Whole30 Journey: Days 28-30

Day 28: I Dream of…Donuts?

Breakfast: Cashew Cookie Larabar
Lunch: Balsamic pot roast with potatoes, carrots and celery
Dinner: Balsamic pot roast with potatoes, carrots and celery
Snacks: Almonds; fruit salad

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Whole30 Journey: Days 21-27

I would just like to kick off this post by asking this – Do you have any idea how difficult it is to stick to the Whole30 when you’re in New Orleans? No beignets, no wine, no hand grenade, no seafood with delicious sauces. I’m not saying that someone should send me a Whole30 award, but I’m also not saying that I’d send it back if I got one.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 14-20

Day 14: Back to Sleepy Reality

Breakfast: Apple Pie Larabar
Lunch: Ground beef-and-turkey meatballs; fruit salad
Dinner: Baked apple and banana with cinnamon and almond butter

The weekend definitely caught up with me this day. Even though I went to bed pretty early the night before, I was still pretty exhausted. By the time work was over and the groceries picked up from the store, I really had no motivation left to do anything at all. Even so, I forced myself to chop potatoes and fruit for this weeks fruit salad. After getting lunch together for the next day, I went to bed and was out by 8:45 PM.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 7-13

Day 7: I’m Lovin’ It

Breakfast: Bacon and egg cups
Lunch: Buffalo chicken salad with salsa and guacamole
Dinner: Ground beef hash with sauteed peppers, onions and potatoes
Snacks: Almonds

This morning I felt like the ‘sleepy’ phase of Whole30 smacked me upside the head. It was so hard to get out of bed, I ended up pushing my snooze button like three times – something I never do. Once I forced myself to get moving, I was able to shake it off. Honestly, while I felt great today and had a good amount of energy, nothing too exciting happened today.

One full week down, three weeks to go.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 1-6

Before the new year, I decided to participate in the January Whole30 challenge since I knew a couple of people at work and one of my best friends is doing it, too. I knew if I was going to do it with others, I’d need to have people to hold me accountable. Here’s the breakdown of my experience so far:

Day 1: I’ve Got This

Breakfast: Two egg white ‘muffins’ with spinach and bell pepper
Lunch: Baked chicken breast and steamed broccoli/cauliflower
Dinner: Baked chicken breast and sauteed zucchini and summer squash
Snacks: Almonds, banana

I definitely had an ‘easy’ day. The meals I had are ones that I eat regularly  during the work-week, so I didn’t feel like I was actually doing anything different. Already a big tea drinker, I stuck just to green tea and water as opposed to drinking coffee (I am not a good enough of a coffee drinker to do without flavored creamer/fake sugar).

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Mac & Cheese, Please!

Have you ever found a recipe that worked out so well for you that you got giddy and just about shouted from the rooftops how happy you were with it? Like everything just came together perfectly, nothing got burnt, *and* it was easy to pull together with little prep or cook time?

That happened to me on Monday, and it was glorious.

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Stupid Easy Stuffed Peppers

During the week, I am all about quick and easy dinners. The last thing I really want to do when I get home from work is deal with a drawn out dinner preparation process and not get to eat until 8:00 PM or later. I’ll just wind up getting hangry, and that’s just not safe for anyone involved (the Firefighter in particular is a bit terrified of a hangry me). That is why we both love meals that are both ridiculously easy to put together and delicious.

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