Monday, July 20, 2015

Whole30 Week #1


Well, as promised here are the meals I ate for the first week or so on whole30.  It's going good so far.  Food is great, the adjustments haven't been that difficult, and the cravings are in check.  Yeah!

LO= left overs

Day 1

Breakfast:  sweet potato breakfast casserole (I skipped her seasonings and added a southwest seasoning blend from Wildtree) DELICIOUS, coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: spinach salad with chicken, strawberries, lemon vinaigrette (just lemon juice, EVOO, S&P), almonds, and avocados.

Snack: mint chocolate Larabar

Dinner: Chicken with mushroom sauce and broccoli.

Day 2
Breakfast: LO breakfast casserole, coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: pulled LO chicken with mushroom sauce and broccoli

Snack: Larabar

Dinner: Pulled pork, avocado, Hawaiian coleslaw.  I just roasted a pork roast in my slow cooker with some garlic, S&P, and a little water. 

I had LOTS of hot flashes here.  Weather? Food?  Hormones?  I don't know.

Day 3
Breakfast:  LO breakfast casserole, coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: LO pulled pork, coleslaw, avocado, raspberries

Dinner: More LO pulled pork but on lettuce with coleslaw, avocado and green beans.

Snack: banana ice cream with nutmeg & cinnamon.  Take 2-3 frozen bananas (makes 2 servings), I find it best to cut the bananas into chunks before freezing.  Add the bananas to your food processor and add about 1/2 cup coconut milk.  Sprinkle in some freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon and blend till smooth and creamy.  This treat with satisfy the strongest ice cream craving.  PROMISE!

Still LOTS more hot flashes  here.  Hard to say if it is diet, or hormones, I did have a baby 7 months ago......

Day 4

Breakfast:  3 egg omelet with diced sweet potatoes inside the omelet, 2 slices of bacon, coffee with coconut milk

Lunch:  LO pulled pork, coleslaw, avocado, green bean.  Banana with cashew butter, unsweetened coconut flakes, and walnuts.

Snack:  2 cuties

Dinner:spaghetti squash with lamb marinara sauce (Aldi's has a sugar free marinara that is pretty good), and baked asparagus.

Still more hot flashes.  Ugh, I think it is the diet.  I think it is all the sugar being flushed from my body.

Day 5
Breakfast:  3 egg omelet with sweet potato hash with onions and 2 slices of bacon.

Snack: Baby carrots

Lunch: LO spaghetti squash and asparagus.

Snack: strawberries with unsweetened coconut flakes

Dinner: orange teriyaki turkey meatballs with carrots & Brussels sprouts.

Day 6

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with LO from dinner turned into a hash

Lunch: chicken salad with homemade mayo, almonds, raisins, and a side of carrots.  I'm not going to lie, I like the store bought mayo better (which I am really surprised about).

Dinner: Grilled steaks, roasted white potatoes, green beans with almonds.  Mix of fruit for "dessert" of pineapples, strawberries, and melons.

We were at my in-laws for dinner and my MIL was nice enough to make something Whole30 compliant.

Day 7
Breakfast:  3 scrambled eggs with LO fried white potatoes and carrots.

Lunch: Chicken Salad with carrots

Dinner: Jalepeno Chicken Burgers on a portabella mushroom "bun".  Sweet potato fries.

Day 8
Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs, banana with cashews, cashew butter and unsweetened coconut flakes.

Lunch: LO chicken burger topped with 1/2 an avocado, and baby carrots.

Dinner: Cod with pomegranate pear salsa with coconut "rice" cauliflower.  REALLY, REALLY good.

Snack:  banana ice cream.  Yum!

Well, so far so good.  It was a great first week of eating.  Food tasted great.  I LOVE the sweet potato hash with my eggs, the slightly spicy southwest mix from Wildtree really works well here (I don't sell it, if you don't know a demonstrator, find a blend in your local grocery store that is whole30 compliant).

The hot flashes were intense.  I think it was my hormones.  It was probably a combination of getting my period (really bad timing) paired with all the sugar and "junk" leaving my system.

I'm already feeling lighter and no joke, my pants that were too tight to wear comfortably are already fitting.  Amazing.  

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