Eat-Clean Recipes

Tosca Reno is giving the rundown on how to have a healthy diet. Check out the five recipes that will have you eating clean!

Quinoa Pilaf

Ingredients:

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups red or white quinoa well rinsed and drained (quinoa has a bitter
coating that must be rinsed off before you cook it)
1 3/4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1 small yellow zucchini, diced
2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh lime juice
sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper
4 scallions, trimmed and chopped for garnish

Preparation:

1. Place olive oil in a large skillet, and heat over medium heat. Add
onion and cook until translucent. Now add rinsed and drained quinoa and cook
for 5 minutes. The grains should become lightly browned. Toasting the quinoa
before cooking further develops the flavor of the grain. Add stock, lemon
zest and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let cook, covered, for
20 minutes until quinoa becomes translucent.

2. Remove pan from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a
fork and add cilantro, parsley and citrus juices. Season with sea salt and
pepper. Serve immediately. Garnish each serving with chopped scallion.

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 186
Calories from fat: 28
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 2g
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 86 g


Paper-Wrapped Chicken

Ingredients:

4 12"x18" parchment sheets
2 cups arugula, torn
4 (4oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tsp fresh sage, chopped
2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup plum tomatoes, chopped
3/4 tsp sea salt, divided
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 tsp olive oil, best quality
4 tsp Kalamata olives, sliced and pitted (optional)
cooking spray

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 450 F. unfold parchment and coat lightly with cooking spray,
leaving a two inch border.

2. Place 1/2 cup arugula on one side of the parchment so it touches the fold but not the ungreased border.

3. Place the chicken breast over arugula; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp sage and 1/2 tsp
rosemary.

4. Top with 1/4 cup chopped plum tomato.

5. Sprinkle with one-fourth of the salt and black pepper, and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. Top with 1 tsp sliced olives if desired.

6. Fold paper; seal edges with narrow folds. repeat with the remaining parchment paper, chicken and other ingredients.

7. Place the packets on baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned.

8. To serve, open packets and transfer arugula and chicken breast to plates. Pour juices over top. You can also serve right out of packets; carefully transfer to plates and pierce each to allow steam to escape.

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 185
Protein: 27g
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 2g


Eat-Clean Hummus

Ingredients:

4 cloves of garlic
2 cups canned chick peas, rinsed and well drained
1 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup tahini
Juice of 2 fresh lemons
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse for a few minutes until
well combined but still coarse. Adjust seasonings.

2. Transfer to serving bowl and serve or cover with plastic wrap. Keeps well.

Nutritional value per 1-tbsp serving:

Calories: 35
Calories from fat: 15
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Sugars: 0g
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 94mg

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