Monday, January 28, 2013

Another round of DETOX

After all of the holiday goodies and treats my body was basically begging me for a detox. I started having frequent stomach aches (gluten for sure) and even gained a few pounds (gasp!). I wanted to reverse the harmful effects of carbs and sweets and get back on track, so water and veggies galore!

I uesd all of my past detox recipes and even added in a few new ones:

Can't live without a little berry salad dressing-- Fresh Raspberry Dressing

OR SOUP! -- Detox Vegetable Soup

You can find my other detox recipes here.

This time around I added in some tomato soup, roasted spaghetti squash with homemade tomato sauce, and a delicious sauteed veggie medley that I could eat every day. And I did. I even adding in a sweet treat - frozen mango smoothies. YUM.

This was now my third detox and I must say this was the easiest time around. TLS is truly the best program because it is just so darn easy! Only 7 days of detox torture (ha) then there are so many delicious foods to eat you won't even realize you're on a "diet". The scale will start going down and your belt will get a few loops looser!

Preparing ahead of time is key. I do a BJs run and buy every kind of fruit and vegetable that I like, then chop everything up and put portions in ziplock bags to grab and go. You should see my refrigerator.

Here is an easy recipe for detox stir-fry:

1 lb fresh asparagus
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
2 cups steamed broccoli
2 cups mushrooms (I prefer portobello)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt & Pepper

In a large saute pan cook onion and pepper for about 3 minutes until the onion starts to brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and saute about 5-7 mins until everything is tender.

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