Gallery: Go-To Detox Foods: What the Serious Eats Staff Likes When We're Feeling Chubby

Clementines (a very popular choice here)
Clementines (a very popular choice here)

"This time of year, clementines! They're a sweet treat without the guilt at only 35 calories/clementine. I like to chill, peel, and eat one sweet segment at a time." —Alaina Browne, general manager

"Clementines, two at a time, section by section." —Ed Levine, SE overlord

"Oh... detox... um, I just ate some peanut brittle. Does that count? Let's see... I like to eat clementines. They're addictive, easy to peel, (usually) sweet, and (usually) seedless. Plus, we used to eat massive amounts of them during the holidays at home—bonus points for nostalgia. They are the citrus fruit for the lazy eater. They're so easy to eat that Robyn probably wouldn't eat them." —Christine Tsai, web developer

Pizza, sans the last bite
Pizza, sans the last bite

"I don't do detox. Uh... A slice of pizza minus the last bite? Maybe some miso soup. Oh - I really like roasted beets. With cheese." —J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing editor

Fiber
Fiber

"OK. So you might get the idea that I eat pizza 24/7, but that's only a couple times a week and in measured doses. Most of the time, my wife (aka "Girl Slice") keeps me in check by, ahem, suggesting better menu or cooking options. For that reason, I don't really have a detox food, because I'm not really toxing out to begin with. But ... but ... if I really have gone overboard (like a recent long weekend with my family in Milwaukee — deep-fried cheese curds, anyone?), I'll just make sure I'm eating more, um, fiber than usual — often in the form of whatever fiber-rich hippie cereal looks the tastiest at the health food store. It's the broom of the system!" —Adam Kuban, Slice founding editor and SE community manager

Grapefruit and pomelos
Grapefruit and pomelos

I am always in chubby times. :( Hm. Grapefruit. I really like eating grapefruits, or pomelos if I can get them (yup, I
like my citrus fruits huge). For either one, I peel away the membranes and eat the segments. It's messy, but worth it." —Robyn Lee, AHT editor

Cabbage
Cabbage

I love crunching on the 'bage, especially all chopped up with tart apples in a tangy vinaigrette. Or in a stir-fry. Or simmered with dried cherries and onions. Manatees also like cabbage when they're feeling a little chubs. —Erin Zimmer, SE national editor

Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt

"Low-fat Greek yogurt (not nonfat, which I find less satisfying, or full-fat, which is too caloric to be a real "detox") for two meals a day keeps me energized and full and happy on very few calories. I eat it plain, or with a Kashi cereal on top, or a little (emphasis on little) granola, but it's also tasty as a veggie dip or stirred with chickpeas as a cream-ifier or with basically anything else." —Carey Jones, SENY editor

Kale Soup
Kale Soup

"I love turkey broth with a mountain of wilted kale in it. It's the most rejuvenating dinner, warming and vitamin-filled. Pasta is optional, but it's good with white beans and tons of sliced garlic." —Maggie Hoffman, Slice editor and beverages maven

Chocolate chip cookies?
Chocolate chip cookies?

"I usually focus on drinking water and less on specific things to eat....I guess I just try to eat unprocessed foods and make more of my own foods so I know what's in it. I usually spoil it all by eating a chocolate chip cookie or something in the evening." —Erin Adamo, ad sales director

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