I would really love some french vanilla coffee creamer about right now! I believe I may be going through a sugar withdrawal, but that would probably be a good thing. I have done well the past couple of days with my diet. I have eaten a lot of vegetables and whole grains. The whole wheat bread from Whole Foods has been wonderful. The only problem is we don't have a Whole Foods Market close to us. I purchased the bread at the market in Nashville. I will be trying to make some whole wheat bread in my bread machine this weekend. My brother makes his own bread and I plan on trying his recipe.
One of my learning experiences so far has been with the 5 ingredient rule. Twice I have found products with 5 ingredients, no unknown ingredients, low in sodium (one of the things I watch for)...seems like something I could eat. Once I begin eating and thinking how wonderful it is that I have found something with real ingredients, I realize it has sugar in it instead of honey or maple syrup or it is made with rice flour and is obviously white rice flour-not brown rice flour. This happened with a Kashi granola bar which I had for a snack today and some rice crackers with my supper last night. I ate them anyway and decided I would do better tomorrow :).
This experience has taught me that in order to know what is in your foods, you need to make them yourself. I did make some whole wheat banana bread this evening for something a little sweet as a snack. It is made with whole wheat flour and honey. I also made some spelt and whole wheat pizza dough for supper tomorrow night. It is in the refrigerator as I type and hopefully rising for a good pizza crust tomorrow night. We had some friends give us some homemade pesto and I baked extra chicken tonight to go on top of the pizza. Looking forward to that! My husband has been cutting gluten out of his diet so I am experimenting with spelt for him.
"Tomorrow is another day!"