Monday, February 8, 2010


So I'm 39 days into my sugar free year. Is it just me, or does it seem like it's been longer? Anyway, for those who are just now joining me, a recap:

In the last month and a week, I've already had a couple of sugar snafus: twice I ate sugar accidentally. And during a bout of what may or may not have been the plague, all I could (and sometimes couldn't) keep down was Jello and Gatorade. So we're going to have to cross off that week. According to some, we should rename the blog: my almost sugar free year.

But that just isn't as catchy.

Aside from the aforementioned failu--- No. Incidents. We'll call them incidents. Aside from them, things haven't been so bad. I rarely crave sweets and when I do, I can usually quench it with fruit or quell it with distraction. Except for once.

I can't remember what my parents were parading around -- brownies, cookies. Something like that. (I've repressed it.) But I needed something sweet. So, I raided the kitchen. And this -- totally legal in terms of my sugar free year -- is what I came up with:

1 banana, sliced.

a handful of crumbled walnuts.

a teaspoon (or two) of all natural honey drizzled across the top.

I call it... the concoction. And it was delish! Hit the spot totally, and I haven't really craved sweetness ever since (at least not to the extent that required my raiding the kitchen).


  1. That looks delicious. I'm going to try that.

  2. That does actually look really good! Yummy!

  3. My cousin once gave me a recipe for chocolate mousse that featured raw cacao, avocado, etc. I'm going to see if I can find it and whip some up to see what other alternative desserts I might be able to make on this year's special occasions!