Day twelve and I am still going strong with my sugar detox! When I make it to Trader Joe’s before work, and decline an afternoon Starbucks run with colleagues, you know I am serious. This time around I feel much better about banishing sugar from my lifestyle — it feels attainable!
I am so grateful to everyone who commented on my last post and offered support and encouragement. I thought I would share which snacks have been helping me beat the sugar cravings.
Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats & Peanut Butter Fiberful Granola Bars: These taste more like a candy bar than a granola bar and contain 9 grams of fiber and 6 grams of sugar. They are a great way to satisfy my afternoon cravings for something sweet without derailing my detox. They come in a variety of different flavors, but the peanut butter and chocolate combination is my favorite.
Walnuts: I’ve been making oatmeal daily for breakfast, and since the only way I can eat it is with walnuts, I keep them on hand for snacks throughout the day.
Frozen Peanut Butter Bananas: Bananas have never appealed (no pun intended) to me, but thanks to Elana over at The Preppy Post Grad, frozen bananas and peanut butter have become my go-to morning snack. I made a few the other night, and after I covered them in peanut butter, I rolled them in chopped walnuts and then froze them. Chocolate or Nutella covered bananas are another great option. The best part is that by the time I get to work they have defrosted enough and are ready to be enjoyed.
Tangerines: I might have to do a tangerine detox next (kidding, of course!), but seriously, I could eat these all day long. They are portable and convenient when you need just a little sugar pick-me-up. Unlike with processed sugar snacks, the fiber in fruit will let your body absorb the fructose in a more regulated way.
Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn: This popcorn with olive oil is delicious! It’s not too salty and ideal for when those late night hunger pains come calling.
Here’s to a happy and healthy Friday!
Great post! The bananas look delicious
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Skirt The Rules says
Get it girl! Detoxing is so beneficial for the body, but definitely not an easy thing to do! I love the idea of a frozen peanut butter banana. I’m gonna try this! 🙂
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Vanessa Steil says
Thanks Jen! The peanut butter bananas are so good. Definitely give them a try!
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Amazing, it looks so good!!! Will have to definitely try that out soon! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂
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Kat Tanita says
That frozen banana snack looks so yummy!
Vanessa Steil says
Thanks Kat! It’s delicious — and the perfect afternoon snack.