So maybe you went a little overboard with the Christmas cookies, or perhaps you over-imbibed on New Year’s Eve. No worries. To help you kickstart your recovery plan, we have clean eating recipes that are as delicious as they are healthful.
By Jeanette Morelan
Arugula, Romaine and Pear Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls have stepped into the spotlight over the course of the last year, and we think they’re here to stay. A cool, refreshing smoothie blend—topped with a variety of different fruit, nuts and veggies—is our new favorite way to sneak in extra nutrients in a hurry. See the recipe.
If you’re struggling to kick your cookie cravings, this smoothie is just the ticket— banana, almond milk, fresh ginger and spices make for one satisfying sip. See the recipe.
Beet and Carrot Bake
So, you’re detoxing. There’s no need for you to feel deprived. Sometimes all it means is filling up on the right things. This simple casserole, for example, would make the perfect filling complement to your choice of lean protein. See the recipe.
Whole Wheat Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins
Whether you enjoy them for breakfast or a snack on the go, these dense, filling muffins will give you the energy you need to power through your day—no “carb crash” involved. See the recipe.
Roasted Acorn Squash and Arugula Salad
The winter months are the perfect time to add a little warmth to your salad recipes. Here, fresh roasted acorn squash complements spicy arugula perfectly, while pomegranate seeds add a hint of sweetness and crunch. See the recipe.
Nourishing Winter Bowl
This stunning winter bowlful is more than just beautiful—its vibrant colors actually spell plenty of nutrients. And with a starter recipe like this one, the possible ingredient combinations are virtually endless. See the recipe.
Vietnamese Hot and Sour Tamarind Soup
The bright, fresh flavors of this Asian-inspired soup will leave you feeling satisfied, but not weighed down—and comforted, but not guilty. See the recipe.
Winter Vegetable Quinoa Bowl
Hearty quinoa makes the perfect base for this combination of brussels sprouts, butternut squash, mushrooms and onions, while pumpkin seeds and cranberries provide crunch and a hint of sweetness. See the recipe.
Grapefruit Roasted Beets, Greens and White Beans
This winter salad combines some of our favorite cool-weather flavors—the freshness of citrus and with the earthiness of beets. See the recipe.
Carrot, Apple and Ginger Detox Soup
Creamy, sweet and a little spicy, this soup packs quite the punch—and it’s loaded with nutrients to boot! See the recipe.
Dark Chocolate Detox Bites
Don’t worry—we saved the best for last. It’s totally possible to enjoy chocolate while eating clean: this combination of superfood fruits, nuts and seeds makes these morsels both healthy and delicious. That’s a win, if you ask us. See the recipe.