Laurie Lloyd became a health coach and nutritional consultant and founded Liv Light
because she wanted to spread the word about everything health and diet. “I love to show people how easy it can be to make healthy, homemade meals that are absolutely delicious,” says Lloyd, who moved to North Carolina from New York City five years ago with her husband Oliver, also a chef
“I believe that different foods work for different people and there is no magic diet, but the key is to focus on real food,” she says. “I’m always telling friends and clients to find the foods that make them feel the best and not bother with fad diets.” For Lloyd, going completely plant based wasn’t the answer: “It didn’t work well for my body. I try to eat mainly plants, but I do enjoy some dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish.”
The self-described “Lacto-Ovo-Pescatarian” has created the perfect plant-based/flexitarian, low-fat, low-sugar dinner menu with several dairy-free and gluten-free options in order to detox. “I wanted to show my friends that you can make the most delicious, hearty, and fulfilling dinner without meat, but I did include two fish items in case any of my guests didn’t love eating only veggies.” To start 2017 off on the right foot and recover from holiday indulgences, she suggests staying away from refined sugar and highly-processed and packaged foods.
Here’s the ideal dinner menu to get back in gear in the new year.