To be perfectly honest, most of what I eat for dinner is often what others eat for breakfast or lunch. But when I do actually eat a “real” clean dinner, these are my go-to recipes!
1. Egg Drop Soup
These recipe is a great rainy day soup that takes like twenty minutes tops and more like 5-10 minutes if you’ve got mad cooking skillz.
- 1 cup water
- 4-5 egg whites (depending on how much egg you like in your soup!)
- 1/2 tbs cornstarch
- 3 cups veggie broth
- Salt (to taste)
- 2 tbs chopped chives
- 1-2 tbsp Soy Sauce (optional)
1. Throw veggie broth, chives and salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil
2. Combine yo cornstarch and water in a separate small bowl and set aside
3. Whisk egg whites together in yet another bowl, and then VERY SLOWLY pour them into the boiling mixture, stirring as you do so, because once the egg whites hit the boiling water they immediately cook. If you pour them in to quickly or don’t keep stirring, then they get chunky and that’s not the kind of consistency you need for this soup.
4. Turn down the mixture to medium heat and then stir in the water and cornstarch mixture. Your soup should begin to thicken. If desired, throw in some soy sauce for extra flavor
5. Remove from heat and serve
2. Tuna Burgers
I stumbled upon the deliciousness that is homemade Tuna Burgers when I found myself frustrated with all the weird ingredients that the frozen veggie burgers had. Since I’m a pescetarian (vegetarian, but I eat fish) tuna burgers became the logical next step!
This recipe shows you how to make the patties. Once you have the patties, slap them onto some whole wheat sandwich thins and you’ve got a healthy, clean tuna burger!
- 2 6oz cans tuna
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup whole wheat bread torn into small pieces
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp butter
- Salt and pepper
1. Drain tuna, mix in large bowl with mustard, bread, lemon juice, chives, salt and pepper. Taste and see if you need more of any ingredient, then mix in the raw egg.
2. Divide mixture into 4 balls, and chill in fridge for an hour. If you’re impatient, skip the chilling with the knowledge that your patties may be a bit messy.
3. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan, then cook patties one at a time, flipping them when they become browned. Depending on how hot they are, this will take anywhere from 2-4 minutes on each side.
4. You’re done! Put on whole wheat sandwich thins and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
3. Salad Time!
You really can’t go wrong with salads. They’re delicious and easy to make.
Try my jicama summer salad! It’s only 4 ingredients and is quite delicious.
I also like making spinach and fruit salads. Here are some of my favorite combos:
- Strawberry + spinach + walnut
- Mandarin orange + spinach + jicama
- Cranberry + spinach + almonds
4. Green Pea Veggie Soup
I like the thicker soups since they’re more filling and they get bonus points if they take less than ten minutes to make!
- 10 oz green peas (frozen)
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup water
You just puree this in a blender, then heat it up in the microwave or stove! Takes five minutes tops, and you’ll probably have enough for leftovers!