September 2016

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Pizza

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. Who doesn’t love pizza? Discover some new ways to enjoy this favorite meal! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your servings and omit or Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Mini Mexi-Meatloaves

Meatloaf is a great way to take your basic ground meat and turn it into something delicious. Mini Mexi-Meatloaves grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 25 minutes COOKING TIME: 40-50 minutes YIELD: 4-6 servings for the sauce topping: 4oz tomato paste 4oz water 2 Tbsp red bell pepper, finely diced 2 tsp cilantro, chopped 1/4 tsp chili powder 2 pinches of sea salt black pepper to taste ingredients: 1 Tbsp coconut oil, duck fat, or bacon fat 1 small onion, finely diced (1/2 cup) 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or grated (1/2 Tbsp) 2 eggs, beaten 2 lbs ground beef Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Asian-Inspired

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. Get inspired by these beautiful Asian-flavored dishes! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your servings and omit or modify the ingredients as needed if Continue Reading »

21DSD Testimonial: “I immediately noticed drastic improvement in my overall mood, energy and my postpartum depression symptoms!”

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce Elyssa R., a 21DSD alum. Elyssa’s testimonial is part of a series featuring participants who rocked their 21DSDs! Enjoy! – Diane and Team Quick-fire facts Level completed: 1 Favorite thing about the program: It was so easy to follow! Favorite 21DSD recipe: Spaghetti Squash Awesome benefits I experienced: Sugar & carb cravings diminished or eliminated Change in palate/tastes – more natural foods taste sweeter to me now Change in overall lifestyle choices for the better Improved energy levels Improved sleep quality Improved mood and general outlook on life Improved digestion Weight loss (8 pounds!) Non-scale victories: No more headaches. No more fatigue Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Garlic & Ghee Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Roasted whole chicken is the perfect comfort food to make any weeknight special, and it doesn’t require much prep time at all! This recipe is perfect for two if you want to have leftovers and make them into chicken salad or soup, or it can feed a small family. Save the carcass to make bone broth once you’ve finished the meat. Garlic & Ghee Roasted Chicken with Carrots grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • sugar-free • nut-free • seed-free PREP TIME: 15 min COOK TIME: varies, 60-90 minutes SERVINGS: 4 ingredients: 5 tablespoons ghee 10-12 cloves of garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: No-Honey Mustard Pecan-Crusted Salmon

The nutty crust and creamy no-honey mustard sauce takes this salmon from simple to sensational! No-Honey Mustard Pecan-Crusted Salmon grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins SERVINGS: 4 Note: plan for extra time to make the No-Honey Mustard Sauce or make it the day before. ingredients: 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for seasoning 1/4 cup cup finely chopped fresh parsley 4 (4- to 6-ounce) wild-caught salmon fillets black pepper to taste 1/2 cup No-Honey Mustard Sauce (see recipe below), divided for No-Honey Mustard Sauce: 4 Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Breakfast

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. This week is all about breakfast–wake up to something delicious! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your servings and omit or modify the Continue Reading »

Meal Planning: Your Tool for Success

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Michal Ofer. Michal’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team When commiting to follow the 21DSD, a sure fire way to set the stage for self-sabotage is not knowing what you are going to have for dinner. This is especially true when late afternoon rolls around and you begin wondering what you are going to eat for your evening meal. Meal planning (at least for lunch and dinner) is essential to achieve the success you originally intended when beginning the program. The objective Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Fresh Cabbage & Bok Choy Slaw

This slaw pairs perfectly with my Asian Style Meatballs to create an amazing meal that the whole family will love! Fresh Cabbage & Bok Choy Slaw grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 min COOK TIME: – SERVINGS: 4 ingredients: 2 tablespoons raw tahini (ground sesame paste) juice of 2 limes 1/4 cup cold-pressed sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon minced or grated garlic 4 cups finely sliced red cabbage (1 medium head) 1 cup finely sliced bok choy sea salt and black pepper to taste 1/4 cup chopped green onions (scallions), for garnish 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, for garnish preparation: In Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Avocado

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. We love our avocados on the 21DSD, and here are some new, fresh ways to make them the star of your meals! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you Continue Reading »

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo