6 December Detox Dishes to Kick off the New Year

6 December Detox Dishes to Kick off the New Year

It’s almost that time of year. You know, where we make resolutions for the upcoming 12 months, which usually results in making you feel better for about a month, before you return to your old ways.

But if you’ve vowed to eat better in 2018, shedding those extra pounds doesn’t regulate you a year of steamed vegetables.

With January on the horizon, there’s no better time to reset your eating habits. To get you started, here are six recipes that’ll help you cut calories, without cutting taste.

Kale Salad with Poached Salmon, Apple, and Avocado

The recipe: Kale Salad With Poached Salmon, Apple, and Avocado


Salmon and avocado are premier sources of heart-healthy fats. But this dish offers much more than good-for-you cholesterol; turmeric is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, while raw honey is a strong source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Ingredients: Yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, coriander, raw honey, salt, black pepper

Calories: 389

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

The recipe: Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

This salad is more than calorie-conscious addition to your diet – it’s packed with must-have superfoods such as almonds, pomegranates, and Brussels sprouts. The good fats and vitamins are rich throughout this dish, so indulge to your heart’s content!

Ingredients: Almonds, avocado oil, garlic, rice vinegar, miso, tamari or soy sauce, raw honey, Brussels sprouts, salt, pomegranate seeds, black pepper

Calories: 265

Golden Milk Oatmeal

The recipe: Golden Milk Oatmeal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this golden oatmeal is sure to start your day right.

Oatmeal is already a good nutritional choice, and this recipe adds spices, and the aforementioned raw honey, making it a tastier alternative to the boring old oats you’re used to.

Ingredients: Full-fat coconut milk, raw honey, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, old-fashioned oats

Calories: 397

Beet Noodles with Herbed Cashew Cream Sauce

The recipe: Beet Noodles with Herbed Cashew Cream Sauce


When you think of pasta, beets aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this vibrant beet noodle dish is both healthy, tasty, and sure to turn your friend’s heads!

Ingredients: Cashews, olive oil, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, avocado oil, beet noodles

Calories: 306

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Vegetables

The recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Vegetables

This is a healthier version of the takeout staple, trading cauliflower for rice. Experiment with the honey and Sriracha to find the ideal balance of sweet, and spicy.

Ingredients: Soy sauce, rice vinegar, raw honey, avocado oil, shiitake mushrooms, sea salt, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, scallions, baby bok choy, cauliflower rice, sesame oil, Sriracha, sesame seeds

Calories: 238

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth

The recipe: Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth


A healthy dish that’ll keep you satisfied throughout the day or overnight, mussels are the real deal. They’re not only packed with protein, but low in cholesterol, too.

Ingredients: Avocado oil, garlic, shallot, salt, black pepper, white wine, tomatoes, honey, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, basil, thyme, mussels, crusty sourdough

Calories: 346

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