After a weekend like the one we just had—a long weekend filled with burgers, buns, and let’s be honest, probably some beer—eating yet another big meal can feel more like a burden than something to look forward to. Which is why, for this week’s recipes, we’ve rounded up five light meals that are loaded with vitamin-packed, detoxifying goodies like beets, kale, avocado and asparagus. Not only do these foods taste delicious, they also each pack a body-cleansing punch: Beets help to clean out the liver, kale is high in antioxidants, avocado boasts tons of heart-healthy fats and fiber and asparagus cleanses the kidneys and works as a natural anti-inflammatory. Meaning, not only will these meals taste good, they’ll make you feel good, too. Happy cooking!
It’s the phrase heard round the world come Monday morning, usually after a weekend spent downing a few too many margaritas and “recuperating” with greasy egg-and-cheese bagels and bacon-infused Bloody Marys: Man, I really need to detox. These words are usually followed up with a quick trip to our favorite juice shop and a pledge to never eat processed food again, and voila: like magic, the detox process has commenced. Right?
Well, not so much. And this misunderstanding of the term “detox” is exactly why Refinery29 decided to break it down for us. Because, while a good chunk of folks have uttered these exact words, it’s doubtful many could explain what they actually mean. Here, five key points from Refinery29’s piece to remember about the ubiquitous detox:
The never-ending “detox” talk throughout the month of the January can be a bit much. I mean, I get it—everyone wants to lose the five pounds they gained during the month-long booze-cruise better known as The Holidays. I’m with you on that one. And I’m totally on board with a nutritional detox after weeks of consuming mostly vodka and sugar cookies. But shouldn’t we also be talking about cleansing a few other areas of our lives? I mean, who else has been living on a hearty diet of Netflix and On Demand for the past two weeks? I can’t be the only one.
There are enough juice-cleanses out there to last you until next century. So instead of adding to that very long list, we’ve thought of a few lifestyle cleanses to help you start the new year off right. Read up, choose one (or a few), and hop on the detox bandwagon without sacrificing your morning muffin. (Although, you probably should ditch the morning muffin because, really, it’s just cake.)
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Provided we all survive Saturday’s scheduled apocalypse, Tuesday, May 24 is National Escargot Day. And at Foobooz, we had you covered with all the snail-day happenings.
Bibou has a dinner planned. So does Bistrot La Minette and Matyson and Southwark. Want more information? You can find it all right here…