No sugar + No Dairy 6 Week Challenge

Banana Ice Cream

The Challenge:

  • No refined sugars
  • No added sugars
  • No dairy: cheese, milk, sour cream, butter, yogurt, ice creams, gelato, etc…
  • 6 weeks!

the journey

Week 1: May 12 – May 18

Sunday, Day 1 ~ Rough day…my pantry was not prepared to make the switch to no sugar/no dairy. I survived on delicious pasta with organic sauce from Costco. Yummy! I went shopping at Metrotown and was starving the whole time because I did not know what I could eat at any of the restaurants. Thankfully, there is a Superstore in the mall so I got a few snacks for the ride home. New recipe:Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • Exceptions: I did drink Gatorade on my 10 miler today. I need to get some Nuun! For fuel I ate dehydrated bananas.
  • Monday, Day 2 ~ Another rough day, I was hungry all day. Pantry was still empty. After school I headed into Bellingham to stock up on some healthy choices from Trader Joe’s. I got some yummy stuff. Including organic ketchup (actually that was from Target).
    • Lunch: vegan homemade veggie burger + fruit
    • Dinner: I was soooo thankfully when Kirsi (diet buddy) texted and asked if we wanted to eat dinner with them. They served us yummy lentils, potato soup and a delicious chocolatey, fruity dessert. All vegan, all surgar free! No new recipes.
  • Tuesday, Day 3 ~ Yay for stocking up on food I can actually eat!!
    • Breakfast: Breakfast was a small portion (yay for running late) of oatmeal flavored with homemade peanut butter & honey.
    • Lunch: more pasta with organic sauce from Costco & fruit
    • Snacks: dehydrated bananas, pretzels, sesame sticks, & quinoa & black bean chips (TJ’s)
    • Dinner: Kyle made a tasty completely vegan pizza! He used a TJ’s vegan dough ($1.50ish), organic sauce, soya cheese, pineapple, peppers, & tomatoes. Sooooo yummy and happy there are left overs for tomorrow’s lunch. Once again I made banana ice cream for dessert. To make it extra awesome I added homemade peanut butter:)
  • Wednesday, Day 4 ~ It’s getting easier! Everyday I am attempting to try new recipes. Today’s new recipe was tofu sour cream. I didn’t have chives, so instead I used garlic gloves.
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills bread + smart balance spread… I need jam!
    • Lunch ~ left over vegan pizza + apple
    • Dinner ~ delicious burrito {TJ’s tortilla, black/refried beans, tofu sour cream, avocados, homemade salsa, organic ketchup} + homemade banana ice cream for dessert:)
    • Snacks ~ almonds + raisins, quinoa & black bean chips, & dehydrated bananas
  • Thursday, Day 5 ~ I decided to make one of my favs, falafel! Super easy and super delicious!
    • Breakfast ~ oatmeal + honey + homemade peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ left over burrito….so yummy + apple
    • Dinner ~ homemade falafel in pita bread (TJ’s) topped with homemade hummus, homemade tofu sour cream, cucumbers & peppers
    • Snacks ~ almonds + raisins, pita bread + hummus
  • Friday, Day 6 ~ Today was bike to school/work day and I have been wanting to ride to work, so I thought it would be perfect (plus it is a Canadian holiday so the border was packed).
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills bread + homemade peanut butter + organic banana slices (thanks for the bananas, Kirsi)
    • Lunch ~ left over falafel + banana
    • Dinner ~ no dinner…just snacking
    • Snacks ~ almonds + raisins, breakfast cookie & cliff bar (I double and triple checked these guys for refined or added sugars. My research said they were ok to eat! Plus they were delicious! And best of all they were courtesy of the Bike to School celebration tent), chips + homemade salsa, Silver Hills bread + homemade peanut butter + organic banana slices
  • Saturday, Day 7 ~
    • Breakfast ~ buckwheat pancakes & waffles, fruit sauce, coconut whipped cream, natural peanut butter, Earth Balance spread
    • Lunch ~ Haystacks! TJ’s chips, homemade beans, organic ketchup, Diya cheese, & homemade salsa
    • Dinner ~ Vegan Pizza (TJ’s crust, Diya cheese, Costco organic sauce, peppers, tomatoes, olives, pineapples)

Week 2:

  • Sunday, Day 8 ~ One week down! I am excited about the week to come. I am going to Trader Joe’s tomorrow to stock up on some healthy food!
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills Bread, homemade peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ Burrito (TJ’s tortilla, black beans, rice, avocado, cucumber, green peppers, tofu sour cream, homemade salsa)
    • Dinner/Snacks ~ homemade baked sweet potato fries
    • Food for lunches: Black Bean Burgers
    • Desserts: Vegan Peanut Butter Oreo
  • Monday, Day 9 ~ I had to be strong today, we were out shopping in Bellingham. I had to endure Kyle eating Jack in the Box. It is still really hard knowing what I can eat when we are out! HELP. Any suggestions??
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ Black Bean Burger on pita + organic ketchup, mustard, and pickles + banana + homemade oreo cookie
    • Dinner ~ kettle chips
    • Snacks ~ almonds + raisins, banana ice cream
  • Tuesday, Day 10 ~
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ whole wheat pasta with vegan Alfredo + banana
    • Dinner ~ artichoke + hummus, mango
    • Snacks~ almonds + raisins, silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter (great invention ever!!), half a silver hills bagel + smart balance + TJ’s black beans quinoa chips
  • Wednesday, Day 11 ~ Breakfast was served at school today. Almost everything had meat & sugar. Thankfully they served some fresh fruit!
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter , fruit
    • Lunch ~ TJ’s whole wheat pita + Black Bean Burgers + organic ketchup + mustard + pickles, homemade peanut butter oreo, banana
    • Dinner ~ TJ’s vegan pizza dough + TJ’s vegan cheese + pineapple + pepper
    • Snacks~ almonds + raisins, TJ’s black beans quinoa chips
  • Thursday, Day 12 ~ I tried a new recipe today. Kind of a fail because it did not taste like broccoli cheese soup but Kyle still thought it was tasty:) 
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter , fruit
  • Lunch ~ TJ’s vegan pizza dough + TJ’s vegan cheese + pineapple + pepper, banana
  • Dinner ~ Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup + half of a Silver Hills bagel + Smart Balance
  • Snacks~ almonds + raisins, TJ’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, vegan chocolate mousse (thank you, Marie), & homemade chocolate peanut butter (I am addicted!)
    • Friday, Day 13 ~ Almost two weeks done! Today was the Run for Water expo and one of the booths was giving away cheesecake! I was not even tempted…now that is pretty amazing (seriously, ask my family!)
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills bread + chocolate peanut butter , fruit
    • Lunch ~TJ’s whole wheat pita + Black Bean Burgers + organic ketchup + mustard, banana, TJ’s black bean & quinoa chips
    • Dinner ~ artichoke &  TJ’s vegan pizza dough + TJ’s vegan cheese + PC blue menu sauce + fresh artichoke heart
    • Snacks~ almonds + raisins, TJ’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, & chocolate peanut butter
  • Saturday, Day 14 ~ pre race day!
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills bread & peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ haystacks (chips, beans, ketchup, salsa, lattuce, pepers) + strawberries for dessert (while everyone else ate pie, ice cream, & cookies)
    • Dinner ~ left over vegan pizza
    • Snacks ~ left over vegan pizza:)

Week 3

  • Sunday, Day 15 ~ Race Day!
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills bread & peanut butter
    • During race ~ gatorade, power bar gels, & dehydrated bananas
    • Post race ~ a few bits of yogurt parfait (yes, there was sugar), oranges, & pretzels
    • Lunch ~ toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, coconut oil + nutritional yeast flakes
    • Dinner ~ pasta + organic sauce, delicious bean & potato soup, break + smart balance, & banana ice cream for dessert
  • Monday, Day 16 ~ a day at the aquarium!
    • Breakfast ~ 2 slices of silver hills break & peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ pita + black bean burger
    • Dinner ~ raw pesto pizza (more on this later)
    • Snacks ~ dehydrated bananas, almonds + raisins
  • Tuesday, Day 17 ~ honesty I was running around and busy the entire day so no recap:)
  • Wednesday, Day 18 ~
    • Breakfast ~ banana
    • Lunch ~ organic Costco tortilla chips with black beans, TJ’s vegan cheese, & organic ketchup + healthy cookie (thank you, Marie!)
    • Dinner ~ no dinner
    • Snacks ~ almonds, pretzels
  • Thursday, Day 19
    • Breakfast ~ silver hills break, peanut butter, & honey
    • Lunch ~ pasta + homemade tomato sauce, banana
    • Dinner ~ homemade veggie burger on pita topped with soy cheese, organic ketchup, pickles, mustard
    • Snacks ~ almonds & raisin
  • Friday, Day 20 ~ Church campout @ Rosario Beach
    • Breakfast ~ banana (I was running soooooo late)
    • Lunch ~ homemade veggie burger on pita topped with soy cheese, organic ketchup, pickles, mustard + popped chips + banana
    • Dinner ~ veggie burrito @ a taco joint in Bellingham…I think this is the first time I have eaten out in forever! Of course I skipped out on the sour cream & cheese.
    • Snacks ~almonds & raisins + the most amazing kettle corn I have ever had, Angie’s
  • Saturday, Day 21 ~ Church campout @ Rosario Beach
    • Breakfast ~ banana, grapes, Silver Hills toast with organic jam, bowl of Kashi + Coconut Milk
    • Lunch ~ haystacks: chips, beans, lettuce, cucumbers, salsa, vegan sour cream + kettle corn for dessert
    • Dinner ~ Five Guys fries + organic ketchup…..at least the ketchup was organic….haha…not my healthiest meal:)
    • Snacks ~ more handfulls of Angie’s Kettle Corn…hehe

Week 4

  • Sunday, Day 22
    • Breakfast ~ Oatmeal with honey & raisins + Almonds & raisins
    • Lunch ~ homemade veggie burger on pita topped with soy cheese, organic ketchup, pickles, mustard
    • Dinner ~ Silver Hills Bread + homemade chocolate peanut butter
    • Snacks ~ pretzels + popped chips
  • Monday, Day 23
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills bread + homemade chocolate peanut butter
    • Lunch ~  homemade veggie burger on pita topped with soy cheese, organic ketchup, mustard
    • Dinner ~ Angie’s Popcorn + homemade salsa & chips
    • Snacks ~ Vegan Peanut Butter Cups + Almonds & raisins + Apple Fruit Leather
  • Tuesday, Day 24
    • Breakfast ~ Silver Hills Bread + homemade chocolate peanut butter
    • Lunch ~ homemade veggie burger on pita topped with soy cheese, organic ketchup, mustard + Angie’s Popcorn
    • Dinner ~
    • Snacks ~ Vegan Peanut Butter Cups + almonds & raisins + Fruit Leather + chips & salsa
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