Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Whole 30 Recipes and Meal Plans

I am no meal expert, y'all. Some nights I eat cereal and call it a day. Other nights I am on my game and concoct a yummy meal that I put on repeat.

Since cereal is not in the cards right now, and whipping meals up on the go is not the name of my game, I've been diligent about scouring Pinterest and other websites for recipes and ideas to keep this girl from going hanngryy. (You can see my Whole 30 Pinterest board, here)

Saturday mornings are when my meal planning/grocery list prepping goes down. The only bad thing about Pinterest is that 99% of your pinning friends are not on board with your clean eating so they be pinnin' stuff like this:

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and you be like:
The struggle is real. I love you, Pinterest, but I hate you oh, so much!

Moving on. 


Monday, October, 6th:

Breakfast - Eggs baked in avacado skins with the avacado baked in the middle of the cookie sheet. Basically you scoop out some of the avacado, place it in the middle of the cookie sheet, crack an egg in each of the halves, and bake at 350 for about 15 mintues.

Verdict - Freakin' disgusting...literally I was gagging.

My friend Caitlin told me about this recipe and it has been her favorite so far from Whole 30. I texted her telling her that it was gag worthy, and I'm going to say I just screwed it up, someway, somehow. The texture of the eggs was like rubber and the flavor of the whole things was awful. Never will I ever do this again because I can't get the taste out of my head. Cait, you need to make this for me!

Snack - Apple with almond butter.

Verdict - This is like candy to a person who isn't allowed to have sugar...so good.

Lunch - Leftover crock pot pork, broccoli, carrots, and strawberries.
Pork rump roast, coconut aminos, whatever spices you want. Cover pork in aminos and spices, put in crockpot on love for around 4 hours. We got a pretty small roast, so it didn't need a full 6 hours.

Verdict - It was alright.

The pork was't bad, but it wasn't good. It was edible and just blah. It was sort of dry and the gravy from the crock pot wasn't enough to make it taste better. Maybe using better spices or something would do the trick. 

Dinner - Beef stir fry. 
Cup up steak sauteed in cocout aminos. Then add any veggies you want and add about 2 cups of water, simmer until veggies are soft.

Verdict - Once again, it was alright. Not Chinese food stir fry worthy. The meat was tough and it just needed more spices.

Dessert - Another apple with almond butter while staring at Chris was was eating this:


Rude.

Tuesday, October 7th:

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs, a banana/strawberry/spinach smoothie.

Verdict - Compared to yesterday, delicious! The eggs were eggs and the smoothie was interesting with no milk or yogurt. I just added ice and a little water. It wasn't bad, but I won't be putting in the effort to make it again. Plus, Whole 30 suggests that you not have smoothies because drinking your food messes with your brain and a lot of this program is training your brain to not be emotional about foods.

Snack - Apple with almond butter.

Lunch - Leftover stir fry, carrots, and a kiwi.

Dinner - The last bit of the pork with veggies. 

Chris's dinner? Just a large pizza and a Pepsi. Kill me now.


Dessert - A kiwi...a lone little kiwi.

Wednesday, October 8th:

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs, a banana, and strawberries.

Snack - Apple and almond butter.

Lunch - Leftover stir fry, carrots, and a kiwi.

Dinner - Baked chicken thighs with veggies.
5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 20 minutes. I just added random spices and a little olive oil.

Verdict - Really good! Chris said this recipe was a "repeater." Winning!

Thursday, October 9th:

Same breakfast and snack as the day before.

Lunch - Left over baked chicken and broccoli. And, as usual, a bag of carrots.

Dinner - Chipolte! I had parent/teacher conferences this whole day so during my break I found out that I could have Chipolte! If you're doing Whole 30 you can have the salad with carnitas, guacamole, and tomato salsa. That's it! Because of the oil they use, you can't have the fajita veggies and they glaze their other meats with honey, so those are a no-go. 

Verdict - It was gone in 3 minutes when I got home...

Chris came home with a foot long Subway sandwich, a bag of Cheetos, a large Coke, and three cookies. I could have swatted his toosh into the next county. Fo' real, dude?! I didn't know he had cookies until he warmed them up in the microwave that THE WHOLE HOUSE SMELLED LIKE A COOKIE!

Friday, October 10th:

Same breakfast and snack.

Lunch - This was a struggle. Because I had ate all the leftovers and had Chipolte the night before, we literally had no meat I could eat. Our fridge was empty of options for me. All that was left was pico de gallo, an avocado, and some spinach leaves. So what did I have for lunch? Spinach leaves topped with a diced avacado, pico, and lemon juice. I also had carrots and strawberries.

Verdict - To be honest, it wasn't that bad! I was dreading it, but it was not as bad as that egg thing I ate on the first day! It was fresh and the lemon juice was a smart addition.

Dinner - Mooyah! I got a lettuce wrapped burger with onions, pickles, avocado, and mustard.

Verdict - The smell of the fries were killing me, but the burger was pretty good. I miss my ketchup though.

Some recipes I tried out last weekend:

- This chili recipe. The best thing I had made yet, plus there are plenty of leftovers.

- This homemade mayo recipe. This went straight in the trash. So gross.

- These sausage balls. I can't wait to finally have more than eggs and fruit for breakfast. These are SO good!

- These sweet potato fries. Not bad! I still prefer regular white potatoes, but these were better than nothing! I just found out we can have all potatoes, so I am pretty pumped about that! I also looked up the sugar grams in a regular sized serving of Mooyah's sweet potato fries...yikes! 25 grams of sugar in those babies! You might as well drink a Coke or have a shake!

Bless Her Heart Y'all

7 comments:

  1. I really need to start writing down what I eat everyday. I think it definitely helps you eat healthier. My husband's default meal is pizza too and it's always when I'm trying to be good!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I am really intrigued now. Going to go stalk your pinterest board now and see if I could pull this off. :)

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  3. I'm so glad you shared all these details! Jared and I are definitely trying to cook healthier and avoid pizzas (omg that picture of your husband w/ a pizza and a pop? that is all i want to eat now! LOL!) so I'll have to check out your board!!

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  4. Baha the koala! So true!!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  5. I don't know how you do it with your hubby eating ice cream and pizza! When I try to eat better, my husband does the same thing. Picks up a pizza for dinner and it is SO hard to resist. You are doing great and I love learning what you are eating and what actually tastes ok.

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  6. This sounds so incredibly hard let alone with your husband eating pizza and sweets! That is some strong will you have. I've gone gluten free a few months and just cutting that out has been difficult! Thanks for sharing this, it's so nice to hear about your experience and what it was really like for you.

    xo
    Lexi
    the-streetsofgold.com

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  7. Oh my gosh! I adore finding whole30 posts in the midst of my blogland surfing! THANK YOU so much for posting this to our Celebrate Southern linkup! I'm beyond a whole fan of the Whole30 and love seeing it float around! :) I have a great breakfast recipe that I will be posting next Tuesday! You should check it out! :)

    Thanks again for linking up with J (Bless Her Heart Y'all) and myself (www.2catsandchloe.com) for our second Celebrate Southern linkup! I am pinning your post to our official linkup pin board now!! :)

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