Detox Cred: This tangy raw slaw is supremely cleansing. The apple-cider vinaigrette may help lower cholesterol and blood-glucose levels. Earthy hemp seeds deliver protein and healthy fats. Use them throughout the plan in salads, soups, and smoothies.
For the best you've ever tasted, think outside the box. This do-it-yourself mix can be customized with whatever nuts, seeds, and dried fruit sound good to you. (We've included some of our favorite combinations.)
The pumpkin seeds in our muesli are an excellent source of protein, magnesium, and zinc. Toasting brings out the nutty nuances in the blend. Serve it with low-fat plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, such as pitted sweet cherries or berries. Both are high in fiber and rich in antioxidants.
A puree of sweet potatoes, apple, and leeks gets an earthy spiciness from a chipotle chile coated in adobo sauce. (You may want to omit the chile if making this for kids.) The silky soup relies on its fresh ingredients, not heavy cream or butter, to achieve its rich flavor.