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.
Monday, April 13th, 2015
I forgot my phone at home today!! It was terrifying. I realized it when I got on the bus and there was nothing I could do about it.
Lara Bar- Cherry
I really, really like Lara Bars. I am so thankful there is a good, affordable option for a snack or as a replacement to a meal that I was too rushed to make.
Salad- mixed greens, veggies, homemade vinaigrette
I enjoyed my salad just as much as this woman was enjoying her’s.
Ground Pork Stir Fry mixed with Broccoli Slaw in a Coconut Curry Sauce
This was a ‘I don’t give a crap about cooking right now’ dinner. I threw together some broccoli slaw with pork (that I was originally going to use for breakfast sausage)
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Price had a sleep study at night so it was weird to sleep alone, as well as have dinner alone. I def missed him. I probably would have mindlessly had dessert or wine without him, but Whole30 reigned me in. yay!!
2 over easy eggs, diced sweet potato with salsa and Frank’s Red Hot
I made sweet potatoes in advance and it was awesome. It made breakfast (and lunch) so much easier. I am doing to make a big batch of roasted sweet potatoes again soon.
Leftover pork stirfry (from the night before) with 1/2 a sweet potato and 1/2 a slice of tomato, pistachios
It was a little bit of everything! It was fine, but not very satisfying.
Salad with mixed greens and veggies, topped off with pulled pork tenderloin
Price was not at home for dinner so I only had to worry about throwing something together for me. It’s not to say that I really worry about making a grand meal for us but I care so much less when it’s just me. So I whipped up a salad and tossed some slow cooker pork tenderloin on there and ta-da dinner!
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
HALF WAY DONE!!!!!!
Since I was solo for the morning routine, I didn’t have much time for breakfast (or lunch prep) so I just threw together some left over sweet potato, 1 link of chicken sausage, and roasted broccolini. Then I got 2 over easy eggs from the cafe in my building.
It was a really good breakfast, and huge. It was so filling that I wasn’t too hungry for lunch for a long time.
Cashew Cookie Lara Bar and Pulled Pork (not pictured)
How many Cashew Cookie Bars can I eat while doing Whole30? Not enough!!! It’s really my favorite one. I think I could eat one for B.L.D for all 30 days. (I should try that next time… jk…)
I took a photo of my pulled pork tenderloin, but it was super blurry and looked gross, but it wasn’t. It was super yummy. Plus, I might have put some leftover homemade ranch dressing on it. OMG. I loved it.
Mushroomy, meaty sauce on cauliflower rice, string beans
The leftover sauce from a few days prior was perfect on cauliflower rice. It basically resembled chili it was such a thick, hearty sauce. It was really good. I made us so green beans too just to add a veggie, not like cauliflower isn’t one…
I made this cake for my coworker’s birthday and I didn’t even have any. No accidental licks of my fingers. Nothing. And damn, it smelled awesome.
What are your favorite Whole30 recipes? Please share!
Are you considering doing Whole30? Give it a try!