If you haven’t checked your calendar yet, it’s September 1st today! That means it’s the first day of Sugar-Free September. It also means that we’re now 4 months away from my wedding. Crunch time! We still have so much to do. Ahhhh!
Last year, I was a lot more organized going into Sugar-Free September, and I cleared my cupboards and fridge of all the foods that didn’t follow the guidelines. Remember the shocking amount of groceries that I had that contained sugar?
This year, I haven’t gotten around to doing that, and it almost got be caught up. I was quickly throwing together a salad to bring to work for lunch, and I tossed in a packet of Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. Hey, wait a minute! Even in my sleepy state, it fortunately occurred to me that those salad dressings definitely contain sugar. That wouldn’t have been a good start to Sugar-Free September. I quickly mixed up my own sugar-free Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (2 parts olive oil, 1 part balsamic vinegar, a little Dijon mustard). Ta-da! Quick and easy and absolutely no sugar required!
Making my own salad dressings is one of those things that I get into the habit of doing until I totally fall out of the habit again. Here’s to 30 days of making my own salad dressings!
Happy (Sugar-Free) September!
Don’t think you can give up sugar for 30 days? Read some of my tips for sticking to your diet (without really trying).
Click here for some Sugar-Free reading material.
Want to join me? Find the Sugar-Free September guidelines here.
I went sugar-free last year. Find out how it went here.
Start your sugar-free days of with this Low-Sugar Green Smoothie.