Happy New Year! As promised in my last blog post, which was a roundup of Clean Cuisine’s top 10 most popular nutrition and fitness posts from 2017, this post is for those of you who come just for the food (wink). I have included the top 10 clean recipes from the blog of the 2017 year below…
Quick Note on My Favorite New Ingredient of 2017
If you follow Clean Cuisine, you may have noticed in my recipes that in the last few months I discovered a new gluten-free/ grain-free root vegetable flour, cassava flour. I talk more about it here in this blog post and I use it in several of the recipes below. It bakes like a dream and unlike many gluten free flours, it has absolutely zero funky “aftertaste.” It’s also made from “whole” yuca root and the fiber is not removed (a good thing!)
If you have our Clean Cuisine book then you know our family is not gluten free and certainly we are not grain free. However, I always like to broaden my food horizons and include as much variety as possible in my diet. Cassava flour is a great ingredient to use as an alternative to conventional whole grain flours such as whole wheat or spelt flour. It’s also a great source of vitamin C (1/4 cup has almost 20% of your Daily Value), folate, magnesium, potassium and many additional nutrients. So whether you are gluten free / grain free or not, you may want to consider adding cassava flour to your clean food pantry staples.
What If You Don’t Want to Buy Yet Another Flour?
If you just aren’t up for buying yet another flour, no worries! All of my recipes that are made with cassava flour can also be made with sprouted spelt flour.
Do You Have a Recipe Request for 2018?
And finally, do you have a clean recipe request for the New Year? If so, please leave a comment and tell me all about it. I will do my best to make it!
Ok, let’s get on with the recipes…
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2018!
Top 10 Clean Recipe Blog Posts of 2017
And there you have it! The top 10 clean recipes from the blog of the year. If I missed a favorite one of yours please let me know in the comments below.
Happy New Year everyone!