It was so nice not having a long run this morning.
I did get out for a short five easy sunshine filled miles in the Wave Inspire 10s.
Sometimes my Nike+ app is not very encouraging.
Now we’re just kind of taking things easy until Sunday’s race.
So I mentioned I went to a little book signing last week.
After actually meeting Diane in person and hearing her talk, I’ve been inspired all week to cook some healthier meals and watch all the added sugar, etc.
I reviewed the original 21 Day Sugar Detox book a couple months ago here. I highly recommend it if you think doing a sugar detox is something you want to do or if you just want some healthy ideas and recipes that are free from artificial sweeteners and added sugar. Her plan is so easy to follow. A little bit rough for the first few days, but so worth it.
I got the new 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook recently to review as well.
The reasons to ditch high sugar foods are listed in this book too. It’s always a nice little reminder to read this. I mean, we kind of know this, but it’s different when we read it on paper, right?
I was so excited to get it, but with the holidays and everything being so busy I didn’t really get a chance to go through the whole book until recently.
I did some pool reading last week
and then this week really got a chance to mark it all up with Post-Its. (That’s what I do with all cookbooks.)
I really like the small size of this cookbook. It’s more of a guidebook and is the same size as the original book. Easy to carry along as a reference and such.
In addition to all the good for you, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, Paleo friendly, sugar and sweetener free recipes,
this book outlines the 21 Day Sugar Detox program, gives the background behind why we crave sugar and has some great tips, tricks and hints to help you along the way.
There’s a section at the beginning that describes some of the ingredients that are commonly used and why.
It also has special recipes for different circumstances (athletes, nursing moms, etc.).
The recipes are divided into easy to find sections
and every recipe has a picture. I love that and I love the small pictures in the back so I can find what I’m looking for a little easier when the Post-Its aren’t cutting it.
This morning I decided to take Diane’s advice
and use what I had at home to make a couple versions of some recipes from the book.
First up was her carrot-apple skillet breakfast hash.
I used broccoli slaw instead of just carrots
and then added some eggs in the mix.
It was delightful.
I also tried to make a modified smaller sample of the apple spice “granola”.
Mine didn’t quite turn out as pretty as in the book and I added some chia to the mix. It was still darn tasty and I really love that it got all crunchy in the oven.
So, while we’re talking apples and sweetener free, paleo recipes, here’s something I came up with the other day.
I turned that no grain STUFT flatbread into an apple flatbread.
Yep, I know, awesome.
All I did was add a little almond extract, nutmeg and cinnamon to the flatbread recipe and then topped it with thinly sliced apples and more cinnamon before putting it in the oven.
It came out pretty well if I do say so myself.
Here you go.
STUFT Paleo Apple Pie Flatbread
(21 Day Sugar Detox friendly)
4 T coconut flour (28 grams)
2 egg whites or 1 egg
1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)
cinnamon to taste
nutmeg to taste
1/4 cup water
one small green apple thinly sliced (for topping)
Mix all ingredients except apple slices together. Pour onto a small cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Lay apple slices on the top and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon.
Bake at 375 convection for 20-25 minutes.
And before I get to the giveaway I just have to show you the best ever view from this morning.
Okay, so since Diane and I are such good friends and all now (kidding, kidding), we’re giving away a copy of her 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook.
One winner will get his or her hands on this awesome book.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below.
- What’s your favorite recipe section in a cookbook? (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, etc.)
- If you don’t have a favorite section, just tell me something fun you’re doing this weekend.
Feel free to tweet about the giveaway for an additional chance to win:
@stuftmama is giving away a copy of @balancedbites @21daysudardetox #21dsdcookbook . Enter here- http://ow.ly/sHIQq
Make sure to leave an additional comment here letting me know that you tweeted.
*Giveaway will be open until Tuesday night, January 21st 8 pm PST. Winner will be announced on the blog Wednesday. US residents only.