Clean Plates Cookbook

You’ll want to lick your plate clean.

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The Clean Plates Cookbook

Jamie Oliver. Iron Chef winner Marc Forgione. James Beard Award winner Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern. Besides great cooking, what do these famous chefs have in common? They all have mouthwatering, great-for-you recipes in the new Clean Plates Cookbook.

There’s no one “perfect” diet for every body–which is why this dynamic book contains a wide range of recipes to please all tastes. Whether you’re an all-veggie eater, meat-and-potatoes lover, going gluten-free or even eating raw, you’ll find clean, delicious, easy-to-make dishes to suit your palate and your style. The Clean Plates Cookbook.Clean Plates Cookbook But don’t take our word for it. Donna Karan says, “the simple recipes are flexible and nutritious, as well as a feast for the eyes.” Of author and Clean Plates founder Jared Koch, Deepak Chopra, MD, says, “Jared’s nutritional advice. . .has the power to transform your individual health.” And Mariel Hemingway says, “Love this book…so amazing to have a guide for food that suits your needs, makes you healthy and tastes great!”

Make a spiced nuts mix that’s perfect for the holidays…warm up with our cozy Garlic Mashed Butternut Squash…or indulge (guiltlessly!) in our rich Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake.

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Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Deepak Chopra

“Jared’s nutritional advice in Clean Plates has the power to transform your individual health and our collective well-being.”

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman

“THE CLEAN PLATES COOKBOOK provides the perfect toolkit to take control of your health. Whether you want to stay trim or re-boot your eating habits entirely, Jared Koch’s expert nutritional advice makes eating well simple and delicious. Whole-body health is only as good as one’s food, and with Koch’s help, anyone can achieve his or her full potential through delicious meals. This isn’t “diet food:” the variety of colors and flavors will keep you coming back for more.”

Mark Hyman, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution

Donna Karan

Donna Karan

“It all starts with the body. The Clean Plates approach to healthier food and dining gives us the tools to make a difference for our bodies and the communities we live in. In this book, the simple recipes are flexible and nutritious, as well as a feast for the eyes. Jared Koch’s vision for Clean Plates—the restaurant guide and now the cookbook—honors the mind, body, and spirit in a healthy and sustainable way. I love it.”

Donna Karan, fashion designer and founder of the Urban Zen Foundation

Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Alejandro Junger

“The Clean Plates Cookbook is an easy to follow, educational, and fun book of recipes. Jared Koch breaks down the importance of nourishing your body from the inside out and offers the tools and recipes to help you find the right balance of wholesome foods. My team and I will definitely be using this book.”

Alejandro Junger, M.D., author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself

Frank Lipman

Dr Frank Lipman

“Jared’s practical approach to nutrition in Clean Plates and The Clean Plates Cookbook is based on what is right for your body and makes healthier eating fun and easy.”

Dr Frank Lipman, author of Total Renewal; 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long Term Health and Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again

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Clean Plates Cookbook

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Jeremy Bearman of Rouge Tomate, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop, Ed Cotton of Plein Sud and now, Fishtail by David Burke, Bill Telepan of Telepan, Marc Forgione of Marc Forgione, Ann Gentry of Real Food Daily, Sarma Mengalis of Pure Food and Wine and One Lucky Duck, Jamie Oliver, Joy Pierson of Candle 79 and Candle Café, Hadley Schmitt of Northern Spy, Shigefumi Tachibe and Lee Gross of M Cafe.

Healthy Recipes

Clean Plates Cookbook

Chilled Spring Pea Soup
with Peekytoe Crab, Almonds, and Greek Yogurt

Clean Plates CookbookAs one of New York City’s premier Michelin-starred restaurants, Rouge Tomate is critically acclaimed for its menu of seasonally inspired culinary offerings and locally sourced ingredients. Focusing on sustainable practices and environmentally friendly techniques, executive chef Jeremy Bearman puts his signature twist on modern American cuisine with vibrant, flavorful dishes—such as this creamy chilled soup with fresh peekytoe crab.

Clean Plates Cookbook

Kale Salad

Clean Plates CookbookA small neighborhood spot in New York City’s East Village, Northern Spy Food Co. is known for serving locally sourced meals at reasonable prices. Built around seasonality and quality, chef Hadley Schmitt’s menu incorporates the finest ingredients from area purveyors and growers. Whenever possible, he lets the natural flavor of the food shine—such as in this robust raw kale salad studded with roasted butternut squash, toasted almonds, and crumbled cheese.

Clean Plates Cookbook

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Clean Plates CookbookSince opening in 2005, M Café has successfully introduced contemporary macrobiotic cuisine to mainstream Los Angeles dining. Featuring a balanced, nutritious, and creative menu, M Café focuses on whole natural foods—without using any refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat, or poultry. To reap all the healthy benefits of macro cooking at home, try the café’s simple twist on tabbouleh from Chef Lee Gross.

Clean Plates Cookbook

Raw Pad Thai

Clean Plates CookbookSince opening in Manhattan in 2004, pure food and wine has become one of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants and continues to revolutionize the world of raw food. Of its entirely plant-based vegan menu, nothing is heated above 118°F, to preserve valuable vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Co-owner and executive chef Sarma Melngailis shares her kelp noodle pad thai recipe, which proves that raw cuisine can be delicious, inspiring, and much more than just salads.

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You’ll get more than 100 pages of nutritional tell-all, answering all your questions from how to know which foods are best for your body type to the quickest dietary fixes you can make for an immediate change in the way you feel. Using friendly, easy-to-understand language, nutritional consultant Jared Koch shares the time-tested advice that many of his clients have called “life-changing.” You’ll learn:

  • Which fats are your friends
  • The healthiest cane sugar substitutes
  • The lower-cholesterol way to cook eggs
  • Quick tricks to help you enjoy your food more (and overeat less)
  • …and much more!

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Jared KochJARED KOCH is a health coach, nutritional consultant and founder of Clean Plates, guides to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles. Koch and Clean Plates have been featured on NBC Today New York, Good Day NY, CBS Los Angeles, Martha Stewart, and Good Morning America Health. Koch has spoken on sustainability, wellness, and healthy eating at Google, MTV, Sony, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, WellPoint, Time Warner, and Whole Foods. He lives in New York City.

Jill Silverman HoughJILL SILVERMAN HOUGH is a cookbook author, food and wine writer, and culinary instructor. Her cookbooks include 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love and 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love. Her work has also appeared in major food magazines, including Clean Eating, where she’s a columnist. Other book projects include developing the recipes for Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, a New York Times bestseller. A regular and popular presenter at cooking schools throughout the country, Jill lives in Napa, California.


Anne-Marie van Dijk

Optimal well-being starts by making decisions that honor our bodies and the planet. Jared Koch, through The Clean Plates Cookbook, shares delicious and nutritious recipes that help us restore our relationship with the Earth,
one bite at a time.

Anne-Marie van Dijk, Top Model
Founder and Director of
“CLEANSE: One Body, One Planet”

Anika Noni Rose

You only get one body, and I want mine to last.
I am so glad I have Clean Plates as a guide — not only to restaurants, but with the cookbook, I immediately got excited because I knew it would be easy access, fancy, simple, healthy, nourishing, foodie joy! Clean Plates continues to help make my plant-based transition smooth and tasty.

Anika Noni Rose, actress

Anika Noni Rose

I’m thrilled to be included in Clean Plates
and to be recognized for my commitment to providing my customers with high quality, delicious ingredients.

Chef Marc “Forge” Forgione
2010 Iron Chef winner

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