Just a reminder that I wrote these blog posts back in October but never got around to posting them. I thought it would be good to chronicle my 21 Day Sugar Detox experience for anyone who may be considering it.
October 14, 2014
I am ready.
Tomorrow is the big day. The 21DSD! Hubs has decided to join me in this and after an enormous bill from Whole Foods and bags upon bags of processed and unhealthy foods thrown into the trash we’re ready to go. I’ve created our menus and the preparation has begun.
I am excited, but know it will be hard because there are some things I just love!!
The things I will miss the most during this time (in order) include:
Diet Coke – oh how I love you! I will miss you so…and don’t take it the wrong way but if this works out, you will never touch these lips again!
Ketchup – OMG…I just can’t even! I need ketchup on my eggs!
Cereal – You’ve always been there for me when I didn’t feel like cooking dinner. With your sugary flakes and your marshmallow-y goodness.
Potatoes – Mashed, fried, baked, hash, you name it…I love it!
Tonight we indulge in our last meal of spaghetti with meat sauce…a big old plate of it. So here is my spaghetti sauce recipe. I usually add ground beef or ground Italian sausage, but it is good without meat too. It is easy and tastes way better than that stuff you buy in a jar! Enjoy!
Spaghetti Sauce (Modified from this recipe.)
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato sauce
½ cup water
1 tbsp. honey (or 2 tbsp white sugar)
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. fennel seed
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
½ tsp salt (more or less to taste)
¼ tsp. black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft & slightly browned. Add garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 hours minimum. Remember to stir occasionally!
If not using immediately, allow to cool and refrigerate or freeze.