21-Day Sugar Detox Recipe Roundup: Week 1 + Sugar Detox Pumpkin Cookies

Hi my virtual friends and faithful readers!

I hope this post finds you well. I have had a rough week, to be honest…but I feel like I’ve recovered just a tad. I have the evening free, so I thought I’d bring in a little update for you guys with lots of food pictures, and of course- a recipe!

Week one of the 21-Day Sugar Detox is going really well. Day 1 I was feeling strong and barely thought about it. Day 2 I had a major energy slump and ended up sleeping for 10 hours that night! Day 3 I woke up feeling waaaaay better and had normal energy through the rest of my day. Ever since then, I’ve felt great and full of energy. Except when I don’t sleep…then I don’t really have energy. But that’s not from the detox.

Wanna know what I ate this week? Okay! Let’s go:

Monday September 1
Breakfast (prepped on Sunday night!) Easy Bacon-Crusted Quiche, sausage added

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Lunch (prepped Sunday night)- Pollo Asado from the 21-day sugar detox cookbook, cauliflower rice, and roasted brussel sprouts
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Dinner- Zucchini Noodles, my 21-dsd spaghetti/pizza sauce, & grilled chicken

IMG_1695.JPGTuesday September 2nd

Breakfast- Same as above

Lunch– Jason’s Deli Salad bar: make sure you load up on spinach, leafy greens, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, olives, sesame seeds, and oil & vinegar!

Dinner- Curried Chicken Salad with Green Apples on a bed of spinach (recipe in the 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, side of roasted sweet potatoes (after running 5 miles and weight lifting)
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWednesday September 3rd

Breakfast and Lunch– Same as prepped meals above

Dinner – Leftover Chicken Salad from above and Spaghetti Sauce with Chicken

Snacks- Pumpkin Cinnamon N’Oatmeal

Thursday September 4th

Breakfast and Lunch– Same as prepped meals above

Dinner- Italian Ground Turkey and Peppers from the 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, bed of spinach

Snacks– 6 oz can fresh salmon, mixed nuts

Friday Septermber 5th

Breakfast– 2 Scrambled Egg Whites, 3 Pieces bacon, Grilled ham, Black coffee from The Egg & I Waco
IMG_1717Lunch– Meal prepped (above)

Dinner- Ground lean turkey, roasted brussel sprouts, sautéed plantains and onions

IMG_1722Saturday, September 6th
*Note- this day is my treat day!

Breakfast- Scrambled egg whites, 21-DSD approved chocolate pancakes with banana slices (recipe on my instagram)
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Lunch- 1 serving sweet potato fries from Smash Burger, 2 Applegate uncured turkey hot dogs with yellow mustard, 2 of my Non-Sweet 21DSD Pumpkin Cookies (Recipe below)

Dinner (date night)- Outback Steakhouse Grilled Chicken and Shrimp on the Barbie (no BBQ sauce), side of steamed broccoli

Sunday September 7th

Breakfast- Sweet potato & brussel sprout hash with scrambled egg whites (Post 9-mile run!)
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Lunch- Roasted lime chili chicken with salsa, bed of spinach, and cherry tomatoes

Dinner- Big Salad with grilled chicken and pecans, lots of raw veggies on the side

Snack- One green apple topped with pumpkin, cinnamon, and almond butter, baked in the oven until gooey!
IMG_1744Interesting? Boring? Helpful? I hope I at least gave you some ideas if you are in a 21-DSD slump. I’m not gonna lie- this week is a lot of repeats of last week’s meals, just for convenience and ease.


For now, enjoy this recipe for Non-Sweet Sugar Detox Pumpkin Cookies. Now beware, THESE ARE NOT SWEET. If you are not on the detox, this will probably not taste that good (thank you to my husband and house mate for confirming this.) But honestly, I loved them. I felt like they hit my baked good/cookie fix. Yummy texture! Try them out and let me know what ya think!

IMG_1720Non-Sweet Sugar Detox Pumpkin Cookies
Makes about 12 cookies
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter (no sweetener- check your labels!)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs (I used egg whties)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together almond butter, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and spices until well blended. Make sure it’s WELL incorporated- a Kitchenaid mixer works great for this, but can be done by hand with a lot of work!
  3. Add in coconut flour and mix well.
  4. Scoop out onto baking sheet (may seem a little liquid- this is okay). Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Be inspired,

Alexa

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