Have those hefty party nibbles, that extra helping of stuffing, and the slice of pie from Thanksgiving put your cravings into overdrive? Worried that those festive splurges have derailed your diet for the rest of the holiday season? It’s not uncommon for your body to want foods high in carbohydrates, refined sugars, and salt following a few days of glutinous eating.
But, here’s the good news. You can tame your taste buds quickly to stave off those cravings and get back on track towards healthy eating in no time. We’ll show you how with our 3-Day Healthy Eating Reset that emphasizes naturally cleansing, whole foods.
3-Day Healthy Eating Reset
Each meal is packed with protein and filled with detoxifying fruits and vegetables that will keep you satisfied and banish your desire for junk foods. Start now and you’ll feel more energized, less bloated, and keep extra weight off from now until Christmas. Here’s how to get started.
Breakfast: Tropical Green Smoothies
Full of flavor this non-dairy smoothie provides sweetness with the spice from fresh ginger. Spinach gives this refreshing drink its bright green color and adds a dose of chlorophyll, which will help your body detox. Serve with a handful of nuts for a boost of healthy fat and protein
Lunch: Easy Vegetable and Beef Soup
While some soups rely on hours of simmering, this easy-to-prepare recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes. Chock-full of fiber-rich vegetables and lean protein, it will keep you satisfied until dinner. You can make it up to three days ahead—the flavor will only get better while it sits in your refrigerator.
Naturally-detoxifying avocado, blueberries and spinach join forces with omega-3 rich salmon in this hearty salad. Let the fillet cook undisturbed over medium-high heat for a beautiful crust and a moist and juicy center.
Breakfast: Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothies
Smoothies are a great way to get a nourishing breakfast on hectic mornings—you can sip them while your getting ready to take on the day. The combination of milk and Greek yogurt will give you the necessary fuel you need to power through the morning. Any combination of fresh berries will work in this smoothie.
Lunch: Chicken-Zucchini Noodle Soup
This hands-off soup basically cooks itself—just add the ingredients to your slow cooker and press start. Your lunch will be ready for you when you’re ready for it. Zucchini noodles (also called zoodles) offer a nice departure from the traditional pasta in this classic dish. To save more time, look for zucchini noodles at your supermarket alongside the other fresh cut produce.
Dinner: Asian-Style Meatball Bowls
Power-up with this hearty Asian-inspired one-dish meal that’s part salad and part stir-fry. Crisp veggies, warm rice, and saucy meatballs are combined to make this yummy meal-in-a-bowl. But the secret to this dish’s deliciousness is in its lime-soy dressing—it gives this recipe its outstanding sweet and savory flavor.
Breakfast: Breakfast Salad
Salad for breakfast? Yes, we know this may seem odd—but stay with us. A salad is a smart way to get at least two extra servings of vegetables—it’s balanced, filling and will give you sustained energy all morning long. We promise this combination of eggs, bacon, and avocado is worth waking up for!
Lunch: Black Bean and Salsa Soup
Enjoy the spicy Southwestern flavors of this quick soup for your mid-day meal. Here, canned beans and broth get gussied-up with fresh salsa, chili powder, and cumin, then finished with a touch of sour cream for richness. Because beans are an excellent source of fiber, they’ll help your body detoxify. Be sure to rinse and drain the beans—this will reduce their sodium content by 40%.
Getting your fill of antioxidants is easy with this vibrant skillet dish: broccoli, red bell peppers, and carrots are loaded with them. Cauliflower crumbles stand-in for rice to give you a lower-carb, lower-calorie alternative to grains.
After the Reset
Three days gives you enough time to reset your eating habits, refocus your goals, and restart your plans. If you need a guide to keep going with these healthy-eating habits, look no further than our Quick & Healthy Meal Plan.
Each recipe on our weekly Quick & Healthy plan is designed to give you plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Plus, each recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less, so you can’t use the excuse that you don’t have time to cook well for yourself and your family.
New! Save even more time when you’re planning meals by sending your grocery list to your neighborhood store for delivery or pick-up. eMeals now offers you the ability to send your list to Instacart, AmazonFresh, Kroger ClickList, and Walmart Pickup. This makes staying on a healthy-eating track even easier.