All the chatter recently on the news, blogs, and in the media is centered around getting rid of processed foods. Everywhere you turn, a new benefit is uncovered about the clean eating lifestyle. After being bombarded with requests to create a meal plan catered to this kind of lifestyle, eMeals launched a clean eating plan for families and for two a few months ago.
This meal plan provides an incredible opportunity for families to eat healthier while still being smart with their money. We compile a weekly meal plan based on fresh real products with family-friendly recipes that are simple to prepare.To learn more about the clean eating lifestyle, go here.
Included below is an example of one of the meals on our clean eating for two plan. This quick and easy no-cook soup shows off the vibrant flavors of summer tomatoes. Use homegrown tomatoes from your own yard or farmer’s market, or look for vine-ripened tomatoes in your grocery store for the best flavor. Be sure to prepare the soup in advance to allow the flavors to meld as the soup chills.
- 2 tomatoes, cored
- 1 small cucumber, seeded
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded
- ½ medium red onion
- 11.5 ounce can low sodium tomato juice
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 piece whole-wheat pita bread
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
- Separately roughly chop tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and onion in a food processor; place in a large glass bowl.
- Add tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Cover and chill for at least two hours or up to 48 hours before serving.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Brush pita bread with olive oil, and sprinkle with goat cheese; bake for 5 - 7 minutes or until crisp.
- Serve chilled gazpacho with warm flatbread.
Have you ever made a gazpacho before? What’s your favorite kind?