Clean Eats: Baked Whole Trout

Every now and then, I cook a meal so delicious, so healthy, so varied and balanced in ingredients that I lament that I’m NOT feeding it to husband and kids waiting in the dining room. This is one of those meals. 


To make this baked trout and spinach/garlic/mushroom side dish, you will need:

  • One whole trout, cleaned and filleted 
  • 1 or 2 lemons
  • Fresh thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Organic spinach
  • White mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • Minced garlic 

To make the fish:

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Wash your fish
  3. Place both halves skin down on the parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil and soluble with salt 
  4. On one half, stack lemons and fresh thyme sprigs, then cover with other half
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until internal temp reached about 135

To make the spinach and mushroom side dish:

  1. Heat 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pan 
  2. Add 2-3 teaspoons garlic and let warm 
  3. Add 4-5 handfuls of fresh spinach 
  4. Add mushrooms 
  5. Cover and let cook
  6. As spinach wilts, stir to combine ingredients
  7. Stir and turn every few minutes until all spinach is wilted and much rooms are tender 

Now, it’s not paleo, but I did serve this with wild brown rice. I cooked it up in my rice cooker and drizzled with a little EVOO and salt. 

Overall a delicious, omega heavy, nutrient dense dinner. Enjoy!

Clean Eats: Sausage and squash bake 

  
This is one of my favorites, and it’s sooo easy. 

All you need to make about 4-5 servings is:

  • One butternut squash
  • One red onion
  • 1lb of brussel sprouted
  • 6 sausages of your choice (mine are grass fed uncured beef)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

To make it you just:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
  2. Cut everything into about 1 inch pieces and add to glass baking dish
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt 
  4. Bake until squash can be easily pierced with fork (~40min)

That’s it! Happy eating. 

Clean eats: Tuna salad and soup

   

This is a super easy one. It makes a great for dinner after a long day at work (a day that might have included *ahem* a six hour meeting). 

All you need to make this is:

  • One medium avocado
  • A small white onion
  • One 6oz can of wild tuna
  • A sprinkle of salt 
  • A bit of lemon or lime juice
  • One can of Amy’s soup

Does Amy’s organic canned soup count as a clean eat?? It’s vegan, gluten free, organic, non-GMO, and the can is BPA free. Heh. It doesn’t get much hippier than that. However it’s not paleo, so I’m calling this a bit of a cheat. This is what makes me paleo-ish.

  

Anyway. To make this:

  1. Halve your avocado. 
  2. Scoop most of the avo into a bowl, leaving a small rind of avo meat in the halved shells.
  3. Dice a very small amount of onion and add to bowl with avo. 
  4. Open and drain canned fish. 
  5. Add fish to bowl with avo. 
  6. Add a pinch of salt and a dash or two of lemon or lime juice. 
  7. Mix up! Scoop back into avo shells to serve. 
  8. Meanwhile, heat up your soup. 

That’s it! Happy eating. 

Clean eats: Chicken thighs and garlic asparagus and mushrooms

  
This is such an easy dish. I love this dish. 

To make 3 servings you will need:

  • 24oz chicken thighs
  • 18oz chopped asparagus (I used frozen)
  • 8oz sliced mushrooms 
  • Minced garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt
  • Mrs. Dash

To make this meal:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Add chicken thighs to greased glass dish, drizzle with EVOO and season with salt and Mrs. Dash
  3. Cook in oven until chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature
  4. Meanwhile, heat EVOO and 2 cloves minced garlic on the stovetop 
  5. After a few minutes, add asparagus and mushrooms. Cook until softened but not soggy. 

That’s it! Split into 3 equal servings and save for those days ahead. 

Happy eating. 

Clean eats: burger / sweet potato / sprout / apple hash 


This one’s a bit more manual labor than I usually aim for but the payoff is worth it – it makes a huge batch of super delicious healthy food.
To make 5 servings, you’ll need:

  • 16oz grass fed burger
  • 1lb brussel sprouts
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil

To make this meal:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. With a sprinkle of salt, cook burger with coconut oil on stovetop until fully browned (about 15 minutes)
  3. Meanwhile, slice apple, carrots and sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces
  4. When burger is done, remove from pan and set aside, but retain grease
  5. Add sweet potatoes to skillet with grease and cook 10 minutes
  6. Move sweet potatoes into oven and cook 10 more minutes (use your skillet or transfer to a glass dish)
  7. After 10 minutes, add apples and sprouts to the mix, salt lightly and cook until sprouts are slightly browned (~10-15 minutes)
  8. Remove mix from oven and top with burger

Voila! Split into 5 equal servings (or even 6 or 7 if you’re less of a piggy than I am) and enjoy.

Happy eating.

Clean Eats: A simple combo

  Some of my faaaavorite healthy meals are just combos of delicious things. 

I went out to see Deadpool and nabbed dinner at a fancy restaurant near the theater. The only thing on the menu I could enjoy was beets. They were delicious but not filling so I woke up starving this morning. No problem! I whipped this right up. 

I don’t often eat rice but when I do, it’s this brand. I like to cook it in my rice cooker with chicken broth instead of water. 

  
The chicken breast is sliced and cooked in the skillet with coconut oil and salt. 

The rest of the veggies are just sliced and served. I drizzled a little balsamic vinegar on the greens for extra yums. 

What are YOU eating today?? 

Clean Eats: Electrolyte Mocktail

You don’t have to look too far on the internet to find a list of claims about apple cider vinegar.

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My doctors have suggested I use it for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, PH balancing and detox promoting properties. Does it help? I don’t know. But it’s pretty yummy! This is my favorite way to enjoy apple cider vinegar:

  • 24 ounces of water (I use alkaline water from my filtered pitcher)
  • 2 orange flavored electrolyte tablets (amazing hydration, no sugar!!)
  • A healthy pour of Bragg’s ACV, probably 1/3 cup

Yum yum! It even has a little fizz and kick so I can pretend I’m enjoying a good cocktail.

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How do you like to drink YOUR apple cider vinegar??