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.