Really quick Re-Cap: I decided kind of on a whim to do Whole30. I’m a mother of two ages 2.5ish (3 in November) and 11 months. I don’t have time for complicated. I don’t have the budget for uncommon expensive ingredients. I’m doing this to redefine how I feed myself and my family and I want to share what I’m eating to maybe inspire others. I didn’t do a ton of whole30 research so don’t get mad if I make a mistake. I’m sure there will be mistakes but hopefully less as time goes on! Here we go Days 1-5!
Breakfast: 2 Eggs cooked in olive oil (I normally use butter so it doesn’t stick but no dairy) and half an apple
Lunch: Was shopping at Costco so Costco Caesar Salad with about 2Tbs of their dressing and didn’t eat the cheese. This was day 1 and I hadn’t shopped yet so the dressing was not whole 30 approved.
Dinner: Shrimp (already had in freezer bought on sale) sauteed with mushrooms, onions, green beans and garlic in olive oil with a little lemon juice. Seasoned and served over rice for the family. No rice for me 🙂
Breakfast: Green Smoothie (Whole30 Doesn’t really recommend smoothies but I’m choosing to do them because I do green smoothies and would like to work them in more often) Almond milk unsweetened, kale, banana, strawberries. I found this really helpful tool for making green smoothies that doesn’t have a weird consistency, gets you lots of greens and also tastes really good.
Snack: Apple and Baby Carrots
Lunch: Avocado Chicken Salad wrapped in Romaine Leaves I was inspired by this recipe but you can’t do mayo and I wanted simple so I just mash avocado in with my chicken, add some salt, pepper, minced dried onion flakes. I also used rotisserie chicken that I took the skin off of because I wasn’t sure if there could be sugar and refrigerated for more of this salad and snacks other days.
Snack: Blueberries and a little piece of chicken
Dinner: Unstuffed Cabbage which is a recipe we already like and happens to be Whole30 friendly
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with 1/4 of an avocado. Also gave one to the little who has tried her allergens early thanks to big sister and two to the bigger little with fruit for them too.
Lunch: Leftover Unstuffed Cabbage
Snack: small piece of chicken
Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner. With eggs over this awesome “Sweet Potato” They’re really called Yams but whatever dish!
Breakfast: Green Smoothie
Lunch: Apple and 1/2 c cashews Plain canned tuna. I’m a little ashamed of the tuna but it was easy and I like eating plain tuna so whatever.
Dinner: Crock Pot Taco Wraps. I actually chose to do mine more like a Taco Salad and served it over chopped romaine and avocado. For the family they had tortillas, cheese, sour cream. I won’t lie the salad would have been better with some sort of dressing and cheese but it was good and I felt good about it.
Day 5: Isn’t over yet but here is what I’ve eaten so far and the plan for the rest of the day!
Breakfast: 2 eggs and 2 strips of bacon. The girls had eggs, bacon, and strawberries. I had a few strawberries too.
Lunch: Green Apple, Snap Peas and Baby Carrots, Avocado Chicken Salad on Romaine Leaves
Snack: 1 cup ( I got carried away!) Cashews
Dinner: My husband loves ground beef in gravy over mashed potatoes. I recently discovered I kick butt at making gravy so I started making it for him as a normal part of our meal plan so they will be having that tonight. I’m going to separate the ground beef out and mix it with onions cooked in olive oil and put it over a baked YAM not sweet potato 😉
So far my thoughts are positive. I’m clearly a creature of habit and don’t mind eating the same things. I didn’t want to have to make two separate meals and I’m not! I also feel like by choosing to feed myself better I’m also feeding my kids a lot better than I usually do which is really motivating for me! Here is to 25 more days!!