Simple snacks for detox plan


Mercola beginner nutrition plan? Darn you and your highly desirable but difficult to attain ways!

I'm using this plan as a 6-week detox building up to my trip to Hawaii with goals of eating healthy and losing a few pounds that crept in this winter.

A key part of the plan is to eliminate flour (other starches like rice, potato and corn are really limited too) and sugar (natural sugars like honey and dried fruit are allowed in small amounts). Of course, I crave these exact things whenever I'm hungry. I'm learning quickly to have good snacks available.

No sugar, no flour snack options?


Celery and PB. I forgot how good this actually is. Treat yourself to organic celery!
organic celery with peanut butter on a pottery plate

Hummus and colourful peppers
This one by SummerFresh (roasted pine nut) has no added sugar (some do).
container of hummus with red and yellow peppers on a wooden cutting board
Chips? Detox? I'll explain. I love plain Lay's. The 2 of us usually go through a family size bag every week. They're not so bad, as long as you keep it to plain (I tell myself). But they are fairly processed, not detox worthy. By accident, I discovered I can make my own much more natural ones! As as long as I keep it to a small amount, I think Dr. Mercola would approve (hmm, probably not but too bad). 

Slice organic potatoes thinly with a mandolin then lay (in one layer) on a silpat on a baking sheet. Lightly salt. Bake at 425 degree for about 12 minutes. No need to flip them. They turn out just like Lays (well, close enough anyway).
pottery bowl with homemade potato chips on top of Fresh Juice magazine
My "Pop". Sparkling water + juice of 1/2 lemon + a dropper of liquid stevia. I get it ready in the morning, put the lid back on and have it later in the day.
perrier water, liquid stevia and half a lemon arranged on a wooden table

Stevia is my sugar daddy (if it's possible, I might actually O.D. on this stuff). I recently discovered the liquid drops and I'm hooked. I've been using the powder for several years. I have such a sweet tooth, it's terrible.

Other snacks I'm rocking right now:

Granny smith apple slices and PB

Cubes of cheese

Vitamix ice cream:
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other)
    1 scoop protein powder (unsweetened or stevia sweetened variety)
    1 tsp vanilla extract 
    A little liquid stevia to taste
    4 cups of frozen strawberries or other frozen fruit
    You really need a vitamix or a blentec for this recipe. Put it all in there and blend until the top turns to 4 blobs. Then it's done. Just like soft serve. Make 2 large servings. 

Zevia (real stevia pop). Comes in many flavours. Root beer is my favourite. can of Zevia stevia pop
Anyone have other no sugar, low carb snack ideas? I would absolutely love to hear about them.
Happy snacking all!

Missed my intro to the plan? Find it here.

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