Saturday, May 11, 2013

Detox Week 1

So I convinced my mother-in-law to do a cleanse with me this month following the guidelines from Whole Living magazine's 2012 and 2013 Action Plans. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time, but I have also been pregnant or nursing for a long time. :) As we approach the end of our first week, I feel energized! However, that's not to say there weren't some rough days. I definitely experienced fatigue, headaches, and bloating. Also, the food preparation is pretty time consuming and I've easily doubled my weekly grocery bill! I'm planning to stick with it, though. The menu for the first week consists of fruits, vegetables, lentils, nuts, seeds, oils and seasonings. And processed food or beverages, added sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol are off-limits throughout the 21 day detox. Picky-Eater Husband has been drinking the breakfast smoothies and eating the dinners as a side dish to some kind of meat. Fickle-Toddler has eaten just about everything along with meat, dairy, and gluten free grains. Here are the recipes I loved from this week. Enjoy!

Carrot, Mango, and Herb Smoothie

Orange-Berry Smoothie

Roasted Beets on Greens

Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad

Roasted Garlic and Beet Soup

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Lentil Salad

Cauliflower "Rice" Stir Fry

Avocado with Bell Pepper and Tomato

Roasted Peppers, Cauliflower and Almonds

Roasted Portobellos with Kale

Minty Pea Dip

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