just divine.
Bananas are a great food for sustained energy, and I just love nuts, so given this recipe contains almonds, walnuts and cashews it's like it was just made for me:)
Mangoes are one of my favourite fruits, and rice is a great source of lean carbs, so as far as healthy dessert recipes go, this one definitely keeps me happy.
I use brown rice, and I actually replace the brown cane sugar with a tablespoon of honey.
I just love honey as a natural sweetener, which I believe contains so much goodness for our bodies.
Annie's healthy desert recipes are a real treat. She seems able to find some of the yummiest, healthy fresh ingredients and combines them to create recipes that will have your taste buds singing her praises too.
I love the chopped walnuts, as I'm nuts about most nuts really:)
These are great on their own, or you could try them with some healthy high protein yogurt, or protein ice cream for an extra good treat.
I think that these are a great healthy dessert alternative to an apple pie.
These bars are really quick and easy to make, are super tasty either on their own, or sometimes I like to have them with a high protein yogurt or protein ice cream.
Just note that they should be eaten at home, as they get soft and so don't travel well.
Who doesn't love some coconut?
Erin's recipe is super simple to make, with some really healthy ingredients and you can make a big enough serve to keep for several days.
Who doesn't love chocolate cake?
Problem is that usually when looking for healthy dessert recipes, you won't find a chocolate cake recipe that's actually going to create a truly delicious taste experience for you.
When I tried this recipe from Mary's blog, barefeet in the kitchen, it was just the best. With a lovely smooth moist texture and fully flavoured, this is healthy, but real, chocolate cake, so try it and enjoy!
Ice cream has to be one of the all time favourite desserts. Most people wouldn't think of it being healthy for you, but with some creative twists it can be.
This recipe from cookery author Roz Purcell ticks lots of boxes. With high protein bars, banana's for a long lasting energy boost, and honey for energy and a shot of pure goodness, this dessert is really tasty and the energy hit leaves you feeling great.
This is probably one of the simplest healthy dessert recipes that you will ever find.
It's just two ingredients mixed together and frozen. I use a high protein vanilla yogurt, and add some cinnamon spice for some extra taste.
The original recipe doesn't include the pastry base shown, but I just use a simple biscuit base pastry in a pie dish for this.
Chocolate and mint together are an awesome combination, that's sure to give your taste buds a blast of satisfaction.
I found this recipe on the Sarah in shape blog, and couldn't wait to try it for myself. You will find on Sarah's blog that she has been through her own journey developing an interest in healthy but tasty desserts. I'm so glad that she came up with this one, because it's just so decadent, but doesn't ruin your diet.:)
If you like chocolate then you should do yourself a favour and check out more of the healthy dessert recipes from this cook. Her blog is actually called "Chocolate covered Katie", and if that isn't enough to convince you that she truly is worth following, then what if I told you that she believes in eating dessert every day.
That certainly convinced me to try some of her recipes!
This recipe for workout brownies sounded just right for me, and it has become one of my favourite recipes. It's great to keep some of these on hand, as they are a good protein snack if I'm feeling peckish.
I really love nuts!
So finding this recipe from Lauren Kelly made my day. Lauren is a nutritionist so I knew I could trust her saying that this was a healthy recipe, and I knew that I'd love the taste with the pecan nuts included.
I like to add about double the cinnamon, but that's only because I really like it's flavour, so I'm adding extra to the original recipe.
I love avocados, and they contain healthy fats which are an important inclusion in your diet.
I use honey in the recipe, which I also consider to be a healthy way to add sweetness.
Surprisingly the end dessert doesn't taste like avocado, but still contains all the goodness. Not that I'm against the taste of avocado's, it's just surprising given that's the main ingredient.
Chocolate and coconut are such a great combination of tastes, and they really make this dessert a divine healthy treat.
This recipe contains a good serve of protein and fiber. Fiber is really important for your digestion and gut health, so I'm loving the combination.
I add a spoon of natural bush honey to add some extra sweetness to the recipe as well.
I often get caught eating peanut butter straight out of the jar. I know, that's not a real healthy snack, and I'm being naughty.
So, I was really happy to discover this recipe by Lee. She's obviously into fitness as well, so knows what it feels like to have to fuel your body properly.
Containing protein and an egg, these healthy treats will keep you feeling satisfied, with a good energy boost.
This recipe by Faith is truly one of my favourites, because you get to use up those over ripe bananas. Let's face it, they are always getting over ripe.
These are super tasty, and I love to have them as a small guilt free treat with my coffee.
Ice cream is such a treat especially during summer, but it's usually a guilty treat.
This protein yogurt ice cream recipe is completely guilt free. With a healthy serve of protein for long lasting energy, you can eat it on it's own or with your favourite fruit.
Chocolate, coconut and peanut butter. Can you think of any three treats better than these together?
I love this recipe by Shelly of Two Healthy Kitchens. It's loaded with taste with a great texture, and is gluten free, which is great for me because gluten can really mess with my stomach.
I love almonds and coconut, both of which give you a serve of healthy fats in your diet, so this recipe by Kelly of Life Made Sweeter is a great choice if you are looking for a healthy treat.
With no baking required, this is a super simple recipe, and you can make up a batch and keep them refrigerated to have one with a coffee whenever you feel like a quick treat.
Another gluten free paleo recipe which is kind to my stomach, I just love these cakes.
I came across this recipe on A Healthy Life For Me, and Amy has done wonders with this recipe, that's healthy but still has heaps of flavor and a great texture. There's lots of great recipes on her site, so do yourself a favor and take a look around once you've read how to make this cake.
I like being able to make the several small cakes and keeping them to eat as snacks when my sweet tooth calls.
I love trying new recipes, and I just love healthy food in general. I'm so glad that I also love to workout.
A lot of the "diets" that people are following, thinking that they are doing the right thing in their quest for weight loss, or the perfect body, I think are just depriving them of both proper nutrition, and the joy of good eating.
I hope that sharing these healthy dessert recipes with you, will help show that you can really enjoy eating tasty treats, while still maintaining great levels of fitness. I know that I do:)
These are really some of the easiest to make, but most enjoyable to eat recipes that I have tried, and I hope that you enjoy some of them too.
If you've got any other healthy dessert recipes that are personal favourites, please share them with me in the comments below. I'm always happy to try new sweet treats!
Protein yogurt ice cream makes a great snack, or healthy dessert, that won't ruin your training goals.
Sometimes when you're chasing new health and fitness goals, whether they are related to weight loss, or gaining muscle and strength, you can start to feel that your meal plans are a bit bland.
That leads to cravings, which leads to unplanned cheat snacks, which leads to feelings of guilt and affects your progress. That's a bad path to follow.
It's much better to plan to include some healthy treats in your diet, so sweet tooth cravings are taken care of, while still eating clean.
If you need any extra convincing that yogurt is great for you, see all the details here.
This protein yogurt ice cream recipe is a perfect healthy dessert, as it's full of protein, which actually keeps you feeling full and satisfied for longer, and helps with muscle recovery from your workouts.
This is a really easy recipe to make, with just a couple of minutes prep time, and pop the ice cream into the freezer.
Just a few easy steps;
I really like the cinnamon spice, but you can consider that optional if you just like a really pure vanilla taste.
The protein yogurt ice cream will freeze really hard, so I usually shift a cup into the fridge for about 15 minutes before eating, so it's a bit softer.
My husband has a real love affair with ice cream, and always has a tub of it in the freezer, so this recipe has given us a great healthy option so he still has a tasty treat that he can enjoy, while getting a good hit of healthy protein and yogurt. That keeps everyone happy:)
If you are looking for some healthy dinner recipe ideas as well, then you'll enjoy these 31 clean eating recipes.
Enjoy, and stay healthy!
Breakfast desserts might sound strange, but it's actually a great idea!
Why start the day being boring?
In some countries within Europe including Bavaria, Hungary, Poland, Vienna and Austria, they traditionally even have a second breakfast. So if they can create a tradition like that around breakfast, why can't we start our own?
I vote that we all start creating breakfast desserts, to get our days underway with a tasty treat.
Anyhow, fire up your taste buds with this super tasty and simple recipe, which is also great for your digestive health and keeps you feeling full for longer with a hit of extra protein.
Soak the 1/2 cup of grains in 1/2 cup of water kept in the fridge overnight, to activate the grains so that they are easy for your stomach to digest quickly.
Prepare a serve each of sliced mango and strawberries. I include a fairly generous serve of both, because I just love sweet fruits, and they provide a real burst of flavour combined with the vanilla yogurt.
Place a serve of high protein yogurt in a bowl
Add the healthy grains. They will have absorbed the 1/2 cup of water and have swelled up a bit.
mix the yogurt and grains together till the grains are well blended into the yogurt.
add the sliced fresh fruit on top, and your healthy breakfasts desserts recipe is complete and ready to enjoy.
How quick and easy is that!
While I've called this a breakfast recipe, it's actually really handy to make this up and keep some in a container to eat as a filling snack throughout the day as well.
It's a tasty treat, that due to the high protein yogurt, will keep you feeling satisfied, with good energy, for longer.
If you are constantly craving sweets in your diet, it's a good indicator about your food personality. if you'd like to find out more about your own food personality, try taking the simple test below;
A food quiz can tell you a lot about your food persona, and how you really relate to food.
Are you really a healthy eater?
Or do you cave in to emotional hunger occasionally.
Take the quick food quiz and find out!
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Cravings for different types of food, whether it's spicy, salty, sweet, fast food or natural organic can have as much to do with your personality as it does your taste buds.
But whatever the reason, you can be very sure that your food preferences are going to have a major impact on your life.
The foods you choose to eat will have an affect on;
You get the idea. What you eat will to a very large degree influence what kind of health and enjoyment you achieve in life.
Food has an affect on us all, physically, mentally and many would say spiritually as well.
In Ayurvedic medicine practice there is a strong belief in eating to balance your dosha. The spiritual nutrition principles are based around three doshas;
By eating the correct foods for the dosha which is in most alignment with your shakra, you maintain harmony within the body, by soothing the dosha.
Recommendations for each are;
Vayu - warm foods with moderately heavy texture. See more here
Pitta - cool or warm with moderately heavy texture and bitter, sweet and astringent tastes. See more here
Kapha - warm and light foods without much water. See more here
I hope that you're convinced that it's worth having an understanding of your food personality, and you've taken the quiz to find out.
If not, jump back to the top of the page and start the quiz. Whether you are really serious about it, or just curious, it only takes a couple of minutes to do, and just might help you to understand why you eat the way you do.
If you're ready for some great healthy eating, check out some of the easy to prepare dishes in these clean eating recipes.
My best banana muffins recipe is so easy, you have to try it!
In my home we have bananas all the time as part of our diet and for all the benefits they have, so cooking up a batch of banana muffins just seems natural.
Let’s begin by looking at the banana’s benefits; To mention few of them, the potassium we can get eating a banana every day, another attribute is the soluble fiber to support the digestive system, and other great benefits are the vitamins B6 and C we obtain from this great fruit, without mentioning the amount of energy for our body eating bananas.
Bananas are available during all seasons, because they don’t have specific time of the year to grow, therefore we can rely on them to cook any recipe.
Before I share my Banana Muffins recipe with you, I would like to tell a little bit more about why I like them. I enjoy having a cup of coffee every afternoon when I am reading as a hobby, although coffee by itself it is not as good as with something to eat. So I cook a healthy snack to have my cuppa with, without any worry to gain weight and at the same time satisfy my sugar craving.
Let’s share with you an easy Banana Muffins recipe. This recipe is healthy and easy to cook, even Banana Muffins are a great option for kids take to school.
This Banana Muffins recipe is to prepare six muffins.
Now we have all the ingredients ready to prepare Banana Muffins!
Turn the oven on to preheat at 170 centigrade, while we are mixing all the ingredients.
Get a plate and smash both bananas with a folk until they are completely creamy.
In the main mixing bowl, blend with a whisk the gluten free flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt and crash walnuts until all of them are entirely mixed.
The bowl where you smash bananas add the coconut oil, then the honey and keep stirring. And last add the egg and mix all the ingredients to combine them completely.
Now, we put the combination of the smashed bananas with the other ingredients into the dry mixture, and mix both mixtures with the whisk until we have blended them completely. I use a spatula to not waste any mixture.
We have the mixture done to fill the liners up, distribute the liners in a muffin tin, then with a help of two spoons place the mixture inside of the six liners.
The oven has been heating from the start of preparation of our banana muffins mixture, therefore we are ready to place the muffin tin into the oven for around 15 mins.
When the 15 mins are over, we insert a knife in one of the banana muffins to be sure they have cooked well. It should come out dry.
That’s it. How easy was that!
Eat a Banana Muffin with your favourite hot drink. Put your feet up, get a book as your company and enjoy them!
I had fun making these muffins; Watch me throw the recipe together below, and let me know in the comments if you enjoy them too, or even if they make you laugh too:)
If you're looking for some healthy options for main meals as well, give these 31 easy clean eating recipes a try.
I love chocolate in any form, especially in cold weather when I want to have a cup of black coffee with something sweet to complement each other.
Dark chocolate is one of the best options, because it has different properties which help with your mood, contains antioxidants, antidepressant properties, etc.
For these reasons I decided to make my own chocolate muffin, gluten free and also with some protein for longer satisfaction and less cravings during the day.
I like training, and eating, and I have to find the way that I can enjoy eating in a healthy way. So, a this recipe is great alternative to have at home, with your friends, take it with you for you morning or afternoon tea, and why not to prepare for a party to share with your guests.
Chocolate muffin is easy to make it please see below the recipe and share it with your friends.
This recipe is to prepare six muffins.
Let’s prepare this delicious treat!
Turn the oven on to preheat at 170 centigrade.
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients including the gluten free flour, protein powder, chocolate powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix all of them with a spoon or a whisk.
If your coconut oil is hard you can melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Then mix in a new bowl, the honey with the coconut oil until both of them are combined, add the egg and keep mixing it.
Now, add the coconut oil mixture to the dry ingredients prepared before to combine them, then add the dark chocolate chips with the coffee (cold coffee) and mix well.
Get the muffin tin and spray it with oil if you don’t want to use the muffin liners. This time I used muffin liners, because It is easy to take the finished muffins with me, when I go out.
With a spoon, get the mixture and fill up the muffin liners, or oiled baking tray to distribute for six muffins. Then place the tin in the oven and leave them to bake for around 15 minutes to be fully baked.
After the 15 minutes check one of the muffins with a little knife in the middle to be sure it is cooked. They knife should come out dry, without any sticky mixture on it.
If they’re done, take them out, prepare your black coffee or tea, and enjoy a delicious chocolate muffin for afternoon or morning tea.
I think that this will be a real great recipe, because of how popular muffins have become in the last few years for different events such as birthday parties, weddings, baby shower; etc.
One of the reasons is they look fantastic and attractive depending on the party theme.
Muffins make it easier for the guests and the host to get their own portion of the cake. This means no-one has to cut the cake and no-one has to wait!
If you decorated the muffins they will look very inviting for kids’ eyes, and will look great in photo’s.
In my case, I try to make them healthier and so I didn’t put any frosting on. Although I put the mixture in a beautiful muffin liner, and trust me they looked fantastic.
I can host a party with clean eating recipes including the cakes!
Scones have been a popular snack to have with a cup of tea. Originally known as quick bread in Scotland, it became part of the afternoon tea tradition in England and extended to other countries.
Scones became popular when one afternoon Anna, the Duchess of Bedfords (1788-1861), servants brought some sweets and bread including scones, and she was delighted by them.
My mother in law lived in the country for long time, and as a country woman she used to cook everything to feed her family. Within her recipes were scones, which was like a tradition in her family.
My husband told me how much he enjoyed having scones with black tea with his dad in a winter afternoon, while they were working on the cattle station.
These were nice memories for my hubby from his time growing in the bush. Mums usually know their kids who-ever they are, and my mother in law is not an exception so she wrote a scone recipe for her son to prepare.
I enjoy so much asking people for different recipes, and I organised all the recipes from my mother in law and kept them in a safe place. The reason I like them so much is that everything looks so easy to make including great baking recipes, and scones are not an exception.
This afternoon there was a really cold snap here, and I cooked some gluten free scones to have with my husband for an afternoon tea treat.
I made the scones lactose free, as I am intolerance to gluten and lactose, so I followed the original recipe, but I did a few changes to suit my diet and healthy lifestyle.
We really enjoyed the gluten free scones and I want you have a healthy snack for cold weather or for any day really. Gluten free scones recipe is easy and quick to make.
I hope you like it as well.
The first step is to put your favourite music on, before you start to bake the gluten free scones, that way it’s really relaxing to cook.
Then preheat the oven at 150 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the gluten free flour, protein powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and pinch of salt. I mixed with my wooden spoon that my father made for me.
In a separate bowl, put the thickened cream, coconut oil and the honey, and with the mixer combined them until they all become one texture.
Put the dry ingredients into the mixture and mix slowly until it becomes a dough. If you find it very dry, add the lactose free milk to moisturize the dough to the point than the dough doesn’t stick in the mixture and becomes easy to work with.
Get a baking tray and spray it with olive oil or cover it with baking paper. I usually do the last option, as I like cooking with as little oil as possible.
Then get the dough, put it on the bench (I through some flour on the bench before hand to prevent the dough sticking on the bench) and roll the dough to get a measure of two centimetres thick.
To get the shape of the gluten free scones I got a glass and greased it around the rim with coconut oil to make easy get every scone. Just push it into the rolled mixture, to cut out each scone.
Tip: When you put the glass into the dough, don’t twist it around. The reason for this is, it makes the gluten free scone mixture tough when cooked. Just put the glass into the dough to get the shape and place the scones on the tray.
Now, we have all the gluten free scone’s cut, put all of the them on the tray, with one and a half centimetre’s between each scone, and place the tray into the oven for 10 mins at 150 degrees. Then turn the oven to 100 degrees, and leave the scones baking for 10 more minutes.
I usually check one of the scones with a knife before taking them out of the oven to be sure if they are cooked properly.
And finally, get your gluten free scone, cut it in the middle put a spoon of honey and thickened cream, and enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.
I have them with cup of ginger tea.
I hope you enjoy cooking gluten free scones with protein and sharing them with your family or friends, or why not with yourself and the music?
For another easy to cook, healthy snack, check out my gluten free banana cake recipe
What inspired me to come up with a Gluten Free Banana Cake Recipe?
Well, I went to the markets with my hubby, and we bought a big box of bananas for a great price, as my husband loves them and the price was just so great, he decided to get the whole box.
Then I had to work out how we were going to eat them all before they went off.
I often follow recipes from my family, books or the internet. I decided this time to create my own gluten free banana cake recipe, with the healthy ingredients, to surprise my hubby for his birthday.
And it’s even better to be able to have this banana cake as a healthy snack without getting sick or feeling guilty for this treat.
Bananas have a lot of benefits. They are rich in potassium, B6, help to combat depression, etc.
Also, bananas are a great fruit for sports people, because it helps to recover the electrolytes, and prevent cramps.
In addition bananas are easy to find all year round, and anyone can eat easily.
OK, now, I’ll share with you all, my amazing gluten free banana cake recipe.
Preheat the oven at 175O before you start to prepare your delicious gluten free banana cake!
Put 4 bananas into the blender with all the eggs and the flax seed (that have been toasted in a pan previously without any oil and at low temperature) blend these three ingredients until you get a smoothie.
Put the smoothie into a bowl and add the coconut oil and mix them with the mix master.
Then add the honey or maple syrup and keep mixing until the honey and the coconut oil have been combined with the smoothie.
In a separate bowl, mix the almond meal, husk psyllium, poppy seeds, sesame seed (toasted in a low heat in a pan without oil), protein vanilla powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, bicarbonate of soda and the baking powder.
I mix all the ingredients with the wisk, although some people may prefer to use a wooden spoon.
Gradually, mix the dry ingredients into the banana smoothie previously prepared. Just a bit at a time, and keep mixing with the mix master.
Repeat the same process until all the ingredients have been combined, and then add the almond unsweet milk to moisturize the mixture.
When all the ingredients are mixed put all the peanuts or the nuts that you want to use into the mix, I use peanuts and mix with the wooden spoon.
The mixture is ready to put into a tin, measuring 20 cm by 20 cm.
Take the other two bananas, cut them into slices and put one of them at the end of the tin. Then add the mixture and the other sliced banana. Put them in the top of the mixture and your gluten free banana mixture is ready to put into the oven.
I bake the cake at 175 Degrees for 45 minutes, then I turn the temperature down to 150 and leave for one hour.
I check the cake by inserting a knife in the middle to look it is ready. You will know it is cooked enough, when the knife comes out clean.
Leave the cake to cool down, before putting it on the tray, and enjoy a gluten free banana cake!
Some ideas about how we eat it are for breakfast, heated up with butter or as a dessert after dinner.
This Gluten free banana cake lasts for just 5 days, so enjoy while it’s fresh.
My hubby really loved this cake, and it’s so healthy, being full of natural ingredients, that I didn’t even feel guilty feeding it to him.
This is a great recipe for a treat or dessert, although if you are looking for a main meal check out my 31 easy clean eating recipes.
And I love it too. It’s so easy to make, really clean healthy eating. I should have called it my really lovely guilt free healthy cake!
I hope that you try it, and I’d love you to leave me a note in the comments below, to let me know if you enjoyed it too?
Every night when I arrive at home after a long day at work I just want to have a healthy meal for dinner, without too many calories. Although at the end of the week I am starting to get tired and just want to prepare an easy meal that doesn’t take a lot of time and effort..
I’m guessing you probably feel the same some days.
It is why I want to share with you this healthy pizza recipe, as I know at the end of the week our families want to enjoy a healthy pizza without worrying about calories.
After we have of the ingredients for our healthy pizza we are ready to start cooking.
Firstly, I cook the mincemeat in the pan with a spoon of coconut oil until it is browned. You can let the meat cook while you are cutting up the veggies, just to minimize the preparation time.
At the same time the meat starts cooking, turn the oven on to 150 Centigrade to pre-heat the oven.
Then, we spread the Bolognese sauce over the wholemeal bread, and then spread the tomatoes, onion and capsicum. Add the cooked mincemeat, and finally sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
Your healthy pizza is ready to put into the oven to cook for around 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. Keep an eye on it while cooking, to make sure it’s not overdone.
Your healthy Pizza meal is done, remove, cut into pieces and serve. Bon Appetite.
If you want to stay with the healthy pizza base, but experiment with different toppings to add some variety, that’s really easy. Just chop up and add some of your favourite foods as a topping ingredient. For some extra inspiration with this, take a look at these suggestions nine gourmet pizza toppings
I like this recipe without much sauce, but if you like more a more saucy pizza, then don’t use the spoon of bolognese sauce, and try this pizza sauce recipe instead. It’s really tasty, and you can make up a large container of sauce beforehand, to keep ready for when you’re cooking pizza, so it is still really easy to throw together a quick but healthy meal.
That’s my favourite because it’s so easy to prepare, healthy and tasty, so it ticks all my boxes. If you try this and would like to try some other different pizza recipes, then take a look at some of the following recipes that I’ve enjoyed as well;
Gluten Free Mini Pizza; This is a really good option for you if, like me, you're gluten intolerant, and need to control how much of it you eat.
Add all your own choice of toppings, to keep it really healthy or cheat a little and add some extra treats that you can burn off later.
Grain free gluten free pizza; Completely guiltless pizza is hard to imagine, but this is surely it!
Made entirely from vegetables, including a cauliflower base, and just 600 calories in a whole pizza, this tasty recipe is truly guilt free.
Gluten free quinoa pizza treat; Yet another gluten free option, easy on the stomach, but packed full of great tasting goodness.
Quinoa is one of my favourite super foods, and the recipe for this savory snack is just so quick and easy.
For more recipes using the high protein quinoa super food, try these three recipes.
Gluten free chicken tandoori; The chicken breast provides a really nice protein boost to this recipe. Add as much as you like, for a really filling meal.
You can see how easy it is to get creative with healthy pizza recipes, just mixing and matching any of your favourite healthy foods on a healthy base. Make your pizza as big and filling, or just a small snack depending on what you're feeling like.
You really can enjoy your food, and stay in great shape as well. It's not as hard as it's sometimes made out to be. Just make some smart choices!
Stay healthy, love your life, and bon apatite.
To help you plan a months worth of healthy eating, all with simple preparation, and ease of cooking in mind, I've created this list of thirty-one easy clean eating recipes to get you started. With these easy recipes, you can mix the meals around and always have something new and delicious to try on every day of the month.
These are some of my favourite healthy recipes, and all from great healthy living and cooking sites where you'll also be sure to find more recipes that make your mouth water. Click the title link of each recipe, to get full details on ingredients and preparation. I think you'll find yourself bookmarking these sites in your favourites, to return for more, like I have!
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Preservatives, chemicals, additives, all included in food that you find in packets, tins, boxes and other forms of pre-packaging, making your food toxic. Make it easier on yourself and stay away from pre-packaged food, by preparing lovely fresh clean eating recipes. That way the efforts you put into training and staying in shape will show results faster, you’ll have more energy, and improve or even get rid of allergy problems that so many people are experiencing more regularly, many of which are diet induced.
I understand, we’ve all got busy lives, and it sometimes seems much easier to be eating pre-packaged meals, rather than preparing fresh food. The reality is that it’s not really much easier at all. Once you’ve mastered preparation of easy healthy cooking, you’ll be able to prepare tasty meals that are packed full of nutrients to help you perform better throughout the day, assist with weight loss or maintenance, keep you feeling much better generally, and it all won’t take much more time or effort.
Enjoy these healthy meals!
This delicious and simple roast meal is a traditional favourite, and I love that in this recipe it’s being done using the slow cooker, which is a great time saver when you’re trying to fit healthy eating into an already busy life.
Just put the ingredients together into the slow cooker, switch it on, get on with life, and a few hours later it’s cooked to perfection. Apart from it’s convenience, I find that preparing meals with the slow cooker, really helps the food soak up the herbs and spices you’ve added, and makes for a delicious feast.
An easy to make refreshing juice, that’s packed full of vitamins to get your day started right. I love ginger added to pretty much anything, and a good chunk of fresh ginger added into this gives it a great spicy taste, with added immune boosting properties.
A glass of this juice will really fill you up, and help keep any cravings for sweets at bay.
Again with this recipe we’re using one of my absolute favourite cooking appliances, the slow cooker! This brings your cooking time down to pretty much nil, while still delivering a delicious tasty, and super healthy meal.
There’s some great ingredients in this soup, that I just love, including sweet potato which is healthy and a great addition to so many meals, black beans which are a great source of protein and chili which helps with digestion and adds a great bite to the dish.
Personally when I’m making this recipe I also add in a few tea spoons of vegeta stock, which is super healthy and helps to thicken the soup a bit more.
We’re still using the slow cooker here in this recipe, which is great, because it’s a huge time saver, and I did call this ” easy clean eating recipes” When you cook meat in the slow cooker, it cooks the meat in it’s juices, leaving it really nice and tender, so cooking chicken breast this way won’t dry the chicken out like frying or roasting can. The honey added to this recipe makes the chicken meat really sweet tasting, but it’s still all natural and healthy. Again, I like to add a few tea spoons of vegeta stock to this recipe, sprinkled over the chicken meat for some extra goodness.
With chili, jalapenos and beans in the ingredients of this easy recipe, I just knew that I’d love it. I’ve called it divine, because that’s what it is. With just the right amount of spice, next to no fat, and loads of protein, what’s not to love! And, it’s prepared in the slow cooker meaning that yet again, you can leave it cook, take off to spend your day however you please, and still have a tasty dinner ready to serve when you’re home.
Quinoa is widely hailed as a super food, as it’s packed full of so much goodness. I love cooking with quinoa as it’s so tasty and completely guilt free. As far as clean eating recipes go, this one is simple and versatile. You can prepare this salad as a side dish, or to take with you as something extra to eat as a light meal.
This is a great alternative to a traditional lasagna. It’s really low in carbs and fats, with a big serve of protein, to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. Despite being low in fats, compared to a traditional lasagna, it’s still surprisingly creamy and super tasty. You can swap the turkey breast for chicken, but that will lower the protein a bit, and it’s a nice way to mix in some turkey breast meat into your diet, so I prepare this recipe as written.
We’re back using the slow cooker! I love a good nutritious soup, and this recipe is a really easy one. I like to add some fresh chopped ginger to this recipe for some extra taste. I think ginger is great in just about anything. If it’s summer time and you don’t want a hot meal, no problem, this soup is delicious cold too.
When you are looking for a quick snack, just don’t feel like a heavy meal, or need something easy to share, this super tasty nachos dish is perfect.
This is a really filling soup, that’s got many of my favorite ingredients in it. Sweet potato, Ginger, coconut milk, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and almonds. This recipe has enough ingredients listed to make a soup for six to eight people, so you can cut back a bit if you are making it for less, or simply keep the leftovers, which make a great meal either cold, or re-heated. So, you’ve got healthy dinner and lunch the following day already taken care of.
Ok, this recipe is a lovely treat that you can have when you are craving something sweet. There’s no need to run for a cake loaded with sugar, when you can prepare tasty pancakes like these, that use raw honey to add some extra sweetness. Just don’t cover them with a sugar loaded jams and you’ll have taken care of your sweet tooth without affecting your healthy diet.
If you are looking for some great comfort food, then this tasty shepherds pie is just the thing. using sweet potato means we’re using one of my favorite vegetables, and you can really add any of your favorite spices into this pie to add some personal flavour to it.
We’re using the great slow cooker again with this recipe, so you know that you’ll get a great healthy meal, prepared quickly and easily, with very little time actually spent in the cooking. Just prepare, leave for about eight hours, and when you get home from the gym, there’s your lovely roast dinner waiting for you. It can’t get much better than that.
I like to add some fresh chopped ginger into the slow cooker along with the meat. Just make small slices in the meat and push some chopped ginger in, and leave to cook. I think this adds a great flavor to the meat, and I still also use the bay leaves as per the recipe.
Clean eating recipes can be fun too, and you don’t have to give up on having decadent treats, just to be following your “clean eating diet”. This recipe has been created for a really easy treat to whip up for one. you can obviously make it for more if you like, but if you’re really just feeling like giving yourself a little indulgent treat, then I recommend trying this one!
We’re using cocoa again in this recipe. It’s one of my favorite ingredients when I’m craving something sweet for my taste buds. This is really easy to make, with no cooking time required. It’s a really great recipe, because you can make a good batch of these, and keep them in the fridge for when you are feeling like a small treat.
You just can’t go past a great steak when you’re feeling really hungry and looking for a protein hit. I love the marinade in this recipe, which adds such a great flavour to the meat. I’d suggest that you add this marinade to whatever cut of steak you like the best, as some people would find a flank steak to be too tough. I like a nice rump steak myself, and the flavours in this recipe will go well with any cut of steak. Serve it with a salad, or your favourite vegetables, and you’ll have a satisfying meal, with loads of good nutrients.
The fresh lime juice in this recipe, gives it a great taste and really contrasts with the red pepper. Chicken is a great meat to eat cold as well, so if you’re taking a healthy lunch to work, then a chicken breast prepared like this, along with some spicy rice, is a really healthy option that will give you a great serve of protein with carbs from the rice. you could swap the rice for a salad if you want to, but if you’re training hard, then some nice clean carbs like you’ll get from a serve of rice, will help keep your energy levels up.
Fajita’s are a popular Mexican dish, that have a great spicy taste. It’s easy to get a mix of protein with your vegetables in this dish. I think it’s a pretty easy meal to prepare, and not overly filling, so it’s great if you’re looking for something quick and light to eat.
This is a super simple sea food dish that is filling and tasty. I like to cook the salmon for about 30 minutes, not 15 minutes as the recipe suggests, but you can adjust the cooking time to suite how well you like fish cooked through. Also depending on what side dish of vegetables you might want to bake with this, you can add them before or after you’ve started the salmon cooking.
Sometimes I find myself just craving fish, and salmon is a great healthy choice to satisfy my craving with. It’s a great change from meat dishes for dinner, or lunch.
Clean eating recipes don’t get much easier than sweet potato soup, and it’s one of my favourites. You can cook up a big pot of it and keep refrigerated to heat up for days. It’s perfect to put together with leftovers from other meals, and whether you do that or on it’s own it’s a really delicious dish whether served as an entree or main.
You can feel free to add whatever herbs and spices that are your favourites to this recipe. Personally I add some ground chilies and some mixed spices. I also don’t use a blender to mash the sweet potato, just a regular old potato masher does the job just fine.
Back to using my favourite kitchen appliance, the slow cooker. Again this recipe is simple, and once you’ve prepared the ingredients and put them in the slow cooker, you can just turn it on, and get on with whatever else you’ve planned for the day, knowing that you will have a delicious healthy dinner ready to come home to.
I use chicken breast for this recipe myself, and I usually leave the slow cooker on auto for between six to eight hours. It’s probably well cooked before then, but that’s just how I do it, because I prepare it in the morning, put it on to cook and then am out for most of the day.
You can add other herbs and spices to this dish as well, if you’d like to heat it up a bit, or add some different tastes.
A roasted fish dish makes a lovely dinner, and this recipe really adds some nice flavor to the cod. I like to add more vegetables into the roasting dish, usually some sweet potato, carrots, broccoli and even some sliced onions to add a different taste to the dish.
I really like this recipe as a change from meat dishes. It’s light and refreshing, but still satisfying and packed with good nutrients. You can try adding your own spices to the fish too, just to change it up sometimes.
This recipe is a great option to cook in bulk and keep stored for your meals through a few days. That way you’ll have a good clean eating option prepared, and won’t need to cheat. The recipe is enough for four servings, but I usually add more ingredients and save for tasty lunches.
I really like the spicy cayenne pepper, and the paprika added to the chicken, which adds some heat and is great for digestion as well. I always add the suggested honey in, for some sweetness mixed with the spices, but sometimes leave the mustard out.
This dish has a bit of an exotic sounding name, but it’s still really simple to make. It’s a vegetarian dish, using eggs, so I’d usually try this for breakfast. That’s really for no other reason then that I like to have eggs to start the day. I find that they fill you up to prepare you for the day ahead, and I like just the thought of all the vitamins that you’re getting out of eggs first up in the day. But if you prefer, you can try this dish for lunch or dinner, perhaps with a side salad.
I really like the way that Tori has shared this recipe, giving the history behind it, and even a run down complete with images of the cool restaurant in Israel where’s she’s eaten the dish several times. It’s really nice to have a whole story behind the recipe, and I just love a historic tale. It’s a theme throughout her site, and I can get lost there for ages reading, so go check it out!
This recipe is really good as a light meal on it’s own, or you can prepare it as a side to have with with meat for some extra protein. I usually have this with a fried steak or chicken breast, and I can throw some extra spices onto the meat of chicken to make sure they’re equally tasty.
It’s really easy to make, and another great option to make some extra and store and use as a side dish with further meals. If you maximise what you can do with each recipe, then you’ll cut down your cooking time massively, making it easy to stick with your clean eating diet plan.
Try this great omelette recipe for a healthy breakfast. Sometimes you can get tired of eating eggs the same way every morning, and mixing it up with a dish like this will keep your palette entertained, while still sticking to that clean eating recipes promise you made to yourself.
The chili add a bite to the eggs, and is great for your digestion. I also like to add some turmeric, and if I’m feeling like something super spicy, a bit of cayenne pepper. You can add the omelette on top of toast for some extra carbs to get your day started with plenty of energy.
Adding eggs to this salad has made it a winner for me, because it’s so much more filling with the eggs, and they’re also adding lots of vitamins to give you a boost. The bacon mixed through chicken breast pieces is just so yummy, and makes this dish really tasty to eat, even if you’ve taken it for lunch and eating it the day after.
I really like how Lindsay explains this recipe, and while she learned it in Peurto Rico, the plantain is one of my favourite foods from Colombia. If you’re not sure what it is, just think of a green banana that needs to be cooked before eating. Fried plantain is actually great as a side to a steak as well, but mixing it here with a rice and bean dish gives it a real Latin American flavour, which is just great.
This recipe makes a meal which is good for keeping left overs as well, so make some extra and keep it for lunch the next day.
I really like the mix of protein carbs and healthy fats in this recipe, and being lactose intolerant, it’s great that the recipe uses no diary. The coconut milk which is used instead is a much nicer taste I think, and is much better for you. This is such a delicious dish, and really proves that healthy clean eating can still be really scrumptious.
Again, this is a really simple dish to make, and tastes great cold as well, so you can make some extra and keep it for your lunch the following day. Right there you’re cutting down on food prep time, and eating healthy all day!
This is just one of many recipes that I love from Scott and Whitney. They’ve got a huge library of healthy recipes on their site, and some great fitness tips, so you can get caught there for ages browsing.
I just love that Lisa’s whole approach to cooking is to cut out processed food. Keeping your meals full of natural fresh whole foods is a great step towards maintaining a clean eating diet.
Super tasty and also easy to make extra and keep for future meals, this recipe takes a bit more preparation if you do want to make the tortillas fresh from whole corn yourself. But even if you’re not going to do this, it’s still a clean healthy meal to include in your eating plan.
Shepherd’s pie, well this is real comfort food, but it can still be really healthy. I prepare all the vegetables fresh for this recipe, just chopped and diced, so you can include pretty much any vegetable that you like. You can also substitute the ground beef mince with diced chunks of meat which make a really tasty chunky pie.
They say habits are formed by repeating things at least twenty-one consecutive times. So now you’ve got thirty-one healthy clean eating recipes to help you form a good habit.
Eat healthy every day, and your body will thank you!
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I really enjoy trying different healthy recipes, so please feel free to let me know, in the comments below, of any others that are your favourites as well, I’d love to try them!