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Here's A Diet For People Who Really Love Food

Bon Appétit magazine's fifth annual Food Lover's Cleanse is here and it looks amazing — albeit a little intimidating — but SO DELICIOUS.

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For the fifth year in a row, Bon Appétit has just published their post-holiday, get-healthy eating plan called The Food Lover's Cleanse. It's two weeks' worth of recipes for breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, and dessert and it is similar to BuzzFeed's Clean Eating Challenge, but written for a slightly different style of cook. (Disclosure: I created and edited the Food Lover's Cleanse along with author Sara Dickerman when I worked at Bon Appétit for several years.) This year it looks even more beautiful and flavorful than ever before. Even if the idea of cooking every one of these recipes seems overwhelming, take a look at them because there are certainly some fantastic and smart ideas for combining flavors and using leftovers — and hopefully you'll be convinced to follow along in full.

The cleanse starts this Friday, January 2, so you should get that shopping done (click for the full shopping list from Bon Appétit) asap.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2

Dinner: Snapper in Packets with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote
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Dinner: Snapper in Packets with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote

Side: Chard and Chard Stems with Sautéed Shiitakes

Side: Chard and Chard Stems with Sautéed Shiitakes

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs

Lunch: Watercress Salad with Snapper and Kimchi
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Lunch: Watercress Salad with Snapper and Kimchi

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Dinner: Turkey Breast with Roasted Broccolini
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Dinner: Turkey Breast with Roasted Broccolini

Side: Black Rice with Hazelnuts
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Side: Black Rice with Hazelnuts

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

Breakfast: Oatmeal With Cacao Nibs And Figs

Lunch: Watercress Salad with Snapper and Kimchi

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Dinner: Turkey Breast with Roasted Broccolini

Side: Black Rice with Hazelnuts

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote
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Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote

Lunch: Radicchio Salad with Turkey, Pear, and Pomegranate
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Lunch: Radicchio Salad with Turkey, Pear, and Pomegranate

Snack: Quick Miso Soup
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Snack: Quick Miso Soup

Dinner: Brussels Sprouts and Tofu Stir-Fry
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Dinner: Brussels Sprouts and Tofu Stir-Fry

Side: Aromatic Red Rice
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Side: Aromatic Red Rice

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark
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Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

MONDAY, JANUARY 5

Breakfast: Pomegranate-Chia Seed Yogurt Parfait
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Breakfast: Pomegranate-Chia Seed Yogurt Parfait

Lunch: Tofu Cabbage Salad with Kimchi Miso Dressing and Peanuts
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Lunch: Tofu Cabbage Salad with Kimchi Miso Dressing and Peanuts

Snack: Pear Slices with Chèvre

Snack: Pear Slices with Chèvre

Side: Beet Soup with Caraway
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Side: Beet Soup with Caraway

Dinner: Bistro Salad with Roasted Vegetables
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Dinner: Bistro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Dessert: Orange Carpaccio with Orange-Flower Water and Pistachios
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Dessert: Orange Carpaccio with Orange-Flower Water and Pistachios

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre

Lunch: Spinach Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Apricot
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Lunch: Spinach Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Apricot

Side: Cup of Beet Soup with Caraway
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Side: Cup of Beet Soup with Caraway

Dinner: Mahi-Mahi with Smashed White Beans and Sage
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Dinner: Mahi-Mahi with Smashed White Beans and Sage

Side Kale and Mustard Greens with Pepitas and Red Onion
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Side Kale and Mustard Greens with Pepitas and Red Onion

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark
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Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

Breakfast: Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple
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Breakfast: Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple

Lunch:: Mahi-Mahi with Fennel, Olives, and Orange
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Lunch:: Mahi-Mahi with Fennel, Olives, and Orange

Snack: Carrots with Smashed White Beans

Snack: Carrots with Smashed White Beans

Dinner: Red Rice Congee with Chicken, Kimchi, and Mushrooms
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Dinner: Red Rice Congee with Chicken, Kimchi, and Mushrooms

Side: Gochujang-and-Sesame-Roasted Butternut Squash
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Side: Gochujang-and-Sesame-Roasted Butternut Squash

Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns
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Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8

Breakfast: Pomegranate-Chia Seed Yogurt Parfait
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Breakfast: Pomegranate-Chia Seed Yogurt Parfait

Lunch: Cabbage Slaw with Chicken, Peanuts, and Kimchi

Lunch: Cabbage Slaw with Chicken, Peanuts, and Kimchi

Snack: Pear Slices with Chèvre

Snack: Pear Slices with Chèvre

Dinner: Bean and Walnut Salad with Fried Eggs
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Dinner: Bean and Walnut Salad with Fried Eggs

Side: Beet Soup with Caraway
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Side: Beet Soup with Caraway

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark
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Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs

Lunch: Radicchio Salad with Beans, Figs, and Walnuts
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Lunch: Radicchio Salad with Beans, Figs, and Walnuts

Snack: Quick Miso Soup
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Snack: Quick Miso Soup

Dinner: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Porcini Broth
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Dinner: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Porcini Broth

Side: Barley Pilaf with Leeks and Lemon
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Side: Barley Pilaf with Leeks and Lemon

Dessert: Papaya with Orange and Lime
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Dessert: Papaya with Orange and Lime

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote
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Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote

Barley and Arugula Salad with Pork and Mushrooms
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Barley and Arugula Salad with Pork and Mushrooms

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Dinner: Braised Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Chestnuts
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Dinner: Braised Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Chestnuts

Side: Roasted Celery Root with Walnuts and Thyme
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Side: Roasted Celery Root with Walnuts and Thyme

Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns
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Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs

Lunch: Chicken and Asian Pear Salad
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Lunch: Chicken and Asian Pear Salad

Snack: Egg with Furikake

Snack: Egg with Furikake

Dinner: Seared Swordfish with Fennel and Endive
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Dinner: Seared Swordfish with Fennel and Endive

Side: Red Quinoa with Parsley and Toasted Pine Nuts
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Side: Red Quinoa with Parsley and Toasted Pine Nuts

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs

Lunch: Chicken and Asian Pear Salad

Snack: Egg with Furikake

Dinner: Seared Swordfish with Fennel and Endive

Side: Red Quinoa with Parsley and Toasted Pine Nuts

Dessert: Mandarins and Dates

MONDAY, JANUARY 12

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre

Dinner: Beet and Escarole Salad with Avocado and Walnuts
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Dinner: Beet and Escarole Salad with Avocado and Walnuts

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark
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Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

Breakfast: Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple
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Breakfast: Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple

Lunch: Beet and Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Avocado, and Sunflower Seeds
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Lunch: Beet and Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Avocado, and Sunflower Seeds

Snack: Egg with Furikake

Snack: Egg with Furikake

Dinner: Roast Chicken with Butternut-Tahini Purée
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Dinner: Roast Chicken with Butternut-Tahini Purée

Side: Black Rice with Hazelnuts
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Side: Black Rice with Hazelnuts

Dessert: Orange Carpaccio with Orange-Flower Water and Pistachios
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Dessert: Orange Carpaccio with Orange-Flower Water and Pistachios

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote
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Breakfast: Morning Barley with Squash, Date, and Lemon Compote

Lunch: Chicken Salad with Celery, Scallions, and Marinated Cucumbers
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Lunch: Chicken Salad with Celery, Scallions, and Marinated Cucumbers

Snack: Butternut-Tahini Sauce with Carrot Sticks

Snack: Butternut-Tahini Sauce with Carrot Sticks

Dinner: Curried Brussels Sprouts, Chickpeas, and Sweet Potatoes
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Dinner: Curried Brussels Sprouts, Chickpeas, and Sweet Potatoes

Side: Aromatic Red Rice
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Side: Aromatic Red Rice

Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark
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Dessert: Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs With Caramelized Onions and Chèvre

Lunch: Curry and Rice with Greens and Pumpkin Seeds
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Lunch: Curry and Rice with Greens and Pumpkin Seeds

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Snack: Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Dinner: Sundubu with Clams and Tofu
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Dinner: Sundubu with Clams and Tofu

Side: Chard and Chard Stems with Sautéed Shiitakes
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Side: Chard and Chard Stems with Sautéed Shiitakes

Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns
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Dessert: Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Pink Peppercorns

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