Whole30 #2: Days 22-24 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. 


{Day 22}

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Did Hump Day translate to Hungry Day?


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Boloco Shake: Strawbana (omitted the frozen yogurt)

We got out of the house quickly this morning so that I could get into work a bit earlier as I had a busy day ahead of me. Because of that I didn’t have time to make breakfast so I ran into Boloco for something. I wanted to make a burrito into just a bowl, but I asked about their eggs and was informed they add milk to the eggs. Bummer but the smoothie was really good.

Mid-morning Snack

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Trader Joe’s Apple and Banana Fruit Bar

No protein for breakfast = hungry a short time later. Duh.


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Homemade California Chicken Salad over Organic Mixed Greens

On Monday night I roasted chicken breasts so I could make chicken salad that we would enjoy throughout the week. It was a definite win.


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1/2 Spaghetti Squash with Rao’s Marinara Sauce

I finished off the spaghetti squash for dinner before running back to work.

Price had buffalo wings. He loves them.

Late Night Snack

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Package of salted cashews (Trader Joe’s), the rest of the dried Rambutan (4 pieces)

I needed a snack to get me through the long work day. I like being back at work to get a lot of stuff done, especially before presentation meetings or deadlines, but it makes me more active and snackish at night. booo…

{Day 23}

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

OMG! I was like a bottomless pit today. So hungry. I don’t like when I give into cravings/impulses but there are just days when you need the extra energy. At least it felt like that today.


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 2 eggs over-easy with potato hash, served with guac and salsa verde (Trader Joe’s)

Autumn was really hungry this morning so she eat breakfast at home. She kept pointing at my guac on my plate after finishing off her own so she eat most of mine. Nothing is sacred anymore! ha!

And eggs… I hate you.


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Homemade California Chicken Salad over Organic Mixed Greens; strawberries and honeydew melon

I love that I get to eat Chicken Salad while doing this ‘diet’. The best part about doing Whole30 is that it doesn’t feel like it’s such a hardship. Sure at times I struggle and get bored with the food, but overall it works for me because it’s not so restrictive.

Afternoon Snack

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Package of Raw Almonds (Trader Joe’s)

I wish you were chips. Or cheez-it’s. But nuts will do. Sorta.


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Stir Fry with Chicken and Bok Choy, served with cauliflower rice and a drizzle of sesame oil

I was so bummed when I realized that I had grabbed the wrong item at the grocery store- I grabbed the roasted red chili paste instead of the red curry paste. Oh well, I improvised a sauce and made it work.


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Strawberry and banana slices with coconut whipped cream topped off with some chopped walnuts

The strawberries were on their last leg so we I just whipped this up to finish them off before they went bad. It was good but I’m still a fan of ‘regular’ whipped cream. Plus, it just made me wish it was a strawberry shortcake.

{Day 24}

Friday, April 24th, 2015

It was a busy day, but a great one. I love when I get a lot of things done from a punch list walk through, an oil change, hitting up the container store, and then more work at home in the afternoon. It was a great way to end the work week.

Plus, less than a week to go!!!


Black Coffee (not pictured!)

I had to get out of the house earlier than usual to drive to my project’s site so I didn’t have time to make breakfast. Oh well.


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Salad with organic mixed greens and veggies topped off with buffalo shrimp and homemade ranch dressing

Since I was out and about in the morning I worked at home for the rest of the day, which let me make lunch for myself at home. I freaking love when I have the opportunity. I was super hungry since I didn’t have breakfast so I felt like treating myself to the big salad and topping it off with some shrimp. Awesome.


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Oven fried fish with roasted platains and baby zucchini, with a cilantro sauce (based on the Cilantro Vinaigrette from What’s Gaby Cooking)

I joked on Instragram that food on whole30 is so boring… ha!

This dinner kicked some major ass. I loved the cilantro sauce and the plantains. I am going to make this dressing/sauce all the time now. Plus, plantains are always awesome.


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Apple with almond butter

Should have skipped it but I am just so happy that an apple is a dessert now. Progress!


What are your favorite Whole30 recipes? Please share!

Are you considering doing Whole30? Give it a try!


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