Whole 30 Week 3

Here I am, 21 days into the Whole 30. It’s all down hill from here. People say it gets easier as time goes on. In some ways that is true. In other ways I am getting frustrated with it. Cereal, for example, who knew it could be such a temptress. There HAS to be better breakfast options. Be gone eggs! BE GONE! Okay, really it’s just breakfast that’s the problem. I am supposed to be exploring all sorts of food and showing myself that these healthy habits aren’t that bad, but all the cooking takes a lot of effort, and sometimes with migraines and toddlers, the energy is just not there. There are only 9 days left. I always tell myself if I can give birth to two children, I can do anything.

Whole 30 week 3 pic
This week I am not going to go through every single one of my meals. Let’s face it, that is tedious and boring, so I’ll just touch on a few of my favorite recipes this week.

Sweet Potato Pizza
This is great! I would make this again even when the Whole 30 is done. I was so satisfied and was actually okay with all the vegetables on there and surprisingly didn’t miss the cheese. The crust recipe came from The Soccer mom Blog. (She makes one big crust, I made two smaller crusts since this was just for me.) I just threw together the rest of it together with what I had.¬† The sauce isn’t much of a sauce. It’s just tomato paste with Italian seasoning sprinkled on top. Who has time to make a crazy Whole 30 compliant sauce? Not me. Then I chopped up some yellow pepper, red onion and cilantro. That was it! I put it back in the oven long enough to cook and soften the vegetables, probably about 10 minutes. And I loved it so much, I made it again the next day for lunch with my left over pizza crust.

Sweet Potatoe Pizza

Hawaiian Hamburger
No special recipe here. Just a burger patty with salt and pepper. I will admit that I really missed the bun. And since I didn’t make any Whole 30 compliant sauce, it really was just a burger with pineapple on top. Thankfully my husband is great with the grill so it was a nice juicy burger and I ended up feeling satisfied in the end.

Hawaiian Hamburger with Sweet Potato Fries

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie
We had some extra berries that I had to use up before they went bad, so I made a smoothie for breakfast. Again, no special recipe. I put a handful of strawberries, a banana, and 1/2 a can of coconut milk, with some ice cubes. Very filling and lots of flavor. For anyone turning their nose up at coconut milk, you really can’t taste it, it’s just to get some liquid there.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Beef Stew
I can’t say enough good things about this, including that it makes great leftovers. This is comfort food to me. I’ve been promising this recipe for a while now and here it is!

Whole 30 Paleo Beef Stew

Apple Pie LARABAR 
These are my go to breakfasts when I am in a hurry. They are sweet and they can hold me over all morning, which is why I love them, and they are totally worth the $1.15 per bar. (Not an ad.) You can find them in the breakfast food section or the health food section of your grocery store.

Apple Pie Lara Bar

And now onto the last stretch. 9 days. So close but so far.

Read about my previous weeks:
Whole 30 Week 1

Whole 30 Week 2

I Finished The Whole 30

UPDATE: I weighed myself on day 25 because I needed to know this was making a difference, and if it was I needed the motivation to get me through these next few days! I’ve lost 6.2 pounds. Not too shabby in 25 days. I can keep going now.

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