Food & Home

Our Top 10 Clean Lunches

Written by: the Editors of goop


Updated on: January 12, 2023


Our recipe archives abound with clean lunches (and breakfasts, and dinners, and snacks). These are 10 we return to time and again because we love to make and eat them.

If you’re wondering what we mean by “clean” here: detox-friendly recipes that are nutritious and satisfying. Every year, we kick off January with a five-day reset using the elimination guidelines from Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean program. The recipes omit the classic ingredients that might sometimes be harder on the system: caffeine, alcohol, dairy, gluten, corn, nightshades, soy, refined sugar, shellfish, white rice, and eggs. The list of what they do include is longer, though: roasted sweet potatoes with spiced dal, garlicky black beans with guacamole, nori wraps stuffed with grilled chicken and kimchi, green salads studded with quinoa and root veggies…

If you’re interested in a guided elimination program (and some cooking shortcuts), check out our G.Tox 7-Day Reset Kit.