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...
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding - you can find this recipe on my blog
- Hard-boiled eggs, my favourite way to eat them is sprinkled with salt and sesame seeds
- Meat sticks or veggies dipped in avocado (anything dipped in avocado)
- Green apple or green tipped banana with nut butter
- 100% dark chocolate with nut butter - my fav brands can be found here and here
- 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.
- 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.
- Olives - boring, but totally satisfying
- Seaweed!! I like Seasnax the best
- 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
- Mashed avocado with sauerkraut
- Almond Coconut Macaroons - recipe below!
- Nuts or seeds. Especially if they are roasted with sea salt
- A grapefruit (again boring, but actually real good)
- Homemade fries: okra, sweet potato, potato, cassava/yucca etc...
- BONUS Beverages
- Bone broth - you can even amp up your bone broth. Blend with coconut milk, collagen and turmeric
- 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
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Mix all ingredients in bowl
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
- Flatten the balls a little with two fingers
- 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!