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Detox Your Diet With These Healthy Asian Recipes

If you love food as much as we do, then the chances are, the thought of doing a detox will fill you with dread. But, just as our New Year’s Resolutions are packed with easy, achievable tweaks – rather than tough restrictions – at Asian Inspirations, detoxing is about cutting back on the baddies, without waving goodbye to the flavours and foods you love.

For a full-on detox, you’ll want to remove all gluten, dairy, sugar, and alcohol from your diet, but if you’d like to take our gentle approach to detoxing, then simply add some of these healthier recipes to your January meal plan.

Vietnamese rice vermicelli salad

If you’re ditching dairy and gluten for January, then this Vietnamese rice vermicelli salad is sure to be on repeat, thanks to its vibrant flavours, fresh ingredients, and quick-smart cooking time.

Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Salad

Seared tuna on soba noodles

Look for gluten-free tamari sauce and 100% buckwheat noodles to make this cleansing Japanese recipe for seared tuna on soba.

Seared Tuna on Soba Noodles Recipe

Crispy Thai salmon salad

Buy gluten-free curry paste for an impressive summer main course salad that’s free of grains and dairy.

Thai Salmon Salad

Teriyaki swordfish salad

Fresh swordfish steaks, cleansing ginger and nutrient-packed greens make this Japanese-style teriyaki swordfish salad a detox winner. Just be sure to choose gluten-free tamari in place of the soy sauce.

Teriyaki Sword fish Salad

Crispy skinned Thai chilli snapper

As long as you buy gluten-free curry paste, this delectable crispy skinned Thai chilli snapper can be a gluten-free and dairy-free treat.

Crispy Skinned Thai Chilli Snapper

Thai lamb and mango salad

Containing zero grains, gluten, and dairy, this Thai lamb and mango salad is a virtuous, sweet-savoury taste of summer.

Thai Lamb and Mango Salad

Korean ginseng chicken soup

Don’t let the term ‘glutinous rice’ put you off – this Asian staple contains no gluten at all. This Korean ginseng chicken soup is renowned for its rejuvenating qualities, and is often served as a cooling broth on hot days in Korea.


For more detox-style dishes, try six wicked gluten-free desserts, or cook eight dairy-free Asian recipes including creamy desserts.

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