I am documenting my Whole 30 journey to help me see how far I’ve come and to keep me inspired through the whole process. I’m looking forward to the transformation in how I approach food, cook with it, and enjoy it. Read why taking on this challenging dietary adventure is so important to me HERE.
Monday, February 23rd
This is really feeling like routine now. I miss things like toast with eggs and chip with salsa or guacamole but I generally like the change.
2 eggs, leftover potato hash, bacon, and 1/2 avocado
It was a really generous breakfast but I always seem to need a bigger breakfast on Mondays to kick start the week.
Chicken soup with a Cashew Cookie Lara Bar
I feel like I should have used eaten more soup or stews because they are so good. I still miss rice or pastina in chicken soup though. Since it felt pretty ‘light’ I also grabbed a Lara Bar from my stash in at my desk.
Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage with a mix of sauteed peppers and mustard
I was feeling rather lazy so it was all just thrown together. The mustard really made it work though.
1/2 Banana with Almond Butter
Super hungry around 8.30 so we shared a banana with some almond butter. Not ideal to do but pacing around the kitchen so something had to be done.
Tuesday, February 24th
I worked from home so that I could go to a meeting… that I ended up missing. UGH!
A mixed veggie egg scramble with some guac and our homemade bacon
Not much to say… it was good!
Salad with romaine, radishes, tomatoes, prosciutto, hard-boiled egg white
I made a big mess of a salad. I’m getting used to having salads without cheese but I still do miss it at times. Like this could have used feta.
Chicken with roasted string beans and tomatoes with baked potato, served with ghee
I could easily eat meals like this all the time. Although having some sour cream on the baked potato wouldn’t hurt. ha!
Wednesday, February 25th
Back to work. Less than a week to go. I’m so happy that we have decided to take this journey together. It has been a struggle but it’s been good to have support with each other.
A banana and a Cherry Pie Lara Bar
It was a hectic morning so I just didn’t get enough time to make us breakfast. I grabbed a banana to bring to work, which I had with a Lara Bar.
Chicken Soup with some salad (mixed greens with avocado & prosciutto)
Since I was still hungry after having soup for lunch on Monday I decided to have some salad with it instead of having a Lara Bar, as I was having one with breakfast. Smart- as it felt like a complete meal. Soup and Salad is a good combo.
Butternut squash noodles with marina sauce
I got to get a mani, pedi so Price prepped dinner by peeling and spiralizing the squash. It was nice to have the mani, pedi but to also have the help in the kitchen. I sent Price the link to Ali’s how-to so he would have some help with it. And ta-da it was all done when I got home! So I just tossed in some olive oil, salt, and pepper and under the broiler it went.
One thing that I have been struggling with is staying hydrated. I don’t really understand why as it’s not like I used to drink much soda and now I’m adjusting to life without soda. It’s just one of those things I’ve noticed. I think I should get some more seltzer so do a better job for the remaining portion of this Whole30 as I really like seltzer and sparkling water.