On April 1, I embarked on another round of whole 30. I’ve kind of toyed with it a little here and there since the new year started, but I haven’t stuck with it. Luckily this time I roped Justen into doing it with me, so every time I think “nobody would know if I just got a mocha,” I remember that Justen is missing pizza. and mochas.
Here are some of my favorite meals. and some clarification, because I did make a mistake in one of them.
Salad from New Seasons + La Croix. I ate every last bite of it. It was so good.
Here’s where I messed up. Justen loves wings. We impulsively decided at the store to make them. We used Frank’s Hot Sauce + Ghee + Apple Cider Vinegar. They were really good! But as we were getting everything together, I grabbed some corn… which is not at all Whole30 compliant. Oops. Everything else was, though. and the wings were REALLY GOOD.
Breakfast kind of always looks like this. Egg scramble (eggs + peppers), Whole30 compliant bacon, and a bowl of bananas/berries.
Dinner at work is hard. They serve food in the Community Center, which I take the kids to, but it’s not always Whole30 compliant! Okay, it’s RARELY Whole30 compliant, so I have to bring my own stuff. A grape/berry mix, a chicken patty with guac and olives wrapped in lettuce and a LaCroix.
Breakfast scramble: eggs, peppers, olives + Whole30 compliant berries and a bowl of melons.
One of the things I REALLY wanted to do was try stuffed peppers this time around, so we did that… and I was REALLY disappointed. The chicken didn’t have much flavor, it was difficult to eat (HOW do you eat a stuffed pepper???) and the juice got everywhere. Not the dream I’d imagined. I had half an avocado + plantain chips on the side.
Okay so let me tell you about this meal. Justen and I were going to make dinner. I looked up a Cilantro Lime chicken recipe, because CILANTRO + LIME = CHIPOTLE. I cooked cauliflower rice and asked if we should add peppers, and then brilliant Justen suggested we just put it all together and then this AMAZING cilantro lime chicken bowl was born. Plus avocado and a bowl of berries/bananas. YES PLEASE. and an americano. 🙂
I’m really boring. I like cauliflower rice, chicken, avocados and plantain chips. I could eat those for EVERY meal. Plus some grapes and a Lacroix and this is a pretty “Stephanie” Whole30 meal.
So those are my staples and some of the things we’ve tried. Can I just say that having someone else to do Whole30 with me helps SO MUCH? It’s fun to try recipes together.
It’s going really well this time, and I think a lot of it is because I didn’t post it or make a big deal about it, I just quietly decided.
Overall I’m feeling really great… I do miss mochas REALLY BADLY and I’ve lost some weight (we’re doing a weight loss challenge at my church so I have to weigh in every week) so that’s good. I’m looking forward to trying more new recipes and that mocha on May 1 is going to be SO DELICIOUS!
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