Hello Friends! I did something a bit different for this week and I hope you guys like it! I know many of you are interested in Sugar Free September (don’t worry if you haven’t started, you can still start today) and wondering what kind of meal plan you would eat if you were trying to kick your sugar cravings.
I put together a potential clean eating meal plan for some meal suggestions, you can switch days around or substitute different meals in as you need! I created the meal plan with cooking for two people in mind, so if you’re cooking for one you might have extra leftovers. I also left portion sizes out since everyone’s needs are different, so please adapt it to fit your own needs. There are also vegetarian modifications, and most meals can be easily made gluten free. I loosely based the meal plan off of what I plan to actually follow this week (minus a few recipes I have in development), so I didn’t include a vegan or paleo modification. However, if you’re interested in working with me for specific portion sizing guidance or plan modifications, please contact me here. The meal plan is totally free of added sugar, all sauces and ingredients used in the meal plan should also be totally free from added sweeteners. Sugar is the ultimate sneaky guy though, let me know if you see something I missed!
Optional Salad Add Ins:
- Fresh Fruit like berries or peaches (skip canned or dried fruit)
- Cheeses (without added sugar)
- Beans , Sweet Potato, Brown Rice or Quinoa
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Classic Vinegar and Oil
- Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt mixed with Salsa
- Natural Nut Butter and Fruit
- Veggies and Hummus
- Veggies and Laughing Cow Wedges
- Hard Boiled Eggs
*La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas are made without added sugar. For Gluten Free – Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas are made without the use of sugar.
**Eziekel Sprouted Bread is also made without added sugar. For Gluten Free try Paleo Bread* (found at Whole Foods and online.)
Hope your having a great weekend and an amazing Sunday! If you are participating in #SFSeptember, how is it going?
I had to be reminded by two people over the weekend that the goal is to reduce overall intake of sugar and thereby curb sugar cravings. While trying to eradicate trivial sources of sugar and sugar substitutes from the diet is a great awareness hunt, it isn’t something to tackle overnight. It takes a lot of planning to accomplish, but my goal is to improve overall health, which isn’t improved by stressing out about it. The fact that I stopped chewing 20 pieces of gum a day and adding stevia to everything is a huge improvement. I’ve also stopped devouring dark chocolate and peanut butter cups at night, so that is another big step in the right direction! Even though I haven’t been perfect, I’ll keep going because practice makes perfect 🙂