Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best from the editors of Martha Stewart Living is just the book you need to kick start your diet and reset your body for a healthy 2015.
I say this with conviction as I watched my husband pour through the pages with a laser focus on the smoothies section. Like most families, we race out the door in the morning. Breakfast consists of slurping down a smoothie. In-house, we have debates over whether or not this is the healthiest choice to make (I dump chocolate protein powder, a handful of spinach and some ice and water in the Vitamix, and call it a day). But once he saw the smoothies in Clean Slate, he was hooked.
How do I know he was hooked? A quick trip to the grocery store resulted in this stash: fresh blueberries, kale, almond milk, Greek yogurt, parsley, ginger (I had to explain what that one looked like), romaine lettuce, and a fresh pineapple that lingers on our countertop waiting to be peeled and chopped for the Vitamix. When my husband gets going, he goes for it.
Me? I’ve tabbed the fish recipes, including one for shrimp, cod and fennel soup (I’ve never met a soup I didn’t like). Then there’s black cod with herbs, black sea bass with barley (use millet to make it gluten-free) and seared halibut tacos for Tuesday night tacos.
There’s also a great chapter on restocking your pantry to eliminate unhealthy fats and stock up on healthy grains. And I could definitely use Golden Rule #8 stapled to my forehead: Stay Hydrated. Especially with all that coffee I drink.
Clean Slate is for anyone looking to improve their diet – it’s more than a cookbook, it’s really a primer for healthy eating in the 21st century.
And guess what? There’s even room for dessert. What’s not to love about that?!
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