5 Clean Eating Recipes that Won’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Here at Smiley, we like to help our community stay healthy. Which is why we’ve been known to dish out everything from state-of-the-art toothbrushes and restorative probiotics, to cold and flu-fighter packs.

But when it comes to nutrition, between quinoa, kombucha, and chia seeds, eating right can quickly add up. We love learning about our members’ healthy eating habits, so in honor of National Nutrition Month, we’ve done some digging (and tasting!) to come up with affordable clean eating recipes your whole family will love.

Check out these 5 tasty dishes that will keep your body clean without cleaning out your wallet.

1. Sweet Potato Toast

Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet start to the morning? But before resorting to those boxed doughnuts, why not reach for a sweet potato! Sweet potatoes are a nutritious replacement for your usual sliced toast, filled with vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium.

We love topping our sweet potato toast with anything from eggs to sliced avocado and tomato, nut butter, Greek yogurt, or ricotta cheese and honey.

Healthy Sweet Potato toast Source: Nutrition Stripped

Recipe here.

2. Southwest Black Bean Salad

Looking for a powerful dose of protein, fiber, and micronutrients? Black beans have got you covered! To build a quick, inexpensive meal around these flavorful beans, we love a zesty southwest salad.

The salad can be eaten as its own meal, on top of fresh lettuce, or as a tasty side dish. Try making your salad on a Sunday night so you can enjoy it throughout the week ahead!

Healthy Southwest Black Bean SaladSource: Skinny Ms

Recipe here.

3. Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Sweet and salty? Sign us up!

These frozen bites are a tasty treat to tide you over between meals. Bananas are packed with potassium and vitamins B6 and C, while peanut butter provides protein and vitamins A and E.

The secret ingredient? A touch of sweet and creamy vanilla Greek yogurt! Eat them right out of the freezer, or packed in a plastic baggie to take on the go.

Healthy Frozen Peanutbutter Banana BitesSource: Popsugar

Recipe here.

4. Ginger Stirfry

Not only does ginger have powerful medicinal properties, but it will give your stirfry a punch of flavor. We love this stirfry recipe because we can modify it to include only our favorite veggies and proteins (extra tofu, please!) Whether you prefer chicken, pork, or tempeh, you can make this meal your own. Just pair it with steamed brown rice and you’ve got yourself a nutritious feast.

Healthy ginger stirfrySource: Gimme Some Oven

Recipe here.

5. Smiley’s Banana Mug Cake

Healthy + cake? Those are two words you don’t often hear together. But this old Smiley favorite is made with ripe banana, fresh egg, and antioxidant-rich cocoa, meaning you can have your warm chocolate cake and eat it too.

Our single-serve recipe ensures you practice smart portion control, and as an added bonus, you don’t have to share!

Recipe (Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 ripe banana (the riper, the better!)
  • 2 packets of stevia or preferred sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Directions:

In a blender, blend egg and banana for 30 seconds. Then, add in stevia, cocoa powder and baking powder. Blend for another 30 seconds. Pour mixture into an ungreased mug, and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. If you’re feeling fancy, top with fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, or a scoop of frozen yogurt. Enjoy!

Healthy chocolate mug cakeSource: Pinterest

 

What are your go-to recipes to keep healthy without breaking the bank? Share in the comments below, or tag us in a photo or video on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook featuring your favorite recipe, using the hashtag #SmileyChefs.  

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