Thursday, January 15, 2015

WORKSHOP | Delicious Nutrition - Winter Cleanses have never tasted so good!

It's that time of year again! Time to make promises to ourselves to eat healthy and cut out junk food. We've all been there and done that but seriously, with all the good food that Toronto has to offer, how many of us were able to stay on track? I think one of the hardest parts to sticking with a clean diet is that you don't know where to start. We also have the mentality that eating clean is boring. Thankfully with a Winter Cleanse program offered by Delicious Nutrition, eating clean has never tasted so delicious!

Chef Carolyn Cohen and nutritionist Krissy Smith founded Delicious Nutrition and created a series of programs for people who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. After all, if we can all eat healthier foods that are tasty, why not? Not to mention that these ladies are foodies like us, they love yummy food!

The best part about being on a cleanse is that you know EXACTLY what's going in your body and it's really about making a lifestyle change that will make you feel better.

A two-week cleanse program will help your body go through a cleanse with a whole food based plan while incorporating creative dishes to keep your palettes engaged! The second week includes a gradual reintroduction of various food and helps you make a permanent lifestyle change to balance what we're putting in our bodies. For example, if you stop having so much sugar for a week and had a macaron on the second week, your tastebud will realize how sweet it is and that you really don't need more than one for that sugar craving you get.

The program includes two professionally-run classes, cooking demonstrations, nutritional information, support, full menus, shopping lists, and tastings that comes to around $350. While that may sound a little steep at first, this could be the start of a permanent lifestyle change to improve our bodies. At the end of the day, what could be more important than what we are putting into our bodies? You are what you eat!

Not sure what you'll be eating on the cleanse?

Here's a sneak peek at some of the recipes that are included:
- Turkey and sweet potato meat balls
- Quinoa temaki hand-rolls
- Chocolate cherry power truffles
and so much more...!

All the recipes sound delicious but if you're more of a visual person, check out the foods we tried at the classes!

Sweet potato and turkey kefta

Chicken chilli

Muffin Tin Frittatta

Toasted coconut and kale chips

Pea soup and spiced chick peas

What we really like about the cleanse program offered by Delicious Nutrition is that it's not one of those juice cleanses, where all you intake for a specific number of days are veggie/fruit juices. The thing about 'juicing' is that it doesn't provide enough support for your organs to function properly. With this cleanse, you're eliminating certain foods or controlling the amount of those foods so you and your body is much more aware of what works and what doesn't.

Find out more about Delicious Nutrition & it's delicious clean eating programs:

  -Our meal at this event was complimentary but opinions are our own-