Indulgent Weekend? Here’s Your Monday Detox Menu

Indulgent Weekend? Here’s Your Monday Detox Menu

After a fun weekend full of fancy meals (and nights) out| come back to center with a day of clean eats: just one day of detoxifying recipes can make a huge difference in how you feel for the rest of the week. Shop and prep tonight so you can enjoy these nutrient-rich dishes tomorrow.

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| Breakfast: Green Tea With Lemon

As soon as you wake up| brew a cup of hot green tea. It’s high in catechins| which can speed up your liver’s ability to detox u2014 especially helpful if you’ve been boozing over the weekend. Add a squeeze of lemon to give your cup even more detox power.

| Breakfast: Oatmeal With Fruit

Taking well under 10 minutes from prep to bowl| oatmeal is a quality source of whole grains| offering filling and satisfying calories along with plenty of fiber to aid in healthy digestion. Be sure to choose rolled oats over the prepackaged packets| since they can contain high levels of added sugar. Top your breakfast off with seasonal fruit and a handful of your favorite nuts to boost your bowl’s nutrients.

| Lunch: Apple Cabbage Salad

Apples combine with the dynamic duo of red and Savoy cabbage to create a fiber-filled detox salad that aids in digestion. The addition of fennel seeds adds to the fiber factor| plus a kick of cayenne boosts your metabolism. Feel free to add some grilled chicken breast or garbanzo beans to this salad for extra protein.

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| Afternoon Snack: Brussels Sprout Chips

Craving something crunchy when 2 p.m. rolls around? Instead of reaching for chips| bake up a batch of beautiful in-season brussels sprout chips that take just 10 minutes to roast in the oven. In addition to being a satisfying snack| brussels sprouts are a great source of digestion-supporting fiber and detoxifying sulfur.

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| Dinner: Ginger Carrot Soup

A light yet filling liquid dinner is the perfect way to close your delicious detox menu. Try this satisfying and spicy ginger-carrot soup. It’s high in vitamin A| vitamin C| and manganese| which helps to aid in digestion.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr