GFBF is not taking on the sugar free challenge, so he celebrated our weekly tradition, ice cream Saturday, without me this week
But the sugar cravings hit hard Sunday morning – I could not get chocolate out of my head! So I compromised and made myself some treats.
I’m not a heavy user of stevia, a calorie free sweetener, and most days only have a few drops of liquid stevia in my coffee. I do not care for black coffee, but as long as I have half and half, I can go without any sweetener – really, I just add stevia out of habit. So I haven’t been sweetening my coffee during the challenge, but I did make a pact with myself that if I needed a treat, I’d have some stevia sweetened something with no guilt. Example – black tea with stevia instead of diet soda.
Or in this case, hot cocoa made with (unsweetened) almond milk, cocoa powder and stevia, rather than the soy mocha from Starbucks that I was jonesing for.
Later on in the day, when I got the craving for M&Ms, I melted down some unsweetened baking chocolate with a tablespoon of coconut oil and a packet of stevia and made my own chocolate bar.
Noteworthy sugar free meals from the weekend …
His and hers pasta and salads:
Mine was the enormous salad and medium bowl of pasta at top. GFBF’s was the enormous bowl of pasta and medium salad at bottom. I’m sure the marinara was sugar free because I made it myself!
And I splurged on salmon filets for Sunday dinner. Served with a brown and wild rice medley, roasted broccoli, and topped with pesto. I was full after only one of the halves, so I packed up the other one for lunch. Mondays mornings go much more smoothly when I’ve got my food packed up and ready to go