Well, we are knee deep in the Whole30, 16 days down, 14 to go! No turning back now. Week 2 was much more tolerable than Week 1. No breakdowns and only minor panic attacks. I kid, I kid.
Both Matt and I are feeling good, we have more energy and aren’t really having too many cravings, except for the ever-present chocolate for me. Not sure that will ever go away…and I’m ok with it, because a life without chocolate is a life without living. Let’s be honest.
I switched it up a lot this week and made sure to have different meal options – something other than just chicken, veggies, salmon and eggs.
On the menu:
Breakfasts and snacks have pretty much stayed the same: almond butter, apples, berries, dried fruit, nuts, veggies, guacamole, etc. LaraBars have been a saving grace at times too, although they are supposed to be used as more of an emergency food, according to the “rules”. I like to have them as a pre-workout option. I usually break off part of it before heading to the gym in the morning. It’s a much better option than a hard-boiled egg and/or almonds at 5am. For me, that’s less than appetizing.
Sweet Potato Chili (SO delicious, you won’t even miss the beans!) I paired it with kale salad…which isn’t as good without the Stevia, I have to admit.
- 1 lb flank steak
- 2 heads broccoli
- 1 small onion, chopped*
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped*
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
- 1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper
*I used garlic, onion and shallots already chopped from Trader Joe’s
Cut broccoli into florets and steam, set aside. Heat the olive oil and saute the garlic/onion for about 1 minute, add the steak and saute until almost cooked through. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined then mix in the broccoli florets.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/2-1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Cut the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it looks like grains of rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can probably use a blender or cheese grater. Saute the onion in the olive oil, add the cauliflower and saute until soft. Add the spices of your choice.
More recipes coming your way soon, including a new breakfast casserole!
Have a great day!