Dairy-Free Recipes You Need To Make!

I am always on the lookout for delicious dairy-free recipes and wanted to compile some of my favorite dairy-free recipes that you should add to your must-make list ASAP! These dairy-free recipes are so delicious, you won’t miss the dairy one bit!

Now that I am back from traveling this past week, I am getting back into the swing of things with these healthy recipes that are delicious and perfect for any night of the week!

Dairy-free Recipes You Need To Make! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl (Dairy-free, egg-free, 30 minutes or less, refined sugar free, paleo-friendly, vegan friendly)

Green Coconut Curry Ramen (30 minutes or less, egg-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free, and dairy-free)

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for olive oil or ghee, grain-free, and paleo-friendly)

Mocha Fudge Fruit Parfaits (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze (Dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

One-Pan Chicken in Mushroom Sauce (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil, 30 minutes or less, egg-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Sea Salt Frozen Hot Chocolate (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegan friendly)

Butternut Squash Curry Soup (Dairy-free if you substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly, paleo-friendly)

Meatball and Veggie Soup (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Casserole (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Easy Scallop Pasta (Substitute the butter for ghee or good quality oil to make this dairy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, refined sugar free, gluten-free)

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Chicken Marsala

One Skillet Chicken Marsala (Gluten-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Growing up, Chicken Marsala was a staple in our house. My Mom made it often, and I never ever got sick of it! I am so excited finally share this cleaner and healthier version with you made with no white flour and made in ONE PAN. Serve it over gluten-free pasta or completely on its own!

Chicken Marsala

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. The Organic Chicken Broth is a staple in my pantry! It adds such a great flavor to sauces, soups, and even when cooking rice. I even use it in the slurry used to thicken this dish instead of water!

 

Chicken Marsala

The flavors from the ‘breaded’ chicken, caramelized mushrooms, and Marsala reduction sauce make for a delicious take on this Italian-American classic! Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and you only need ONE-PAN!

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-07-25T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 minutes 2017-07-25T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, more if needed
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 8 ounce container mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, more to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Slurry

Instructions

  1. Place arrowroot flour in a wide shallow bowl and set aside. Place chicken in a plastic bag, and using the flat side of a meat pounder or a rolling pin, gently pound chicken to 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in the arrowroot flour, shaking off the excess flour. Transfer to a plate. Make sure there is a good amount of space between each piece of chicken on the plate.
  3. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter and add chicken to the skillet. Working in batches, cook until brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Add more butter between batches if necessary.
  4. In the skillet, add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have released their juices and browned. Should take about 8-12 minutes. Add shallots and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add more butter to the pan if needed.
  5. Add the masala wine and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes, letting the alcohol burn out. Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and the slurry. Let cook down for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place chicken back in the sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot over rice, pasta, or on its own!

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All opinions are always 100% my own!

Stocking Your Paleo Pantry

If you’re looking to stock your pantry with healthy, clean ingredients, look no further! I’ve partnered today with Pacific Foods to bring you my handy guide to Stocking Your Paleo Pantry! This will help you build that perfect pantry filled with nourishing ingredients and get your clean cooking on it’s way!

 

This guide outlines my favorite items for baking, the condiments, oils/fats, and sauces I use, and even fresh ingredients that I always have on hand! 

 

Stocking Your Paleo Pantry

 

You may find that you have many of the spices or ingredients in your pantry already, and are already off to a fabulous start!

My two biggest tips when you are kicking off your new year, new lifestyle, or wherever you are at on your clean eating journey:

 

1. GET RID of the items in your pantry that you constantly snack on (and don’t want to be), and ones that are filled with preservatives or added sugars. If you’re always reaching for the bag of chips out of habit, take the plunge and toss them. It might be painful at the moment, but you’ll thank yourself later on when you’ve lost the habit! 

2. READ LABELS! When you are shopping, reading labels is so important. Especially with items such as ketchup, marinara sauce, mayonnaise, nut butters, and so on. Often you’ll find they have added sugars, junky oils, and preservatives that you can avoid very simply by picking up a different jar in the store! Once you become a label reader you’ll never look back!

 


Have fun stocking your pantry with my staples! I use all of these ingredients on a regular basis and each one serves a purpose when cooking in my kitchen! You can save this image to your phone, or download a printable PDF to  take with you to the grocery store.

 

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, and I only work with brands that I 100% stand behind! 

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

My new favorite Fall faux pasta dish is this Creamy Pumpkin Casserole. I love savory pumpkin dishes just as much as I love baked goods with pumpkin in it!  This creamy casserole has pumpkin, spinach, and chicken slathered in the most delicious sauce, then baked to perfection. 

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. It’s not one you’ll want to miss! It uses both a dairy-free milk and their pumpkin puree (which is my all-time favorite), more on that below.

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole 

Look at that creamy bite of heaven!

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

Let’s talk about pumpkin puree for a second. This pumpkin from Pacific Foods is hands down my favorite. There’s only ONE ingredient: Pumpkin. That’s it, friends, nothing added! It has a great shelf life, is smooth and delicious, and is often a great sub in cooking and baking. In my recipes that call for applesauce, I’ll often sub it for pumpkin puree for a wonderful twist! AND personally, I find easier to store versus can, if you don’t use it all! 

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

Preparation 10 min 2017-07-25T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 45 min 2017-07-25T00:45:00+00:00

Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash, about 5 cups cooked
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups pumpkin or squash of choice, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Optional: 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

For the sauce

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees°F. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  • Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil then place face side down on a parchment lined sheet tray.
  • Drizzle skin of squash with 2 teaspoons of oil and add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan to make the cooking process faster.
  • Place squash in the oven and bake for 40 minutes, turning part way through.
  • In a small bowl mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat heat 1 tablespoon oil and add onion shallots, and garlic cook for 1-2 minutes, until shallot just starts to become translucent. Add in pumpkin or squash and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 4. In a separate skillet, cook cubed chicken with 2 teaspoons of oil until chicken is white, and fully cooked through. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper over chicken. Add in 2 cups of spinach and cook for 3-5 minutes, until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 5. Take spaghetti squash out of oven, let cool. Using a fork scrape out the spaghetti squash into a greased casserole pan. Add in chicken/spinach mixture and pumpkin or squash mixture, and add the sauce. Toss to combine. Top with Parmesan if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, and broil for 5 minutes.
  • Recipe Notes

  • How To Cube A Pumpkin: Cut pumpkin in half. Clean out pumpkin halves, spooning out the seeds and pulp. Place pumpkin half on a cutting board. Then, using a downward motion with the knife, remove the peel in small sections. Cut peeled pumpkin into wedges, then hold wedges and cut into cubes.

  • Creamy Pumpkin Casserole  Creamy Pumpkin CasseroleHappy pumpkin cooking!  

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

    Are you ready for Fall? Fall recipes, cooler weather, apple picking, all things pumpkin, leggings, boots, scarves? Ready or not, it’s a-comin’!

    This Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions is hearty comfort food meets healthy and nutritious! A perfect meal all autumn long!

     

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

     

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you this recipe today! And let me tell you, this Alfredo isn’t your ordinary Alfredo sauce. It’s creamy and delicious, but not JUNKY! Wait what? Yes! Plus caramelized onions and chicken. You guys, run to make this one!

     

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

    The combination of the good quality mayo + Pacific Foods Original Almond Milk (my favorite milk substitute for baking or cooking) + garlic and spices gives you ALL THAT FABULOUS FLAVOR.

     

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

    Preparation 15 min 2017-07-25T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 hr 2017-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    • Slice spaghetti squash in half and scrape out seeds. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and place face down on a lined baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until fork tender.
    • Make caramelized onions: In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter with onions. Sauté on medium-low heat until onions begin to caramelize and brown, but not burn. Yields about 1 cup of caramelized onions.
    • In a skillet over medium heat, heat butter and sauté garlic for 1 minute.
    • Season chicken with salt and pepper and add into the skillet. Let cook for 6 minutes, or until no pink remains, flipping halfway through.
    • Add in mayo, almond milk, and spices. Mix to combine.
    • Add in caramelized onions and spaghetti squash. Toss to combine. Add the parmesan cheese and adjust spices as desired.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.
    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

     

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions

    Creamy, healthy, goodness. How are you celebrating Fall?

    4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

    Summertime means it’s popsicle season! Are you a chai fan like I am? These 4-ingredient chai popsicles are creamy, flavorful, and the perfect summer cool down treat!

    4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

    Not much is better than cooling down outside with a delicious, creamy popsicle that’s packed with flavor while also having none of the added refined sugars and junk that goes into conventional store-bought popsicles. Plus, it’s made with only FOUR ingredients, and is SO easy to make.

    I am excited to bring you this recipe in partnership with my friends at Pacific Foods! I truly love their products- from the taste to the variety and the convenience.  In this recipe I used their original almond milk, but you can definitely use their Hazelnut Milk  for extra flavor (that’ll be my next batch)!

    4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

    Easy as that, right?

    Blend, pour, freeze, devour. You’ll get a little separation giving you a total flavor experience with each lick!

    I love this Pacific Foods Organic Almond Milk. I bring the little containers with me when I travel for coffee and things like that to keep in my hotel room, and I use the big containers at home! 

    4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

    Chai Popsicles

    Serves 10     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    Everything else

    Instructions

  • Place almond milk, honey, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of chai spice mix into your blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust honey and spice mix as desired.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and add in your popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze for 5 hours or up to overnight.
  • Recipe Notes

  • For vegan sub maple syrup for the honey.
  • 4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

    Chai Popsicles

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