10 Delicious Detox Recipe Ideas (That Actually Contain Food)
When we say “detox,” we’re talking about refocusing the mind, body, and palate on healthy, tasty, and nutritious foods. Most of these recipes are based on healthy staples like whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and both vegetarian and meat protein sources. Enjoy!
1. California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado, and Rice Bowls
The weather outside may be frightful, but these grilled chicken bowls are delightful (and well worth a trip outdoors). Combine grilled chicken, red peppers, and zucchini with rice (choose brown for more fiber), homemade guacamole, tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cheese.
2. Mediterranean Breakfast Tostadas
Fresh, healthy, and tasty, these Mediterranean tostados combine hummus, scrambled eggs, veggies and feta cheese for potentially one of the best breakfasts in the books. Eggs and hummus are an unlikely combo, but trust us—it's a good surprise.
3. Rainbow Salad
The best way to eat healthy (without thinking about it too much) is to make sure there are a variety of colors and hues on your plate at every meal. This one-bowl salad takes care of lunch on that front. Chopped romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, red pepper, and avocado provide a veritable rainbow of produce. Add sesame seeds and salt and pepper on top for flavor.
4. Black Bean Lettuce Wraps With Grilled Corn Salsa and Cilantro Lime Rice
The cool crunch of the lettuce plus the warmth of the rice and beans makes these lettuce wraps a worthy alternative to Chipotle any night. Add the corn salsa for an extra kick of spice!
5. Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad With Poppyseed Dressing
This salad might just be the definition of "fresh." With baby spinach, avocado, strawberries, onions, almonds for crunch, and cheese, it's everything we could want in a healthy salad.
6. Quinoa Salad With Asparagus, Peas, Avocado, and Lemon Basil Dressing
Get excited about eating healthy with this fresh and bright grain salad that’s far from boring. Combine quinoa, asparagus, peas, basil, and avocado, and top it all with lemon juice and salt and pepper.
7. Vegan Cauliflower, Potato, and Chickpea Curry
Cauliflower, potato, and a truck-load of herbs and spices make this curry dish immensely flavorful. Light coconut milk (added to vegetable broth) strikes a balance between creamy, savory, and filling.
8. Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites
Fifteen minutes in the food processor, 30 in the fridge, and these healthy cranberry pistachio energy bites are ready for you to eat (how many depends on willpower).
9. Coconut Oil Roasted Beets
Underdog beets get the finger-popping treatment with this coconut oil recipe. Just 35 minutes in the oven takes the 3-ingredient snack right to the edge of caramelized and crispy, where we'd like to spend our lives.
10. Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese
Take advantage of these slightly sweet winter root vegetables by making this side dish, stat. It’s simple—just roast beets in a sauce made from olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and thyme. When the beets are cooked all the way through (about 30 minutes), slice them up and sprinkle with creamy goat cheese.