40+ Easy Clean Eating Recipes (Family-Friendly)

Clean eating recipes that are family friendly

Healthy Family-Friendly Recipes!

Ever wondered what this whole “Clean Eating” thing is? Or what clean eating recipes even are? This CookingLight article is a great introduction to the idea of “clean eating.” Here are five core principles of Clean Eating:

  1. Choose whole, natural foods and seek to eliminate or minimize processed foods.
  2. Choose unrefined over refined foods.
  3. Include some protein, carbohydrate, and fat in every meal.
  4. Avoid large amounts of fat, salt, and sugar.
  5. Drink water.

You don’t have to be all about Clean Eating in order to appreciate these healthy recipes though! Even kids that are picky eaters will enjoy at least some of the recipes below.

Our Featured Clean Eating Recipes:

Rotel Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pot slow cooker Rotel chicken recipe

First off, if you’re wondering what Rotel is, it’s a brand of canned diced tomatoes that includes green chilies and spices in it. It really adds some great flavor to this crockpot chicken!

I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make, and it’s extremely versatile as well. I’ve had it with tacos, on a salad, and on nachos as well. It never disappoints!

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Healthy blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce

Here’s a perfect clean eating recipe for families. This chicken is packed with flavor, and best of all, it takes less than 30 minutes to whip up! It’s a healthy recipe that you can easily have ready on a busy weeknight.

Healthy Granola Yogurt Parfait

Healthy homemade granola yogurt parfait recipe

If you need a quick snack before leaving the house in the morning or a mid-day pick-me-up, this granola yogurt parfait is perfect. You could easily pack this healthy snack up for lunch as well, just make sure to store the yogurt and the granola separate so it doesn’t get soggy.

Skillet Honey Lime Tilapia

Skillet honey lime tilapia

Tilapia is generally pretty inexpensive and it’s quite nutritious too which is why I love this honey lime tilapia recipe. It does take a bit more time to prep this meal, but I think it’s worth it!

Note: To make this recipe healthier, use whole wheat flour.

Healthier Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Healthier chocolate no-bake cookies

We had to include a healthy dessert in our list of clean eating family recipes! These no-bake chocolate cookies are a delicious treat and you don’t have to feel guilty when you eat them! I like to make a big batch and stick them in my freezer.

Check out our Pinterest boards for lots of other great recipes!

Healthy Main Dishes

Clean Sides


Final Thoughts

There are a ton of clean eating recipes to choose from! Hopefully, you can find at least a handful of recipes on this list that the entire family will enjoy. There are definitely a ton of kid-friendly recipes so it shouldn’t be too difficult!

Let us know which recipe of this list is your favorite so that others can try it too! If you want to see more recipes, check out our entire section of clean eating recipes.

More Healthy Recipes:

Easy clean eating recipes for beginners

Ingredients: Beef, Chicken
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy

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