This is a continuation of my My Experience with a “7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan That’s Actually Doable.” Today’s post shall focus on Day Two, with my commentary of course. (Want to catch up? Here’s the introduction, shopping and meal prep, and Day One.)
Day Two ended up being much simpler than Day One as most of the prep was out of the way. The menu for today involved the following items, which I shall explain in further detail below:
- Almond Milk Oatmeal With Peanut Butter, Banana & Strawberries
- Roasted Veggie Pita With Greek Yogurt Tzatziki
- Thai-Style Turkey Over Rice
Breakfast: Almond Milk Oatmeal With Peanut Butter, Banana & Strawberries
This breakfast brought back many memories of eating gluten free. Old fashion rolled gluten free oats were a staple at my house, and I always cooked them with almond milk. Once again, this was another habit I just fell out of. I swapped nutrient dense, fiber rich oatmeal on a stove for quick high sugar cereal. Why?
I enjoyed revisiting what was once a daily meal. As this used to be something I made daily for several years, I definitely modified their suggested recipe. Below is my modified recipe.
Lunch: Roasted Veggie Pita With Greek Yogurt Tzatziki
I was able to eat my amazing Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce! Confession: I totally ate a spoonful of it before I placed the rest on my pita. If you wanted to make this meal gluten free, just sub out the pita.
Dinner: Thai-Style Turkey Over Rice
The more I think about this, the more I question what makes this meal “Thai.” In my opinion, Thai food is known for two things. It is either incredibly sweet or incredibly spicy. This was neither. Now the meal did taste good, but I do not understand the labeling of Thai. Perhaps it earned the label due to the peanuts and the lime? I don’t know. Buzzfeed, you confuse me.
Concluding Thoughts for Day Two
Day two is done! I was able to enjoy Oatmeal, Roasted Veggie Pita With Greek Yogurt Tzatziki, and Thai-Style Turkey Over Rice. While the chickpeas were a loss, the Cilantro-Lime Turkey was a knock out win. I also believe that my sugar cravings are reducing. This is exciting, as it was the entire point of completing this experiment.
Again, I do not view this as a diet. I want to create for myself a healthy, sustainable life-style. I want to remain Clearly Alive.