Sometimes hitting the "reset button" is just what you need to refocus and get back on track. This preplanned 1-day meal plan will help you kick-start the shift back to your normal routine. With delicious, no-added-sugar vegetarian meals, you'll feel energized, refreshed and motivated to stick to your healthy habits.
Reset Bonus: The ginger and lemon in this green tea drink is a powerful health combo to get you back on track. Ginger can help settle your stomach (and speed up digestion) and fight inflammation. Lemon boosts the tea's antioxidant power and adds a vitamin C punch, and green tea is good for your heart and your immune system. But go ahead and have a cup of coffee if that's your thing—just don't add sugar.
Spice it up—go ahead and sprinkle crushed red pepper on your omelet. Capsaicin, an antioxidant in chile peppers that gives them their spicy heat, can increase your metabolism.
Related: The Health Benefits of Ginger
• 1 medium grapefruit, sectioned
• 1 medium orange, sectioned
• 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
Combine the grapefruit and orange in a bowl. Top with chopped mint.
Reset Bonus: This healthy citrus salad is packed with 183 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is known for its powerful antioxidant power and can help minimize the harmful free-radical damage that occurs after a heavy meal.
Reset Bonus: Salads are a great way to reset because they're naturally loaded with vegetables. This recipe delivers 13 grams of filling fiber and 10 grams of satisfying protein, plus you're getting heart-healthy fats from the avocado. The vinegar in the dressing may also help your body reset, as vinegar has been shown to help keep blood sugar steadier. This meal should help you power through your afternoon, with only 360 calories.
• 1 medium plum
• 1/2 cup pistachios (measured in shell)
Reset Bonus: Plums get their rich purple color from anthocyanins, an antioxidant which helps keep your heart healthy and brain sharp. Plus, pistachios are the lowest-calorie nut and cracking the shell forces you to slow down and be a little more mindful as you eat. Nuts also have antioxidants, including ellagic acid and resveratrol, which reduce the wear and tear on your body from free radicals and inflammation.
Related: Why You Should Eat the Rainbow
Reset Bonus: This reset dinner packs a lot of healthy ingredients into one satisfying bowl. The high-protein vegan dinner, with 20 grams of protein per serving, is a balanced meal that's filling and nutrient packed. Research credits eating less meat and more plant-based foods, like beans and lentils, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, you may have an easier time losing weight when eating more plants thanks to their fiber, which helps you feel full and satisfied.
• 1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
• 1 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves
• 5 ice cubes
• 1 12-ounce can seltzer
• Lemon wedge for garnish
In a tall glass, muddle the blueberries and mint and top with ice and seltzer. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.
Reset Bonus: If your body is craving a reset, it's probably wise to lay off the booze. This fun mocktail is a refreshing way to stay hydrated, and the lemon, mint and blueberries add flavor without added sugar.