Category Archives: Whole30

All posts that followed 30 days of eating without sugar, soy, alcohol, grains, dairy.

Whole 30 Must Haves

Day17 lunch Whole30

So I am on day 19 (I lost a day somewhere, and didn’t log my food…) of the Whole 30 program experiment. Day 19, people.  That is 19 days without:

  • dairy
  • alcohol
  • soy, corn, grain of any kind
  • sugar
  • some other things that my brain forgot, I am sure!

Since I am a wiz at subtraction, that means I have 11 days left.  Yes, please.

I may learn to have loved this little test, but right now I am not feeling it at all.  In fact, my main focus right now is all MENTAL.  Yes, I am mental, but I mean, I have to think about all the positive things like how I have been sugar-free for 19 days- that is right in line with my goals really, of staying off sugar for this long! Check out my Whole 30 Food Log (so far) and it should give you some idea of my “meals & feels” along the way!

Since, I know some of you might be doing a Whole 30, which is maybe why you stumbled here, or thinking of doing one, in which case, I want to point you to, a few must-haves for the ride!

  • Coconut aminos
  • Clarified butter
  • Avocados
  • Raw nuts
  • Sweet Potatoes 
  • Apples and Sunbutter
  • Any Whole 30 soup made ahead
  • Any Whole 30 vinaigrette made ahead
  • A Whole 30 book, and their resources
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  • A paper or online, food journal (like my food Log)

Truly, I am glad to have tried this, and I hope I have some changes in my energy level.  According to the Whole 30 Plan Timeline (which you need to check out if you want to do this plan), I should have “Tiger Blood” as they like to call it- I think that means boundless energy and feeling awesome: no crankiness, intestinal problems, heavy legs….So I am still waiting for this blood.  I want it coursing through my every cell.  It doesn’t even need to be a tiger…perhaps a bear.  I am just sick of the “sloth blood”- it is just not working for me!

But even this sloth looks less cranky than I seem to be! Source: Public Domain, Wikimedia

Menu Plan Monday: Week 3 Whole30

whole 30 week 3 meal plan

Oh my Wholey-30-heck. This is a lot of days.  The 30 I mean.  It does.go… slowly!

I am ready with another menu for you all- my workouts have been picking up, so hopefully I can keep up with them and have some energy.  The Whole30 is ‘meh’ on snacks- not prohibited, but not encouraged either, as they say it means you aren’t eating enough for your meals…I sometimes have snacked these past few days, but because I am legit-hungry! I think the diet doesn’t want you to go hungry, but they don’t really want you to snack between meals other than pre & post workout little meals.  I get it.

Call me crazy- but I just find that if I am hungry, I eat.  I will put that in the “it’s a good thing” column. Check-one for me: Eats when hungry. But I also am a snacker- so being aware of whether I am snacking to fill my belly or just because it is in front of me, is good – it puts on the brakes a bit.

I am half way through this thing.  My visit to Hershey Park is coming up {read: THIS will be hard!} so we shall see how tough my resolve is!

So…let’s start the week off, eating well and planning for it once again!  Here is Week 3 of a Whole 30 Plan!

1 Egg scramble, potato cake, aidell sausage, berries Scrambled egg with chicken sausage, red pepper sauce,berries Egg scramble, Asian meatball, grapefruit Egg, potato cake, greens Salmon cakes, berries Leftover soup, harboiled egg 2 fried eggs, aidell sausage, greens sauted,fruit salad
2 Asian slaw with grilled chicken Kale salad, chicken hardboiled egg, berries Tuna with avocado over greens, apple with sunbutter Salmon cakes over salad, apple with sunbutter Butternut squash soup, orange, nuts 2 fried eggs, aidell sausage, orange slices Hardboiled egg, tuna, salad, nuts
3 Chicken legs, kale salad, roasted potatoes Asian Meatballs, broccoli, potato cake Pork Chops, broccoli, sweet potato Crockpot Beef stew, fruit salad Baked Whole Chicken, roated sweet potato,spinach Grilled Fish, potatoes, saute of kale Soup- salad

This is more of a plan, that I will actually make- I think I am getting better at not extending myself to make big, new recipes last minute…We all suffer when that happens!  I made the Asian Meatballs  already for dinner on Monday, and I made some Red Pepper Sauce from the Whole30 book- de.lic.ious!  Prepped a bunch of lettuce, and… totally sick of cooking! Bam!

But won’t that glass of wine taste good on Day 31? …I may drink it for breakfast.

Maybe.

See  Mommy Run Fast and Fitness, Health and Happiness, OrgJunkie for some other meal plans if you aren’t looking for a Whole 30!

 

Clean Comfort Food: Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

As I noted yesterday in my Day 9 Whole 30 log– I am in need of some comfort food, that has a little less protein. While Whole30 really emphasizes it, I can only take so much.  I think I can add a handful of nuts or a hard-boiled egg to round out this soup for a full Whole 30 meal- and I am so okay with that…

I love this soup.  It is light and filling, and the recipe makes a huge batch that will last for atleast 3 days or even freeze for later.  I got the recipe from the Cabbage Soup Diet site.  She was the original creator of what you see going around the internet, and she has a whole diet dedicated to this soup! I am not one to argue, so if it works, so be it- I just like to enjoy it because it is packed with veggies, and really healthy! I did change it a bit, as I didn’t like some of the ingredients and wanted to add others~ I am pretty sure it suits the newest version of Whole30, and besides just that, it is still really good for you!

Here is my version:

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow or white onions
  • 4 chopped garlic
  • 1 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 3 stalks of chopped celery
  • Half a head of cabbage, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • ½ small zucchini chopped
  • 1, 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 8-10 cups of water

Instructions

Put all the veggies in a large soup pot. Add the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the oregano and pepper over all, add the lemon, and then cover it all with water.

Simmer for 2 hours, or until the veggies are tender. Enjoy right away or wait a day for even better flavor.

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P.S. 2 Days left for e-cloth!!