Sugar Free Meals (Week 3)
We’re wrapping up our third week of a sugar-free “detox” which basically means we’re avoiding any added sugar and cutting back on our fruit intake. It’s been an interesting journey so far. I’d say my sugar cravings have subsided a lot but I can definitely still feel it right after lunch and late at night. (Since gum has artificial sweetener in it, I’ve cut that out too. That one has been harder than I thought!) So let’s talk about what I am eating:
Breakfast was Greek yogurt with berries. For the first 2 weeks, I didn’t use stevia, but I’ve started slowly adding it back in, just a bit. I didn’t want to lean on stevia too much since I’m trying to retrain my tastebuds so I added just a few drops. After eating plain Greek yogurt for a while, it really did taste pretty sweet!
For lunch, I packed an Amy’s burrito and some veggies with hummus. The Amy’s burrito and the Sabre hummus are two brands that didn’t have added sugars. (Well, not in these two particular items.) It was actually kind of hard to find hummus that didn’t have added sugar. I ate this lunch at my desk during a meeting. So glam.
As I mentioned on Monday, nuts have been my best friend! They’re such an easy snack. I have been trying to cut down on sodium a little, since salt is the natural craving if I’m not having sugar and I didn’t want to go overboard. These low sodium nuts were perfect! I just keep the can at my desk so I can grab a handful when I start to get hungry!
After work, I met up with Kate and Lindsay for a glass of wine at Travina Wine Bar. I’d never been there before so I was excited to check it out! Plus, I hadn’t caught up with these too ladies in a while.
Is there anything better than chatting with girlfriends over a glass of wine? No, there isn’t. Kate and I split some Burrata cheese that was delicious.
Since I was getting home a little late, I picked up a burrito bowl from Chipotle. Alex and I split this with some chips and salsa. This was brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, corn salsa, tomato salsa, guacamole, and lettuce. SO GOOD.
All in all, it was a pretty delicious day. I was so full after eating Chipotle that I didn’t even need a night time snack!
For more sugar free posts, check out these:
- The documentary that inspired our sugar free experiment
- Our sugar free grocery list
- Traveling sugar free
- A day of sugar free meals part 1
- A day of sugar free meals part 2
What’s your go-to snack?
I’m linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday!