Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean program has become a pillar of goop’s annual January detox. The goal is to help your body heal itself by removing foods that are potential allergens and replacing them with nutrient-rich alternatives. The rules are similar to an elimination diet: no caffeine, alcohol, gluten, added sugar, processed oils, nightshades, corn, shellfish, red meat, soy, eggs, or dairy. The list might seem long, but the list of what you can eat is longer (we’re talking 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, and so on).
Over the last ten years, we’ve created many recipes around the Clean program, all of them delicious, easy to make, and totally satisfying. The ones we turn to most often are the lunches—simple to pack up and take to work and really something to look forward to midday. We chose the ten that are the most popular, hands down.
We love summer rolls because basically they’re handheld salads with a delicious dipping sauce. We’ve swapped traditional vermicelli noodles for zoodles here, which add a little heft and crunchy texture.
A splash of tamari and a dollop of miso provide an instant Asian-inspired soup base here. Add whatever combo of raw and cooked veggies you like. Kelp noodles are made from sea vegetables and can be found near the tofu at Whole Foods and most health food stores.
The combo of raw kale and crunchy kale chips in this salad is a revelation. Plus it’s full of iron, good fats, and antioxidants, which means it’s great for your body both inside and out—an all-around winner.
High-fiber lentils provide vegetable protein, along with some iron and B vitamins. We love combining these earthy gems with the deep, roast-y, slightly sweet flavor of caramelized onions. This soup will gently warm your stomach and keep you satisfied.