10 Detox Dinner Recipes You Will Actually Want to Eat

After the festive period and over indulging, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things! I’ve found some amazing detox dinner recipes that are not only good for you, but are also delicious! From stir fries to salads, from seafoods to stew – eating healthy never tasted so good!

For all of our best intentions, December does end up being a food free-for-all.  More wine? Yes, please!  Cookie exchange? I’m so there! Egg nog? Why not?  I celebrated my birthday with one last tex-mex dinner and margarita on the 5th of this month and have since been enjoying simpler meals, mostly at home and turning a blind eye to my favorite sweet treats.  Anyone else?  Here’s the thing, though.  I’m not a cleanse girl.  Nor am I the girl who’s going to only drink juice for a week.  I need real food, please and thank you.  I’ve been scouring blogs and cookbooks for detox dinner recipes for the month that are both temptingly delicious sounding, but also healthy, clean, and relatively simple and figured I would share them here.  What are you loving on your dinner table this month?  Happy weekend, friends!

Turkish Egg and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl via Half Baked Harvest

Ok, so technically this is a breakfast bowl, but this will make a great hearty detox dinner!

Breakfast bowl with eggs

Soba and Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry with Shrimp via Caroline’s Kitchen

Stir fries are so easy to make and this one is full of healthy goodies!  Perfect for a weeknight meal!

A detox dinner with shrimp in a white bowl

Chinese Chicken Salad via Pure Kitchen

I love all of the wonderful Asian flavors in this chicken salad! I bet the leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day!

chicken salad in a blue bowl for a detox dinner

Pan Roasted Pomegranate Glazed Salmon via Half Baked Harvest

Salmon never looked so good!  This showstopper is surprisingly easy to make!

Baked salmon with pomegranate seeds

Lemon Chicken Stew via Foodie Crush

Stews are ideal for the winter months, this healthified version makes a perfect detox dinner!

Chicken stew in a red pot

Cleansing Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric and Ginger via Eatwell 101

This soup is packed full of flavor and antioxidants!

Orange soup in a white bowl for an easy detox dinner

Spicy Asparagus and Grilled Portabello Tacos via Kimberly Snyder

Who said tacos aren’t good for you?  Look at these beauties!

Two filled tacos

Moroccan Carrot Ribbon Salad with Tahini Dressing via Camille Styles

I’m a sucker for a pretty salad, and the dressing on this one is to die for!

Salad served in a white bowl

Cherry, Lentil, and Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes via Running to The Kitchen

If you haven’t overdone the turkey, these stuffed sweet potatoes are a great weeknight meal full of goodness!

Two stuffed sweet potatoes

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Turmeric via The Effortless Chic

Clean, bright and chock full of nutritious ingredients, this leon dish is perfect for that after-holiday detox we could all use!

Detox dinner of lemon chicken in a skillet

How amazing do all these detox dinners look?! They are all so colorful and vibrant!

I’d love to hear which of these will be appearing on your table – let me know which is your favorite in the comments below!

 

  1. Lemon garlic chicken anD the tacos will be on repeat…Thanks Jen xx

  2. I need real food too! i don’t know how some people do juice cleanses or cleanses where they don’t actually eat food! All of these recipes look so good. I really want to try the breakfast bowl!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated