A Day With Stacy: What’s On Her Real Food Plate? (+ how she cut sugar from her diet!)
BreakfastToday's breakfast consisted of 2 turkey-sage sausage patties, wilted greens, sweet potatoes, and a little avocado. This is my go-to breakfast topped with some spices and a pinch of salt. I switch out the sausage patties for fried eggs many mornings and don't seem to get tired of it. I've found this is really easy to throw together each day as I baked a few sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week and store them in the fridge. Now I only need to scoop out the middle (or slice it into rounds) and warm in the pan. Ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil work really well to saute the greens and sweet potatoes. This meal keeps me full a long time and I don't usually need a snack between breakfast and lunch. The amount of protein and fat keeps my blood sugar in check too.
LunchChicken salad on lettuce leaves with sprouts, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. This is another meal that's easy to throw together. Prepare the chicken salad and veggies ahead of time and you can have this ready in minutes. Chicken salad and egg salad are two of my favorite protein-based salads to keep on hand. Side note: I made my own mayonnaise for the chicken salad. Industrial oils are off-limits during the 21-Day Sugar Detox (and really should be all the time — they are terrible for us!). It's tough to find a 21DSD-compliant mayonnaise at the grocery store. I made this one with a mix of avocado oil and Wildly Organic's Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It was really tasty!
SnackGreen-tipped banana and 1 tablespoon nut butter (Wildly Organic's Almond-Pecan Butter is perfect for this). The 21DSD allows one serving of specific fruits each day. Green-tipped bananas are included because they're lower in sugar than ripe bananas. They're also high in resistant starch which may aid in digestion and improve insulin sensitivity.
Roast beef, green beans, carrots, and roasted cauliflower. This roast beef is a family favorite. I especially enjoy the fact that it's super easy to prepare! Its made in the slow cooker with a drizzle of olive oil and coconut vinegar. I sprinkle oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper over the top, then add a teaspoon or two of rosemary. Cook on low for 5 hours and it's ready. However, to tell you the truth, the roasted cauliflower is my favorite thing on the plate. And I could probably just eat that for dinner! Toss cauliflower in oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and turmeric then baked at 450 degrees for 25 minutes. These meals keep me well satisfied and energetic. It is getting easier to go without sugar, but still something I crave. One note to make if you're attempting the 21DSD: don't go too low-carb. It's tempting to cut out all carbs, but not necessary and that's not the intention of the plan. I hope you've found this peek into a day on the 21-Day Sugar Day Sugar Detox helpful. If you're struggling with sugar addiction, I highly encourage you to check it out. Wildly Organic has many great pantry staples to aid you in your 21 Day Sugar Detox. Having them on hand will make the detox much easier!