Fruitless Friday (Sugar-Free Day 3)

So, yesterday I went a bit overboard on the fruit. To make up for it, today was fruit-free. That’s right. The sweetest thing I ate today was a carrot. And, dang it if I don’t feel good.

Breakfast: Quickie Carrot Cake Bowl

2 carrots, shredded
1 T. shredded coconut
2 T. chopped walnuts
1 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. dried ginger
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Morning snack: Handful of roasted chickpeas

Lunch: Salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms

Afternoon snack: Handful of raw almonds

Dinner: Broccoli in a Spicy Cilantro Sauce

1 small bunch broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 T. coconut flour
1/4 cup water
1 T. peanut butter
1 t. green curry paste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2 a lime
unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Steam the broccoli until crisp-tender (about 5 minutes). Mix coconut flour, water, curry paste and peanut butter in a pan. (I used the same pan that I steamed the broccoli in.) Simmer until thick and smooth. Remove from  heat and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Toss with the broccoli. Serve topped with the peanuts.

Sugar Free Challenge

So question – is it helpful for me to post these “what I ate today” posts? And can you live without pictures? There’s just no way I can take good pictures of all my meals, and I’ve always sort of disliked the blurry “here’s what I ate today” pics you sometimes see on blogs that chronicle every meal of the day.

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14 Responses to Fruitless Friday (Sugar-Free Day 3)

  1. Ricki says:

    It’s funny, when I first started the anti-candida diet, I wasn’t allowed any fruit for around the first four months. I got used to it (and came up with some pretty wacky desserts). 😉 But I felt great, too! And I love the sound of your breakfast bowl.

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks, Ricki. I’m sure I’d feel great if I ate like this every day. But, I also know it’d be hard to do all the time. Fruit is so portable. And, I also realized that I need to make sure to have some fast snacks available – I had a total afternoon blood sugar crash that resulted in some major grumps before I got my hands on those almonds.

  2. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan says:

    Ok, that carrot cake bowl sounds too good. So does the spicy cilantro sauce. I like these types of posts! Simple but full of ideas for me.

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks! The carrot cake bowl was really tasty. My first bite I thought, “oh man, this isn’t all that delicious. Where’s my fruit?!?” But, as I ate, it really grew on me and I was able to enjoy all the flavors without bemoaning the lack of fruit.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I think what you are posting is just perfect–no need for photos and I LOVE the fact that you are including the recipes. Cannot stand it when people don’t post the recipes.
    Peace and Raw Health,

  4. Christy says:

    I love reading about the sugar free challenge that you are doing and seeing your actual menu is a real treat for a foodie like me. It give me ideas. I love pictures, so blurry or not is always an added bonus. 🙂

    And what is your recipe for roasted chickpeas?

    Keep up the great work. I’m inspired!

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Christy. My recipe for roasted chickpeas is go to the Indian grocer and buy them. 😀 You can make them yourself, too – it’s easy and I’ve done it before. But, I was at the Indian grocery and saw some and thought I’d give them a try. They’re not as salty/spicy as my home made ones. But, they’re all right.

  5. Karen says:

    I very much like this format. I want to try both recipes you posted today. This gives me ideas of things to try (or remember that I used to do) when I get in a rut. Thank you!

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks, Karen. Let me know if you do try either of the recipes. Clearly, these are quickie one-off, “just what I eat” recipes – not something I’ve worked on or tweaked. And, therefore, may not be to everyone’s liking and are somewhat rough estimates of proportions.

  6. Mmmm the carrot cake bowl sounds delicious!

  7. You make being sugar-free sound delicious! I once made a carrot cake oatmeal bowl and it didn’t turn out so well because I used too much greek yogurt. I should give it another shot because carrot cake is just SO good.

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