40 Clean-Eating Recipes the Whole Family Will Devour

It’s an age-old problem. You’re trying to eat healthier, but you also need to get dinner on the table for the whole family, and—as Mom used to say—you’re not a short-order cook. Instead of resorting to another night of frozen chicken nuggets or PB&J for the kids, here are 40 clean-eating recipes that everyone will actually enjoy.

15 Gorgeous Clean-Eating Lunches That Will Keep You Full Until Dinner

1. Baked Quinoa Nuggets

Tasty enough for the kids, healthy enough for the grown-ups. (And easy enough that you’ll never go back to frozen nuggets again.)

2. Zoodles With Tomato Sauce And Mozzarella

A pizza-pasta mash-up, with none of the carbs.

3. Apple And Cottage Cheese Muffins

Make a huge batch, then have these protein-packed muffins for breakfast all week.

4. Healthy White Chicken Chili

No one does clean comfort food better than Coterie member Monique Volz.

5. Turkey Stuffed Peppers

The easiest way to get the kids to eat their veggies.

6. Salmon Burgers

Get those omega-3s.

7. Healthy Baked Ziti

Because no one in our family would ever turn down carbs and melty cheese. (Thanks, Coterie member Liz Falcigno.)

8. Fudgy Avocado Brownies With Chocolate Fudge Frosting

No butter, flour or refined sugar. And we promise, they don’t actually taste like avocado at all.

9. Slow-cooker Teriyaki And Chicken Rice Bowls

We love this set-it-and-forget-it dinner, courtesy of Coterie member Heidi Larsen.

10. Roasted Tomato Soup

We admit that adding a grilled cheese sandwich would make this meal a little less clean, but we’ll leave that decision up to you.

11. Jackfruit Tacos With Grilled Pineapple

This miracle tropical fruit tastes exactly like pulled pork but is totally vegan and packed with vitamins.

12. Kale Pesto Pizza

Tip: Make extra pesto and use it as a sauce for whole-grain pasta.

13. Honey Mustard Chicken Bake

Ready in an hour (but don’t worry, most of that is hands-off cooking time).

14. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

A veggie version of one of our favorite soups. (Go easy on the tortilla strips to make it even healthier.)

15. Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

This magical recipe manages to defy the plight of most veggie burgers: dryness. Just add your favorite burger toppings and carry on.

16. Coconut No-bake Cookies

We hereby state that eating clean shall not mean giving up dessert. (Especially when it takes only 30 minutes to make.)

17. Cauliflower Fried Rice

Feel free to swap in your family’s favorite veggies (side bonus: it’s a great way to clean out the produce drawer).

18. Rainbow Collard Wraps With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Fact: We’d eat anything if it were slathered with peanut sauce.

19. Fluffy Banana Pancakes

We see a cozy Sunday breakfast in your future…

20. Eggplant Pizza

They’re low-carb and gluten-free. Have four.

21. Butternut Squash Soup

While this does taste like autumn in a bowl, we recommend making it all year long. It’s quick, delicious and naturally vegan and gluten-free.

22. Chickpea And Vegetable Coconut Curry

Serve with brown rice and whole-wheat naan and watch it disappear.

23. Baked Pesto Chicken Parmesan

Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp swaps out the pasta for quinoa, uses egg whites for the breading and pops it in the oven instead of frying it, making this version of chicken Parm totally diet-friendly.

24. Cucumber And Avocado Sandwich

Your kid is going to have the most sophisticated lunchbox in town, thanks to Coterie member Heidi Larsen.

25. Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Whether you’re trying to go gluten-free or just watching your carbs, pizza is officially back on the menu.

26. Zucchini Spaghetti With Gluten-free Turkey Meatballs

Coterie member Ali Maffucci makes a pretty good case for investing in a spiralizer.

27. Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

For Taco Tuesday (or any night, really).

28. Roasted Squash And Farro Salad With Avocado Dressing

Equally tasty on the go—just spoon it into a mason jar.

29. Greek Yogurt Egg Salad Sandwich

You’ll never miss the mayo in this protein-packed sammy. (Swap out the bread for whole-grain or lettuce wraps if you want to keep things squeaky clean.)

30. Zoodle Stir-fry

So many veggies, so little time. (Feel free to add some chicken, shrimp or tofu for extra protein if you wish.)

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31. Gluten-free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

It's easy to make from scratch and tastes like tender, cheesy pillows of heaven.

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32. Vegan Slow-cooker Detox Coconut Soup

Yep, you can be lazy and healthy.

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33. Vegan Spaghetti Squash With Mushroom Marinara Sauce

This impressive Italian feast is easier to prepare than it looks.

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34. 30-minute One-pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse

All you need is a small pot to make this French-style seafood stew.

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35. Keto Sheet-pan Chicken And Rainbow Veggies

So easy, so healthy and still so beautiful.

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36. Veggie Niçoise Salad With Red Curry Green Beans

Introducing the Frenchest salad we know.

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37. Radicchio, Lentil And Apple Salad With Vegan Cashew Dressing

A creamy salad dressing is far superior to all others.

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38. Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

It’s cauliflower steak night!

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39. Pesto Zoodles

These delightful zoodles are the answer to your carb cravings.

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40. Shrimp With Cauliflower “grits” And Arugula

It’s perhaps even more delicious than the original version.