Whole30 #2: Days 16-18 Recap

I am documenting my second Whole 30 journey to help me see how far I’ve come from my first Whole30 (Feb 2015) to this one (April 2015). Plus, I don’t want to fall into any food ruts. Hopefully this will 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. Check out all my Whole30 related posts HERE from why I did my first Whole30, why I am doing this one, and food diaries. 

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{Day 16}

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

I can’t think of anything special to report about today related to cravings or victories or whatever. I am still craving chocolate chip cookies. I’d like to eat a slice of pizza or a plate of nachos, but that seems like a constant.

BUT! my skin seems so much clearer, especially my forehead. Victory!

Breakfast

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Scrambled eggs with 1/2 of a baked sweet potato, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

I used to love scrambled eggs as a kid, but I really don’t care for them anymore, especially without cream. ha! But the sweet potato was nice for breakfast.

Lunch

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Curried and Grilled Avocado Kale Salad from B.Good

My friend Megan and I went out to lunch to talk over wedding music. We went to B.Good, which has AWESOME burgers and baked sweet potato fries. I probably could have made a burger on a lettuce bun work for me but I just decided to go for a salad. I talked to the staff about the ingredients and they were so helpful. I picked the Curried and Grilled Avocado Kale & Grain bowl. I omitted the quinoa (sad face), peas, and the mint- yogurt sauce, but added tomatoes. I was tempted to add chicken or steak but I didn’t want to risk any non-compliant issues related to oils, which might have been an issue with the veggies but I did the best I could.

Snack

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Cashew Cookie Lara Bar

Big Surprise…

Dinner

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Steak with roasted vegetables- fennel, baby zucchini, grape tomatoes 

Mom came for a weekend visit so this was an introduction to the Whole30 foods that we eat. Thankfully she loved it. Steak is always a winner.

Dessert

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Banana, Apple, Almond Butter

“I’m pretending this is an ice cream sundae”- Price. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

We shared this plate of fruit and almond butter. It was yummy.

{Day 17}

Friday, April 17th, 2015

It was a busy day with work in the morning in Burlington and then working more at home. It was nice to have mom around though at home for the day. Plus, it’s nice getting to cook for more than just me and Price. And show her that Whole30 is great.

Lunch

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Banana with almond butter

I was so hungry as I skipped breakfast to get to my project site so this banana was awesome. It feels good to enjoy bananas, really enjoy them, not just eat it. Not sure if that makes sense, but it does for me.

Dinner

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Pork Cutlets with Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Mom was really excited about the brussels sprouts that we got at Haymarket so I made them for dinner. I used to be so nervous about cooking pork but now I feel more confident about not drying it out. Plus, I’m actually enjoying eating it now too.

{Day 18}

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Today was busy and our eating routine was off- didn’t do breakfast at home, late lunch, etc. I was really jealous that Autumn had a croissant for breakfast. I really miss weekend breakfasts. Damn, I miss it a lot.

Breakfast

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Kale Storm- banana, mango, spinach, kale, lemon juice, apple juice

Mom and I were out running errands early in the morning, so I didn’t make breakfast at home. I grabbed this smoothie from The Juicery and shared some with with Autumn.

Lunch

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Salad- romaine, broccoli slaw, sprouts, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, toasted slivered almonds, homemade ranch, prosciutto 

It’s nice having my mom visit as she compliments all of my cooking, even if it’s just a big salad. ha! But I do agree, it was awesome.

Snack

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Trader Joe’s Apple and Coconut Fruit Bar

I ate this at the end of the check out. I have no shame. My favorite Trader Joe’s Fruit bar. I am going to skip getting the others as this was so good.

Dinner

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Grilled chicken breasts and grilled veggies, topped off with mustard

Price grilled our dinner. I love when we work together to make dinner, I did the prep & he did the grilling.

Dessert

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Fresh Berries with vanilla coconut cream

I just got vanilla beans (from Amazon) so I scraped half of one and put that in the coconut cream. The berries were so fresh and so good. Loved it.

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