Clean Slate: Three Detoxifying Recipes

Featured Article, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition, Special Diets
on February 6, 2015

Do you feel sluggish and “bleh” most of the time? Is your skin dull and your stomach bloated? Do you feel like you’re in need of a total-body reboot? If so, you might want to take a stab at eating “clean.” So-called clean eating diets—which eschew processed foods in favor of whole, organic foods—are designed to reset your health, detox your body, and help you feel your very best. Here, we’ve selected three nutrient-rich recipes from the new cookbook Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide, the latest from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. Featuring fresh, quality ingredients and plenty of superfoods, these meals will reset your body and flush out harmful toxins, helping you feel (and look!) like a million bucks.

Wild Salmon, Asparagus, and Shiitakes in Parchment

Take a cue from professional chefs and cook fish en papillote. This type of steaming yields moist and tender fish that takes on the flavors of the other ingredients.

Wild Salmon, Asparagus, and Shiitakes in Parchment

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa 

Make this dish when butternut squash and Brussels sprouts are in abundance. The tahini and mixed-herb sauce is delicious and versatile; any extra is great on salads or as a dip for raw veggies.

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa

Chicken Paillards with Squash and Spinach

Most people reach for butternut or acorn squash, but there are other varieties worth exploring, including Japanese kabocha squash. With its slightly sweet flesh and edible skin (which also contains many nutrients), kabocha is especially good roasted; try it steamed, too.

Chicken Paillards with Squash and Spinach