Try this steamed fish recipe for lunch while cleansing on the Clean Program. En papillote is the French term for the method of preparing food by steaming or baking it in parchment paper. You can also use aluminum foil, but I love how pretty and crinkly the parchment paper is; it gives the meal an aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye and it creates a beautiful presentation when serving. I love how many possibilities this method of cooking gives you for this steamed fish recipe. I’d love to hear what other meals you prepare en papillote, so feel free to leave your comments at the end!
In honor of today, this delicious winter soup contains ingredients that are traditionally lucky for the New Year. All around the world, beans are a symbol of abundance. Eating them around New Year’s is a good omen for the year ahead. Protein packed, with just enough spice, this soup is a perfect winter meal. It’s also in keeping with another New Year’s tradition, leaving a bit of your leftovers on the table at midnight, to guarantee a plentiful year ahead. This is fitting if you’re beginning a cleanse or healthy routine, to leave the table satisfied but not overstuffed.
Here are two wintery treats that will take you through the holiday season and beyond. Both taste super tasty but are definitely healthier than their traditional versions. What a great way to spread some real holiday cheer!
This halibut recipe would make an elegant holiday dish, and it would also be great for any other season, whether or not we’re cleansing on the 21-Day Clean Program. This three-part halibut recipe creates a gourmet meal that is super easy to make.
Healthy and gluten-free butternut squash noodles and a uniquely delicious pesto make a wonderful warming meal. Using winter greens means we can stick to local and seasonal eating, which is better for our bodies and for the planet. All ingredients provide you with a hearty dose of nutrients, including vitamin C to keep winter colds at bay. These butternut squash noodles are perfect for your 21-Day Clean Program. We LOVE this recipe, and it’s such a snap to make. Enjoy.
Broccoli and cheddar soup — only it’s not really cheddar. Creamy and nourishing, this vegan soup is packed with antioxidant-filled broccoli, tons of comfort, and none of the hard-to-digest dairy. Nutritional yeast gives this vegan broccoli cheddar soup a cheesy flavor, and as a bonus, it is also full of B vitamins. The leeks also add to the antioxidant power of this meal. There’s a Spanish saying: “Between soup and love, the first is better.” Vegan broccoli cheddar soup might help the case for that.
Breakfast for dinner used to be one of my favorite meals as a kid. Especially since it often involved pancakes, which are great anytime of the day. This vegan pancake recipe is fast to make and creates a delicious meal, even for non-vegans. The leftovers can always be wrapped and put in the toaster the next day with almond butter or jam. This vegan pancake recipe is also gluten, dairy, and sugar free. Easily create a savory dish by topping these with fruit or sauteed vegetables.
No need to deny a craving for nachos while cleansing on the Clean Program. This healthy nacho recipe is quick to make, works as a filling lunch, and has a delicious bite that’s hard to resist. The cashew cheese gives you lots of protein (and is a great alternative to dairy cheese), but if you want more, try adding shredded chicken.
We almost decided to call this recipe “Better Than Coleslaw,” since it’s a much more healthy version of the traditional side dish. Lighter ingredients like olive oil and apple cider vinegar take the place of mayonnaise. The purple cabbage is eaten raw, which preserves the myrosinase enzymes. Our autumn coleslaw recipe pairs perfectly with the pulled chicken recipe from last week. It’s also a great salad topping, and as an added bonus, the apple cider vinegar helps with digestion and acid reflux. Try this recipe during the 21-Day Clean Program. We hope you enjoy it.