While I always appreciate a readymade meal plan, as someone who’s pretty particular about what she eats (okay, picky), they rarely work for me. I’d rather have options and building blocks rather than a one-size-fits-all menu.
Now, if you’d like a detox meal plan, we have them here, here, and here. But if you’d rather have a list of recipes and put together your own custom detox plan, you’re in the right place. I’ve gathered some of our best detox recipes for every meal of the day—and drinks and snacks, just in case you need them. Choose the ones that sound good to you and start the year with a clean slate!
One way to help your body detox is to skip breakfast, fasting from after dinner to lunchtime the next day. But some people just need that morning meal to fuel their day. If this sounds like you, here are some healthy options.
Not having a lunch prepped and ready to go is probably one of the easiest ways to derail any eating plan—especially when there are leftover holiday treats in the office kitchen. All of these recipes can be made in advance and some make enough servings to last you all week long!
For a dinner in January, you want something warm and satisfying—even when you’re on a detox plan. So we’ll skip the salads and opt for nourishing recipes that will keep you full until bedtime.
Optional: Detox Snacks
When you’re detoxing, it’s best to skip the snacks to give your digestive system a rest between meals. But sometimes you just need something, in which case it’s good to be prepared.