If you read my last post, you know that I’m cutting out all added refined white sugar for 1 whole week. I see it as my personal little sugar detox.
I still eat sugar in the form of fresh and dried fruits, and I’m not ditching carbs altogether. I just need to refocus from highly processed and sweetened to more fresh whole foods and meals cooked from scratch. We have a mini road trip planned for Sunday, and I will pack us snacks for the car, but hopefully I won’t be too tempted to go crazy.
Here are some of my eats from days 1 – 3 without refined and added sugar.
- Breakfast: Eggs, toast, fruit, coffee. My bread is Trader Joe’s sprouted grain bread and it’s sweetened with dates and raisins – win for me!
- Lunch: Cedarlane frozen (well, I heated it up, obviously) bean and cheddar burrito.
- Snack: Organic Hummus (Costco find), bell peppers, Cambozola cheese and crackers (I found out they had sugar in them, so I stopped after 2), Green Smoothie
- Dinner: We went on a little drive around town to Old Navy, to pick up a plain toddler shirt for a little project I’m working on, and it was to late to start cooking, so we went to Islands Burgers and I rolled with the grilled Mahi Mahi tacos.
Day 2: Breakfast was toast with cream cheese and banana with coffee, Lunch: Chicken Tikka Masala at UTC mall shared with the little guy, iced Starbucks Latte, Dinner: Spinach, bell peppers, tomato, pasta, mushrooms and parmesan. Call it a warm pasta salad if you want.
Day 3: Breakfast: Banana (I slept in this morning) and coffee, Snack: smoothie, Lunch: turkey, cheese + tomato sandwich and hummus with pita from the farmers market. PM snack and Dinner are still unknowns as of now.
What has helped a lot is the fact that I actually spend some time to prepare chopped veggies and fruit ahead of time.
Cheat/Treat: I may or may not have eaten a couple of squares of chocolate. I don’t see this as a fail or disappointment, since it’s sweetened with organic cane sugar. Not ideal, but I couldn’t resist and at least didn’t eat the whole bar at once. I even have some left!
Well, I’m off to
dream of ice cream entertain my toddler!
Have a great weekend and if you’re following along with #SugarFreeWeek, feel free to say hi on Twitter!