Clean Food Cafe

Honey Peanut Granola Bars

We love chocolate and peanut butter, so this recipe has become our go-to for granola bars. There are many great reasons for making your own granola bars, especially controlling the ingredients and tweaking the recipe to that perfect personalized taste. These bars are filled with peanut flavor, have a hint of honey, and the thin chocolate layer is just the right amount!

One-Pan Sausage & Veggie Dinner

We love the simplicity of one-pan dinners. Adding the more delicate items later in the cooking prevents them from burning. Use this method to mix and match ingredients and make your own signature one-pan dinner. We’re sure your family will love it. Best of all is the easy cleanup!

Chicken with Artichokes & Lemons

This is a variation on our Grilled Chicken with Artichokes & Lemons. Instead of grilling the chicken, we roasted the chicken with the artichokes, lemons, and garlic for 20-30 minutes until the chicken was cooked through. Then sliced the chicken and tossed everything with a lemon vinaigrette and sliced sun-dried tomatoes. If you’re looking to simplify things further, you can pick up a roasted chicken at your local market. Easy and delicious!

Sweet Potato, Spinach & Egg Breakfast

A simple breakfast that is hearty and satisfying. Use these basic steps and your imagination to mix and match whatever ingredients you have on hand. We’re sure it will be delicious!

Quick Fruit Compote

This quick and easy fruit compote makes a great topping for so many things. Try it on oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, pound cake, or ice cream. Comes together in 10 minutes and is a terrific Paleo and Gluten-Free treat to elevate most any breakfast or snack.

Roasted Eggplant Fans

We love making these Roasted Eggplant Fans for family and friends. They’re fairly easy to prepare, make a great presentation on the table, and can be served hot or at room temperature. These are terrific to make for a dinner party because they are Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free and Vegan friendly — perfect for everyone!

Roasted Asparagus & Lemons

Add a pop of color to your next meal with our simple Roasted Asparagus & Lemons recipe. This is delicious served hot or at room temperature for a picnic or buffet. The recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-free, which makes it a terrific side dish for all!

Turkey & Veggie Skillet Dinner

This Turkey & Veggie Skillet Dinner is a great way to prepare a delicious one-pan meal and have plenty of leftovers for another night. Such an easy recipe to adapt and incorporate your favorite veggies to make it your own. We love to use the leftovers in burritos and omelets, or as a quick breakfast hash with a fried egg and avocado!

Dairy-Free Lemony “Cheese” Sauce

This sauce is smooth and creamy with just the right hint of lemon — it’s also Vegan, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly! Pour it over roasted vegetables or use it as a base for baked pasta. The butternut squash in the sauce adds and extra serving of veggies to any dish.

Shortcut BBQ Pulled Chicken

We love the sweet smoky tang of this Whole30 and Paleo friendly Shortcut BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe. We know it’s not the same as the long slow-cooked version, but this is quite delicious and comes together very quickly. Simply use leftover roasted chicken or a good quality rotisserie chicken. Make the sauce in advance keep it in the refrigerator to have on hand for a quick weeknight dinner.

Potatoes, Peppers & Peas Frittata

Frittatas from leftovers are a great way to put a hearty meal on the table — and use the leftovers in your refrigerator. This recipe is made from leftovers of our Roasted Potatoes & Peppers recipe, but you can use what you have on hand. Serve the frittata for breakfast or add a salad and have it for lunch or dinner.

Smokey BBQ Sauce

We love the sweet smoky tang of this Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan friendly BBQ sauce. The oranges and smoked paprika are a nice complement to the tomato base. The great thing about homemade BBQ sauce is that there are no refined sugars or fillers and you can customize the recipe to make it your own. Terrific to have on hand as a grilling marinade, sauce for pulled pork or chicken, or to use as a spread on sandwiches.

Roasted Potatoes & Peppers

Roasted potatoes are a terrific side dish to most any meal and the addition of red bell pepper adds a nice pop of color. This Whole30, Paleo, Vegan friendly recipe takes very little time to prepare and simply roasts in the oven. Five pounds of potatoes may seem like a lot, but they will disappear! Leftovers can easily be turned in a breakfast hash or crack a few eggs and make a frittata.

Savory Sauced Baked Pasta & Peas

This Savory Baked Pasta & Peas recipe is total comfort food — it’s creamy and bursting with flavor. Oh… did we mention it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! We’re not pretending it’s mac-and-“cheese” but it is just as satisfying and a great option for those of us avoiding gluten and dairy. The recipe can either be baked in the oven for that little bit of crunch on the top or just made on the stovetop. Either way, we hope you give it a try!

Banana Pear Fruit Cup

Homemade fruit cups are a great way to use the ripened fruit you have on hand. This banana pear fruit cup is a healthy snack, quick to put together and a fun way to get the kids to eat some extra fruit. Use your imagination to layer up any combo of fruit you have on hand!

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast comfort food, oatmeal definitely falls into that category (admittedly along with waffles, French toast and pancakes, but trying to stick with the healthier option). Sautéing the apples and dates in ghee adds a nice buttery richness to the humble bowl of oats. You can easily adjust the ingredients in this recipe to your liking — a drizzle of maple syrup is also a nice touch.

Pickled Red Onions

Spice up your salads and sandwiches with these tangy pickled red onions. Medjool dates give them a hint of sweetness. Simple to put together, as well as, Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan friendly. So great to have on hand!

Sweet Potato Fries

For many of us, sometimes there is nothing more comforting than large basket of fries. These baked sweet potato fries definitely satisfy that craving. They’re a great Whole30 and Paleo friendly side dish or appetizer. Bake up a batch and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce!

Butternut Squash Confetti Soup

This bright and silky soup is both colorful and delicious. It’s a great Whole30 and Paleo friendly first course to a dinner party or add some shredded roasted chicken to make it a meal. If you would like it to be vegetarian, swap out the chicken broth with vegetable broth. The veggie confetti is optional but does make this dish pop with fun colors.

Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast

This easy recipe is terrific for those mornings when you want to break your routine of having the same breakfast. We all fall into that rut of having our go-to breakfast, but some mornings you wake up saying “I just can’t have that again today!” The sweet potato and onion hash comes together quickly and you can vary it up with different vegetables or use leftovers from last night’s dinner. We like the extra pop of flavor from Trader Joes “Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.” This Whole30 and Paleo friendly breakfast also works well as a quick lunch or dinner!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Apples add a touch of sweetness to the Brussels sprouts in this recipe. Next time you’re making chicken or beef, consider pairing it with this Whole30 and Paleo friendly side dish. If you want to keep it vegetarian, add sautéed tofu. Just remember to save some leftovers — they’re great as a morning hash alongside fried eggs.

Non-Dairy Creamer

“How do you take your coffee?” is a classic question whenever you order a cup of joe. Everyone seems to have a personal preference that makes it their own special drink. ⁠Instead of buying a non-dairy creamer, we like to make our own. We know there are no unwanted additives and it’s customized to our preference. This recipe is a mix of almond and coconut milks, slightly sweetened by Medjool dates and flavored with a hint a vanilla. ⁠Try your own blend — add hazelnuts, cocoa, cinnamon or cardamom to spice it up!⁠

Great Go-to Seasoning Mix

This is our go-to seasoning mix for chicken, beef or veggies. The smoked paprika adds a nice dimension to the blend. Instead of opening multiple spice jars and measuring each time, mix up a batch to always have on hand. During the week, every little time saver helps! Give it a try and start creating your own go-to blends.

Sautéed Mushrooms Onions & Peas

Mushrooms, onions, and peas make a wonderful side dish for chicken or beef. This is a great go-to recipe if you’re looking for a quick and easy vegetarian side dish. The ghee gives this dish a nice buttery flavor. If you want to add more color and veggies to this, add some chopped carrots or red bell peppers to the mix when you sauté the onions.

Turkey & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers add a fun pop of color to any table. They’re great for dinner or lunch — serve with a simple salad and you have a complete Whole30 and Paleo meal. Sometimes, we’ll get smaller sized bell peppers, make more of them and serve as the first course of a dinner party. Use your imagination and create a stuffing of your own!

Sausage & Cabbage Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet pan dinners make meals so much easier to prepare. For this sausage and cabbage recipe, we made enough to fill two sheet pans for a dinner party with friends. It’s hearty, satisfying and great to have as leftovers! The sauerkraut gives this dish a nice twist of flavor. We like to serve it with some spicy mustard. Hope you give this recipe a try.

Eggs Baked in Tomato Sauce

Our variation on shakshuka is prepared in individual baking dishes and makes for an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner. We like to serve this when we have friends visiting. Make the tomato base in advance and then just heat it up, add the eggs and bake it in the oven. The nice thing about the individual dishes is that you can bake some longer than others depending on how your family and friends like their eggs prepared. You can easily make this recipe the traditional way in one large pan.

Spicy Turkey Meatballs

These easy-to-make Spicy Turkey Meatballs are lighter than traditional meatballs and filled with vegetables. Simply scoop the mixture on a baking sheet and bake in the oven with no turning needed — couldn’t be easier! We love having these on hand as part of a Whole30 and Paleo friendly breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Coconut Almond Chia Pudding

This Coconut Almond Chia Pudding is so easy to make and takes only a few minutes in the blender. The difficult part is waiting for it to set. If you’re looking for a satisfying Paleo-friendly and dairy-free dessert, give this a try. Also works well as a topping for fruit salad.

Quick Whole30 Friendly Breakfast

This simple breakfast is a quick and easy way to start your day. Vary it up with different fruits, nuts and greens. Hard boiled a few eggs in advance so that you’ll just need to arrange everything on your plate — a great Whole30 and Paleo friendly breakfast when you’re in a rush!

Endive Chicken Salad Bites

This appetizer is quick and easy since we used a rotisserie chicken from the market and a Whole30 compliant dressing. You can use leftover chicken or roast chicken breast for this recipe. Feel free to substitute the dressing with another favorite of yours. The important thing to remember is that we wanted this recipe to be a simple appetizer, especially when you’re entertaining and cooking other dishes.

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Our Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs recipe is a great dish to serve at your next dinner party. It’s Whole30 and Paleo friendly. The recipe can be made ahead of time, before your guest arrive, and kept warm in the oven. Using the squash as bowls is a fun way to serve this dish.

Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

Avocado Sweet Potato Toast is a great Paleo and Whole30 addition to any breakfast. We love the colors and flavors. Serve with a fried egg for breakfast or have as an afternoon snack. These can be made ahead, refrigerated, and reheated in the toaster on a medium setting.

Salsa Verde Chicken & Potatoes

This Salsa Verde Chicken & Potatoes recipe is bursting with flavor and makes a hearty meal. Roasting the tomatillos and garlic give this dish a nice depth of flavor. It’s easy to make and Whole30 and Paleo friendly. The salsa verde is so terrific that it may inspire you to make many other dishes!

Sheet Pan Sausage Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

This sausage and sweet potato sheet pan recipe is a great weeknight meal. It’s hearty, colorful and quick to put together. You can make it as is or vary it up with different vegetable. Leftover are great to have on hand — add a fried egg and you’ll have a quick paleo and Whole30 friendly breakfast the next morning!

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

If you love mushrooms like we do, give this versatile Creamy Mushroom Sauce a try. It’s terrific as a sauce for poultry or steak and also makes a great base for a casserole. The sauce can be made ahead and finished right before serving.