I’m thinking that I will try to do a “Food Theme” on Mondays… because …. well, just because! Maybe it will help me feel better about what we’re having to do, if I put it out there. I’ve said we’re doing this “healing diet” and that basically means all sugar – and anything that quickly turns to sugar, like most white things (white flour, white rice, potatoes, etc.) have to be cut out in the beginning. Eventually I think we can add most things back in, within reason… and believe me, sugar was something I was eating beyond the scope of all reason previously!
The down side ~ It’s boring. I like sugar. A lot. And I am not a chef by any stretch of the imagination, so trying to create meals in an entirely new way is not fun for me. Some might like the challenge. I might like some ice cream.
The up side ~ In the week since we started this, my husband has lost 7 pounds, our daughter lost 6, and I lost 5. (Of course, me being the one with the most to lose – by a long shot – lost the least. But 5 lbs. in a week is nothing to sneeze at!)
I have to admit that the thing that made Kiki and I happiest was the chocolate chips we found! Yay!! Chocolate!! They are sugar-free but with a type of sweetener that is an acceptable natural substitute, not a chemical additive. So I made chocolate chip brownies. They aren’t so amazingly delicious that I’d choose them over “real” brownies… but when you don’t really have that choice, they are a reasonable sweet substitute. (Tonight, tho, I am making whipping cream to go with them.. that will up the yum factor.)