Sugar Detox – Day 9

I’m not doing as great during this detox as I was the last one. It’s not that I’m not motivated, because I am. I just can’t get myself to plan ahead, and prep my food. I’m annoying myself.

Breakfast on Day 9 was a breakfast casserole with sausage (turkey), mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk (along with some seasonings).  I added some scrambled eggs on top. It was pretty good.

breakfast

Mid-morning I had some fruit leftover from a meeting, and a bunch of mixed nuts.

snack

Lunch was just two chicken legs/thighs. Totally not a well-balanced meal but it’s what I was in the mood for.

lunch

Dinner sucked. I took some puffed brown rice cereal, almond milk, blueberries, and coconut flakes. I’m trying but I just really don’t like almond milk. It ruined it. I didn’t even take a picture of it because it was a total bust.

Sugar Detox – Day 8

Today was a weird day for me. It started off great with a wonderful breakfast, but mid-day was lame, and then it ended with a wonderful dinner. I really need to work on lunches. Any ideas on what I can bring to work?

So, breakfast was leftover hash (is that what you’d call it?) from the other night, but this time I mixed 2 raw eggs into it and microwaved it at work, stirring every 20 seconds or so. It looks disgusting but it was the BOMB. Gotta make that again.

breakfast

Late morning I had some carrots and sugar snap peas, along with some mixed nuts (not pictured, obviously).

snack

After the veggies and nuts I wasn’t really hungry for lunch so mid-afternoon I just had an apple with peanut butter. Peanut butter’s a tricky thing on this detox…it’s hard to find ones with only 1 ingredient. This one has added salt which is fine, but most of them have oil and sugar also, unless you use the fun machine at WholeFoods to process your own.  Or you make your own peanut butter at home!

lunch

My husband took over dinner last night and he did a fine job.  Cauliflower mash topped with sauteed kale and mushrooms, with a piece of salmon on topped.  The salmon was seasoned with salt, pepper, and tamari.

dinner

 

For dessert I just had some leftover apples and almonds that I made the night before.  I ate it cold and it was even yummier, though the almonds got a little chewy.

Sugar Detox – Day 7

Totally slacked on photos today, but here’s a quick rundown of what I ate on Sunday (Day 7).

Breakfast. Was. Not. Good.  I made kasha for the first time, not really knowing what to expect. I was thinking it would have a barley-ish texture but not so much. I was sort of mushy and not good at all. I made it with blueberries and coconut flakes and choked it down. Really, I should have just made something else.

I’m going to look for some sort of patty or something I can make with the plain kasha leftovers I have. Maybe sneak it into a burger or something. Thoughts?

Lunch was some leftover rice and veggies from the other night, plus I added some shredded chicken to it.

I must have had a mid-afternoon snack but I didn’t take any pics and don’t remember making one. Maybe I didn’t, because I was hungry around 4:45 for dinner.

Speaking of dinner, I made Cauliflower Fried Rice. It wasn’t bad. There weren’t any leftovers, if that tells you anything.  I stuck some cauliflower in the food processor until it was a rice texture and cooked it up with some veggies and such, and added tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and chicken.  It was really simple.

dinner

Dessert was a Granny Smith apple diced up and cooked with cinnamon and a splash of vanilla, with slivered almonds added at the last minute. I should have toasted the almonds.

dessert

Sugar Detox – Day 6

Today was a big cheating day. My brother just retired (at 43 years old!) and my SIL threw him a surprise retirement party. I knew there would be lots of food there that wasn’t on the approved detox list, and I just made myself okay with that. I did what I could and enjoyed myself, and then got back on track.

Breakfast was a delicious concoction that one of the ladies in my detox group suggested. I’d like to take a better picture so I can blog the recipe, but it’s got red pepper, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, and kale with some seasoning, and it was yummy with a runny egg on top!

breakfast

I had a handful of grapes before we left the house for the party. No picture of them. You know what grapes look like.

For lunch at the party I had some chicken, a little bit of baked beans, a little bit of potato salad, a little bit of cole slaw, and just the top of my corn muffin. I really wanted the corn muffin in a bad way, but ate just the top part since that’s my favorite and gave the rest to Chase. Compromise, right?

lunch

Then I had to have a slice of cake, though right after I kind of regretted having such a big piece. It was yummy. Unfortunately, I scarfed it down so fast I barely remember eating it. I should have savored it since it’ll be my last for a while.

cake

When we got home and got the kids bathed (lord were they dirty!) and put to bed, I had an apple with some peanut butter.

snack

I really didn’t eat a lot of food today, and even though I had some unapproved foods, I’m proud that stayed away from the chips and didn’t overindulge in anything other than too much of that cake.

Oh, and I had a cookie too. My mom made them from my grandmother’s recipe and I needed to make sure they tasted right. (Okay, fine. We both know that’s not true…I just wanted a cookie.)

Sugar Detox – Day 5

I tell ya, I sure don’t miss that mid-afternoon slump I had when I was eating donuts and sandwiches. I lived in denial saying it wasn’t what I was eating; it was my lack of sleep. Yeah, apparently that’s not the case because my sleep schedule is the same, but my food is different and I’m not ready for a nap at 2:00 every day after lunch.

I really need to plan better this weekend for the upcoming week. I found myself scrambling a little especially today with what to eat because I didn’t plan ahead well enough.

Breakfast was a banana when I woke up and then I made a breakfast of puffed whole grain brown rice, coconut milk, coconut flakes (unsweetened), slivered almonds, and strawberries. It wasn’t bad! It gave me that hearty feeling I’ve been craving and it filled me for a few hours so I consider it a success.

breakfast

My camera died mid-morning so I didn’t get a pic of lunch, but it was mixed greens, sliced grilled chicken, a hard-boiled egg, and broccoli. I only ate half of it because it was so damn bland and boring. I didn’t even have my balsamic and olive oil with me to make it better. Lesson learned.

For dinner we picked up a rotisserie chicken and made some veggies and rice medley for the side.

dinner

And then dessert was just a little applesauce pouch. Blah.

dessert

If you’ve made it this far, I’m impressed. These cell phone pics are the WORST! I need to figure out how to take better cell pictures. Any tips?