The word “detox” tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away screaming (and hungry). But never fear—when we say “detox,” we’re talking about refocusing the mind, body, and palate on healthy, tasty, and nutritious foods. Instead of going crazy-restrictive and nixing all food groups except kale and steamed fish (not exactly a sustainable diet), let’s explore new tastes, textures, ingredients, and cooking techniques.
Most of these recipes are based on healthy staples like whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and both vegetarian and meat protein sources. They’ll get you psyched about eating well again (and might even help kick that cookie-a-day habit you picked up). For a super-easy meal plan, just pick one recipe from each category per day.
Photo: Marla Meridith
1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
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