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.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Such a good, long day! I had a long (2 hr 45 min) planning board meeting at night so dinner time was rushed and Price put Autumn down, but it was a nice day. Plus, I like being on the planning board.
It finally was a nice day so Price left work early with me so we could all go to the beach with Kemper before dogs weren’t allowed anymore at the end of the month. Well.. that was a big bust as they changed the schedule from April 30th to April 1st! UGH. At least we walked next to it and enjoyed the nice weather getting some exercise.
I just keep thinking about cookies. Eat all the cookies! I am cookie monster!!!!!
1/2 a sausage, leftover veggie potato hash, 1 over-easy egg, salsa (Trader Joe’s)
Thankfully this came together quickly as the majority of it was leftovers or quick prep stuff (like the sausage). I only had 1 eggs as I am trying to cut down on the # of eggs I eat because they are so boring to me now. Plus, we ate them a A LOT. A LOT. I don’t think I will be craving an egg for a while.
Salad with Chicken
Typical salad made of romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, cucumber, etc. Another day of using my leftover roasted chicken as well.
Pulled pork and sweet potato
I reheated this quickly after our walk at Revere Beach. I had to rush as I was quickly on my way to my planning board meeting. We went to the beach and then got home with just enough time for me toss this together. I ate most of it on the way to the meeting too.
So juicy, so sweet, so good!
It as a long day after my meeting so I wanted a special treat, so I grabbed some berries when I had a chance to relax.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Hump Day, Slump Day.
Midweek is rough for a number of reasons, but it as a long day as I went to work, went home, and went back to work and didn’t leave until just after midnight. It is draining, but at the same time I enjoy the big quiet blocks of time to work on things.
Veggie scramble with salsa (Trader Joe’s)
So the photo shows a torn up piece of pruscitto on the eggs, but in reality I didn’t eat it. It kinda tasted off to me. Like extra salty to me. Strange. I just threw it out after that 1 bite. But the rest of the breakfast was great. I loved the Trader Joe’s salsa that I used. They have the very best salsas.
Salad with roasted chicken, mixed berries
More of the same when it comes to the salad, but it’s good.
The berries were the best part of the food all day.
Cashew Cookie Larabar
I am addicted to these damn things
Sausage with broccoli and cauliflower
I was really experiencing a midweek slump so I threw this together by stir frying it all together in a large skillet. Topped it off with some coconut aminos & hot chili sesame oil.
Late Night Snack
Mini Larabar in Cherry Pie
I should have skipped this. I need not to give into impulses to much but it’s hard when it’s a long day and it’s just right tehre in front of you.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
The last day!!!!! I am so excited that we did it. AGAIN!!!!!!
I feel great but I’m ready to have this be over. I need some treats.
Roasted Mini Potatoes and 2 over-easy eggs with Franks Red Hot hot sauce
I swear I could eat these potatoes every day. So damn good. I love the size, texture, and the flavor when I season them up.
I could drink Frank’s by the gallon.
Watercress Salad and Kale Chips from Cocobeet
I had organized a lunch outing with our studio to go to the food trucks and eat outside, but the weather didn’t hold up so we just grabbed food and came back in. I had planned on going to one of the food trucks too since I tweeted with them about their menu but they were experiencing some generator issues and couldn’t make it. So bummed.
I was bummed about it, but I did get to go to Cocobeet instead and they have amazing food too.
Shrimp Egg Foo Young
I was stumped for dinner so I started searching around on Pinterest, and after some browsing I was inspired to make a complaint version of Egg Foo Young. It was awesome. It didn’t have a sauce like when I order it for take out, but it was still so good. I just needed some cauliflower rice and it would have been perfect. But I was lazy and watching Grey’s so this was quick and easy.
Perfect way to end my second whole30!!!!!
MY FIRST TREAT!!!!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
I bought a ton of candy after Easter when it was on sale. I thought it was a great deal, but it was so torturous! That big bowl of goodies was such a tease, but we managed to ignore it.
I had jokingly said to Amanda that I would stay up to midnight to eat it as soon I could could. I then thought it would be fun so I started to think about it more and more and decided to do it. It was silly but funny to stay up to midnight just to eat this incredible treat. OMG, SO FREAKING GOOD!!!!!
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