Join my family and me as we start out 2017 Whole30-style! These are our Thirty Days of Whole30 meals.
Part of my 2017 resolution involves eating healthier. I already cook mostly Paleo and Whole30 meals, but I want to step it up a notch. Naturally, I’m doing a Whole30 to jump start the new year. For the week leading up to January 1st, I doubled most of our healthy dinners to make things easier on myself. I’m so glad I did because two of the kiddos got sick, and they passed it on to me.
Day one is complete, and it was a pretty easy day. I already enjoy healthy, whole foods, but I like the other stuff, too. So most of the day I just had to keep reminding myself of the seemingly little things I can’t have like coffee creamer and sweetener, a bite of Little Man’s yogurt as I fed him, and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Since I am feeling under the weather, I didn’t prepare a Whole30 meal for breakfast. I improvised with a Larabar, a tangerine and a glass of ice water with a couple of the tangerine slices squeezed in for a little flavor.
For lunch, I had some leftover Cabbage Beef Soup that I made last week and a coconut-flavored La Croix. If you’re not familiar with La Croix, it’s a brand of sparkling water with no artificial or natural sweeteners of any kind.
I was a little hungry in the afternoon, so I nuked a tiny Russet potato in the microwave and served it with a dollop of ghee and some salt and pepper. I also sliced a small Granny Smith apple on the side. If you don’t have one of these cool little apple slicers, make sure you get one. It cuts my apple-prep time down to about 5 seconds. I washed everything down with an ounce of 100% pomegranate juice diluted with about 6 ounces of sparkling water.
For dinner, we had leftover Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup from a couple days prior. (Recipe coming soon!) To go with it, I sliced one large sweet potato into wedges, brushed the wedges with extra light olive oil and then seasoned them with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. I then roasted them in the oven at 425°F for about 30 minutes until they could easily be pierced with a fork. They were definitely the star of the meal. We had plain water to drink.
So that’s it for day one! No terrible cravings or slip ups. Just a lot of reminding myself what I shouldn’t be eating. Stay tuned for more yummy Whole30 meals and difficult days ahead!
If you’re new to the Whole30, make sure to check out my Ten Must-Have Whole30 Convenience Products article.