January Detox Meal Ideas

Good Morning Team! 

As I promised in my last blog, I wanted to make sure I shared a couple of my favorite recipes to try over the next three weeks during my January detox. But you don’t have to be on a detox to try them, they can also be used as inspo for some healthy meal options! 

Whenever I read about detox or meal plans, they will tell you what vegetables, proteins, and carbs to eat but I’m always left thinking, “how?”. How do I make those foods into delicious meals that I actually want to eat and will keep me full? 

I hate when people say, “Eat a garden salad with chicken!” Barf. I’ll be hungry again 20 minutes later. No thank you. I need enough food and the right kinds of food that are healthy options but won’t have me searching for the snack cabinet 20 minutes later. 

That is the point of this blog. =] I want to help answer your “but how?” question.  

These also are honestly some of my favorite go-to meals when I want something that will be delicious, good for my body and will keep me full. Emphasizing the “keep me full” part. 😉

Breakfast:

Steel Cut Oats

  • Cook up some steel-cut oats or rolled oats over the stove with almond milk (the one with no sugar added) – cooking oats over the stove with almond milk gives it a creamy deliciousness that makes you all happy inside
  • Once the oats are cooked, add in some chia seeds, maybe some flaxseed meal, a tablespoon of peanut butter and then some fresh mixed berries.  
  • I’m telling you guys this sh** is Un.believ.able. My favorite breakfast ever.

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Lunch:

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Vegetables, Beans, and Avocado

  • Start by roasting up some beets and broccoli in the oven.  
    • For the beets; peel and cut them into half-moon sizes, and roast them in the oven with olive oil salt, and garlic. 
    • For the broccoli, saute them in garlic and olive oil, steam them, or roast them like the beets.
  • For kale, cut out the middle stem and chop it up. Put the kale on a cookie sheet with some olive oil spray or pam and a little salt, then cook them for about 5 minutes just to soften it a bit. 
  • Rinse out the cannellini beans. 
  • Cook up some quinoa.
  • Mix it all together with half of an avocado and maybe a fried egg or two, maybe a little ‘Everything but the Bagel’ seasoning – game over. This will keep you satisfied AND full for a long time. 

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Dinner:

Salmon, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower Rice 

  • Start by cutting the brussel sprouts into quarters, then saute them up with onion, olive oil, and garlic.   
  • Bake the salmon in the oven with lemon, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Make a side of brown rice, or saute some cauliflower rice with spinach and sauteed onions.  
  • Serve it all together, best and easiest dinner ever. I often add the other half of the avocado that I had at lunch.
  • With this super easy dinner, you can swap out and use any vegetables. If you aren’t a fan of sauteed veggies, steamed or roasted are also great alternatives. 

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So there you have it! Simple and delicious meals to try during your January detox.  

I eat these meals most weeks throughout the year because I love them, but more than that they are just so easy to make and I am not hungry after I eat them. Which is a win, win, win in my book. 

Try them out and let me know what you think! 

Until next time, Bon Appetite! 

-Emily 

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