Monday, June 29, 2015

Round 2: 1st Five Days

DAY ONE: 

Breakfast was scrambled eggs with spinach and roasted sweet potatoes 

 

Lunch was a quick snack type meal because it got late. I had some dates and pecans. 





For dinner I made steak stir fry with frozen stir fry veggies, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and bean sprouts.

Sauteed the steak with onions, garlic, and coconut oil then added in all the veggies and seasoned. 



DAY TWO: 

I only had half a banana for breakfast this morning and some coffe! BORING

For lunch I had a roasted acorn squash filled with spinach and eggplant marinara 

For dinner I sauteed zucchini, made guacamole, and baked chicken with chipotle powder and salsa verde 


This salsa verde is whole30 approved! 

DAY THREE: 

Breakfast was SO good today. Steak with sweet potatoes, spinach, and a fried egg



For lunch I had leftovers from dinner the night before 


For dinner I made almond, coconut, curry powder crusted catfish with chili snap peas 





DAY FOUR: 

I only had coffee for breakfast today because I was getting ready for church and didn't make time to cook breakfast! 

For lunch I had sausage and roasted veggies 



For Dinner I had fig and balsamic pork with rosemary potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts 



I put a pork tenderloin in the crock pot with cut up fresh figs (plus a few dried ones I had) and about 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and set it on low. 

After about 6 hours I added in fresh rosemary for the last hour or so just to infuse a little flavor. 

Then I sliced it up 



And it was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC 


DAY FIVE: 

For breakfast I had leftover roasted veggies and an aidelles chicken sausage 


For lunch we went to Brookshires Fresh in Longview and I got a delicious salad, some fruit, and a guava Kombucha but I didn't take a photo because my phone was in the car. 

While we were at Brookshires I picked up some more food, plus I got a shipment of mayo and ghee 













For dinner I made the applegate sausage with peppers and onions. 





I have also gone to the gym everyday and so far I have lost any weight I gained back from the cheat days! I love the way I am feeling and can't stress enough how Whole30 has changed my life! I feel better, I look better, and I am healthy! 



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Whole30 Round Two!

Well my five day eat whatever I want break was actually not as great as I thought it would be. My stomach hurt. I felt overly full when I ate dairy and grains. I had gas pain. AND strangely I missed fruits and veggies. Whole30 really changed me. I had a chocolate chip cookie and took one bite and gave the rest to Chris because I thought it was gross. I had my moms banoffee pie and it was DELICIOUS, that I did love, but it was RICH and after I ate a huge piece my belly hurt. When we went hiking on our trip we brought trail mix and apples and seriously the best thing I ate over the five days was probably that giant green apple!









And being active and going on a 6 mile hike followed by canoeing was so much fun! I know that about  four months ago I wouldn't have been able to spend a whole day hiking and canoeing without dying! 

I did gain some weight from my five days



Obviously I am not going to let a little weight gain depress me, because it also taught me that the food I eat totally makes me feel different. I am really glad that I was able to experience how eating "regular" food made my body feel because it really made me see that the foods I was eating before, that I thought were so good, weren't! 

So I am actually REALLY excited to go back on Whole30 foods 


 WHOLE30 ROUND 2 







LETS GET IT! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

FOOD- Week 5

I love Kroger's Simple Truth organic line and it is really pretty reasonably priced. Kroger has a great produce and health food section and it makes shopping for paleo/whole30 foods really easy! 




This week I got chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, and chicken sausage 



Organic raisins, onions, broccoli slaw, snap peas, limes, dark roast coffee, salsa 


bananas, tomato sauce, carrots, acorn squash, avocado


cage free eggs, sweet potatoes, roasting veggie box, and cherry tomatoes 


Monday night we had applegate farms hot dogs with sauerkraut, peppers and onions, and mustard



I sautee the onions and peppers in coconut oil 


boil the organic sauerkraut with celery seed, caraway seed, and marjoram 



This photo doesn't look great but it tasted AWESOME 


Tuesday for lunch I had chipotle baked chicken, roasted veggies, and avocado with salsa 




Tuesday for dinner I had baked chicken topped with eggplant and spinach marinara 


Wednesday for breakfast I had applegate farms turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, and roasted veggies. 



Wednesday for lunch I had roasted veggies, sauerkraut, and an apple sausage with mustard 



Wednesday for dinner I made turkey stuffed mini peppers 


I mixed ground turkey, with one egg, chopped onion, some salsa, and spices then stuffed it into the peppers and put them in a dutch oven and baked them at 350 for an hour. I served them with sliced avocado, chopped onion, and lime juice and more salsa. OMG so good 



Thursday for breakfast I had a larabar 




for lunch I had the same as wednesday - leftover sauerkraut, chicken sausage, and roasted veggies



I had a snack of a banana stuffed with almond butter, cinnamon, and raisins 




for dinner I made almond coconut crusted chicken tenders with mango dipping sauce and snap peas


I blended almonds and coconut in the food processor. 


Dredge chicken tenders in egg and then the almond/coconut meal 
Place on a coconut oil greased pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes then flip and bake another 20 minutes. 




For the mango dipping sauce I blended one mango with some coconut cream and added curry powder, cayenne, and chili. YUMMM 







Friday for brunch I had applegate farms turkey bacon and onion, spinach and kale frittata 

Sautee onions, spinach, and baby kale in a little coconut oil 


put the veggies in the bottom of a pie plate and top with scrambled eggs 


bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until eggs are set 


I wanted a mimosa with my brunch but since I am still doing whole30 today I opted for some kombucha in a wine glass! 



Tonight Chris is grilling hamburgers! 

Tomorrow I go off whole30 for five days! I don't plan to go too crazy except for tomorrow. I will be starting my day with champagne and going to the winery and enjoying cheese and bread and then for dessert my mom is making me banoffee pie! SUGAR!!!! To make up for tomorrow I am jogging today and Sunday. Sunday I will eat clean because Monday Chris and I leave for our anniversary trip. We are going back to Kingsland and staying in the caboose we stayed in on our honeymoon. On Monday we are going to a Thai place, Tuesday we are getting kolaches and having Mexican food, and Wednesday we are doing brunch at the cafe on the hotel grounds (eggs benedict yall) and then stopping in Waco at the Homestead Village to look around and then enjoy lunch at their cafe. On Tuesday we are going hiking and canoeing at Inks Lake state park so we will be active on our trip, but I am not going to let the next 5 days make me feel guilty. I won't go overboard, but I am not going to gain back 35 pounds in a few days of enjoying myself. Once we get back I am going to start round two of Whole30 because I truly love the way I feel when I eat this way. It is easy to maintain and I want to eat as many veggies as I can and that is a lot easier when you omit grains and dairy from the plate! I've been really focusing on my food more than my exercise so I hope in the next month to really bump that back up too. I still work out at least four times a week but I might need to change up my routine because this past week I haven't lost a pound! Again I want to focus on being healthy more than my weight. I might hide my scale this next month and simply gauge my success on how I feel and how I am eating and being active. 

OK THIRTY, HERE IS TO THE BEST YEAR EVER!!!