Your New Year Health Plan - Start With Food-Lover’s Cleanse

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One of the most popular resolutions taken on the New Year's eve are for perfect health. This makes perfect sense when you come back from that New Year party and sprawl on your living room couch, with a hangover hovering over your head. There is no better time to kickstart your New Year Health Plan than to do it with the Food-Lover’s Cleanse. 


 



On hearing this, you may think that Food- Lover's Cleanse means gulping down glasses of fruit juices and counting the calories. That's not true because Food-Lover's Cleanse means cooking flavorsome meals with healthy ingredients.



The Food - Lover's Cleanse diet plan was developed by food writer Sara Dickerman. Sara and New York-based nutritionist Marrissa Lippert worked in unison to develop day-by-day meal plan that lasted for a fortnight. They depended on various food magazines, cookbooks, and food blogs to come up with amazing food recipes. You can start with Food-Lover's Cleanse with the following foods: Roasted potatoes


 


If you have already decided to go with the Food-Lover’s Cleanse then for the course of 14 days you can try out these foods suggested by Sara and Marissa : Egg omelet with thyme; pumpernickel; dark bread;  mushrooms and caramelized onions; warm  and nutty Cinnamon quinoa (prepared using the almond milk rather than cow’s milk);  whole grain toast; sliced Apple; almond banana smoothie; crisp crackers topped with smoked salmon and yoghurt mixed with chives and red onion; oatmeal porridge prepared using the almond milk and topped with walnuts and banana slices; low fat yoghurt topped with sliced pears, maple syrup, toasted pecans and ground flaxseed; poached eggs with sweet potato hash; muesli with almond milk and thawed raspberries; oatmeal with 2-3 dates, walnuts and almond milk; compote made from dried market fruit; coconut oat pilaf; garam masala tofu scramble .


 


Olive saladIf you are already following Food-Lover’s Cleanse then for 15 days you  can lunch on: Avocado Tartine; West coast albacore tuna with Celery Root and Apple Salad; Leftover Black-Eyed Pea Curry, Spinach salad with apples, sunflower seeds and vinaigrette; Mizuna Salad with Basic Citrus-Shallot Vinaigrette & Left Over Koya Dofu and Vegetables; Leftover Endives, Apples and Grapes, Leftover Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Green salad with Sherry Vinaigrette and pomegranate seeds ;  Five-Spice Beet Soup and top with avocado slices; Leftover oven-roasted broccoli and cauliflower tossed with sautéed apples, tofu, and walnuts; Leftover Curried Lentil Soup , Green Salad with Basic Citrus-Shallot Vinaigrette ; Raw kale salad with toasted almonds, Roasted Butternut Squash and prosciutto ; White Bean and Esacarole Soup with Garlic ; Leftover Vegetables à la Grecque from Heart of the Artichoke ; West coast albacore tuna with chickpeas, olives, and arugula ; Leftover Roasted Yellow Beets and Delicata Squash & Sliced smoked turkey and avocado ; Leftover Winter Borscht.


 


If you are already following with Food-Lover’s Cleanse then for 14  days you can dine on: The Ultimate Winter Couscous; Salmon in a Bengali Mustard Sauce, Black-Eyed Pea Curry; Miso Soup; Pan-Roasted Chicken with Persillade, roasted sweet potatoes, Mache Salad with Basic Citrus-Shallot Vinaigrette; Five-Spice Beet Soup, Seared Grass-Fed Hanger Steak, Warm Escarole Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette; Bulgur Pilaf, Poached Eggs; Curried Lentil Soup, Sautéed Chard, and Fresh Salmon and Lime Cakes; Roast salmon over Avocado and Grapefruit Salad; Vegetables à la Grecque , Quinoa with Pomegranate, Apples and Scallions , Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fruit Chutney ; Orange and Black Olive Salad, Braised Fennel with Lemon, Farro, Radicchio, and Roasted Beet Salad & Whole wheat pita with low-fat tzatziki; Broiled halibut; Roasted Carrots, Parsnips and Meyer Lemon, Sautéed Kale with Pine Nuts and Currants ; Baked Chutney-Stuffed Fish ; Roasted Yellow Beets and Delicata Squash; Winter Borscht , Russian Red Bean Salad ,  Mushroom-Barley Pilaf ; Squash Curry with Red Lentils and Apples; Cumin-Cilantro Chicken Kebabs.


 


You need to start planning soon if you want to go with the New Year Health Plan and the Food-Lover's Cleanse diet with the onset of the year 2012. If you need help, read Marissa Lippert's 12 basic guidelines and portion size guide. 


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