Each New Year starts with well-intentioned resolutions, many of which involve cleansing your body of all the goodies you gorged on during the holidays. But resolutions are as quickly broken as they are promised—especially if there isn’t a solid plan in place. For foodies, the biggest challenge has to be giving up tasty meals for dull salads. This is even more difficult during the colder months when our bodies (and souls) crave comfort foods. (photo by Sonia Nolasco) But we can meet this challenge with a bit of ingenuity in the kitchen. With all the information television chefs have been feeding us all these years, surely we’ve become equipped to come up with a few solutions. Deconstruction is the tool I turn to, a way to put a healthy twist on some of my favorite Portuguese dishes. Because healthy doesn’t have to mean flavorless! Last year, we brought you five days-worth of Portuguese-inspired healthy meals. This year, we start you off with one more, but would love it if you could build on it with us. We’re curious to see what you come up with! For every recipe we receive, we’ll throw in one as well. Ready to get your cleansing on? I’ll go first!
Let me know what you think!