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Is Simply Lite Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sugar-Free 50% Cacao okay for this challenge? Is it healthy or best to just skip it?
1yr
  • DietID_TeamDietitians I would suggest skipping it because one of its main ingredients is Maltitol, a sugar alcohol or sweetener. Though it is not as sweet as sugar, it’s still an artificial sweetener, which you should...
  • AlexB Okay cool! Thank you. I just usually have one square of super dark chocolate.
  • annefood It's best to just skip it. Sugar alternatives tend to cause gastrointestinal issues when eaten in excess. I eat 100% cacao chips with dried fruit for a little dessert sometimes. No added sugar or...
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Bowl dinners are the best
2yr
Quinoa, lentils, avocado, roasted beats, roasted chickpeas, with tomato-cucumber salsa. This deli...
Quinoa, lentils, avocado, roasted beats, roasted chickpeas, with tomato-cucumber salsa. This delicious dinner came together in about 25 minutes, and it’s balanced and full of veggies!
  • annefood Agreed- I keep whole grains and beans in the pantry and when I don’t know what to do for dinner I just throw them in a bowl with a veggie or lettuce and some dressing.
  • msantiago I never thought of raising beets! I love beets any which way . Think I’ll try that! 🤔
  • DietID_TeamDietitians Yes! Super easy to roast. Just oil, salt, pepper and straight into the oven.
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Any thoughts on stevia or alternatives if the need arises?
1yr
  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Pure stevia extract is the only "sweetener" that is allowed during the Avoid Added Sugar Challenge. Make sure that it is only stevia leaf though, as stevia products (such...
  • ingalls Thanks for the stevia info! Outside of that, avoid all the other artificial alternatives you'd find in typical "diet" and "zero calorie" stuff?
  • annefood You’re welcome! Yes exactly, avoid all artificial alternatives.
any tips for drinking 8 cups of water a day?
1yr
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How do marinades weigh in regards to eating sugar? ie: a marinade for meat that uses Dijon mustard before cooking.
1yr
  • DietID_TeamDietitians So there are marinades that have added sugar and those that don’t. Dijon mustard is oftentimes made with honey (which is added sugar) so you can try the same recipe with ground mustard instead. You...
  • ingalls Thanks! Part of the question stemmed from picking up pre-made stuff. I noticed some things are awesome - like salad dressing listed ingredients. But marinades might just say “Dijon mustard” with no...
  • DietID_TeamDietitians Yes!! this is a hard one. Once the new nutrition labels hit the market, they will list out the actual grams of added sugar vs naturally occuring sugar. That should make all the difference. Great...
Not pretty, but 2 minute breakfast using leftover veggies!
2yr
With only a few weeks till baby arrives, it’s super important that I get as much iron as possible...
With only a few weeks till baby arrives, it’s super important that I get as much iron as possible. So I added leftover saag (Indian spinach) right into the pan with 1 egg and topped a piece of spro...
  • garv Congratulations @rachna!
  • iht1 Thank you for the warm welcome
What challenge should I start next?🤨
1yr
  • annefood Are there any areas of your diet you’ve been wanting to improve?
Yummy dinner!!
1yr
Quinoa, mint, parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, green olives, tofu, Cajun spice, salt, Lemon jui...
Quinoa, mint, parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, green olives, tofu, Cajun spice, salt, Lemon juice, pepper, zaatar (hyssop) YUM!
Bread 🥖
1yr
I normally eat ezekiel bread and noticed one of the main ingredients is honey. Are there any breads without added sugar?
  • DietID_TeamDietitians Great question @AlexB! The Ezekiel low sodium and sesame sprouted breads have 0g added sugar. They have some malted barley, but it must be very little if it didn't register on the nutrition count....
  • AlexB Oh great! Thank you! I go to the RO market a lot so that’s perfect.
  • teachwitme Wow. Buy me some
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Green smoothie with spinach, carrots, half an apple and a tangerine for breakfast. Added some flaxseed, oats, ginger and cinnamon for extra nutrition and flavor. Delicious!
2yr
Day 4/5: Eat 5 Servings of Fruits & Veggies Per Day Level III
Day 4/5: Eat 5 Servings of Fruits & Veggies Per Day Level III
  • msantiago Ooooh! I wouldn’t have thought to add the apple and tangerine! I’m going to try that!!!
  • annefood Awesome @katrandall ! You could always throw some plain yogurt in there for added protein without changing the flavor.
  • katrandall @annefood great idea!
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