It seems that anyone can do most anything for a week...and then on day 8, things start to get tough! That's what my experience has been over the past 8 days anyway. It's hard to believe we aren't even half way there yet!
Week one went well mostly due to preparation. Success lives within preparation. On Monday I found myself unprepared, but thankfully I was able to hang in there and stick with the plan. I decided to go grocery shopping after work and found myself starving before I even got there. With some quick thinking, I found myself at a pizzeria ordering grilled chicken with veggies, garlic & olive oil for dinner. I made it home with groceries and a mostly uneaten dinner for the two of us (I had to sneak a few bites on the ride!). It was a great feeling to be able to improvise and find something that worked.
Here's a few more of our recent 21-Day Sugar Detox meals:
Healing Chicken Soup
We've both been feeling a little under the weather and not sure if it's detox related or one of the million different strains of sickness that are going around right now. I decided that a quick and healing soup was in order. This soup takes no time to make but still has many healing properties.
- 1 grocery store rotisserie chicken
- 1.5 quarts chicken stock or bone broth (I used store bought, but homemade would be better!)
- 2 organic carrots, sliced
- 2 parsnips, sliced
- 1 onion or 2 shallots
- 1 packet gelatin
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (I use jarred minced garlic and add a couple small spoonfuls)
- italian spices
- sea salt & pepper
- Heat chicken stock in large pot
- Meanwhile, pick meat off chicken and break into bite sized pieces
- Once stock is boiling, add carrots, parsnips, garlic, gelatin, onion, spices, turmeric, salt & pepper
- Simmer for 20 minutes (less if needed)
- Stir in chicken
- Serve and enjoy!
Contents of 3 soft tacos: pickled cabbage, avocado, peppers, shrimp, and shredded beef
Grilled chicken with veggies, garlic & olive oil from local pizzeria
Dinner & Leftovers for Lunch
Did I mention that I received a pressure cooker for Christmas? Without a lot of time to spare, anything the speeds up the process is welcome in this house! This was Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore - one tip: cut the chicken before cooking and up the cooking time to 12 minutes as my chicken wasn't fully cooked after 8 minutes.
Do you use a pressure cooker? Any tips or favorite meals?