11 days + a magical salad

It’s been 11 days since I’ve had ANY sugar. I repeat… ELEVEN DAYS. NO SUGAR. I fluctuate between feeling really great about myself and wanting to kill someone.

But it’s not just sugar that I’ve given up. It’s bread, cheese AND fruit. Now before you tell me I’m crazy (which is okay, since I sort of agree) this is not a permanent change. It’s just sort of a detox thing for me to get back to feeling good about my health, weight, etc.

So what am I eating? Well it’s mostly special bars, shakes, soups, plus one “lean and green” meal per day. So yes, I AM eating. Since I’m not a great cook and am not very imaginative I’ve been mostly doing salads with either chicken or tuna. And yes, that does get boring even after 11 days so I’m looking for new recipes that will be healthy and delicious so I can stick with this for a few months.

This is what I really wanted to tell you about: my new favorite, magical salad. Yes, I said magical. It’s that good. First, when it comes to salad making I’m kinda boring: lettuce or spinach, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, celery… See? Boring. But then the other day I had this salad and OH MY GOSH.

Isn’t she beautiful?

The ingredients are: spinach, carrots (which I didn’t eat bc they’re too starchy), roasted bell peppers (my new favorite thing), roasted onions, grilled and marinated artichoke hearts, sliced beats, a few sliced black olives and a piece of grilled mahi mahi (or chicken). It’s so good I want to marry it. YUM!

If you have any favorite healthy recipes you’d like to share I’d love to hear them.

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3 thoughts on “11 days + a magical salad

  1. hello, just stumbled upon your wonderful blog!wow, are you doing the same sugar free food think like Ellen was! is she still on it!? not sure! love to see you over! following you! ;)http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

  2. Try adding nuts, buy more then one kind of tomato, add fresh herbs such as basil, chives, mint, … avocado, radish, seaweed, … are also nice.What kind of diet are you on, the no fruit part seems weird to me?

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