How do we afford to do this detox?
First, we are spending no money on soda, sugar or bakery items, dessert, or prepackaged, processed, or convenience foods.
Second, we buy staple items like brown rice or olive oil in bulk at Sam’s Club or Costco.
Third, since I knew this detox was coming up, when I found chicken breast on sale a few weeks ago, I stocked up, thinking of the chicken salad and such we would be having.
Fourth, I planned this for the early spring, when strawberries and asparagus are in season and therefore less expensive, but also citrus is still in season.
Fifth, plan your detox to coincide with your garden harvest. If you garden, plant things like broccoli, beets, and carrots, so that you can get a lot of your daily requirements in from your garden instead of the grocery store (I just spent $4 /bunch for beets with beet greens attached yesterday. Ouch! We are definitely going to have to made a bed for beets next growing season).
Sixth, we do not spend money on doctor visits or prescriptions or health insurance, so the money we save not having those expenses goes into taking care of ourselves with things like regular detoxing, organics, and eating right.
Here is today’s menu:
breakfast: 2 egg omelet with cheese and veggies; and 1 c freshly squeezed orange juice.
check off daily sulfer rich and daily citrus.
snack: 1 c sliced strawberries.
check off 1 of 2 daily fiber rich.
If at any time you are still hungry after having your salad, you can add unrefined carbohydrates to your meal. We have leftover macaroni and cheese, and leftover garlic mashed potatoes, and leftover spanish rice in our fridge, all waiting to be eaten with lunch or snacks. Other good choices are baked sweet potatoes, or sweet potato fries. Also fruit salad, of any kind of fruit you want, or even pumpkin custard for dessert (pumpkin custard is pumpkin pie without the crust).
check off daily dark leafy greens, 2 of 2 fiber rich and 4 oz daily protein.
snack: 2 ribs celery with guacamole.
check off daily liver healer and daily omega 3 rich fat.
dinner: chicken yakitori with steamed cabbage and baby carrots, and brown rice.
Yakitori contains soy sauce, and we are to avoid soy on the detox. I have decided since it is fermented soy, to use a small amount in this case (the problem with soy). The amount in the entire recipe is small, and we have avoided soy in all its forms so far. But if using soy sauce makes you uncomfortable, there is no problem with getting your protein in with a different dish. The detox diet is completely customizable to your own recipes. I just hope these daily menu plans give you ideas to spring off of. 🙂
check off 4 oz daily protein and daily crucifer.