Every year for the past five years, we hit mid-December, and I start thinking “what if I did a sugar-free January?” And four of the five, the thought basically leaves my head as quickly as it enters. Last year, 2020, I actually started it, though. And I made it until January 10th before a quick weekend trip to visit my mom derailed me.
I still blame the fact that she only keeps decaf coffee in her house for this though. If she didn’t, I could have resisted the urge to go to Dunkin Donuts to get coffee, which inevitably led to a donut as well, which then led to “I’ve already eaten a donut, so why NOT get dessert after dinner” and then it was just all downhill from there.
This year, I again thought about going sugar free but being a new blogger, I just didn’t think it would work with my lifestyle now (read: I taste test a lot of brownies – for WORK) and so I decided to eat salads every day for lunch. I’m working from home because of the pandemic, and so I have a little more food freedom, and I thought this would be an easy get. Unfortunately, life clearly gets in the way for all of us, and I’m no exception. I made approximately two salads in the month of January.
But lucky you, because this was one of them, and it’s a showstopper for sure. I’ve been so excited to share it!