The Gut and Skin Reset Meal Plan

The state of your gut affects so many aspects of your health including your mental health, immune system, risk of chronic disease and skin health. You may have heard of the term “gut microbiome.” This is where about 500 different microorganisms live in your large intestine. It is key to have a healthy balance of the “good” microorganisms. There are many ways to heal and balance your gut including a healthy diet low in processed, sugary and fatty foods. For the connection between your gut and skin health, adding certain dietary components, while limiting others, can help reduce acne, fine lines, discoloration and dullness. 

We have a meal plan for you including all the components needed to “reset” your gut to promote healthy digestion, detoxification and glowing skin. This week’s meal plan includes highly alkaline foods, antioxidants, zinc and healthy fats. Outside of diet, for a healthy gut, be sure to be consuming plenty of water, getting a good night’s sleep, eat slow and work on lowering your stress levels. Be sure to read the “to reduce waste and save time” tips for each dinner!

Breakfast

Smoothies are the easiest make-ahead breakfast! This Antioxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack is loaded with berries, spinach and flax seed and can be prepped in five minutes, and in bulk if you want, for a chill morning start that will keep you satisfied until lunch time. It’s vegan and naturally gluten-free for an antioxidant rich start to your day! 

Lunches

Leftover soup from Dinner 1’s Chicken and Kale Soup and Dinner 3’s Green Chile Vegetable Soup.

Dinner 1

Chicken and Kale Soup

Swap the juice detox for this Chicken and Kale Soup. It’s light, healthy, and packed with anti-inflammatory vegetables that are easy on the digestive systemThis post also includes 8 ways to naturally detox! This dinner is perfect for a gut and skin reset with zinc in the chicken which is responsible for creating new skin cells, the anti-inflammatory and alkaline vegetables and hydration from the broth. Be sure to add the optional lemon juice and ginger for optimal effects on gut health. 

To reduce waste and save time:

Dinner 2

Sheet Pan Curry Chicken and Vegetables

This Sheet Pan Curry Chicken and Vegetables is one of my new all-time favorite dinners! The crunch of pine nuts, the touch of sweetness from the raisins, plus perfectly cooked veggies and chicken loaded with curry spice makes it a delicious sheet pan dinner that will impress anyone! This meal is loaded with herbs and spices that contain natural antioxidants that help fight the free radical damage that can lead to undesirable skin problems.

 

To reduce waste and save time:

  • Save the pine nuts and raisins for this week’s  Non-Recipe Recipe .
  • Save the other ½ of cauliflower head of Dinner 3’s Green Chile Vegetable Soup.

Dinner 3

Green Chile Vegetable Soup

This Green Chile Vegetable Soup is light, flavorful, and packed with hearty veggies! It’s the perfect meatless soup! Customize this soup with your favorite veggies, beans, and/or gluten-free pasta, too! Whole grains, beans, and vegetables are the ultimate gut health trio.    To reduce waste and save time:
  • Throw in your leftover cauliflower from Dinner 2’s Sheet Pan Curry Chicken and Vegetables at step 2.
  • Choose a whole grain or lentil pasta to add for high fiber.
  • Use 4 cups of chicken stock, 1 cup of water instead of opening another box of stock.
  • Save leftover spinach for this week’s Non-Recipe Recipe. 
  • Take leftovers to work for lunch.

Dinner 4

One Pan Moroccan Fish

This One Pan Moroccan Fish is a super flavorful and easy-to-prepare weeknight dish! It’s got a nice hint of heat and is loaded with hearty veggies! Made in under 30 minutes, this Paleo and Whole30 friendly dish is your ticket to a healthy and comforting dinner. It contains halibut, a whtie fish that is loaded with omega 3’s and zinc. Zinc creates new tissue for skin, helps regulate overactive oil glands and decreases clogged pores that lead to unwanted breakouts. 

Omega 3’s are responsible for supple, glowing skin. 

 

To reduce waste and save time:

  • Use up the carrots you have left.

BONUS

Non-recipe recipe: 

Sautee any leftover leafy greens you have left with some olive oil and garlic. Then combine with some toasted pine nuts, raisins, feta or parmesan cheese, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and you have yourself a delicious lunch for this weekend!

GREEK-YOGURT3

Baking Project

How to Make Yogurt in the Instant Pot (Greek Yogurt Style)

There are definitely a few steps to complete this recipe, because after all it is making yogurt at home! But trust us when we say the resulting yogurt is so worth the effort. It’s so incredibly delicious and creamy, it’s super filling and doesn’t contain any sugar or additives! It’s made with two ingredients only: milk and a probiotic bacteria. Consuming probiotic bacteria helps promote a balanced gut while boosting your immune system and decreasing any stomach issues.

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