If you're trying to eat more natural foods and less of the artificial stuff, this roundup is definitely bookmark material. Most of our recipes are natural these days, but these seven are some of our recent favorites!
Zucchini-Noodle Pad Thai
1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 260 calories, 8.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 657mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 15g sugars, 23g protein
Thai food is tasty, but the carby calories that come with classic pad Thai are a bummer (not to mention all that oil!). This delicious recipe
is a much lighter option. BTW, if you still haven't gotten a veggie spiralizer, what are you waiting for? They're mega cheap on Amazon
Clean & Hungry Boneless Buffalo Wings
1/2 of recipe (5 wings): 174 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 648mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 27.5g protein
Fun fact: Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce -- which makes everything
taste like hot wings -- is completely natural! So we knew we had to put together a clean swap for boneless Buffalo wings
. Another key ingredient here is whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs. (If you can't find 'em, just use regular panko!)
Shrimp & Avocado Lettuce Tacos
Entire recipe: 257 calories, 10g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 276mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 28.5g protein
Face it: A taco shell's main purpose is to transport yummy taco filling to your mouth. So why not make it as light and healthy as possible? Butter lettuce leaves are perfect for this kind of recipe
. Now you can make that filling extra satisfying and delicious... Bring on the avocado!
Sesame-Ginger Pork 'n Veggies
1/4th of recipe (about 4 oz. pork and 1 cup veggies): 258 calories, 5.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 523mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 34g protein
Sometimes, you need a serious meat dish on your dinner plate, and this recipe
fits the bill! What's the twist? It only requires five main ingredients! Yes, really. You get an impressive roast pork dinner with minimal effort. These are a few of our favorite things...
1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 247 calories, 8g total fat (4g sat. fat), 789mg sodium, 30g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 18.5g sugars, 20.5g protein
Remember what we said about needing a veggie spiralizer? Prepare to wish you had one or be glad you do, because this recipe
is a must-make! The creamy Alfredo sauce? There's cauliflower pureed into it, giving it great texture and a low calorie count. Of course, there's also yummy cheese and milk involved. (We're not crazy!)
Crispy Zucchini Fries
1/2 of recipe (about 20 fries): 114 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat. fat), 359mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 6.5g protein
We're often tempted by the fried zucchini appetizers at restaurants. But those are generally a greasy mess. Well, bust out your whole-wheat panko and baking sheet for these crunchy treats
! And if you're on the lookout for clean condiments for dipping, you'll find a slew of 'em
in Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry
Raspberry Streusel Bars
1/12th of pan: 122 calories, 4g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 116mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 3g sugars, 3g protein
"What about dessert?" Glad you asked, because these bars
are amazing! The sweet-tart taste of raspberries never lets us down, and the yummy oat base is out of this world. Bonus: We consider these 100 percent breakfast appropriate... They're made from fruit and oats, after all!
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