21DSD Recipe: Pan-Fried Flank Steak (Vaca Frita)

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Veronica de los Rios. Veronica’s recipe is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team This recipe is a Cuban-style steak dish served over mashed malanga, or taro root. If you choose to make the taro, please note that it is only appropriate for participants on the Energy modification (ALL levels). Ingredients: 2 lbs. flank steak 1 white onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 4 lemons, juiced 3 malanga (taro root), peeled and chopped 5 oz coconut cream 3 tablespoons ghee Preparation: Boil meat for 2 hours or Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup #1

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. 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 a 21DSD. Happy cooking! Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thighs

This simple, but delicious, recipe is a 21DSD favorite! Serve it with some mashed cauliflower and a green salad and reheat the leftovers (if there are any!) for breakfast. Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thighs from The 21-Day Sugar Detox grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 25 min COOK TIME: 45 min SERVINGS: 6-8 ingredients: 1/4  cup melted unsalted butter or coconut oil 2 tablespoons gluten-free mustard 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 1/2 teaspoon sea salt black pepper to taste 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs preparation: Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter or coconut oil, mustard, sage, salt, Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Apple Pie Smoothie

Want something quick and easy for breakfast or a post-workout snack? This creamy, cinnamon-spiced smoothie is perfect! Use coconut butter instead of almond butter to make this smoothie AIP-friendly. Apple Pie Smoothie from The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 5 min YIELD: 1-2 ingredients: 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, canned or homemade 1/2 cup water 1 green apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 tablespoons almond butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 dashes nutmeg, for garnish small handful of ice (optional) 1 to 2 scoops 100% grass-fed whey protein powder or Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Shrimp Pad Thai

Thai food is something that I know lots of us miss on The 21-Day Sugar Detox. The desire for interesting flavor combinations and exotic tastes can often kick in on over drive, and when you’re not eating sweets and treats, it’s important to feel that you’re truly enjoying your meals. Enter my Shrimp Pad Thai recipe – it uses zucchini noodles that you can make easily with either a julienne peeler or a spiralizer tool. Easy Recipe: Shrimp Pad Thai grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • refined sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 min COOK TIME: 10 min YIELD: 4 NUTRITION INFO:  see below ingredients: 4 large zucchini Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Fudgesicles from Fed + Fit

  Hey folks! We’re excited to share this recipe from Cassy Joy of Fed + Fit. This recipe fits perfectly in your 21DSD meal plan. Enjoy! – Diane and Team These luscious, chocolaty fudgesicles are the perfect 21DSD not-sweet treat! Cold, creamy, and full of healthy, satiating fats plus a bit of protein from grass-fed gelatin, Fed & Fit’s fudgesicles are easy to make and sure to satisfy your desire for rich, chocolate goodness any time of year.   LEVEL all     COOKTIME 10 minutes (prep overnight to set)     YIELD 7-8 popsicles  Ingredients: 1 ½ cans full-fat coconut milk ½ Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Asian Inspired Pork Collard Wraps from Eat Your Beets

Hey folks! We’re excited to share this recipe from Tricia Hughes of Eat Your Beets. This recipe fits perfectly in your 21DSD meal plan. Enjoy! – Diane and Team The Asian flavors of lemongrass and ginger pair perfectly with ground pork and vegetables. Wrap it up in steamed collard greens for a lunch or dinner that everyone will love. LEVEL all         YIELD 6-8 wraps Ingredients: 1 bunch of collards, steamed 1 lb ground pork 1-2 tbsp coconut oil 3 carrots, thinly sliced into matchsticks 4-5 cups cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup coconut aminos 1/4 cup lime juice 1 tbsp ground ginger 1 tbsp fresh Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Green Apple Breakfast Sausage

These quick and easy breakfast sausages are a reader favorite from The 21-Day Sugar Detox guidebook. Enjoy! -Diane and Team   PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 10-12 minutes SERVINGS: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork, beef, chicken, or turkey 1/2 green apple, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons Italian Sausage Spice Blend For the spice blend: 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, ground 1 tablespoon ground sage 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (or 1 teaspoon black pepper) 2 teaspoons dried parsley Combine all the spices in a bowl, and store them in Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Steak Fajitas from Primal Palate

Hey folks! We’re excited to share this recipe from Bill Staley and Hayley Mason of Primal Palate. This recipe fits perfectly in your 21DSD meal plan. Enjoy! – Diane and Team Spicy and flavorful, these steak fajitas use traditional fajita seasonings like cumin, chipotle, lime juice, and garlic. Top them with sautéed vegetables and a side of guacamole—they’re so delicious, you won’t even miss the tortilla! LEVEL all         YIELD 3-4 servings Ingredients: 1 lb skirt steak 1 tsp black pepper 1 red bell pepper, seeded, & thinly sliced 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil 1 tsp chipotle powder 1 tsp cumin 4 Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Sugar and Sweetener-Free Lactation Cookies

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Rebekah Reddy. Rebekah’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team It seems like forever ago that I was pregnant and then breastfeeding my three little ones, but my youngest is only two and I nursed him until just before his second birthday. My real food journey has evolved over time, and it was with my third child that I really searched for nutrient-dense foods that would help my body grow this tiny baby and help me recover from the hard work of Continue Reading »

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo