Are you joining me on this Whole30 Journey? If so, comment here, or follow my page on Facebook or Pinterest. I started my sugar detox with the Whole30 15 days ago, and want to share my updates and some yummy food we had along the way.
The hardest part of this adventure is finding food that is filling, tasty, and satisfying. It is incredibly difficult to watch my kids eat their candy and waffles, while I sit and eat another cucumber. But, I know it will be worth it! Only 15 more days to go until reentry!
In case you need some encouragement or food ideas, I want to share here!
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What I Am Learning About Me and Food!
At my last Whole30 update, I let you know that I really do not enjoy meat, but now I know that my body also does not like nuts. Although I am still eating them in moderation, it complicates meal planning.
However, I am loving the fruits, veggies, and eggs!
For more about The Whole30, read here, or check out the book The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig.
HOW DO I FEEL?
When I last updated I was tired and angry because I just wanted to eat a donut. That sugar dragon is difficult to slay. The last few days my kids have been enjoying pizza, cookies, and Valentine’s Day candy, but I am still over here eating my whole foods.
I sure have been struggling with a stomachache. Each time I eat a handful of nuts or a Larabar, I feel very sick. So, I am cutting those.
Hopefully, I can find that energy and healthy outlook that is promised soon!
My husband feels like a million bucks. He is ready to do The Whole30 for the rest of his life! He has more energy; he breathes better, and he has been working out more. We are having very different reactions!!
Good thing I can still drink my coffee!
HAVE I LOST ANY WEIGHT?
Nope. Still no more lost weight from the first 2 pounds!
BUT WHAT DID I EAT FOR THIS WHOLE30 UPDATE?
This was our best stretch of meals since embarking on The Whole30. We tried a few breakfasts and dinners that really stood out, and I want to share them here with you! If you are looking for any of the recipes, find them on my Whole30 Pinterest Board here or in the links below. Follow me on Pinterest while you are there!
I believe that I have now mastered the microwaved egg. At first they were rubbery, but now, I have found the secret to creating a fluffy microwaved scrambled egg.
I crack two eggs into my mug and scramble, add ¼C Unsweetened Almond Milk, ¼ t garlic salt, and 1T Whole30 compliant salsa. Heat in 30 second increments for 2 minutes and stir at each interval. Voila! Quick and easy eggs on the way to work!
I also tried this heavenly pumpkin apple breakfast bake. I didn’t add any pecans in an effort to make it more enticing to my children. However, the second picture is of my pumpkin bake approximately 1.5 seconds after I removed it from the oven. YUM!
We also made this delicious frittata for dinner. Although it is theoretically a breakfast food, we had it for a delicious and easy family dinner one night.
We have loved these Paleo chicken sausages that we found at Costco. Finding Whole30 compliant sausage and bacon has been difficult.
BEST WHOLE30 BREAKFAST
This breakfast deserved a section all to its own. Bless the women at Paleo Gluten Free Eats for this simple recipe: sweet potato waffles.
Although we had been making potato cakes on our griddle, making them in the waffle maker was a game changer.
I was skeptical that they could turn out like the Pinterest picture, but they did! My husband and I used them as the potato bread for our egg and sausage breakfast sandwich.
They do not quite hold together like a waffle or bread, but they add a sweet and warm hug around your breakfast sandwich.
I added a little bit of cinnamon to our mixture, and they took about 5-7 minutes each in the waffle maker to be crispy enough.
I wish I would have had one of these adorable mini waffle makers to make them more bun-size. At just $10, I might get one for our house for fun!
Nothing new to report here! I eat the same veggies, eggs, and dip for lunch at work nearly every day! The only interruption is when I have enough leftovers from the night before to take to work!
I still stand by my Tessemae’s recommendation!
SERIOUSLY! CHECK OUT THE TESSEMAE’S DRESSING! IT’S DELICIOUS!
Besides our breakfast-for-dinner frittata, we would recommend the chicken enchilada soup below, and the sheet pan pork chops.
This Chicken Enchilada Soup by realsimplegood.com was quick, simple, and tasty. Plus, it gave just a kick of spice and flavor that we felt like we were missing. It was perfect for a cold snowy night.
Then, try this delicious blend of apples, Brussels sprouts, and pork chops by Do You Even Paleo. When we put it in the oven with only a little bit of oil and minimal spices, we expected the pork to not cook through and the veggies to be bland.
To the contrary, this dish delivered. The sweet of the apples coupled with the simple sprouts were a perfect side dish for the juicy pork chops. Try it here!
I found some raisins with my kids snacks this week. After I read the label, I confirmed that they had no added sugar, and they were a great afternoon pick-me-up snack! We also snacked on the leftover pumpkin bake I made!
HALF WAY THERE
As I write this, I am thrilled that I am over half way done with my Whole30 journey. I have wanted to quit a lot, but my husband has continued to encourage me.
That’s what I hope that these updates do for you. I hope that these entries encourage you to keep going and working toward a healthier you!
In case you missed it, read days 1-5 here!
Read more about The Whole30 here.
Read more about my fitness goals here.