Israeli Couscous Summer Salad

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Do you love Israeli couscous as much as I do?!  I can’t be stopped.  It’s not technically part of #EatCleanAugust since it’s processed (and for those of you who are avoiding gluten it’s a no-go!), but the month is almost over and we’ll need some healthy recipes to ease us into incorporating some lightly processed foods into our diets.  And I couldn’t imagine a better one to start with.  Light, Summer-y, full of flavor and texture- this salad is a dream, I promise you’ll love it!  xx- Sarah

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Wild Rice and Stone Fruit Salad

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Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I’ve got a perfectly healthy, satisfying and delicious Summer salad for you today- you will be amazed at how much flavor there is in this one!  As usual, it’s a breeze to whip up and will get you in and out of the kitchen and back to Summer fun!  YES!!  It’s meals like this that truly make me love #EatCleanAugust.  And, if you’re a skeptic of wild rice, this is a recipe to try.  It just may convert you!   xx- Sarah

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La Crema Virtual Vintner

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Happy Monday everyone!  Today I’m partnering with La Crema to share a recipe in celebration of the launch of their new program Virtual Vintner, a choose-your-own-adventure experience that brings wine lovers together to produce a community created wine.  It’s a fun way to learn about the process of wine making and be involved in every decision that goes into producing a vintage, and I love that at the end the wine will be available for purchase!  Participants are asked to choose their favorite varietal as the starting point, so La Crema asked that I choose mine and come up with a recipe to go with it!  I chose Chardonay because I love the way it pairs with a pesto dish in the Summer (I cannot get enough pesto, ever).  Since I’m clean eating this month I replaced my regular GF pasta noodles with zucchini noodles and tossed in the freshest of Summer vegetables and herbs to make this dish.  Perfectly light and healthy fare for the hot temps we’re having, I hope you love it as much as I do!  xx- Sarah

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Roasted Yellow Tomato Soup

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As you might have seen here,  I’m the benefactor of a huge pile of tomatoes from a friend’s garden.  Lucky me!! I kind of agonized over how to eat them, wanting to make the most of my big win.  In the end I decided to roast a bunch of the yellow ones for this soup.  A soup I enjoyed both hot and cold, which was a big bonus (I love when leftovers can be reimagined!)  This soup is the simplest, but full of flavor from the tomatoes, it just tastes like Summer!  I also enjoyed quite a few of the juicy yellow tomatoes like this, but with a pile of avocado on top. Ahhh, tomato season, it’s almost as good as Christmas cookie season in my opinion!!  Happy Summer eating!  xx- Sarah

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Overnight Buckwheat Cashew Parfait {GF & Vegan}

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Happy Monday everyone!  For those of you joining me in a month of clean eating, how are you feeling?  Any questions or bumps in the road I can help with?  If you haven’t started yet it’s never too late!  A pal of mine who’s committed to the month texted over the weekend asking for breakfast suggestions, which is the inspiration behind this post.  She’s busy in the mornings with her workout and getting ready for the day ahead, so these are the perfect solution!  Make a batch Sunday night (soak all day Sunday instead of overnight) and you’ll have breakfasts for almost the entire work week!  They’re so satisfying too.  And since they’re full of protein, fiber and healthy fat they’ll keep you energized for hours.  I’m obsessed!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah {ps- I’ll be sharing random clean eating inspiration on my instagram all month long, and if you’re inclined I’d love to see what you’re eating- use #eatcleanaugust to share!}

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Eat Clean August : Recipes

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I am SO excited that so many of you want to join me in this commitment to eat healthy, delicious, amazing-for-your-body food for the month of August!  Of course the goal would be to parlay it into a lifestyle change and eat less cookies and processed foods in general, but I like to focus on small attainable goals.  I know that for this month I can resist cookies and embrace the vegetables that I love so much!  I also know that at the end of it I’ll be back to my clean-eating-on-the-regular ways and will be FAR less tempted to whip up a batch of sweet treats.  Eating healthier is much easier when it’s a consistent habit and sometimes it takes (at least for me) a commitment like this to get my habit back into place.  Without further ado… here are 25 of my personal favorite recipes to get your started (and a bonus Pinterest board where I’ll be adding more all month long!).  All recipes are free and clear of sweeteners, processed foods, and the rest of the junk we’re leaving behind in July.  Most importantly they’re all so tasty you won’t miss anything.  Hallelujah!  Enjoy and have such a good weekend everyone!  xx- Sarah  {recipe list after the jump}

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