If you’re new to clean eating or looking for more recipes, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up the best clean eating recipes for beginners that are both easy and delicious.

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Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.

Clean Eating Diet & Recipes

There’s no better time than now to clean up your diet, start eating more real foods, and begin supporting your health. The good news is that most people don’t have to follow a strict plan to get where you need to be. I mean, you can, but studies show that more moderate ways of eating are more sustainable over the long term. That’s why I love clean eating: it’s flexible, moderate, and easily adapted to one’s own needs. Learn more about what foods to eat on a clean eating diet

In addition to linking to my favorite clean eating recipes in this post, I’m also offering my free Clean Eating 101 e-book and recipe guide. Download it here when you join my e-mail list here!

What is Clean Eating?

Just to be clear, there isn’t one strict definition of clean eating. I like to say that clean eating includes real, whole foods most of the time, choosing organic and sustainable options whenever possible. Clean eating also means selecting foods that meet one’s individual needs. 

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Easy Clean Eating Recipes

Now it’s time to share the recipes! You’ll find a selection of my favorites in my free e-book, but you can also find my free clean eating recipe index here so you can pick exactly which ones you want. Enjoy!!!

Clean Eating Recipes

Here are some of the best clean eating recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of these recipe are made using real food ingredients, and are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Breakfast Recipes

Here are some of the best clean eating breakfast smoothies from my blog.

Clean Eating Chicken Recipes

Here are some of the best clean eating chicken recipes. These are all gluten-free and dairy-free.

Clean Eating Vegan Recipes

This section includes easy, gluten-free vegan recipes that are part of a clean eating diet.


What is your clean eating food list?

There is no one clean eating food list, but a general rule is to choose real, whole foods over processed foods. Think fruits, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, dairy, and healthy fats like avocado and coconut. You can read more on my list of foods to eat every day.

How do you clean eat for beginners?

Take it one meal at a time or make small upgrades to your meals whenever possible. Add an extra serving of vegetables at dinnertime or swap a processed food with a real food option.

What are the rules of clean eating?

The only rule is that you eat according to your needs. There are no rules with clean eating, just do your best.

How do you eat clean when picky?

Cook what you love. Don’t force yourself to eat kale if you hate it. If you don’t like bitter vegetables like broccoli, then choose carrots or red bell peppers.

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