But after an insanely indulgent holiday season of dessert after every meal—even after a breakfast of cookies—I started to reconsider. And after reading about the Food Lover's Cleanse in the latest issue of Bon Appetit over a white-chocolate dipped biscotti, I thought, this is a cleanse I can support. It's a two week menu of wholesome, home-cooked meals filled with whole grains, lean protein, good fats, tons of fruits and veggies—you know, the stuff you're supposed to be eating all the time.
After doing the grocery shopping for the first week, I know I won't be hungry. In fact, I am nervous about how I am going to eat all this produce—I feel like I could feed a rabbit army here. The menu is also a bit labor-intensive, and some of the ingredients a little too fancy (skipped those!) but I am going to pare it down and do the best I can.
I am starting today and will post my progress on the Navy St. Facebook and Twitter pages over the next two weeks if you want to follow along. Wish me luck!
(Photos via bonappetit.com)