21 Day Sugar Detox Snacks

21 Day Sugar Detox Snacks

I am now most of the way through week 2 of my sugar detox. I know it was a little nutty to start it the first day of January. But it just felt right. 

Next week I will try and keep a running log of all my meals just to give you some ideas for sugar free meals. 

I think I am thorough the worst days - at this point I feel pretty good. Not craving much, except for my daily piece of not sweet fruit. Teaching keeps me busy so I cannot spend the whole day thinking about food The point of this detox was not to quit paleo treats forever or restrict myself forever. As I said before I am an abstainer - which means I am an all or nothing kind of person. I wish I was a moderator, but I am really not. I just can't. So I decided to just take a little break from treats and reset my palate. 

The thing I miss the most is honey in my matcha rocket fuel lattes. But otherwise I feel pretty good.

The biggest thing I have noticed is that when you are not eating sweet treats it is hard to eat out of boredom. I mean boredom eating a jar of olives is not really that enticing. I really have to think about whether or not I am hungry. Or just want to eat. 

The hardest thing on the detox is snacks. It is easy to reach for a piece of fruit, or homemade energy balls, or bars as a convenient snack. However on the 21 dsd you have to be a bit more creative with snacks. So I thought I would share my top 15 snacks with you!

Look if you are allergic to nuts I am sorry...

  1. Chocolate Avocado Pudding - you can find this recipe on my blog
  2. Hard-boiled eggs, my favourite way to eat them is sprinkled with salt and sesame seeds
  3. Meat sticks or veggies dipped in avocado (anything dipped in avocado)
  4. Green apple or green tipped banana with nut butter
  5. 100% dark chocolate with nut butter - my fav brands can be found here and here
  6. Banana pudding: blend one green banana with 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, 1 tsp gelatin, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon until smooth and then heat on the stove stop until it thickens. Refrigerate until it has set. I had mine mixed with nut butter. Of course.
  7. Cocoa butter collagen latte: blend a hot liquid of choice (I like dandy blend or rasa koffee, but regular coffee would work), with a couple chunks of cocoa butter (like 1 tblsp worth), 1 scoop of collagen and 1 tblsp coconut milk. 
  8. Olives - boring, but totally satisfying
  9. Seaweed!! I like Seasnax the best
  10. Sweet Potato 'pudding': Roast or steam a small sweet potato, mash it with 1 tsp butter, 1 tblsp almond or peanut butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon 
  11. Mashed avocado with sauerkraut
  12. Almond Coconut Macaroons - recipe below!
  13. Nuts or seeds. Especially if they are roasted with sea salt
  14. A grapefruit (again boring, but actually real good) 
  15. Homemade fries: okra, sweet potato, potato, cassava/yucca etc...
  16. BONUS Beverages
    1. Bone broth - you can even amp up your bone broth. Blend with coconut milk, collagen and turmeric
    2. Kombucha or sparkling water - I know these are not technically a snack, buttttt I love both these things. Put them in a fancy glass and squeeze some lemon or lime it to feel extra fancy scmancy! 

Almond Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients

  • 1 mashed green tipped banana 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 2 tblsp almond butter
  • 1.5 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients in bowl
  3. Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Flatten the balls a little with two fingers
  5. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

I topped mine with PB...of course. But coconut butter would be good to. Or plain. If you are not doing a 21 dsd a tblsp of maple syrup or even some mini chocolate chips would be fun add-ins to play with. OR even better dip these babies in melted chocolate! 

 

 

 

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