I’m on week 13 and the end is in sight (in terms of finishing my crazy work schedule for the time being…and vacation)! I thought I’d celebrate early by sharing a new cookbook with you–Eating Clean, by Amie Valpone!
By Amie Valpone
How To Detox Your Diet and Your Life
As you might have guessed, the first part of Eating Clean takes you through a tour of sorts on how to “detox” your diet and life!
Normally, I dislike the word “detox” because I associate it with quick-fix advertisements on juice/tea cleanses and the like, but thankfully that’s not the case in this book (although I did take issue with fluoride being described as a toxin–fluoride helps to lower the risk of dental caries, decayed, missing, or filled primary + permanent teeth!).
That being said, I liked the “eating clean manifesto” Amie shared!
The first rule, “There is no one ideal diet,” is super true–for instance, I really like soy/tofu/eggs, so I’m skipping out on eliminating those. The book sheds light on areas in your life where you could be unknowingly exposing yourself to toxins. She also walks you through a 21-day elimination diet to help you eliminate potential trigger foods and figure out what to replace it with.
Amie also has a section on steps to take to clean out + make over your kitchen/pantry (and home in general), from the edible substances to the tools and cleaning products you use! She helps to decipher food labels, and gives great healthy-eating travel tips + how to explain clean eating to your family/friends if they’re not being supportive.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I’m a fan of making my own skincare products! This book even has a section on that, including ingredients to try to avoid, what to look for in clean products, and how to make your own beauty products!
Trish and I are now meal prep buddies (yes, even though she lives in Delaware and I’m in NJ)! We recently happened upon a health food store and are likely going to be meeting up at some point to make DIY skincare stuffs too. :]
Delicious, Delectable Detox Recipes
There are so, so many delicious-lookin’ recipes in this book! These are the different sections there are to look forward to! :]
- Good Morning: Breakfast and Brunch
- Small Bites
- Appetizers and Soups
- Timeless Salads
- The Main Dish
- More Than Just A Side
- Refreshing and Restoring Sippers
- Dip It, Spread It, Dress It
- Sweets and Treats
- 2-Week Detox Meal Plan
- Anti-Inflammatory Pantry List
- Integrative Medical Testing
- Amie-Approved Products and Vendor
If you’ve been looking for a book to help give you a kickstart to healthier dietary/lifestyle habits (or if you’ve ever been interested in homesteading), you should definitely check out Eating Clean! I can’t wait to try out these recipes! :]
- Have you heard of Eating Clean? Do you ever experience “brain fog” with certain types of food? Potatoes send me into a food coma, but I love em’ so much. :O
- What’s something you can do to “clean up” your life?