Cooking Clean ~
First and foremost, Clean Cuisine’s Anti-Inflammatory Eat Clean Recipes are based on unrefined “whole” foods packaged in their most natural and unrefined state (think apples instead of applesauce.) Our anti-inflammatory diet recipes also have an exceptionally high nutrient to calorie ratio and incorporate a wide variety of phytonutrient-rich ingredients with intrinsic healing and detoxifying properties. “Superfoods” (such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, kale, etc.) are frequently incorporated into Clean Cuisine recipes.
Many of Clean Cuisine’s Anti-Inflammatory Eat Clean Recipes are vegan and contain no animal foods at all. The animal foods that are used are of the absolute highest quality (such as grass-fed beef as opposed to grain-fed or pastured free-roaming chicken as opposed to caged chicken.) Clean Cuisine recipes are all milk free and the vast majority are also dairy free (with the exception of a small amount of cheese used as a condiment); cashew cream, hemp milk and almond milk are the most frequent substitutions for milk. Whether the recipe is vegan or not, our Clean Cuisine recipes are particularly rich in plant-based foods (especially from nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables) with animal foods added as more of a condiment. Fish and seafood are the exception to the Clean Cuisine “reduced animal food” rule as the consuption of these omega-3 rich foods containing EPA and DHA are encouraged.
Although good nutrition is the foundation of creating Clean Cuisine’s Anti-Inflammatory Eat Clean Recipes, the recipes featured on the Clean Cuisine website are every bit as flavorful as they are healthy. Clean Cuisine recipes are everything any foodie could ask for—flavor-forward, fresh food that is unspeakably good, guilt-free and easy to prepare. Put together simply, but with flair, cooking “Clean Cuisine” style eat clean recipes requires no fussy cooking methods; robust flavors come not from added fats and sugar but rather from herbs, spices and simple culinary techniques.
The culinary herbs and spices used in “Clean Cuisine’ dishes are both flavorful and functional, contributing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory healing properties to the recipes. “Clean Cuisine” gives people from every walk of life (including omnivores) something to sink their teeth into. Even the wine lovers will be excited to discover they can enjoy a glass of wine with their “Clean Cuisine” meals.
Clean Cuisine’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet “Eat Clean” Recipe Overview
Eat clean recipes have the following features:
- Rich in nutrients (including vitamins and minerals)
- Rich in phytonutrients
- Rich in antioxidants
- Anti-inflammatory (note: an anti-inflammatory diet is proven to be helpful for numerous inflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, allergies, eczema, psoriasis, heart disease, etc.)
- Exceptionally rich in fruits and vegetables
- Predominantly based on unrefined “whole” plant-foods (such as beans, legumes, tofu, edamame beans, tempeh, lentils, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc.)
- Free of empty-calorie vegetable oils (corn oil, soybean oil, “pure” vegetable oil, etc.)
- Rich in fiber
- Milk Free
- Devoid of refined, empty-calorie flour
- Free of trans fats
- Optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats
- Low in animal-based saturated fat (note: recipes include plant-based saturated fats found in extra virgin coconut oil)