Day 2 Fed Up Challenge and WIAW

Woo hoo! Day 2 Fed Up Challenge down. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out my post from yesterday.

Today is also What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) hosted by Peas and Crayons.

Being I am posting what I ate each day for this Fed Up Challenge, I figured I might as well make my WIAW about what I ate yesterday (which was Tuesday, but whatever!).

Day 2 Fed Up Challenge I

Let’s jump right in:

Breakfast (7:15 a.m.): The same Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie I’ve been obsessing over. No, I’m not sick of it yet. And yes, I will let you know when I am (if that ever happens!).

Snack (10:00 a.m.): Handful of Nut Harvest Lightly Roasted Almonds I picked up at Target the other day.

day 2 challenge nuts I

Lunch (11:15 a.m.): Salad with rotisserie chicken, avocado, cojito cheese, and shredded carrots. Lightly dressed with Annie’s Oil and Vinegar dressing. Seriously, it is hard to find salad dressing without sugar! Thus why it’s better to make your own when possible.

Day 2 Challenge Salad I

Snack (6:00 p.m.): Organic beef summer sausage with organic cheddar cheese. I was so beyond hungry when I started dinner, that this is what I snacked on while cooking! Perhaps than this is more like an appetizer…

Snack (7:00 p.m.): Dinner is still not done and I’ve got to run to teach yoga. So another snack it is. This time it’s organic blue corn with flax seed chips and Amy’s black bean and corn salsa. No sugar added of course!

Dinner (9:30 p.m.): Being the fiance finished up dinner, I was able to eat this delicious braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and wild rice dish when I returned. So good! It turned out a bit spicy, although were not quite sure how. It was adapted from Emeril’s recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs with Button Mushrooms.

I took this picture at 9:30 p.m. last night, and honestly didn’t care too much about how it looked as I just wanted to devour it! So it really does not do this dish justice. It was full of flavor and the chicken just feel apart. And the crunchiness of the wild rice with the savoriness of the mushrooms – delish! I’ll post the recipe here once this 10-day challenge is done.

Day 2 Challenge Chicken and Rice I

Challenge I encountered?

The fiance really wanted to use brown sugar to help caramelize the onions and mushrooms (like we usually do!). But we decided to take the healthier route and just say no (to sugar!).

Tip of the Day

Read labels. Educate yourself on what’s in your food and drink. Even things you think are healthy might still contain sugar or other additives!

Alright, that’s it folks. Here’s to another day of no sugar! Feel free to leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you!

Have a great (clean eating kind of) day! :)


  1. Do you feel any different without sugar??

    • Nicholsonk says:

      Hey Kelli! So far, not really. Quite honestly though, my diet is pretty low in sugar in general. I did feel a little lower in energy overall the past two days, so maybe that’s because it’s working itself out of my system and I haven’t had any sugar highs! And I did dream I ate a chocolate chip cookie last night. :)
      I’m looking forward to seeing what happens over the course of the next 10 days (and hopefully, longer after that if possible!). Have you done something similar to this yourself? Thanks for saying hello!

  2. New to this…doesn’t peanut butter have added sugar?

    • Nicholsonk says:

      Hey Amanda! Great question! Most peanut butter does, but you can certainly find some that only contains peanuts and oil (and sometimes, salt!). Some brands make theirs just from peanuts however. Right now I have Trader Joe’s brand at home that does not contain sugar. It’s as easy as reading the labels quick at the grocery store to find the brands that don’t. Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for stopping by!

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