Whole30 Days 17-25

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Meatballs, crispy potatoes and broccoli

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Father’s Day! I cooked steak, smashed red potatoes and collard greens with bacon and garlic

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Thai chicken pineapple cauliflower rice

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Crispy chicken thighs with a mushroom sauce and broccoli

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Bunless burger topped with mayo/mustard and some cilantro slaw

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No bread/cheese “breakfast sandwich”

 

I’m almost done with this Whole30!! Yay! I really have no intention of not continuing eating this way but I think it’s the strictness of it that is starting to bother me. I want to be able to enjoy a little treat every now and then.

But I will say that I am feeling pretty amazing! Doing this Whole30 combined with intermittent fasting and doing my workouts while fasting has been soooo good!

All that being said, I’m looking forward to my pizza on Saturday and enjoying the weekend without tons of restrictions and then hopping back into it on Monday. I’m pretty sure my plan going forward is going to be low carb, dairy free and sugar free with the exception of stevia in my coffee and chocolate, of course!

 

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Whole30 Days 13-16 & Intermittent Fasting

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Leftover chicken poppers with potatoes, peppers, onions and dairy free ranch

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Sausage with asparagus, mushrooms and onions

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First meal after fasting 19 hrs – eggs scrambled with veggies and sausage

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Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice with Peanut Sauce (use almond butter in “peanut” sauce for Whole30)

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My Jambalaya recipe without the rice and served over spaghetti squash, I made it a little extra spicy and it was so good with the sweetness from the squash

Things are still going really great on my Whole30! My headache FINALLY went away and  I have been feeling really good, lots of energy and my mood (and patience with my kids) has totally been boosted!

I also started Intermittent Fasting this last week and I really like it! I do my workouts in the morning while fasting and I have seen a huge difference in my body and in how I feel.

I try to fast at least 16 hours but I have gone as long as 19 so far!

I’m on the downhill slope of this Whole30. I was talking with my hubby and we decided once this Whole30 is over and we are going to enjoy a meal of our choice, anything we want and then get right back into it.

Thanks for following along with me so far!

 

Cabbage Roll In A Bowl – One Pot Meal

This was so amazingly good! I’m not gonna waste a lot of time writing about it. Except for that this was the easiest thing I’ve ever cooked. Gotta love a one pot meal!

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Cabbage Roll In A Bowl – DELICIOUS

 

1.5 pounds ground beef

2 packets onion soup mix  OR use a mixture of dried minced onion, onion powder, beef boullion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 onion, chopped

A few mushrooms, sliced – these are optional, I only added them because I needed to use them up, but it will still be delicious without them!

1 small head cabbage, chopped

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes

S&P to taste

Begin by adding ground beef, onion soup mixes OR seasonings, garlic and onion and cooked until ground beef is browned and crumbled.

Add in mushrooms, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and stir to combine.

Add in cabbage and simmer until cabbage is tender.  I actually simmered mine on the stove for about 2 hours and it came out so good! Leftovers the next day were even better!

 

 

Whole30 Days 8-12

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Eggs, sausage and avocado – usual breakfast

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Lunch was a hotdog, some mashed sweet potato with caramalized onions

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Thai chicken meatballs, sweet potato fries

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Eggs with onions and poblano pepper and sausage

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Mashed potatoes with tomato-y pot roast and asparagus

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers with some compliant frozen fries

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Sausage and cabbage beet slaw, there is feta on the slaw – leave off for true Whole30

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Thai Pineapple Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice – SO GOOD

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Scrambled eggs with veggies and sausage

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Found this to go with my coffee, it is really good. A Whole30 game changer!

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Leftovers for lunch – chicken poppers and pineapple chicken cauli rice with dairy-free ranch

This Whole30 is different than others I’ve done – I still have a headache that comes and goes and I really feel no different than before starting. I have lost weight though and that is the primary reason for doing this.

So, we’ll keep going. It’s actually going pretty fast and I’m proud of myself for sticking with it.

I haven’t had any cravings until the last couple days. I’ve been craving a sweet coffee! Really bad! I’m so tempted to add stevia or splenda to my coffee in the mornings but I  know that would trigger a ton of other cravings so I will stay strong! And I’ve been dreaming about pizza, literally. Which goes right along with the Whole30 timeline!

 

Whole30 Day 7

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Scrambled eggs with caramelized onions and potatoes, and a sausage patty

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Curry cauliflower rice with a sausage

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Salsa Verde chicken and red onions, 2 mini avocados and my new favorite drink

 

My headache came back on Day 7 and I didn’t have many veggies so my meals were a little boring but I think they still turned out pretty good!

I finished one week on the Whole30 and didn’t have any cravings which is amazing, I was expecting it to be pretty bad.

Let’s keep going!

Whole30 Days 5&6

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Iced coffee w/ cashew milk, eggs with bacon and onions, a sausage patty and a mini avocado

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These drinks are SO good!

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Shredded salsa verde chicken with sauteed veggies topped with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds

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Bunless burgers, half a hot dog and sweet potato fries

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Eggs with bacon and onions, a sausage patty, a little piece of bacon and a mini avocado

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Chicken salad with red onion, shredded carrots, kale, broccoli slaw, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds and a sparkling water

 

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Hot dog with creamy lemon slaw, crispy potatoes and onions cooked in avocado oil with some mayo/mustard for dipping

 

My Whole30 is going great so far! I’m excited to try some new recipes in the coming weeks! My breakfasts are usually the same everyday and big because I give about half my eggs to my toddler. She gets hers with chocolate milk (lucky!) and that’s about all she eats in the mornings.

I don’t usually have white potatoes when doing a Whole30 but it sounded good so I just had a little bit and they were so good! I like to stick to protein + veggies usually.

I haven’t had any other symptoms, I feel pretty normal I guess.

Excited to keep going! I’m almost done with my first week!

Whole30 Days 3 & 4

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My headache was the worst on Day 3 but cleared up on Day 4. Day 4 was probably the best I’ve felt, I had lots of energy and just felt great overall. No other symptoms so far other than the headache.

Day 3 I went to an outdoor wedding and there were limited options for me but I stuck to it and I’m really proud of myself! I had a big plate of veggies/fruits, some nuts and sparkling water.

On to Day 5!

Whole30 Day 2

 

Breakfast was an iced coffee with cashew milk, eggs scrambled with bacon and onions, a mini avocado and a nectarine.

Snack was a Kombucha and a larabar.

Lunch was the same chicken salad as yesterday.

Dinner was really good! Savory ground beef with curry cauliflower rice seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, ginger powder, curry powder and salt. Topped with fresh pico de gallo and guacamole.

A pretty good day, still had that headache though. 😦

Whole30 Day 1

 

Whole30 Day 1 was a success! I had my regular iced coffee with cashew milk instead of heavy whipping cream. I think I’ll go back to coconut milk after the cashew milk is gone. It’s okay but coconut milk is better!

For breakfast I had eggs scrambled with bacon and onion with tomato and a mini avocado on the side.

Chocolate Chip RXBar for a snack.

Lunch was chicken salad which had shredded chicken, red onion, jicama, shredded carrots, pistachios, pickles, splash of pickle juice, mayo and salt. Super good!

Dinner was my favorite Whole30 meal I’ve ever had! Bacon Ranch Chicken Poppers, they were so yummy! Slighty sweet from the carrots, smoky from the bacon, savory from the herbs. I’m definitely making these again! I had these with some dairy free ranch, let me know if you want the recipe!

In the afternoon, I got a slight headache and lots of brain fog. It was to be expected. I made sure to drink tons of water all day and a second cup of coffee seemed to help with the headache.

 

Paleo Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe by: The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

Blueberry Coconut Flour Muffins

Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  •  cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 6 hole muffin tin with a little coconut oil.
  3. Place all of the ingredients (apart from the blueberries) into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Fold in the blueberries and divide the batter between the 6 muffin holes.
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes until slightly golden and firm to the touch.

 

Notes:

I doubled the recipe because I made these once before and they were so delicious that they didn’t last long in our house, also I didn’t want to make my blender dirty so this time I just whisked them before adding the blueberries, it took a little more time but I think they still turned out fine. Also, I want to try chocolate chips instead of blueberries next time, yum!