Here I am, days 21-25 of The Whole30. Now, things aren’t so new; food is getting more and more difficult to make, and I can see the finish line! Here is my update on The Whole30 from days 21-25.
But, before I get to the good stuff, if you are joining me, KEEP IT UP! YOU ARE ALMOST THERE! GOOD JOB!
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WHOLE30 Background Info!
If you just jumped in to my Whole30 updates and journey, Start at the beginning and read forward. Find out more about what the Whole30 is and how it is going for me! Want to know more about what The Whole30 is? Read about it here.
But, if you have already been following along and are looking for my shopping list and meal plan, click below!
If you want to see some of the recipes that I have tried or recommend, check out my Whole30 Recipe Board on Pinterest. Follow me on Pinterest while you are there! If you are looking for some great recipe ideas, click here! There are even some new recipes that I hope to try even after I finish The Whole30.
For more about The Whole30, read here, or check out the book The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig.
I HAVE NEARLY MADE IT!
Days 21-25 have been a completely different experience for me. Now, I know that I can pass by sugar without being tempted. However, I also know that I can start eating sugar again in just a few days.
So, now I have to start mentally preparing myself for a controlled reentry. I would hate to have made all of this progress in my health and immediately gain all the weight and eat all the junk food.
You might find that the home stretch is more of a mental game than a battle with cravings and hunger. Instead, the added sugars, the hidden ingredients, and the extra fats may now seem like some terrible joke being played on everyone. Can’t we just buy simple foods, and how will I avoid them going forward?
We have found this especially in the few times that we have had to eat out. Everything has an extra dollop of cheese, a dash of sugar, or even a mix of oils. Even meats have added sugar. What an eye-opener this experience has been for ingredients.
HAVE I LOST ANY WEIGHT FOR THIS WHOLE30 UPDATE?
I have now lost about 3 pounds. Although you might aim to lose more, I am very happy with this. I have been training for a half-marathon at the same time, so I know that I have also been gaining some muscle!
WHAT ARE SOME NEW FOODS FOR THIS WHOLE30 UPDATE?
Some of our meals did not turn out so well, so I am not sharing those here! However, we loved these:
If you are looking for a break from just eggs. Try these fabulous sweet potato waffles (really just potato cakes made in a waffle iron). They are a sweet, warm break from the scrambled egg monotony.
Plus, they look so pretty. Check this out.
Also, we just love these make-ahead egg muffins. The chicken, salsa, jalapenos, eggs, and spinach all make them tasty and hearty!
We also loved these pumpkin banana “muffins.” Although they aren’t quite as sweet and fluffy as a traditional muffin, they were simple enough to make and take for breakfast or as a dinner side dish. Made with eggs, pumpkin, and banana, they were slightly sweet!
WHOLE30 UPDATE PIZZA!:
If your house is anything like mine, then Friday night is for pizza and a movie. We love making a big pizza and watching a movie as a family.
This last week was no different except that my husband and I were tired of missing out on the pizza.
So, we used this cauliflower pizza crust recipe, and topped it with grilled chicken, spinach, fresh tomatoes, and hot sauce. (Try this one.)
Although the crust does not hold together quite like traditional dough, it was delicious! My husband and I loved it and would definitely make it again.
We ate the entire pizza!
The trick to a good crust is making sure to get out as much moisture as you can. I was shocked at how much the cauliflower shrunk after I wrung it out. We ended up having to double the recipe!
TRY THIS DINNER SIDE DISH:
While making our usual almond crusted chicken this week, we tried a new side dish mix. We roasted a simple mix of Brussels sprouts and diced sweet potatoes in a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. I highly recommend the combination!
Only a few more days! Keep it up!
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