This is a transition week for us. My husband and I are going on a sugar-free/wheat-free diet of sorts. We are trying to break my husband's sugar habit (he loves lots of sugar in his coffee). I don't keep junk food in our house expect on rare occasions; however, my husband gets to eat a lot of not-so-good-for-him food at his office. He also has a habit of adding lots of sugar to his 4-6 cups of coffee a day.
We are not following a specific diet plan. I would like to do a completely grain-free, sugar-free. legume-free, dairy-free diet, but that would be too overwhelming for my husband and too expensive for our budget. Our main goal is for my husband to move completely away from his daily sugar habit and only consume natural sugars from fruits, maple syrup, and honey once or twice a week. Since he is trying to break from sugar, I thought eliminating wheat for 30 days might be helpful as well. We also plan to limit grains as much as our budget will allow.
Our 30 day plan:
No refined sugar at all.
No white flour, wheat flour
Plenty of healthy fats, protein, and veggies.
1 sweet made with honey, coconut palm sugar, or maple syrup per week
Dairy for my husband/ I'm going to try and limit my dairy
After the 30 days:
1 cheat meal a week like a slice of pizza, hamburger with bun, etc
Occasional sugary treat
We are starting CSA season around here. I kind of abandon meal planing during the summer. However, I plan to share pictures from our CSA/shopping trips so look for those posts in the coming weeks.
Our basic meal plan is something like this:
Breakfast: Omelet, made with plenty of greens and other veggies
Lunch: Large Salad with beans and/or lean meat or soup with plenty of veggies
Dinner: Lean Protein, Veggies
Snacks: Veggies/Hummus, Fruit, Nuts, Plain Yogurt with fruit, Smoothies, popcorn
Treat: Grain Free-Pancakes, Grain-Free Muffins or Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
This diet is not about deprivation. Our goal is to help my husband break his sugar addiction and improve our health as a family. It's important to note: that I am not making my husband do anything he doesn't want to. He asked for my help in finding a more balanced diet.
What's on your meal plan?