Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WIAW- After 8 Week Sugar Detox

I'm back for WIAW! Don't forget to link up!

Please excuse my absence for the last 2 weeks. Our family took a much needed vacation last week! Technically it was a hunting trip. I will fill you in on all that fun in another post! For now, I should update you on weeks 7 and 8 of the sugar detox.

I ended up cutting the detox a week short. I knew there was no way I could go on a week long camping/hunting trip and adhere to all the rules of the detox! How can you go camping without smores? That's right, you can't! Week seven was to consist of cutting out all bread and starchy foods, and week 8 was to completely cut all sugars. I cut week eight and just eliminated both breads and starches, and sugars for week 7.  Here are some of my eats for that last week.

Clockwise from left: Slow cooker pork roast with roasted carrots and steamed broccoli; scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese with bacon and grapefruit; salad with broccoli, bell peppers, black beans, and peanuts with balsamic and olive oil and an all beef hot dog (sulfite/sulfate free) on the side; another salad with broccoli, bell peppers, black beans, left over bacon, and a banana on the side; 2 eggs fried in olive oil with bacon and grapefruit; roasted chicken breast with green beans and salad.

How did it go? Well I wouldn't say I ended the last week strong. Because I was trying to load everything up in our trailer for the hunting trip, I didn't have a whole lot of food to work with. I didn't want to have anything left over in the fridge while we were gone for a week, and I only have so much room in the trailer for food. Hence the black beans. Are black beans a starch? Or legume? Either way, they needed to be eaten before we left town!

So, what did we eat on our camping trip? Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of that. I'm not sure I want photo evidence of that anyhow! A lot of prepackaged stuff. At least a lot more than my family has been used to lately. I was able to make a few meals ahead of time and freeze them to eat while camping. I made spaghetti with my homemade canned spaghetti sauce and whole grain noodles, then I froze it in two ziploc bags for dinner for 2 different nights. It turned out okay, but the noodles were definitely too mushy. I also pre-made two pepperoni pizzas on this whole wheat pizza dough. I pre-baked the doughs for just a couple minutes, added toppings and froze. They turned out great! Another dinner we had was fajitas. Very easy! I purchased  pre-cut beef for stir fry, put it in a baggy with olive oil and my homemade taco seasoning and froze it. I then bought a bag of frozen sliced bell peppers. When I wanted to make dinner, I thawed the pre-seasoned meat and threw it in a pan with the frozen bell peppers. Cook through and place in tortillas with your favorite toppings. Yum!

I was very surprised at how much food I was able to fit in the trailer with a little preparation. Next year I will definitely do something similar by pre-making some of the meals ahead of time and freezing them flat in Ziploc bags to stack in the freezer.

I will definitely say that during the vacation week, I started feeling very bloated and actually was nauseous a few nights. I am sure it had to do with the food I was eating. Not enough whole foods and too much prepackaged snacks. It had absolutely nothing to do with the beer I treated myself to. Wink! Now that I'm home, though, I am feeling better! Yes I may have some sweets here and there, but I haven't been craving anything per say.

Will I ever do it again? I think I would like to do this once a year. I really did feel better, and I think it may help get my cravings back in check.

Have you ever thought about taking a sugar detox of any kind?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WIAW- Week 6 Sugar Detox

Happy WIAW folks!
Leftover taco salad, peanut butter toast with half a grapefruit, plain greek yogurt with granola, Texas Hash

This week's challenge is to not consume more than 2 teaspoons of natural sugars a day. (Plus all of the previous weeks' challenges) It hasn't been that much more difficult. I end up using just a teaspoon of honey on my yogurt sometimes. I haven't been needing anything in my coffee. I have found, though, that a drop of peppermint essential oil in the pot makes for a very refreshing cup of coffee in the morning! One drop goes a long way. I know from experience! One drop per POT of coffee. A little coconut milk is nice, too.

For snacks, I've been enjoying lots of peanuts, fruit, celery, and Sargento pepper jack cheese sticks.

I have decided I will have to cut my challenge a week short. I most likely will be camping and it will be too hard to adhere to the challenge. So, instead I will be cutting two things next week, all grains and starches and all sugars. Well, I will try to cut them all. I haven't made my meal plan yet for next week, but I will let you know when I do!

In other news, I have had a loss in the garden. Yes, the squash bugs won the pumpkin battle and I had to pull them all out. I am NOT happy about this. I just bought some diatomaceaous earth today. I am planning on using this to get rid of the rest of the bugs who are moving over to my winter squash.

The squash plant on the right is doing well but the bugs are all over the left plant. I'm seriously over these dang bugs!

On a better note, the lettuce, carrots, chard, and onions are sprouting and the radishes seem to be growing well.

One of the dogs got out one night last week and decided to walk through my garden. AHHHHH! I was so angry! She trampled half the radishes! So if you notice in the above picture, some sprouts are larger than others. I ended up having to plant some more over the weekend.

I still haven't planted the broccoli and cauliflower. I know, I need to get on that. I will make it a point this weekend. I think I am going to start indoors. Hopefully they don't bring a bunch of gnats inside.

Do you have a fall garden? What garden pests do you have problems with?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Week 5 Sugar Detox Challenge

I am a few days late on this post, and it has to do with the fact that, well, I needed some ME time! I'm assuming my recent emotions have been because I'm going through sugar withdrawals! I have been pretty mean. I have been on edge, and all I really feel like I want is some space! I'm trying not to let my temper get the best of me. Well, I'm assuming it's because of sugar withdrawals. I am hoping it's not my old "friend" Mother Nature coming to call. We haven't seen each other in about a year and a half and I'm not very excited for our reunion any time soon!

So, I can say that I am over half way through the 8 Week Sugar Detox Challenge! Have I been adhering to all the rules 100% of the time? No. I can tell you, though, this is the least amount of sugar my body has ever had! EVER! So I see it as a step in the right direction. I am going to continue to try to follow the rules of the challenge as strictly as I can for the these last couple weeks. Please pray for my family's safety!

This week we had to cut out all quick breads. This includes tortillas, muffins, pancakes, basically any bread that does not use yeast as an ingredient. I unfortunately made a huge batch of pancakes over the weekend and froze them. Now, I REALLY hate wasting food. So, yes, my children have had pancakes almost everyday this week! They don't seem to be protesting. 

I've decided I am not going to list every meal I've eaten any more. It's boring right? Most of them are pretty much the same things. So instead here's a quick view of some of my eats:

I didn't realize until I made this collage, that I had a lot of salad this week. Hmmm. 

I also have been on a pumpkin kick. I made my gluten free hot breakfast cereal the other morning and added some pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and topped it with  a pat of butter and a little maple syrup. HOLY COW! Pumpkin pie on the taste buds! Well, pretty close, anyway. And since I needed to use up that can of pumpkin I opened, I made a pumpkin spice mousse using equal parts pumpkin and plain greek yogurt, a little pumpkin pie spice, a little honey, and topped it with unsweetened shredded coconut. Yum!

Next week I will be trying to cut my natural sugars down to 2 teaspoons a day. I can still have my whole wheat bread though! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Garden 2014

I spent the weekend planting the rest of the seeds I had for the garden. Well all except the cabbage and broccoli. I'm a little nervous about planting them since I've had such a problem with bugs on my pumpkin plants. I may try to start them indoors, but I haven't decided yet.

The squash bugs are a REAL problem. I have been spraying neem oil to get rid of them, but it's a war that if I let my guard down for even a couple days, they will get the upper hand. I've already had to pull out a couple plants because they took over.

Here is one of the plants that they were pretty bad on. They are even on the flowers.

I really hope these plants can survive these annoying critters! I guess this is one of the lessons learned with my first garden.

Next to the pumpkins and squash I planted radishes on both sides. Supposedly they are good for keeping the squash bugs away. I haven't noticed a difference yet. I'm not sure how the companion planting works with these, they may need to be in the ground longer to actually help.

Over the weekend I planted the carrots, lettuce, chard, onions, and celery. It's still pretty warm here, so I hope everything works out. I guess I will see! To see all the types of veggies I planted see this post. I am also planning on planting some garlic but not until October.

A week or so ago I added some more of the bat guano fertilizer to the whole planter. I will save the fertilizer pellets I received from Azure Standard for later.

With most of the seeds planted, now I will just have to wait and see what works and doesn't work. I have to keep telling myself that it's a learning process and I will most likely have a lot to work on the next time around.

Have you ever started broccoli or cabbage indoors? If so do you have any tips?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIAW- Week 4 Sugar Detox Challenge

First of all let me say Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband! Three years and two children later, I can say my life is so full of love and I wouldn't change a thing! Just to reminisce, I had to read my WIAW post from last year- WIA On My Second Anniversary. Now I want a Pumpkin Spice Frappacino! Jeez! My eats this anniversary will be a lot less sugary!

Week 4- Cut Out All Refined Sugars

This week we cut out all refined sugars. I haven't been using very many recently so it hasn't been too difficult. I did have a pretty bad cheat day on Saturday though. The kids and I made a trip out to Pahrump (about an hour and a half away) to visit my sister in law who took some photos for me. They ordered Pizza while I was up there. Then because we didn't get back until late the hubby suggested we just go get Sonic(which we haven't had in years!). I had a cheeseburger and chili cheese fries. Hey, I figured I might as well just go with it since I had already ruined my eats that day! Right? Well I've been much better since then. I can say that the couple days afterward I had some pretty bad cravings. Ugh. It wasn't worth it. Here are my eats so far this week.

Breakfast- gluten free hot cereal topped with bananas, maple syrup, and coconut milk, with a piece of whole wheat toast (This week I left out the 1Tbs of sugar called for in the recipe)

Lunch- Leftover beef stew

Dinner- Leftover turkey (that I roasted on Sunday) sandwich with Delallo pepperoncinis (It has to be that brand! They are so good!) 

Breakfast- Peanut butter whole wheat toast and coffee with a little local honey

Lunch- Another turkey sandwich, with pepperoncinis of course

Dinner- Chili made in the pressure cooker. It turned out pretty good. I added both cayenne and red pepper flakes so it was a bit spicier than usual but it didn't bother the kids! Yum!

Breakfast- Peanut butter whole wheat toast (I told you cutting the grains will be the toughest part for me!), half a grapefruit, and coffee with a little local honey

Lunch- ANOTHER turkey sandwich. I may need to make some turkey chowder or something with all these leftovers!

Dinner- We are planning to have dinner at BJ's tonight. I'm not sure what I will have, and of course it's always hard to tell what ingredients are used when you eat out. Their menu is pretty large, though, so I am pretty sure I will be able to find something that is for the most part within the guidelines of the challenge.

lightly salted peanuts
Greek yogurt with honey (it HAS to be Fah-yay!) 

toddler photo bomb!
I may have to have a glass of wine with my dinner tonight. It's kind of a ritual. I may also break open a piece of our wedding cake if I can find it in our freezer! We vacuum sealed it but who knows if its still good!

Did you save your wedding cake to eat on your anniversary?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WIAW- Week 3 Sugar Detox Challenge

No Desserts

This week I have to cut out all desserts. No cookies, candy, ice cream, chocolate(AHHHH!), etc. Even if it is made with all natural sweeteners it's out! I'm missing my chocolate already. (This doesn't include the sweeteners in yeast breads or added to things like tea or coffee.) Before I cut out all dairy because of my son's allergy, I used to have a bowl of ice cream after dinner almost every night! I did have some coconut ice cream while I was dairy free. That somewhat helped with the craving. I actually had some frozen yogurt for the first time in 9 months, right before I started the sugar free challenge. It was delicious! Since I haven't been eating dessert every night, though, it really hasn't been too difficult cutting it all out. I do crave chocolate every so often. Actually, I crave carob chips. I was using those instead of chocolate chips and I would grab a few once a day or so just for a small treat. It seems my cravings for sweets are becoming less often and less severe. I think once I switched to only whole grains, it has helped tremendously. Cutting all grains out completely may be the really difficult part for me. I have never been grain free for any amount of time. I'm curious to see how my body reacts to that!

So here's my eats so far this week:

Breakfast- whole wheat pancakes with real maple syrup, 1/2 grapefruit (I may have over done it slightly with the syrup)

Lunch- grilled cheeseburger on whole wheat bun, with french fries- my husband wanted to grill burgers so I told him to make sure to grab whole wheat buns. Unfortunately they had high fructose corn syrup in them. Did I eat them? Yes, I cheated.

Dinner- Carne and polo asada, guacamole, beans- some friends of ours got together for Labor Day and they made carne and polo asada on the grill. It was delicious! Yes I ended up having 2 corn tortillas with my food. Yes, second cheat of the day. Although, I still think I did fairly well considering it was Labor Day. Could I have passed on the refined grains? Probably. 

Breakfast- peanut butter whole wheat toast, 1/2 grapefruit

Lunch- Quinoa with veggies (green onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper) and balsamic vinegar.

Dinner- grilled flat iron steak, steamed broccoli, and 1/2 baked sweet potato. (Sweet potatoes are another weakness of mine.)

Breakfast- 1/2 grapefruit, peanut butter whole wheat toast, coffee with some honey.

Lunch- will most likely be another quinoa veggie bowl

Dinner- I have planned suasage and sauerkraut with potatoes in the slow cooker. This is one of my husbands favorite meals. Unfortunately the sausage has corn syrup as an ingredient. I'm not sure how the body reacts to this as opposed to high fructose corn syrup(I will be researching this), but I imagine it isn't too different. I still shouldn't have it. 

Next week is no more refined sugars at all! I think I have for the most part already cut most of them out. I will have to read labels more carefully just to make sure!

Don't forget to link up with your eats, too!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lyric- 10 Months Old

My baby boy turned 10 months old yesterday. As I nursed him to sleep, the emotions hit me. I'm not sure why it hit me so hard in this moment. This last year feels like it has flown by right before my eyes. I may be with my children every day but it still seems like I didn't soak it all in enough.

I feel like this year has gone by much faster than the first year of my daughter's life. I guess having two little ones to take care of makes the time go by quicker. 

 So in order to remember this time of my son's life, here is Lyric at 10 months:

 -He loves food! Anything and everything! He eats more than his sister! He has grown out of his dairy, soy, and egg allergy for the most part. He eats eggs no problem. We are slowly adding dairy into his diet. I have been able to add it all back into my diet without it bothering him through breastfeeding. Today he had Greek yogurt for the first time. I will see how he does with that and go from there.

- He is crawling and pulling himself to stand up. I'm not sure if you could really call it "crawling", it's more like one leg crawling while dragging the other along!

- His favorite yoga pose is downward dog. He does it better than me!

- His two bottom teeth make the cutest smile ever! (I am a little biased though!)

 - When he wakes up from his naps he has the biggest smile! He has an even bigger smile when his daddy comes home from work!

- He talks a lot! Lots of babbling and mostly "da-da-da"s.

- He loves his sister so much! He always wants to play with her and be around her. It's so beautiful to watch them play together!

I strive to slow down every day and see the little things. The little quirky things my children say or do every day that may go unnoticed. I want to remember these times, because they don't last long. So now, if you don't mind, I'm going to spend some time with my children. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Garden Update Aug 28th

Things have been growing, growing, growing in the garden! My pumpkins and winter squash are getting pretty big.
Winter squash

Carving pumpkins

more carving pumpkins

Decor pumpkins (mini pumpkins)

I think I will have to let them grow over onto the cement. Maybe I can lay some burlap down or something to keep them from getting burned. I had quite a bit of a caterpillar problem for a couple weeks. Every morning I went out and picked off all the caterpillars I could find.
the most I found in one morning- 5 caterpillars
Now that the caterpillars are mostly gone, the squash bugs have made their way in and are trying to take over! I squished as many of the eggs and bugs as I could but I am going to try some peppermint essential oil and see if that deters them. I really want to keep my garden organic. That's one of the big reasons I wanted to grow my own food! I feel I am going to be battling bugs constantly. If you have any suggestions on how to organically deter bugs from your garden, please let me know!

Today I added some bat guano to the soil around the pumpkins and squash.

I also ordered a huge bag of fertilizer pellets from Azure standard. I'm not sure which fertilizer I will use for the rest of the soil. I would like to fertilize it this weekend though, and possibly plant a few more things as well. I received my seeds in the mail a week or so ago. I was so excited!

Carrots- Danvers 126, Cosmic purple
Celery- Tendercrisp
Onion- Stuttgarter, Yellow of Parma
Swiss Chard- Rainbow
Lettuce- Crisp Mint, Outregeous
Cabbage- Early Flat Dutch
Broccoli- De Cicco

I also have some heirloom radish seeds and a head of garlic for planting. I realized one thing I completely forgot about planting this fall is spinach! How I could forget about that I have no idea. We eat that green more than any other in this house! Oh well, I may order some, I may not. I haven't decided yet. I don't want to overwhelm myself.

I've got my garden planner all set up and organised with what to plant where. I hope I haven't bit off more than I can chew! I've already decided I am going to blog less so I can spend more time with my kids. When business gets busy (which it always comes in waves for some reason), I won't be posting much. I've also been doing a little preschool work activities with my daughter. I'm hoping she will enjoy helping in the garden with me.

Do you have an organic garden? What are you growing this season?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIAW- Sugar Detox Update

I recently may have gained some new readers, so just to clarify, WIAW stands for What I Ate Wednesday. It is a link up I do most Wednesdays over at Peas and Crayons. It's fun to link up with my weekly eats and check out other bloggers eats as well! Check it out and join in on the weekly fun if you feel so inclined.

Only Whole Grains- week 2 sugar detox

So far this week's eats look like this:

Breakfast- vanilla greek yogurt, coffee with local honey
Lunch- leftover pulled pork on a piece of homemade whole wheat bread. (I forgot the salt in the bread recipe so it turned out a little bland. They rose perfectly but then deflated in the oven. I'm guessing it maybe had something to do with the salt? Also, for the sweetener I used half molasses, half maple syrup instead of the honey.)
Dinner- Mongolian "beef" and Broccoli with brown rice (I used a venison roast instead of beef.) It turned out great with the venison and I will definitely make it again if my hubby gets another deer this year! The only thing I have to say is the sauce was WAY too sweet! (maybe because I have been doing the sugar detox?) I will use less brown sugar next time.

Breakfast- Peanut butter whole wheat toast, coffee-black
Lunch- Tuna sandwhich on whole wheat bread with half an orange

Dinner- Guacamole Bacon Burger on whole wheat bun, sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli. I took my dad out to dinner for his birthday. We went to Red Robin. I should say that I am pretty sure the whole wheat bun was not 100% whole wheat. So I may have cheated a little... That burger was so incredible,though!

Breakfast- Bob's Red Mill gluten free hot cereal topped with coconut milk, blueberries, and maple syrup.

Lunch- will probably left over hot cereal, maybe topped with some chopped veggies and balsamic vinegar... I'm not quite sure yet.
Dinner- will be "Taco Slop"  oh my gosh I love this recipe! I have some leftover brown rice that I cooked on Monday that I will serve with it.

Snacks I've been eating:
celery with peanut butter
sargento cheddar cheese sticks
and this vegan protein shake

It has only vegetable proteins and no soy. It is sweetened with sugar and stevia so I will only be able to have this for another week or so. For now, though, it's great when I'm needing a snack or some extra energy. Better than a soda, right? I found it at Albertson's if you were interested. It was only $18.99 if I remember correctly.
Next week is No Desserts! I might die. Okay probably not, but the only natural sweeteners I can have will be a little added to food or coffee/tea, or in yeast bread. I have been having cravings quite a bit lately. I am pretty sure it's because of the dang cookies I made last week. I am feeling it.
I have been recently taking a round of antibiotics for a persistent UTI. I tried curing it without them (took d-mannose supplement) but it just wasn't going away. It's a good thing I am doing this sugar detox, though, because the antibiotics are killing the good bacteria as well as the bad. Eating more sugar will only feed the bad bacteria and could cause me to get even more sick. I know I will feel 100 times better at the end of this 8 week challenge!

Have you ever done a sugar detox diet? What was the hardest part for you?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sugar Detox Challenge- Week 2

Only Whole Grains

This week for the sugar detox challenge I will have to choose only whole grains. No white flours. Also still stay away from high fructose corn syrup. This is because the body processes white flours about the same way as refined sugars.

Last week was fairly easy, even through my stomach bug incident. I did crave a Coke a couple days. I didn't give in, though! On Friday I made homemade chocolate chip cookies. The kind I haven't been able to eat for months. You know, with butter, and eggs, and tons of sugar? Yes. The first bite I took, it didn't taste right. I can't explain it. It was almost too rich tasting. It was so strange. Either way, I can't have anymore this week since they have white flour in them.

Tonight will be a test for me. I am taking my dad out to dinner for his birthday. Finding something to stay within the challenge guidelines will be more difficult since I don't know what ingredients are used in the food. Hopefully it wont be too difficult. I'm sure I wont starve.

I'll update tomorrow on this week's progress.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sugar Detox Challenge Week 1

So I am writing my WIAW post a day late. On Tuesday I came down with a horrible stomach bug which landed me in the E.R.. I was severely dehydrated. Needless to say, I was trying to rest yesterday and get back up to par. My daughter also caught the bug so I was taking care of her yesterday as well. Although it put a slight hindrance on my sugar detox challenge, I still was able to avoid high fructose corn syrup.

Breakfast: Peanut butter on wheat toast and coffee with 2tsp of local honey

Lunch: Romaine salad with broccoli, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, and bacon. Dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Snack: "Thunder Cake" A storm was rolling in and my daughter is afraid of thunder so we read the book Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco and made a makeshift thunder cake. It wasn't the recipe from the book. Instead I sort of used this recipe. I omitted the brown sugar and only used 1/4 cup white sugar. Then I used 3/4 cup sugar free applesauce and added a little bit more flour.

Dinner: Spaghetti (my husband made it since I had an ICAN meeting) using my homemade canned spaghetti sauce.

Breakfast: Loaded veggie scrambled eggs- with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, spinach, and cheese. Coffee- black

Lunch: Left over spaghetti

At this point I started getting sick and couldn't hold anything down.

Breakfast: plain cereal (no milk) and Power Aid

Lunch: Campbell's chicken noodle soup, crackers, and more Power Aid and water

Dinner: Southwest Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime dressing (I forgot to take a picture) - I needed some real food but didn't want anything too heavy, and this was great. Oh, I added grilled chicken to that recipe.

Next week is only whole grains. I am probably going to be baking some whole grain bread today. I haven't actually made any before with just whole wheat. Hopefully it comes out okay. I need my peanut butter toast! I know the hardest week for me will be no bread, or starches. I am already not looking forward to it! I need to stay positive though.

Do you have any favorite recipes for whole/ sprouted grain breads?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sugar Detox Challenge- Day 1

I have always had a sweet tooth, okay sweet TEETH! Since having my children I have changed our diet to include less and less processed foods, but I just love my baked goods! I love sweets, breads, ice cream, chocolates, you name it! A while ago I learned about candida overgrowth and how this can affect your body physically and emotionally. I'm not sure I have a candida overgrowth but I do eat a lot of the foods that could cause it. I have been telling myself for a while now that I should do something to change that.

Well, somewhat suddenly, my friend informed me she was taking the Sugar Detox Challenge. It is an 8 week gradual detox of sugars to help reduce your cravings and change your diet for the better. She invited me and some others to take it with her. I figured, what the heck! I have been meaning to do this for a while now, I might as well stop puting it off! 

So in order to keep myself accountable, I've decided to share my journey with you! For the next 8 weeks I will post about the challenge and how it's going. On Monday I will introduce that week's challenge and on Wednesday (when I usually do my WIAW- what I ate Wednesday link up) I will write about how it's going and what I've been eating. I encourage you to join me! If you have a huge sweet tooth, or just would like to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet, you should take the challenge! If you would like to purchase the e-book please click here. I recommend getting it but you don't HAVE to. It has some great information about the different types of sugar and it also has some meal plan ideas for each week.

If you do take the challenge please feel free to comment on my posts about how it is going for you as well!!

Sugar Detox Challenge- Week 1

No High Fructose Corn Syrup

You will want to check any processed foods you may have. This includes pre-packaged bread, condiments and dressings, etc. Look for high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, or fructose on the labels.

Because we have cut out a lot of processed foods in my house already, this one shouldn't be too incredibly difficult. I do drink a Coke every so often and I love cereal! (Vanilla Chex is my weakness!) I have been a lot better with those though and like I said, I haven't been eating them very often. So far today hasn't been too bad. I think this week will be ok. Today we ended up going to the new Sprouts Farmers Market for our groceries (which is pretty far from us). The kids wanted a snack for the drive home and I did have to stop and think about what to get for us all. We ended up getting some peanut butter filled pretzels. (sans HFCS) Next time we need to go out I will have to be better prepared!

Will you take the Sugar Detox Challenge with me?