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The Best of Clean Eating Cookbook Review

These last few months I have really become interested in cooking more. I like to dabble here and there but I really want to expand my recipe collection. It doesn’t hurt adding some new tastes and flavors to our meal options.  I was recently able to check out The Best of Clean Eating cookbook.  I have to admit, the cover really caught my eye. Doesn’t that look good? Another reason I was looking forward to reading this book is because I noticed that one of the things I am missing from my collection of recipes are healthy ones. To me, this was the perfect opportunity to get a feeling of exactly what it is out there.

Clean Eating Magazine was created in 2007 to fill the need of cooking with real and fresh ingredients. With almost 20 issues published and over 1,000 recipes, this is the perfect time to put the best of the best in an easy to use cookbook.

One of the things I love about this cookbook is how there are pictures on practically every other page. This is great because I am the type of person who needs to see a picture of the finished product. Plus there are times when I flip through a cookbook to see what looks good. Right away I found a few recipes I wanted to try:

Apple Grilled Cheese w/ tangy Mustard

Molten Lava Cakes

Cajun Catfish Po’ Boy

I love to eat Salmon and found quite a few recipes that I want to try. I even came across two slow cooker recipes, one for Carrot Cake and the other was for Chestnut Stew.

Each recipe in The Best of Clean Eating Cookbook include:

  • how many it serves
  • on hands time
  • total cooking time
  • all the nutrients per serving (calories, protein, sugar, carbs, etc)
  • small tidbit of information about the main ingredients

The categories are split up in a easy to search manner:

  • 20 minute
  • Five ingredient
  • Budget priced
  • Quick and Easy
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Seasonal Foods
  • Recipes for 1 or 2 people
  • Holiday Meals
  • Delicious low fat dessers
  • Summer BBQ

One of the best features of this cook book is the bonus information included.  The sections cover subjects like Quiona, 10 ways to slash your grocery bill, an herb pairing guide, how to shop for, prepare and cook fish, an guide to flours, suggestions for burger toppings and four weeks of meal plan with shopping lists!

This book offers a lot and I will definitely be referring to it in the future. I think this is a really great cookbook. It will work for those of us learning how to introduce healthy meals into our families as well as those who are looking for healthy meal ideas.  I can’t wait until my next grocery trip so I can try a lot of these recipes!

You can buy a copy of  The Best of Clean Eating: Over 200 Mouthwatering Recipes to Keep You Lean and Healthy at Amazon.com for only $14.52.

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This cookbook was provided to me for free for review purposes.
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13 Comments

  • Reply One Busy Chick

    Hi there! I love Clean Eating magazine! They always have a load of good recipes that aren’t just good for you but that actually look like real food you would want to eat LOL. I popped over to let you know that you are one of the features in my Saturday Spotlight post as my 200th follower and I wanted to leave the link for you to check it out:

    http://1busychick.blogspot.com/2011/02/saturday-spotlight-on-sunday.html

    Have a great day!
    Lynn

    February 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Hi Lynn,

      I have really been missing out with Clean Eating magazine! I was looking over their website over the weekend and there are some great recipes over there too.

      Thank you so much for including me in your Saturday Spotlight 🙂

      February 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply monique

    That molten lava cakes looks amazing!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:31 am
    • Reply Tricia

      That is what my 12 year old said too! This version has much healthier ingredients too.

      February 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    That actually REALLY looks like a cookbook I would use and enjoy. Thank you!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:37 am
    • Reply Tricia

      My kids were looking through it and found a lot of stuff they want to try too.

      February 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Rachel -- Following In My Shoes

    Oooo — I’ve purchased that magazine before and loved it — I didn’t realize there was a cookbook!

    February 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Grace

    I traveled over here from One Busy Chick’s blog because you are her featured blogger.
    I too started thinking a while back about eating healthier but was inharmonious with my stove. I started slow but have gotten the hang of spending more time in the kitchen and I feel great now because of the healthy food I eat.
    This magazine looks great and the number of recipes in it that I’d really want to eat is even better.
    Congrats on being a focused blogger on One Busy Chick.
    Have a great day

    February 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Katie

    That looks great – I am trying my hardest to eat clean these days & having a book like that would really help with actual recipes.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Pamela

    I came to visit from One Busy Chick…and became a follower. Such an interesting blog. I’m happy to know about this book. It was a good review and the recipes look practical and yummy.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Shop with Me Mama

    Love cookbooks and this one seems like a great one!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Janae

    I’m super obsessed with cookbooks. Love them! I’m just lazy and would like to hire someone to cook various things for me on my every whim. Thanks for the review. This one looks wonderful. I found you on http://1busychick.blogspot.com Happy to be following. Janae

    March 1, 2011 at 12:45 am
  • Reply CrazyMoM

    We love cookbooks in our house, too… this looks wonderful, thanks for a great review, I will have to check it out and maybe get it for our collection..

    April 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm
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