I have officially made it through one full week of all-veggies-all-the-time.
As I’ve reminded my husband, I can do this as long as he lets me be as sassy as I (feel the) need to be about it.
We’ve been through this before, so a few things have been confirmed:
- It’s possible to survive without candy.
- My hunger levels are significantly lower overall when I’m completely off of sugar. (Other than the sugar in fruits and veggies.)
We’ve been through this before, so we know how hard next week is going to be. To try to make things better than last time, we’re eating the same meals that we ate last week.
Last time, we got a little cocky after making it through the first week. I also tried some recipes that didn’t turn out and I ended up basically fasting several nights of that second week.
Because I may not be able to keep myself from eating Cheetos, but I can totally keep myself from eating cauliflower.
So here’s our menu of tried-and-true grain-free-meat-free meals:
Monday – Grilled Portobello mushrooms and salad
Tuesday – Black Bean Lettuce Wraps with fresh guacamole
Wednesday – Cabbage Soup with fresh tomatoes (but without the pasta in the recipe)
Thursday – Stir-fried veggies (broccoli, kale, water chestnuts, snow peas)
Friday – Asian Slaw (Since we couldn’t use sugar, I added fresh cherries to the dressing as it cooked, and it did a good job of adding the sweetness we like.)
Saturday – Salad
Sunday – Hummus with veggies.
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