DETOX YOUR KITCHEN
Evolve Yourself® Kitchen Detox …Over the next few weeks I’ll be taking you through some tips to clean out your diet, mind, wardrobe and outlook on life!
In this post I’ll be taking you through a kitchen detox.
We can appreciate that if we eat poorly our health and energy will reflect this. The same goes for eating a diet of high nutrition that feeds our body to operate optimally. Detoxing can be fun and will ultimately help you feel great.
In my household, life gravitates around my open plan kitchen. It is the eating and social hub of the house and it’s also where temptation starts and where I begin with my de-cluttering and removing those tempting items.
Be honest and ruthless when it comes to clearing out your fridge, pantry and treats stash; I know you have one! My own weakness is honey chicken soy potato crisps; I have very little willpower if these babies are lurking in my home.
To prepare your kitchen for the cleanse, you’ll need to get rid of any existing food nasties.
‘I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me’. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Evolve Yourself® Kitchen Detox …let’s do this
Start with your pantry, here we suggest you remove (or donate) processed or tinned items, packet pasta, chips, biscuits and white rice.
Next up; the fridge. Again, if it’s processed I would encourage you to stop buying it. As much as possible avoid buying items with added sugar …sugar can be disguised with names like glucose, sucrose, caramel ,corn syrup to name a few. An important side note, there’s no reason to avoid the sugar that is naturally present in whole foods. For ‘the 56 Most Common Names for Sugar (Some Are Tricky)’ head here to Healthline.
Blend up those leftovers – a dash of mint can make all the difference!
- Drinks The aim is to get rid of artificial ingredients or caffeine so substitute fizzy soft drink, coffee or other drinks that are high in sugar, for a juice or flavoured herbal tea. Have it hot or cold and add a little honey or agave syrup to sweeten.
- Fruit and Veg if you have existing produce that is approaching its use by date, here are a couple of uses for them until your next shop:
- JUICE IT UP! Put them into a blender with ginger, some fresh lemon and ice along with any herbs you might have for a great juice. I put mine in a glam crystal glass to have a bit of fun with it. Left over juice will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for approximately 2 days.
- GET YOUR FRITTATA ON! Great for any veg like potatoes, zucchini or cauliflower. These can be finely chopped or grated into a tray lined with baking paper, along with 6-12 lightly beaten eggs, seasoning and some fresh herbs. Top with any seasoning you have available, like nuts, seeds or chilli flakes. Bake in a fan assisted oven at 200 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Once you’ve cleaned out the nasties, you’re ready to fill up your fridge and pantry with less refined and healthier options.
Next week we cover the Tech Detox
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