Just like everyone else, I’m on a mission to eat healthier and prepare healthier meals for my kids. I started reading through The Complete 10 Day Detox Diet Plan and Cookbook because I wanted to understand a little better which foods should be avoided and why. I was surprised just how much info is packed into this book. It is really more like two books in one. The first half of the book is about the toxins in our food. I had no idea there were so many toxins and how harmful they can be to our bodies. Karen Barnes, the author of the book, goes through and names and identifies toxins and also breaks down the history of pesticides and how it has made it’s way into our food. She also includes an action plan on how to avoid consuming foods with pesticides and toxins. She then goes into what detoxification is and gives you easy to follow steps on how to do it. If you ever wanted to do a detox you need to read this book. It’s amazing how just changing something in your diet can completely alter how you feel and Karen Barnes is on a mission to spread the word on what healthy/toxic free foods can do for our health.
( and by the way… Karen is so passionate about sharing her knowledge with others that she has made several appearances on TV and has been featured in magazines!)
The second half of the book is a recipe book that is packed full of healthy/toxic free foods. It not only includes recipes that can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also recipes for snacks, sauces, salad dressings, and desserts!
I tried the Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Black Bean Salad. I’ll admit that I’ve never tried quinoa before and I was surprised by the bitter smell and taste but once I mixed it in with the black beans and sweet potatoes, I could hardly taste it and it was really quite good. Plus, it just feels good eating something you know is good for you. It’s good to try new things!
I definitely recommend this book, not only because it has 150 healthy recipes but also because we should know more about what is in our food and how it can affect our health.
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