Has anyone else slipped off the wagon over Passover and Easter? As a multicultural family, we celebrate everything! Now it’s time to get back on the straight and narrow. I’ve designed a sensible detox plan (with yummy food) for a seven day period. The main reason I detox is to feel healthy, but of course there are many added benefits. Detox starts on Monday, so below is a meal plan and shopping list for the week ahead. Who’s in?
Loads of veggies- kale, spinach, onions, lettuce, zucchini, watercress, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, cauliflower, pumpkin, broccoli, tomatoes, potato (you won’t need many of these), frozen greens and peas, fruit; apples, lemons, oranges, berries, bananas etc.
Herbs- coriander, mint, basil
Tofu (firm), Japanese marinated tofu, turkey, chicken, whole free range chicken to roast, beef stewing meat (500g), salmon, can of tuna, leg of lamb, free range eggs
Olive oil, Massel stock cubes (vegetable and chicken), nuts (unsalted, almonds/walnuts/ brazilian)
Cans of diced tomatoes (large ones)
coconut water, filtered water, herbal tea (optional)
The idea here is to be flexible. Breakfast is the same throughout the week, a green juice (with kale, spinach, cucumber, mint and apple), fruit salad, and lemon tea.
Morning tea is a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit.
Lunch is a vegetable soup (carrot and ginger, watercress, tomato and basil, broccoli and cauliflower, spinach and potato,
cheat’s chicken soup, pea and pesto) and a small amount of protein (either tofu, turkey or chicken)
Dinner recipes include; Pumpkin Tofu Curry, Roast Comfort Chicken, Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Cauliflower Mash, Baked Salmon and Greens, Salad Nicoise, Zucchini Frittata, Lamb Roast with Mash and Greens
If you don’t have booze, sugar,dairy and gluten in the house it can really help when you’re doing a detox. If the triggers aren’t there, you’re less likely to slip into a pit of sugary, fatty toxins
You might want to prepare your meals the day before, so everything is ready. Having the soup already made and the fruit salad already chopped will make life a lot easier.
This is just a guide line. You can adapt these recipes, repeat them or skip them. The goal is just to have healthy food and beverages for a week and notice the difference in your overall well being. Good luck! xx