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Detox Your Kitchen!

It’s that time of year- the holidays are sadly over and most of us are ready to step up our game in the fitness and nutrition department!  It can be tempting to follow a trendy plan that leads to a quick result. I understand completely the desire to see that quick weight loss, fast muscle building, renewed energy, etc. But if you were really honest with yourself, you would probably agree with me that most of these trends aren’t maintainable. I think the best place to start your journey to better health, increased energy, stable blood sugar, healthy blood lipid levels, weight loss, etc. is right where you (hopefully) do most of your eating- in your very own kitchen! Watch the clip below to learn how to “detox your kitchen” of food offenders preventing us from reaching our goals. Start with this simple task and add in more steps with your diet plan when you are ready.

BETTER HEALTH FOR 2014: DETOX YOUR KITCHEN RECIPES

WHISK THE INGREDIENTS IN EACH OF THESE RECIPES TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHFUL DRESSING FOR SALADS OR AS A MARINADE FOR PROTEIN (FISH, CHICKEN, TURKEY, ETC). STORE IN A GLASS CONTAINER IN THE FRIDGE OR UP TO 3 WEEKS.

PRACTICAL NUTRITION APPROVED “DO IT YOURSELF” SALAD DRESSINGS

“CLEANSING” LEMON PARSLEY VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 TBLS CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY
  • 1 TBLS CHOPPED FRESH GARLIC
  • ¼ CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • ¾ CUP ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  • 2 TBLS FRESH LEMON JUICE
  • PINCH OF SEAL SALT (OPTIONAL)

ROSEMARY GARLIC VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 TBLS CHOPPED FRESH ROSEMARY
  • 1 TBLS CHOPPED FRESH GARLIC
  • ¼ CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • ¾ CUP ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  • PINCH OF SEAL SALT (OPTIONAL)

HONEY MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 TBLS ORGANIC DIJON MUSTARD
  • 2 TSP PURE HONEY (ORGANIC AND RAW IF POSSIBLE)
  • ¼ CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • ¾ CUP ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  • PINCH OF SEAL SALT (OPTIONAL)

PRACTICAL NUTRITION APPROVED SWEET TREATS

PURCHASE A CONTAINER OF WHOLE PITTED DATES. DIP THEM INTO A SMALL AMOUNT OF REAL MAPLE SYRUP AND ROLL THEM INTO VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING NUTRITIOUS AND NATURALLY SWEET DIPS:
• UNSWEETENED, ORGANIC COCONUT FLAKES
• ALMOND BUTTER
• ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER/”PB2 POWDER”
• UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER MIXED WITH A PINCH OF STEVIA
• CHOPPED PECANS OR WALNUTS

About Ana Elisabeth

I am a Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutritionist. A few of areas of health I address with my clients include Diabetes and weight management, sports nutrition, and holistic detoxification. [Full Bio]