I bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s newest cookbook, The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal. Paltrow has said, The Clean Plate is the cleanest cookbook she has ever made. She shares over 100 recipes all of which are free from gluten, dairy, red meat, added sugar, soy, nightshades, peanuts, processed foods, caffeine and alcohol. I have been trying to eat better and I am tired of making the same smoothies and salads every day, so I decided to buy the cookbook so I can change it up in the kitchen. All personal opinions are my own.
First and foremost, I bought the cookbook on Amazon and I must say I am obsessed with it!! Paltrow makes it really easy to eat clean. She provides you with a list of ingredients you’ll need for your pantry and all the recipes are easy to make and delicious. Pro Tip: Don’t do what I did and buy every item on her Pantry list at once. You’ll end up spending A LOT OF MONEY!!! I am also really impressed by Gwyneth doing her research. There are 6 cleanses in this book all of which are doctor approved.
The Clean Plate is made up of two parts. Part I contains all of the recipes. Part II contains healing cleanses.
Part I: The Recipes
Paltrow shares breakfast, soup, salad, dinner, drink and snack recipes. She also teaches you how to make kitchen basics like homemade mayo, ranch dressing and pickled red onions. For the most part, the recipes have 10 ingredients or less and she reuses a lot of the same ingredients throughout the book. The recipes are also divided up by Packable, Quick and Vegan. All recipes are super easy to make and most are under 30 minutes. Most recipes are 2 servings (soups are 4 servings) which I thought was pretty clever. She has said that most of the time when she is trying to eat clean it’s just her. If you wanted to make more servings than you can just double up to 4, 6 or 8 servings. I love the fact that it’s 2 servings because it’s just my husband and I and nothing goes to waste.
I have had the cookbook for a few weeks now and wanted to share with you my favorite recipe from her book, Kale Kuku Soccata. It is a chickpea omelet and perfect for those who are vegan or who do not eat eggs. This is my favorite recipe because it is so easy and versatile! Just mix chickpea flour and water together and add whatever fresh herbs and spinach/kale to it and then fry it up like a pancake.
Part II: Healing Cleanses
Paltrow shares 6 healing cleanses. When I say “cleanse” I do not mean a liquid cleanse. Her cleanses are made up of the recipes from Part I. She describes each cleanse and has a Q&A with a doctor to answer the most common questions. Then she provides you with a weekly meal chart so you know what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday-Saturday which is super cool and helpful! The following cleanses are shared in the book:
- Fat Flush
- Heavy Metal Detox
- Adrenal Support
- Candida Reset
- Heart Health
- Veg-Friendly Ayurveda
This cookbook is great if you’re looking to eat better, have a family member that has food allergies (she wanted to make this cookbook as allergen friendly as possible) or are hosting a dinner party for someone with a food allergy.
So far all of the recipes are pretty easy to make and make me feel energized. For the next few weeks, my goal is to live by this cookbook. Personally, I’d like to get off processed food and sugar because I noticed when I eat these foods they don’t make me feel good. They make me feel tired and bloated.
If you are interested in wanting to eat cleaner or try a cleanse, definitely check out her cookbook. I think you’ll really enjoy it and learn a lot about the different cleanses.