March Brent and I did our first Whole 30.  We loved it– even though it took me a solid 5 days for the “fog” to lift but once that part passed I slept better, my body felt great and I cooked so much more! The biggest challenge for me was eating enough because you really have to think ahead about food and while nursing and caring for three little kids that can be a challenge.

I really think this is a food challenge everyone should try.  I’m lucky that once I added the restricted foods back into my diet nothing aggravated my body but Brent confirmed that gluten is not his friend.  Also I had to read every package I bought, which was a great practice!

Even though we are not eating Whole 30 all the time most of our dinners continue to follow the rules, our dairy intake has gone down dramatically and I’ve learned how to make many clean snacks and treats to substitute for other indulgences.  Some my of  favorite sweet treats right now are pan fried apples, fruit and almond butter smoothies and homemade fruit and nut bars.  Here is a link to my Whole 30 Pinterest board for further inspiration!

I also have included a week of meal ideas from our Whole 30 experiment.

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Breakfast

egg casserole (spinach, prosciutto, seasoning and eggs)  

Breakfast

egg casserole (spinach, prosciutto, seasoning and eggs)

Breakfast

Fresh fruit, fruit and nut bar and hard boiled egg

Breakfast

egg casserole (broccoli, sausage, and seasoning)

Breakfast

egg casserole (broccoli, sausage, and seasoning)

Breakfast

Almond Butter, fruit, Hard boiled eggs

Breakfast

Almond Butter, fruit, Hard boiled eggs

Lunch

Choose from list below

Dinner

Salmon + Baked Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Pork Carnitas + Salsa, Guacamole and fried plantain chips Burgers w/ avocado, salsa and fried egg

Baked Potato

Dessert: fried apples

Sausage with cooked cabbage in olive oil + salt & pepper

Cooked Butternut Squash

Chicken + Roasted cauliflower

And roasted Kale

Turkey and Spaghetti Squash and Sauce Lemon & Ghee Tilapia and Roasted Veggies

Dessert: Strawberry and almond butter Smoothie


Lunch Options

1- hard boiled eggs, avocado, seasoning + carrots and guacamole dip

2- sausage + cooked veggies + fruit

4- tuna + avocado + nuts and fruit

5- chicken + carrots & guac + fruit nut bars

6- Leftovers

 


 

Snack Ideas

-Sweet Potato chips

-nuts

– almond butter & fruit

-fruit nut bars

-carrots and guac

– trail mix

– smoothies

– hard boiled eggs

Hope this offers some inspiration if you are working towards your own Whole 30!

Love,

Amanda

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