It’s Week 4 of The Whole 30 (woot woot!) and I can honestly say I am loving every minute of it. Since last week was a little funny with moving, I forgot to write down how I was feeling each day. So for today, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite Whole 30 Meals! Incase you have just started the program or are thinking about it, this could be great starting point.
This has been my go-to breakfast. Since I do not have time to make breakfast before heading into work, having this ready to go has been the best way for me to stay on track. I will make a weeks batch on Sunday, put it in containers and eat it for breakfast through the week. It’s so good, it’s extremely low carb (like less that 5 grams) and is super high in protein with over 33 grams. Instead of regular eggs, I sub for egg whites. I learned a few years ago that egg yolks make me sick, so I only eat them in moderation. It was a personal preference. Then instead of the sausage she used, I used 365 chicken sausage. It’s more of a ground sausage than links. This is just another personal preference.
When I am craving something warm and comforting, this has been a life saver. As you guys know, I love my oatmeal and prior to The Whole 30, I had it every single morning. This recipe though, has totally saved me and is completely satisfying. I love adding bananas and blueberries!
All American Healthy Breakfast
Three scrambled egg whites, 2 Applegate sausage links, 1/2 an avocado and 1/2 of a grapefruit. Recipe not linked, but it’s pretty simple. This has been my breakfast almost every weekend!
I actually showed this recipe to you guys on snapchat last week! This is the easiest meal prep recipe ever and it makes a super large amount. I’m on a real roasted sweet potato and broccoli kick right now, which is probably why I like it so much. I have this for lunch at least 4 times a week and then I leave Wednesday to have something different. I do this so that I do not get too burnt out on one meal.
Yum, Yum & Yum! I make this Avocado & Mango Pico, put it over arugula and add grilled chicken to it! It’s so refreshing and is absolutely delicious! Because there is so much flavor in the Pico, I do not add any dressing.
I shared this recipe with you all a few months ago and it is still our favorite! It makes a huge batch, which is always perfect for left overs and is just so incredibly scrumptious.
Another one of our favorite dinners – pre Whole 30. This recipe literally take 15 minutes to whip up and is so good every single time. If you haven’t jumped on the veggie noodle bandwagon yet, you’re totally missing out. They are amazing and the recipes are endless.
Colton loves this one because it has potatoes and is a nice switch up from the vast amount of chicken we have been having. Potatoes are Whole 30 approved, as long as they are not fried or in the shape of a french fry lol. Since this recipe is a one pan recipe, it’s another super easy one with little to no clean up.
Sweet snacks all together are not Whole 30 approved. The whole point of the Whole 30 is to get away from sweets and to teach your mind and body that you do not need them. With that being said, I am not perfect and I have cravings. When I am still super hungry after dinner and am dying for something sweet, I will either have a date with a little bit of almond butter, or I will cut up a banana, sprinkle a little bit of himalayan salt on it and bake it for 5 minutes.
Eating out hasn’t been that bad, but at the same time, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t kind of trying to avoid it all together.
When we do go out though, if it is lunch, I will look for the salads. I pick one that sounds appetizing, then ask for no grains, cheese or dressing but to please add protein and to bring a side of olive oil and lemon slices so that I can make the dressing on my own.
If it is dinner, I try and always get a basic protein (chicken, shrimp, salmon) with a side of whatever vegetable they serve.
When we had Mexican food the other night, I just had chicken fajitas with slices of avocado and when we went to get sushi, I had sashimi and brought Coconut Aminos with me for the soy sauce. A sorority sister actually shared the Coconut Aminos with me and they have literally saved sushi for me! Coconut Amnios are great because they are Whole 30 approved, taste just like soy sauce (with out the salt) but are just a little bit sweeter. It’s seriously so good! Even Colton likes them!
The Whole 30 Blog has a full list of all Whole 30 approved fast food meals! So far, I have only had the Chipotle one, but none-the-less, it is nice to know that I do have options when cooking my own food isn’t an option. You can find the whole list here.
As you guys know, not drinking (aka no wine) was really hard for me in the beginning, but now that I am on week 3, I do not miss it. It’s absolutely crazy. I just literally do not crave the taste of it at all anymore. Although in the beginning, to help me with my cravings, I would drink Perrier. I would put it in a wine glass and add frozen grapes to it.
I also put Kombucha in a wine glass. I love Kombucha because it is sweet and has a little bit of fiz to it. You can read all about the Whole 30 and which Komucha is approved and why here.
So there you go! Literally everything I have been eating for the past three weeks lol! If you guys have any questions on The Whole 30 or recipes you would like to share, please do!!!