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Getting Saucy: Detox-Worthy Dips & Sauces

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Getting Saucy: Detox-Worthy Dips & Sauces

Committing to clean eating—be it for seven days or for always—means adhering to a somewhat restrictive list of ingredients. We’re always looking to expand our detox repertoire with really simple shortcuts. Enter nutritionist and goop pal Shira Lenchewski who focuses on keeping really busy and well-intending clients on track. She offered a few clean, stupid-simple sauces that don’t require a lot of extra thought or prep.

The Huge Health-Promoting Potential of Sauces and Dips

The thing about sauces and dips is that they are often misunderstood, and therefore overlooked during health kicks. People tend to avoid the presumed sugar, salt, and stabilizer overload for fear of defeating the whole purpose of clean eating. But not all condiments are created equal. And when done well, they can make consuming veggies more enjoyable and satisfying—the more pleasant something is, the more likely you are to keep doing it. So here’s to both. Below are four of my favorite detox-friendly recipes, with few ingredients and zero actual cooking. You got this, party people.

  • Olive Tapenade

    Olive Tapenade

    “This rich spread is perfect on collard wraps. It’s full of flavor and healthy fats, and in my opinion, deserves a much sexier name than tapenade.”

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  • Super Green Dip

    Super Green Dip

    “This lands somewhere between guacamole and Farmshop’s avocado hummus. Perfect as an appetizer or for casual crudités dipping (dare I even say, Super Bowl-worthy). I prefer this on the spicier side.”

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  • Turmeric Tahini

    Turmeric Tahini

    “Equal parts nutty and tangy, this sauce pairs well with virtually all veggies and macro bowl combos. The turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties for days.”

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  • Beet Hummus

    Beet Hummus

    “This bright and light spin on the original makes for a beautiful crudités dip. Make things easy on yourself and get cooked beets and chickpeas from the grocery store salad bar.”

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