Food & Wine
Clean Eating

Clean Eating June 2018

Clean Eating magazine is about consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life. Each issue is filled with a variety of delicious, wholesome, low-fat, and easily made recipes that can be shared with friends and family.

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1 min.
dig into more ce at cleaneating.com

From Garden to Grill: 7 Healthier BBQ Meals Load up your grill with vegetables, fruits and even salad. These 7 healthy barbecue recipes will inspire you to make dinner (and dessert) outside this summer. cleaneating.com/summer-bbq DON’T MISS A THING Did you know you can get the best of Clean Eating delivered straight to your inbox each week? Sign up to receive our top recipes, important health news and exclusive expert tips at cleaneating.com/newsletter. 16 FOODS YOU SHOULD BUY AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET Summer is farmers’ market season. Here’s what to look for to select the tastiest produce. Plus, we share their health benefits, and we even give you some great recipes! cleaneating.com/farmersmarket EASY SUMMER SALSAS Salsa is so simple to make fresh at home, you’ll wonder why you ever bought the premade version at the store! Try…

2 min.
eat more veg!

Longtime Clean Eating advisory board member and Ask Dr. Jonny columnist Jonny Bowden always says, “The only thing health researchers can all agree on is that vegetables and fruits are good for you.” And at a time when scientific opinions on whether coconut oil is healthy or lectins in legumes should be avoided seems to change on a daily basis, we decided to dedicate an entire issue to the one thing we can all agree on – that eating more vegetables is always a good idea. The start of farmers’ market season is a wonderful time to celebrate that beautiful fact. I probably don’t need to sell you on the benefits of adding more plants to your diet, but I personally love being reminded of why they are so beneficial, so…

3 min.
letters & advisory board

Q/ When should I be taking turmeric or its active compound, curcumin? A/ The spice turmeric contains three compounds called curcuminoids, with curcumin identified as the main compound. For general health, use turmeric in your meals. But if you’re looking to support a specific condition, research shows that supplementation of curcumin alone, with all curcuminoids or with supporting supplements may be a better way to go than turmeric. Curcumin may be effective for improving symptoms of ulcerative colitis, reducing PMS symptoms and post-surgery healing, while all curcuminoids or combination treatments may be effective at improving cognitive decline, depressive symptoms and arthritis. Bioavailability is the main concern, so add black pepper if using turmeric. If taking a supplement, check for a compound (like piperine) that enhances absorption. Contact your health-care provider before…

6 min.
create your own rainbow sandwiches

FIVE STEPS TO A SANDWICH VICTORY STEP 1: Breads • Whole-grain or sprouted wholegrain bread • Grain-free or gluten-free bread • Dark rye bread • Sourdough bread STEP 2: Flavor Boosters (p. 20) • Roasted Red Pepper & Almond “Feta” Spread • Roasted Garlic Dijon Mustard • Avocado, Lime & Cilantro Sauce • Spicy Buffalo Mayo STEP 3: Proteins (p. 21) • White Bean with Pine Nut “Parmesan” Spread • Cashew, Dill & Chive “Cheese” Spread • Tadka Spread • Teriyaki Tempeh STEP 4: Veggie Twists on Bacon (Optional, p. 22) • Portobello Bacon • Smoky Carrot Bacon • Sweet & Salty Coconut Bacon STEP 5: Veggie & Fruit Toppings • Watermelon radishes • Beets (grated or sliced) • Red radishes (grated or sliced) • Red onions • Tomato (sliced) • Yellow, green, red and orange bell peppers (sliced) • Caramelized onions • Caramelized fennel • Sauerkraut • Carrots (grated or sliced) • Capers • Avocado slices • Pickled cucumbers • Iceberg lettuce • Fresh basil • Fresh cilantro • Watercress or…

1 min.
try one of our 3 taste-tested combinations:

1. THE CLASSIC: Roasted Red Pepper & Almond “Feta” Spread (on top and bottom of bread) + White Bean with Pine Nut “Parmesan” Spread + shredded carrot + yellow bell pepper slices + caramelized fennel + shredded napa cabbage + beet slices + Portobello Bacon on whole-grain sourdough bread 2. THE NEW BLT: Cashew, Dill & Chive “Cheese” Spread (on top and bottom of bread) + Roasted Garlic Dijon Mustard + iceberg lettuce + tomato slices + yellow bell pepper slices + capers + watercress + pickled cucumber slices + red onion slices + shredded purple cabbage + Smoky Carrot Bacon on dark rye 3. THE EAST-MEETS-WEST: Spicy Buffalo Mayo (on top and bottom of bread) + spinach leaves + fresh cilantro + grated beets + red radish slices + orange bell…

1 min.
how safe is your pet’s food?

THE PET PEEVE: The results of a new study, published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology, is the first to shed some light on why indoor pets have been more prone to increased risk of diabetes, hypothyroidism and kidney diseases than their outdoor counterparts. The researchers speculate that a contributing factor could be parabens, common preservatives found in dog and cat food (as well as in human cosmetics and pharmaceutical products). Parabens are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that may have a harmful impact on the neurological, reproductive and developmental systems. THE FINDINGS: Researchers examined 58 different types of pet foods and detected parabens and their metabolites in the pet food and urine of both cats and dogs. Additionally, some of the dogs’ paraben exposure came from other sources,…