I can’t believe I’ve finished 3 weeks of Whole30. (check out Week 1 and Week 2 if you missed them) Honestly, I’ve already gotten what I came for. New habits, much better psoriasis, flatter belly. I don’t think I could stomach regular coffee creamer in my morning joe and I definitely can do without milk and cheese meals every night. I feel so accomplished and proud! I didn’t diary so much this week, because there wasn’t much different. I feel normal. Outside of some headaches (which I’m wondering if my thyroid meds need to change), I feel good!
Day 15: Made it through the weekend! They’re the hardest to stick to the plan, but no fails!
Breakfast: Spinach and onion omelet, honeydew and blueberries.
Lunch: BLT in a lettuce leaf, carrots
Dinner: Macadamia coconut crusted chicken (added it to the repeat list. So good!) roasted potatoes, steamed veggies.
Snack: Carrot Cake Larabar
Day 16: This week is busy and I’m trying to keep planned ahead for meals. Thank goodness for leftover dinners.
Breakfast: Monkey salad, boiled eggs
Lunch: Leftovers. Sun dried tomato chicken, steamed veggies, mashed potatoes
Dinner: Loaded Paleo Nachos, made with beef instead of chicken (another must make!) Here is how to make perfect sweet potato chips. There are some packaged ones that have compliant ingredients, but technically a no-no since they’re commercially prepared.
Snack: Coconut Cream Pie Larabar, Orange Seltzer
Day 17: Today’s meals were all so good. I could do a repeat of them every day.
Breakfast: Pepper, spinach and onion scramble, 1/2 avocado
Lunch: Salad with apples and chicken salad. I made the chicken salad with pecans and homemade mayo.
Dinner: Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Casserole and salad. I made half the casserole and wish I had made the entire thing for leftovers! I loved it. Would be delish for breakfast with a runny egg on top! I will make it again, too. Super easy.
Snack: Apple baked with a little cinnamon, then topped with coconut and chopped pecans.
Day 18: On the go all day long, but packed salad and snacks!
Breakfast: Leftover potatoes, browned, fried eggs and strawberries.
Lunch: Salad with 1/2 avocado and leftover macadamia chicken.
Dinner: Shepards Pie, made with leftover pot roast and 1/2 cauliflower 1/2 potato on top. It was way better than it looked!
Snack: Beet, apple, orange, celery, carrot and ginger juice from Clean Juice.
Day 19: I didn’t eat well today. I got really busy and kinda missed lunch. Whoops. I definitely don’t feel as hungry as I did before, but trying to keep up the calories for breastfeeding and workouts.
Breakfast: Spinach, pepper and onion scramble, berries.
Lunch: Apple and almond butter, La Croix in the school cafeteria!
Dinner: Potato Gnocchi (Whole Foods has compliant ones) with meatballs and sauce and a salad. I made the meatballs with half beef, half sausage, almond meal and spices. Baked them for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven and made enough for some leftovers.
Day 20: Yummy food again today. This kind of cooking is really becoming second nature to me.
Breakfast: Homemade Sausage, roasted new potatoes, scrambled eggs, berries.
Lunch: Salad with avocado and chicken salad.
Dinner: Stuffed peppers and spinach, almond, apple salad. I made the pepper filling with beef, cauliflower crumbles, tomato sauce and some Franks red hot.
Snack: Lemon Bar Larabar, Raspberry Lime Seltzer
Day 21: We spring cleaned all day and needed fuel! I ate a lot of dinner.
Breakfast: Monkey salad, boiled eggs.
Lunch: Collard wrap with turkey (Applegate), guacamole, tomato and coleslaw mix. How fun is the collard green wrap?! I feel like I have a whole new world of lunches! Here is a post on how to do it. I actually blanched my leaves for about 2 minutes instead of soaking.
Dinner: Weekend special! Burgers with onion, bacon and guacamole, hotdog (Applegate) with sauerkraut, sweet potato fries and coleslaw.
Snack: I can’t believe I really enjoy iced coffee black! But now I do!
Tips from this week:
– If you make mayo and it fails, it still makes excellent chicken salad or cole slaw.
– BJ’s sells Applegate oven roasted turkey in the deli as well as the compliant hot dogs in a multi pack. Big money savers!
Here are some recipes that I want to try:
Eggroll in a Bowl
Turkey Blueberry Muffins
Dump Ranch (People rave about this stuff!)
We are traveling this weekend to my parent’s house in Georgia. I’m torn between having a glass of wine with my mom and staying true to the 30 days. We’ll see. But I’m planning ahead with a cooler and am bringing boiled eggs, turkey, sweet potato hash and Larabars. I’ve mapped out a Chipotle for dinner while we travel and want to stay on track before next weeks big weigh in/measurements. Can’t believe that’s already next week!
Miss Chelsea says
This makes me want to actually give Whole30 a shot again! Or maybe it's just because I'm absolutely starving right now hahah!
Jessica Duell says
Seeing your meal plans make me think I might actually be able to give whole 30 a try. Thanks!!
I've really enjoyed these posts, you've made some really delicious looking meals! One question… do your boys eat the same thing or do you make them separate meals?
You make it seem so easy. I would love to attempt a 30 day reboot however with my strict vegetarian diet I worry I would either burn out on eggs (which I do eat) or not get enough protein. Curious do you not like fish?? While I don't eat fish my children love it and it would be easy to add it to these meals? Is your family eating the same as you or do you substitute other items for them?
rebekah r. Smith says
I always found this too hard being a vegetarian and not being able to do beans or any veggie replacement products but with that, you made it seem so yummy and everything looked good that was vegetarian. haha
Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! says
Thank you for posting all of this. I've done 3 Whole30's so far, I am almost ready for my 4th soon! The mayo tip was genius! I had a failed attempt and trashed it, I wish I had read this then. The dump ranch always worked out SO much better for me!!! Congrats on all your progress!
I'm on Day 5 of Whole30 and you were definitely my inspiration for giving it a try! This is my first one ever and your pictures and meals/recipes are EXTREMELY helpful!! So far, the weekend I can tell is going to be the toughest to get through but I'm determined to stick it out the full 30 days!! thanks so much for sharing Molly!!