Nine Hacks for a Successful 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Katie Leadbetter. Katie’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team A nutrition client of mine mentioned that she really wanted to do The 21-Day Sugar Detox, but she doesn’t really cook and she thought it would be way too much work for her. That’s “the thing” that holds many people back from committing to the 21DSD. Just imagining the time, the work, and the effort of cooking for three weeks can be very stressful for people. To help ease the anxiety of embarking on the 21DSD, Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Pollo Asado

Spice up your dinner with some Pollo Asado! This easy chicken dish takes only 10 minutes to prep and the rest of the cook time is in the oven–perfect for busy weeknights. Pollo Asado grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 10 mins (+ 1 or more hrs to marinate) COOKTIME: 30-35 mins SERVINGS: 4 to 6 ingredients: 1 yellow onion, sliced 2 shallots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated juice of 4 limes 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Chicken

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. Liven up your chicken rotation with this week’s recipes. 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 Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Basic Cilantro Cauli Rice

Cauliflower rice is perfect anytime you want some rice but prefer a lower carb count; it’s also great when you want to work in some extra veggies! Easy and delicious, this version adds some color and flavor with fresh cilantro plus a little red onion and yellow bell pepper. Basic Cilantro Cauli Rice grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 mins COOKTIME: 5 mins SERVINGS: 4 ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 1 tablespoon coconut oil or bacon fat sea salt and black pepper to taste 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves optional add-ins for color and variety (as pictured) 1/4 cup minced Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Zucchini

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 zucchini! Here are some versatile, inventive, and utterly delicious ways to use this summer squash while it’s in season. 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 Continue Reading »

The 21DSD Can Reprogram Your Tastebuds!

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 Food should not just taste good, it should also make you feel good, not just the moment during or right after eating it, but for the days, weeks and months that follow. The desire for real, nourishing food is instinctual to us, and given the right tools, you will naturally be tempted by the inherent tastes found in the foods nature has provided. Participating in a 21DSD is a stepping stone to learning Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Clarified Butter & Ghee

Clarified butter and ghee are similar: they both come from unsalted butter that is cooked to remove the milk solids. However, by continuing to cook the solids until they are browned, clarified butter turns into ghee, a nuttier-tasting cooking fat with a longer shelf life. This easy recipe is sure to become a staple in your pantry! Clarified Butter & Ghee grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 5 mins COOKTIME: 25 to 30 mins (clarified butter), 35-45 mins (ghee) YIELD: 25 TO 30 OUNCES   ingredients: 2 pounds unsalted butter from pastured (grass-fed) cows* *Brands we recommend include Kerrygold, SMJÖR, Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Salads

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 salads–some are a complete meal, some make a fantastic side dish, and one is a creamy ranch dressing for any salad you create! 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 Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Cilantro Shrimp Stir Fry

Cook up this quick-and-easy shrimp stir fry for a perfect weeknight dinner–loads of fresh veggies and bright flavors will make it a family favorite! Cilantro Shrimp Stir Fry from The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 10 mins COOKTIME: 10 to 15 mins SERVINGS: 4 ingredients: 4 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil, divided 1 large red onion, sliced (1 cup) sea salt and black pepper 1 large bell pepper, sliced (1 cup) 1 dozen small mushrooms, sliced (1 cup) 2 medium zucchini, sliced (1 cup) 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 3/4 Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Mexican 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. This week is Mexican-inspired! 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 you’re currently doing Continue Reading »

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo