Friday, January 11, 2013

Clean Eating For Busy Families....Recipe & Giveaway

By: The Food Hunter

When I hear the word "family" I automatically think children. So when I received a copy of Michelle Dudash's new cookbook "Clean Eating For Busy Families" I'll admit I was a bit turned off.  I don't have kids so I didn't see any reason to even look at this book.  Boy was I wrong.  This book is fabulous and not just for people with kids.

The focus might be on "simple and satisfying whole foods recipes your kids will love" but trust me when I say you will love them too.  What I like most about this cookbook is that it includes nutrition information for each recipe, substitutions for seasonal products and tips for eating "clean".

I've tried several recipes from this book over the past few months and have enjoyed every one of them.  Like the open faced turkey sandwich below. Stuffed with veggies this sandwich is an easy to make complete meal that doesn't skimp on taste.

Anyone that is looking for a cookbook with lots of quick "clean" meal ideas should have a copy of this book in their collection.   I will be giving away a copy to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on 1/21/2013.  Please be sure to leave an email or some form of contact information to be included in the giveaway. 

Quick Broiled Open Faced Turkey & Swiss Sandwich With Spinach & Avocado

4 slices whole wheat bread
2 tbs mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard
4 cups baby spinach, chopped
8 slices natural roasted turkey
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 avocado, sliced thin
1 tomato, sliced thin

Place oven rack on second highest shelf, about 3 inches from heating element, and preheat to a low broil. Place bread on sheet pan in a single layer and broil for 1-2 minutes until toasted on top. Remove the pan from the oven.

Spread the mayonnaise and mustard on the untoasted side of each slice of  bread. Top with spinach, turkey and cheese. Place it back into the oven and broil 4-5 minutes until cheese starts to bubble and brown. Remove from the oven.

Arrange the avocado and tomato on top and serve warm.


  1. I am always on the lookout for new cookbooks especially ones with simple and delicious meals....would love to win this one to add to my collection

  2. If this turkey sandwich is anything like the book... yum.

  3. Goodness, that looks gorgeous! I'm a sucker for anything with avocado. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! (jessica.bacho AT VERIZON dot NET)

  4. Really interested in this topic--SO important! I cook like this on almost a daily basis. It would be great to get some new ideas.

  5. Hey now I'm a kid, (at heart). I love clean simple meals too, I saw some of the recipes in this cookbook that I would love to have. I want one for my recipe collection, so Pick ME!
    Thanks for the review and for sharing the recipe.

  6. Sounds like a good cookbook! I'm all for cooking with ingredients rather than chemicals!

  7. That sandwich looks absolutely yummy. I'll have to pick up the ingredients this weekend and give it a try. rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  8. I am going to check this one out. Thanks!

  9. I definitely would appreciate this book two kids under 7 full time mom looking after a father In law too ... Thank you

  10. Pick me!!! This will help me with my goal of cutting out processed junk in the diets of myself and Addie! Leah :>)

  11. really love to have such a book !

  12. Sounds like a fabulous book even though I don't have kids at home either. Love the clean eating philosophy and that sandwich looks to die for!

  13. Peeked at the index and so many yumful recipes! I'd love a big bowl of Buckwheat Noodles with Edamame and Ginger or Winter Barley Vegetable Stew on this freeeeezing cold night! Cheers!