Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Halfway through the Whole 30!

Whole 30 has been going so well! I can't believe I am halfway through. I do still sometimes crave sweets though - I won't lie. I know that I have the willpower not to cave but I wish I just never wanted them.  Instead I fill myself up with approved foods and move on. 

MONDAYS MEALS 


Lunch: Jason's Deli date with my husband. 

Dinner: baked chicken, roasted potatoes, and sauteed green beans. The in-laws were in town and ate with us. 


TUESDAYS MEALS

Breakfast: I had a larabar and stopped at Starbucks before work for unsweetened iced coffee with coconut milk


 Lunch: leftover baked chicken, lettuce with organic salsa, and almond stuffed olives 



Snack: Mighty Greens suja juice 


Dinner: Lettuce topped with halved avocado, pico de gallo, boiled shrimp, and salsa 



TRULY THIS IS AWESOME - another Whole30 meal that is so good you truly won't think about any restrictions! 


WEDNESDAYS MEALS 

Breakfast: Larabar and suja mighty greens 


Lunch: This was the best I could do at Splash Kingdom. Two hot dog weenies and mustard. 



After the choir field trip I stopped for another Starbucks! Thanks Starbucks for carrying coconut milk. This is my new "treat" 



Then ran to Kroger and loaded up on fruit, veggies, meat, fish, almond butter, larabars, organic coffee, and organic baby food pouches for Emma. 



Dinner: I made stuffed cabbage. I mixed ground turkey, onions, garlic, seasonings, spicy brown mustard, organic tomato paste, and an egg. 

Boil a whole cabbage and remove the outer leaves as they get soft. Put the meat mixture in them and roll them up. 


Put the stuffed cabbage in a baking dish with organic tomato sauce. (AGAIN check for sugar in your tomato sauce before you buy it!) 





Eating better is getting easier and becoming second nature. 
The thing is this is not a diet it is a lifestyle change that I hope will change the way my family thinks about food. My husband and my habits will become our daughters habits. I don't mind if she eats the occasional cheeto, but I do want her to eat fruits, veggies, and foods that provide her with nutritional benefits and not just convenience food. Tonight I cut up an organic sweet potato into "fries" and roasted it up for her.




 She ate the whole thing, plus raspberries, and an organic apple, carrot, blueberry sauce pouch. When that is your child's typical meal I feel like I am giving her the building blocks of a future of good eating. I want her to understand that healthy food is delicious and will make her body better. I don't want her to be a picky eater or think that the only good foods are foods loaded with calories and sugar. If we start now then I doubt we will run into problems when she's a little older. 





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