Last year I did the Bon Appetit Food Lover's Cleanse. It was pretty damn difficult- the ingredients were hard to find, the meals took a long time to cook. There was a lot of preparation that went into everything. It's hard to plan each and every meal in a day, let alone stick to a dinner plan. So, this year, I'm using the Cleanse Guidelines as inspiration, and rocking my own menus.
Note on the following menu I specifically state the veggies- sometimes I just imply that we're going to have a salad or cook some peas and it never happens. I'm planning to incorporate vegetables and fruits into each meal, have at least one salad a day, and really stick to the correct portions.
Chicken Fried "Rice" (I'm actually using quinoia), Asian Salad with Miso-Lime Dressing, Steamed Baby Bok Choy
Lemon-Garlic Trout, Lentils, Roasted Zucchini and Mushrooms
Cider-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Apple-Fennel Salad, Brocolli Rabe with Chili-Garlic Black Bean Oil
Pumpkin Shrimp Curry, Leftover Lentils, Leftover Brocolli Rabe
Pork Chops with Red Wine-Grape Sauce, Roasted Butternut Squash, Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
Maple-Cayenne Salmon, Salad, Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Are you making any 2012 adjustments? What are your thoughts on cleanses?