Foodie Friday

First up an update on my 2 week sugar free challenge

To sum it up in case you don’t want to watch the video – it didn’t help at all with my arthritis (as hoped) but I did lose 2.5kg. The best thing, however, is I really have no desire to eat anything sweet. And my appetite and desire for food is greatly reduced. I really happy I did the challenge and proud of myself for completing it. I’m going to stick with sugar free on a day-to-day basis but will no doubt have a treat or two at special events/occasions. I mean, I can’t see myself never having a cupcake or some chocolate EVER again, even though at the moment I have no desire for it.

This week involved a HUGE grocery shop.


And since my uploaded speed with YouTube is now half decent, I did a grocery haul video for you this week.


On the menu this week. Breakfast included cheese on toast (which I had a real craving for).


French Toast and a green mango smoothie.


Pear (sugar-free) pancake.


Toast with marmalade.



Lunches included Thai takeaway – just one veggie spring roll for me.



and some homemade ice cream for desert.


Most days I had my usual salad but one day I enjoyed a wrap by the pool.



And I also had lunch at a cafe with my best friend, Leanne.


Dinners included Mushroom Risotto.


Taco (TVP) Salad


Quorn burger, sweet potato and veggies.


Creamy Quorn Curry


Bolognase Vol A Vents


Snacks included healthy carrot cookies (recipe from Heather’s Whole Food Kitchen class) – which were actually rather nice and I will definitely be making again).


There were cheese and crackers and a gorgeous plum.


I did also enjoy a Hot Cross Bun (yep, it’s got some sugar but I enjoyed this AFTER my challenge ended).


And spotted (with a squeal of excitement) and bought but not yet eaten – Choc Orange Tim Tams. If you’ve been around here long enough you’ll know how much I love orange chocolate. One day …  for a treat with friends.


Tell me, did you find anything squeal worthy in the supermarket this week?

3 Comments to “Foodie Friday”

  1. By Paige, February 22, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Yum. It all looks so tasty. Well done on completing your challenge! I’ve never heard of Tim Tams, but I do love orange chocolate too! We don’t get many options in the UK, I think the most common one is Terrys Chocolate Orange that you can get in a bar now. Enough now, it’s making me want to break all the rules and get one!

  2. By Deidre, February 23, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Hi again
    Congratulations on your success Libby. Your skin looks lovely. They say sugar is bad for our skin. So lovely, clear skin is obviously an added benefit. 🙂

  3. By Noo, February 23, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    Just out of intrest how much do you spend a week on groceries? My husband gives me a cash housekeeping and I battle to stick to it. I run out of money each shop so have to really think twice about what I get. Just wondered what the average family of 4 spends?