Giada De Laurentiis Swears By This 2020 Cleanse And It Actually Looks Good

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve have passed. We’ve all had our fair share of indulgences and feasting this holiday season and now it’s time to clean up.

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Even celebrity chef extraordinaire Giada De Laurentiis is feeling the after-holiday bleariness and tweeted recently that it’s time for her to get her cleanse on.

Here’s the details on the post-holiday whole food cleanse De Laurentiis depends on to get her going for the new year!

De Laurentiis makes sure to enjoy the holidays

The Food Network star enjoys the holidays all the way: taking all the feasting, cookie making, glass raising, and side dish offered from the day after Halloween right up to Jan. 2. She has a large family and a young daughter and many events, gatherings, and traditions to take part in during the holidays.

She spoke with TV Insider in 2018 about her favorite holiday traditions.

“Panettone is one of my favorite holiday foods. I especially love the From Roy Panettone, so much so that I recently collaborated with Chef Roy Shvartzapel to make a chocolate and orange one for the holidays. It’s delicious! And my daughter and I bake Christmas cookies. My favorite kind to make with Jade are double chocolate butter cookies. We love to decorate them together.”

Giada De Laurentiis’ annual whole food cleanse

De Laurentiis said on her website, Giadzy, that she looks forward to this cleanse after the holidays so much, it’s become her own kind of self-care tradition. It’s her way of hitting “refresh” for her body and mind.

“Every year right after the holidays come to a close, I start my whole food cleanse! It’s pretty much tradition at this point. If I’m being honest, I actually really look forward to it – it’s so tried-and-true, I know that I’ll feel amazing after.”

“I like to look at it as a “reset” to get my body feeling great after any period where I may have indulged a bit too much, which is always inevitable during the holidays!”

“. . . For now, here are the basics: cut out gluten, dairy, refined sugar and alcohol. . .Part 2 of the cleanse, but just as important, is getting moving and focusing on mental health too. . . I see all these things as parts that make up a whole, and this reset is a great time to not just focus on food, but on all aspects of your life that can make you a better, happier you!”

De Laurentiis’ refreshing Italian Chicken Wrap

One of the satisfying recipes De Laurentiis offers as part of her cleanse on Giadzy is an Italian Chicken Wrap made with slivered almonds, briny capers, red onion, and shredded chicken. It’s a filling and wholesome dish with a delicious dressing that will satisfy your taste buds as well as your appetite.

De Laurentiis notes on Giadzy.com, “This is a great dish to serve for a light bite when entertaining, or as a perfect make-ahead light lunch for the workweek.”

Give the cleanse a try even just for three days and see if you don’t feel and see a difference!

Read more: How Chef Giada De Laurentiis Eats So Much and Stays In Shape