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 Seven, also known as THE LAST DAY. (Want to catch up? Here’s the introduction, shopping and meal prep, and Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, and Day Five, Day Six)
This it. This is the final day. The menu for today involved the following items, which I shall explain in further detail below:
- Almond Milk Oatmeal With Peanut Butter, Banana, and Strawberry
- One-Pot Hash with Chicken, Sweet Potato & Kale
- Cold Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Breakfast: Almond Milk Oatmeal With Peanut Butter, Banana, and Strawberry
This was another repeat recipe, so I only halfheartedly followed the instructions. Again, I used to eat oatmeal for breakfast every day for several years.
Lunch: One-Pot Hash with Chicken, Sweet Potato & Kale
Lunch was straight up leftovers from dinner Day Six. I threw them into a container and completely forgot to take a picture.
Dinner: Cold Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Confession: I did not make this for dinner. Instead, I went over to a friend’s home in order to celebrate her birthday (ah, life before COVID-19). She fed us amazing jerk turkey, roasted potatoes, and a very delicious salad. Technically, I did not finish the seven day complete no sugar added menu. But also, technically what I ate for dinner that night did not contain any added sugar.
Except I did eat some cookies and have a slice of cake with some pieces of chocolate. But that was okay. I do not want to adhere to a rigidly strict “diet” because that is not healthy for me. I want to strive for a healthy lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle makes room for some cookies every now and then.
Concluding Thoughts for Day Seven
The week is over! But this journey on this blog lasted much longer than a single week. That’s the thing about journeys though. When you begin one, it is impossible to know what the end shall look like. Next week, I shall share my concluding thoughts.
I’ll give my standard disclaimer that this is not a diet. I want to create for myself a healthy, sustainable life-style. I want to remain Clearly Alive.