If you're like most people, the holidays came and went in the blink of an eye. A whirlwind of food and drink that left you in desperate need of a detox. It's so difficult to say no to all the decadent party treats (and you shouldn't have to). All this indulging does add up — in the form of bloating, tummy troubles and pants that fit a little tighter than we may like. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to start implementing some new, healthy recipes into your week.
We've rounded up some of the best detox recipes to help reset your body after weeks of heavy, nap-inducing foods. These delicious, healthy recipes are teeming with vegetables, fiber, whole grains, protein and minimal added sugar that will help you get back on track in no time. And best of all, they're simple to make. So try them out and start this year with an extra spring in your step.
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Roasted Salmon Detox Salad
This lemony salmon salad is packed with fresh flavors as well as protein and omega fatty acids that will leave you satisfied (and less prone to mindless snacking later). Fresh, crunchy asparagus, cucumber and beets paired with peppery watercress and refreshing citrus dressing make a nice break from the heavy foods you ate all holiday season long. It's quick to assemble and the dressing can be mixed in a mason jar for minimum cleanup. Try it for a hearty lunch or light supper.
Simple to assemble and eat, these spicy vegan breakfast bowls can be made ahead of time. The bold mix of spices and espresso will give you extra pep in your step. Full of fiber, whole grains and protein, these bowls will fill you up and stick with you. Make them extra decadent with a topping of dark chocolate and coconut cream.
Let's face it, a big bowl of pasta is one of the ultimate comfort dishes. This lighter take on the classic scampi dish loads up on protein-packed shrimp while still retaining the delicious lemon and garlic flavors of the original. This is a great option for those looking to cut carbs or gluten by substituting zucchini noodles for pasta, which have a similar mouthfeel that is truly satisfying — and healthier to boot. Plus, it'll give you a chance to use that veggie spiralizer that's been collecting dust.
There's nothing more soothing than a bowl of chicken soup. Whether to calm a cold, warm up a dreary day or simply warm your belly, this version has tons of veggies and hearty quinoa (hello protein) with a bright burst of citrus. The best part is, you can whip it up in one pot in less than 30 minutes.