multiple recipes from the same ingredients


We like to make things simple around here. Because the first rule in eating cleaner foods is to make them easy access. The majority of our recipes are not complicated. As long as you have a well stocked spice cabinet, you can fix pretty much any of our CK recipes with a quick trip to the store for some fresh foods. In some cases, you can even make multiple recipes from the same ingredients.

The less complicated the better, especially for those just starting on this new journey of eating whole foods!

Another strategy we like to use is cooking in bulk, to use in later meals throughout the week. Sometimes even buying in bulk can save you money at the store. If meat or produce are on sale, think of two ways to use it! The meat you want is sold out? Just use a different kind! You can also substitute with chicken in these recipes. Clean Kitchen is all about getting you thinking of ways to make the planning process easier. This will go a long way in sticking with the plan.

Here are two recipes that use pretty much the same ingredients.

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Crock Pot Gyro Steak


This crock pot gyro steak is another set it and forget it recipe! Oh how we love a crock pot. Even better, it comes with a sauce. If you are not a beef fan, you can sub it out for some chicken breast.

Ingredients for meat:

Store trip:

  • 2 pounds thin cut sirloin
  • 2 onions
  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

pantry ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oil (walnut or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • beef bullion cube


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Philly Steak Salad


Something quick and fast is usually what needs to happen on really busy nights and you have run out of prepped food. This Philly steak salad recipe is super simple with not a lot of ingredients, really fast and most importantly, tasty!

This recipe is also a part of my blog post Same ingredients, 2 recipes. Check out the post on a different cooking methods but get the same flavors in a crock pot!

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