Clean Eating for Busy Families: Get Meals on the Table in Minutes with Simple and Satisfying Whole-Foods Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love-Most Recipes Take Just 30 Minutes or Less!

Clean Eating for Busy Families: Get Meals on the Table in Minutes with Simple and Satisfying Whole-Foods Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love-Most Recipes Take Just 30 Minutes or Less!

by Michelle Dudash


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All moms know what a struggle it can be to get dinner on the table night after night—you want to prepare healthy meals for your family, but picky eaters, busy schedules, and way-too-long cooking times always seem to stand in your way.

Clean Eating for Busy Families takes the challenge out of putting delicious food on the family table on a nightly basis by providing you with a clear plan for dinner success. With streamlined weekly grocery lists, simple-yet-delicious recipes, and practical tips for healthy family eating, you’ll find it a cinch to trade in that uninspired takeout for wholesome meals that don’t just put your tummy to ease, but your mind too.

It’s Quick: From easy sautés and casseroles, to slow cooker meals, to pan-less grilling, all the recipes you’ll find inside list both mode and length of cooking time, so there’s no time wasted trying to figure out a time plan or what works best for your schedule. Plus, most recipes can be prepared in thirty minutes or less!

It’s Clean: The ever-growing “clean food” movement, which focuses on a healthy, whole foods-based approach to eating, lies at the foundation of this book, so you can be sure you’re feeding your family the very best. From wholesome ingredient lists to nutritional analysis on every recipe, you can feel confident that every meal you prepare is both nutrient-rich and calorie-conscious.

It’s Green: Featuring eco-friendly tips, along with information on how to go green while shopping and cooking, you’ll find it a cinch to keep your family and the planet happy. You’ll also find the peak season noted on every recipe, as well as substitutions for ingredients that are out of season, so you can adapt according to what works best for you.

And most importantly…it’s delicious! From Orange Peel Chicken & Broccoli Stir-fry with Brown Rice to Baja Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Summer Berry Slump with Vanilla Greek Yogurt, you’ll enjoy night after night of delicious home cooking—without any of the hassle. Get started creating new and exciting dishes for your family today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592335145
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 614,420
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michelle Dudash, RDN, is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef, contributor to Food Network’s “Healthy Eats” blog, healthy recipe columnist for The Arizona Republic, and television personality. Her recipes and articles have appeared in Men’s Journal, Diabetic Living, EatingWell, Shape, SELF, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is frequently quoted in publications such as Women’s Health, The Washington Post, WebMD, Forbes, Today, Bon Appetit, Prevention, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and Women’s World and has appeared nationally on “The Doctors,” “The Chew,” “The List,” “FOX and Friends,” “Better,” “Cavuto,” and Radio Disney.
Michelle has cooked at a Mobil Five Star restaurant and was a private chef serving guests including English royalty. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of science in dietetics, and a few years later she earned her toque from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. She lives in Carmel, Indiana with her husband and two daughters.
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Read an Excerpt

Roasted Citrus Asparagus


1 bunch asparagus, woody bottom third cut off
1 teaspoon (2 g) grated orange zest
1 teaspoon (2 g) grated lime zest
1 teaspoon (2 g) lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons (10 ml) extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 450º F (230º C, or gas mark 8) and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on the pan. In a small bowl, whisk together orange and lime zests, lime juice, salt, and pepper and then drizzle in the oil while whisking. Pour evenly over the asparagus. Toss the asparagus gently with your hands to coat completely. Bake 14 minutes until fork-tender.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Clean Kitchen Know-How: Getting Started, Shopping Lists, and Tips

Chapter 2: Satisfying Salads, Soups, and Appetizers

Chapter 3: Speedy, Sustainable Seafood

Chapter 4: Protein-Packed Poultry & Meat Mains

Chapter 5: Hearty Meatless Meals

Chapter 6: Enticing Whole-Grain & Vegetable Side Dishes  

Chapter 7: Secretly Skinny Sweet Treats



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Clean Eating for Busy Families: Get Meals on the Table in Minutes with Simple and Satisfying Whole-Foods Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love-Most Reci 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I have been trying to loose weight but at the same time our children need to eat nutritious healthy meals that will help them grow. This book has been so helpful for us. I feel like we finally understand how to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor. The kids have been really enjoying all the new recipes as well. This is definitely our new go to cookbook for quick weeknight meals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These recipes are a great help for anybody who wants to eat healthy, delicious meals. Try the slow cooker beef & vegetables tacos, they are hit with kids!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book for easy ways to eat clean! As a student I find it so hard to eat clean because most recipes I find have a slot of expensive ingredients and take to much time. Not this book it has helped me so much to stay clean and still be a student!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot view the book in any format. I do not have an actual NOOK, but have been able to read multiple nook books on my tablet, computer and cell phone and this certain book is a pdf and will not load. Beware of online format witht his particular nook book.
brf1948 11 months ago
Clean Eating for Busy Families is an excellent guide that can help you take the breathless hassle out of meal times. Michelle Dudash has some well thought-out time savers as well as ideas to add variety to meals that have become rote. The recipes are fresh and the ingredients easily obtainable. I will buy this cookbook for my children. I received a free electronic copy of this cookbook from Netgalley, Michelle Dudash, and Quarto Publishing - Fair Winds Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cooking is one of my least favorite things to do, but I love this cookbook!! It is helping my family eat healthier recipes more often and as a very inexperienced cook I am able to successfully cook many of these recipes. My 3 year old son often exclaims "this is delicious!!" as he cleans his plate. Some of my favorites recipes so far are the Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Salmon, Toasted Sesame Salmon Nuggets, Skinny Chicken Parmesan with Spinach and for the summer on the grill two of my go to recipes are On-the-Go Tangy Chicken, Bell Pepper & Red Potato Packets and Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Sweet Potato Planks. As a single mom it is extremely important that these are quick to prepare and I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cookbooks I've ever used. Everything I've cooked from it has turned out PERFECTLY, which is a credit to Dudash's clear instructions, and everything has been gorgeous and flavorful to boot. Some family favorites include the Pad Thai (which is just as good as the Pad Thai from my favorite restaurant), the lentil salad, the buffalo chicken dip, and the peanut brittle bars. In addition, the cooking tips sprinkled throughout are things that I've been able to apply to my cooking elsewhere. I've noticed that some reviewers have complained that recipes tend to take longer than she suggests. For me, this is true of every cookbook I own, so I can't really fault this particular book on that account - I chalk it up to my own inexperience! Some reviewers have also complained that the recipes sometimes include ingredients that don't qualify as "clean." For me, this book strikes the perfect balance of being as "clean" as possible while also being user-friendly to those of us who don't want to spend the extra time making our own chips, pasta, etc. In other words, if you want a cookbook that will help you prepare more wholesome meals for your family without requiring that everything be made from scratch (and you like delicious, flavorful food), this book is a good bet!
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