A Clean Green Summer Meal

By Morgan Modica
avocado kale caesar salad

If you’re struggling to think of delicious, filling, yet healthy dishes that are easy to prepare, look no further. Today’s three-course menu from author, chef, journalist, and all-around lovely person Candice Kumai, is the answer to serving a nutritious summer meal at home. Tired of that same ole’ Caesar salad? Candice’s take on the classic gets an upgrade with apple, avocado, and hemp. And whoever said dessert can’t be good for you? I’m adding Candice’s Matcha-infused chocolate truffles, to my “must-make” list stat. Oh! And if you want more of this healthy green goodness, be sure to scoop up Candice’s latest book, Clean Green Eats, for an unbeatable guide to clean eating… Bon apetit!

Avocado-Kale Caesar Salad

“This perfect to-die-for pairing of super-green superfood ingredients is also super simple to throw together-kale, apple, avocado, with some hemp seeds for added omegas. Top with some tangy Light Caesar Dressing and-voila!– a weeknight dinner in a hot second!” Candice Kumai

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Lemon-Soy Edamame Barley Bowl 

“The distinctive flavors of lemon, sesame oil, soy sauce, and oregano combined beautifully in this perfectly balanced “power lunch.” I love to use fiber-rich barley as a base for hearty lunch bowls – it has such a great texture and is really filling. Add tofu, edamame, and –my personal favorite– avocado, and you have a totally satisfying meat-free meal.” Candice Kumai

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Matcha-Pistachio Chocolate Truffles

“With decadent dark chocolate, rich and earthy Matcha powder, and heart-healthy pistachios, this is the perfect desert for anyone looking for a feel-good-antioxidant boost. Pack these truffles for a little midday pick-me-up when you’re craving something sweet!” Candice Kumai

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“Pick up a copy of Clean Green Eats, and let’s clean and green up your life together!” Candice Kumai