Anyone Doing the Food Lover's Cleanse from Bon Appétit?

Anyone Doing the Food Lover's Cleanse from Bon Appétit?

Emma Christensen
Jan 24, 2012

I'm a little late to the party with this one, but did you guys see that Bon Appétit has menus for a two-week "Food Lover's Cleanse" on their website? Even if you're not into the cleansing aspect of it, this looks to me like a great round-up of everyday recipes with ideas for using leftovers.

Bon Appétit's version of the cleanse diet is really more of a crash course in healthy eating. The menus feature lots of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean meats. Proper portion sizes are emphasized, but judging by the pictures, they aren't at all skimpy.

But maybe even more important than all that is the fact that every one of these meals makes my mouth water, from the Blueberry Hot Cereal on Day 1 to the Broccoli Rabe and Bulgar Salad on Day 13. These dishes are healthy, but they don't hold back on flavor. That's the kind of "cleanse" that speaks to me.

Did any of you do the Bon Appétit cleanse?

Read more: Bon Appétit's 2012 Food Lover's Cleanse from Bon Appétit

Related: Kitchen Tour: Arlene Goes Paleo in Brooklyn

(Image: Kimberly Hasselbrink/Bon Appétit)

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