I have not had a chance to see the film "Fed Up" yet. But I am always up for a challenge, and thought this one would really be hard for me. I already don't eat any meat or poultry, but maybe in a way I am naturally able to just cut out another thing. I am also really known for baking, and my name is almost synonymous with Banana Chocolate Chip Bread! But I have just come up with new things to cook with my kids. I have not taken sugar away from my kids, but by virtue of my not eating it they have benefitted as well.
Over these last two weeks we have enjoyed:
-Gluten-Free Granola Cups by Molly Sims. You can omit or substitute the sugar.
-Banana Oat Pancakes from Cookie & Kate. You can omit or substitute the sugar.
-Pesto with basil from our garden, and walnuts.
-Homemade marinara sauce, minus the sugar.
-We made our pizza with both sauces.
-Oatmeal with cinnamon and bananas.
-Snacks: plums, nectarines, dried apricots, homemade popcorn and pure almond butter.
I have received supportive tweets from producer Laurie David. On Day 1 that really helped to keep me going. If she knew I was doing this, then I had to keep doing it! But I have not checked in since Day 10. With summer vacation here we will see what happens. But I really don't miss the sugar, and even dried apricots are starting to taste too sweet to me.
I know at some point I will eat sugar again. But I will never look at food labels the same way again. And I will never bake the same way again. And I will never understand why mayonnaise in a jar needs to have sugar in it. There are so many other tastes and ingredients besides sweet and sugar that we can all be cooking with everyday. I plan to spend more time with those.
"Fed Up" is a film by Stephanie Soechtig, and is produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David.
Posted by Rachel Teichman.
I wrote this post in order to share my experience. I was not asked to write this, and was not given anything for it.