Since I am paying extra attention to what I am eating the next 3 weeks, here’s what I’ve been munching on the past few days for my sugar detox.
Sunday night we had this amazing shrimp & tofu stir fry with peanut sauce over rice. I will admit that it was like amazing culinary wise (thank you hubby) but my pregnant self was just not that into the shrimp 🙁
Breakfast: overnight oats with almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, strawberries, & blueberrries
Morning Snacks: cup of coffee with cream (oops on the cream, but it was given to me and they didn’t know), a handful of raw nuts
Lunch: Ezekiel bread with ham, turkey, & mustard; carrots & hummus
Afternoon snack: 2 clementines & some 100% juice orange juice (sugary, but had to drink something after giving blood at my 16 week appt!)
Dinner: Turkey meatballs with whole grain linguine, Parmesan, & red sauce (Trader Joe’s marinara does not have added sugar, fyi!)
Treat: a piece of 73% dark chocolate for my sanity 🙂
Breakfast: 1 1/2 pieces of Ezekiel bread toasted with butter, 2 eggs and 1 egg white & a “pumpkin spice latte:” pumpkin spice coffee, extra pumpkin spice, and almond milk (which was actually really good!)
Morning snack: handful of salted nuts (I grab these throughout the day any time I’m hungry now)
Lunch: Chicken salad made with Greek yogurt & spices on (more) Ezekiel bread, a gala apple & almond butter
Afternoon snack: 0% Fage Greek yogurt, sliced almond, cinnamon, raspberries & strawberries
Pre dinner snack: a clementine again
Dinner: salad greens, grilled chicken, apple, hard-boiled egg, Parmesan cheese, and oil & vinegar dressing
This was SOOOO good, I couldn’t even stop eating it. I was like shoveling it in! I made the dressing with oil, vinegar, salt, & some Italian spices – simple but amazing.
So far, I definitely feel the difference. I do not feel crazy hungry anymore. I actually feel a lot less hungry and feel like I can eat less food because I am eating more nutrient dense foods instead of empty calories.
Day 3 was really hard for me like usual. It’s also pretty hard when everyone at my work has the red cups from Starbucks! I’m dying for a peppermint mocha or caramel brulee latte!
Questions for You:
- What’s your favorite salad toppings?
- What could you not stop eating this week?