Week one of the Whole 30 Challenge was a success but I am dying to weigh myself. I don’t really see or feel a difference and it would be nice to know that my efforts are paying off. So here we go, here’s week 2 of my Whole 30 adventure.
Lunch: Turkey lunch meat from the deli, a big pile of strawberries, and 1/2 a sweet potato.
Dinner: Balsamic steak and vegetable rolls with roasted potatoes. The BEST dish I’ve had on Whole 30 so far AND is
probably the best steak I’ve ever made! Sometimes getting my four year old to eat anything different is like negotiating a peace treaty with Russia. But I looked up and his plate was clean. I may have even heard him say he liked it. Whole 30 steak rolls for the win! Making this again, even when I’m not on the Whole 30.
Breakfast: Eggs and strawberries
Lunch: Sweet potato and vegetable hash with Sausage. Vegetables being onion and peppers. You could throw in some summer squash and zucchini too if you are thinking about making a hash.
Dinner: Beef Stew. This was SO easy to throw together. My husband suggested it so I whipped up an easy Whole 30 version of his mom’s beef stew, and it look less than 30 minutes. (Keep in mind I’m snapping some of these pictures as I am sitting down to eat.)
Breakfast: Just eggs.
Lunch: Left over beef stew.
Dinner: I had some left over squash so I made up some spaghetti sauce and threw it on the top. My family had pizza. This one stung a little.
Breakfast: Eggs and 1/2 of a banana.
Lunch: Some sausage and apple slices.
Dinner: Fajitas with cilantro lime cauliflower rice.
Breakfast: Apple pie Lara Bar. This one is my favorite so far! Although I am still looking for the lemon one. Come on, Winco, step up your Lara Bar game.
Lunch: Left over beef stew. I am sad to see that go!
Dinner: I was very grouchy! I had about 4 pieces of bacon. That is all. Later I had a bowl of apple sauce with cinnamon and raisins. Sounds gross but I was highly satisfied.
Breakfast: Apple Bumpkin Breakfast Bake. This was… not my favorite, but I can’t keep eating eggs for breakfast.
Dinner: Sloppy joe meat and sweet potato fries.
Breakfast: Apple Bumpkin Breakfast Bake. Confession: I cheated a little here. I needed something to sweeten this so I added a little honey on top. Sorry, not sorry.
Lunch: Left over sloppy joe meat and strawberries
Dinner: Whole 30 “breaded” chicken breast with sweet potato fries. Not too shabby.
Now as I am writing this at the end of week 2, I am starting to turn a corner. I am not as grouchy when I think about the foods I “can’t” have, and I am gaining the consciousness back that I was looking for when I started this. Plus, I am starting to see slight differences in my body. My kids do not do this with me, but my diet has inevitably changed theirs, and I have noticed a big difference in their digestion.
On to week three. Just under half way! I’ll be remaking my favorite dishes next week and sharing the recipes with you. (The pork tenderloin, breaded chicken, sweet potato fries, and beef stew.) If you ever decide to try the Whole 30, you won’t be missing any of the off limit foods with these meals. That’s a promise.