When you start a detox, the main concern becomes how am I going to cook for me and family separately.
With a bit of planning, this can become easier and remember when you detox you eat less, you eliminate many things from your diet so your part actually has less work:)
If you are interested in going for detox, I suggest you read my blog post about detoxing here and understand well before you go for yourself. And always consider your own health, check with your doctor if you have some special conditions.
Here is my Ayurvedic detox menu for the week, which will be more or less the same everyday with a little varition that I mention below.
I am going to try recipes from Laura Plumb, Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners. I already did a few great recipes from her book and really enjoyed them as well as the easy to grasp information on Ayurveda.
This week I will make a transition of having less dairy, caffeine, alcohol, gluten and sugar. And then the next 2 weeks I will cut completely for a good cleanse. I like transitions better however some people like to do it all at once, so you can decide on it.
Weekly Ayurvedic Menu
1 boiled egg with either of the below:
Gluten free Oat or quinoa porridge p85-86
Chia pudding p.90
Mung bean crepe p.92
Pumpkin Nut bread p.95
Autumn Kitchari p.110 for 3 days
("Kitchari, sometimes spelled Kichidi, is split mung bean and rice cooked long and slow, often with spices and ghee. It is an Ayurvedic staple – balancing, tonifying and cleansing." from Laura Plumb)
Sesame Noodle Stir Fry p.111
Roasted Vegetable Bowl p.109
Tofu Tamari Bowl p.108
Pistachio Rice with Tahini Yogurt with delicious Dal p.113
In the Ayurvedic detox it is mostly light soups and vegetables so I chose like this:
Green Vegetable Soup (My recipe, I will share from Instagram!) - 4 nights
Miso Soup p-122
Coconut Squash Dal p.128
Rice Biryani p.132
(yes you can! Just 2-3 times per week and be careful with the amount and replace sugar)
Pistachio Truffles p.164
Here is my Ayurvedic detox menu for the week, which will be more or less the same everyday with a little variation that I mention below.
Nutty Crusted Apple Pie
Dinner Menu for the boys (Mines are 13 and 16 yo):
Monday: Pasta with chicken, dried tomatoes and pesto sauce; Mixed green salad
Tuesday: Same as Monday, Miso Soup, Carrot Salad
Wednesday: Fish Tacos, salsa, guacamole Jamie Oliver's Everyday Super Food book, page 86
Thursday: Black beans, Sweet Potatoes, Jamie Oliver's Everyday Super Food book, page 110 and Mexican Rice (from my friend Dilay!)
Friday: Tasty Samosas (beef, onion, sweet potato) p.188, Grilled lamb chops, tomato-walnut salsa
Weekend: Sesame seared salmon p.150, baked potato and mushrooms
Voila! I hope these are helpful for you, too. Please send me your feedbacks, comments from here or my Instagram account, Fitgurme. I always share the daily cooking adventures and my yoga journey there, too.