SUGAR DETOX IS OVER!!!!
I really want to know how every did? Honestly I had good moments and I had weak moments. It was my birthday and a few friends birthdays and then I had an incident with my baby that landed us in the hospital so I may have had some sugar to ease my pain :) (I sound like an addict....well I kind of am). With that being said I honestly realistically had at least 15 days where I truly avoided the items I listed and I felt empowered! It felt so good to know I had control of my body. It also felt good to not go to bed sick from sugar coma (true fact especially on weekends). Now I need to do a Diet Cherry Pepsi and Diet Dr. Pepper Detox :) But it may have to wait until my cute baby isn't waking up every 3-4 hours. (I know it's time to let him cry it out!)
Because it's Monday Meals I decided to do one of my go-to dinners and healthified cookies. I am all about substitutions when it comes to cooking! In these cookies below you use chickpeas/ garbanzo beans so not only will they be lower in fat but they will have added protein. (you will notice in the picture below some of the cookies don't have chocolate chips...I am still dairy free and peanut free right now because of my babe so I made some I could eat)
Chocolate Chip cookies with chickpeas
1 can (1 1/2 cups) Chick Peas, drained
1/2 cup Almond butter
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (dark provides more antioxidants)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a blender, food processor, or bowl with hand mixer.
- Blend until chickpeas are smooth
- Add chocolate chips and stir.
- Scoop 1 inch thick balls onto a sprayed or greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chocolate chips are melting.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
Crockpot Balsamic Chicken and vegetables
This is one of my go-to dishes because it is pretty easy and yummy and in my life the simpler the better
6 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
2 tomatoes, quartered (or 1 cup of grape tomatoes)
(and you can add whatever other veggies you like)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place vegetables in slow cooker, then place chicken strips on top. Sprinkle garlic and spices over chicken, then pour balsamic vinegar over chicken. Cook 3-4 hours on high (or 6-7 on low). About half way through mix chicken with the veggies and juice that is in crockpot and return to cooking until done. This meal can be served on top of couscous or brown rice. Enjoy!!!
Here's a few pictures from my cute babies hospital visit. Poor little guy has been through too much for a 6 month old!!!!
How did the sugar detox go for you? What was the hardest part? Easiest?
Do you have food trigger moments (like bad accidents...some people don't eat, I EAT MY STRESS AWAY :) )
Hope you all had a great ST PATRICKS DAY!!!!