Whole30 Week 1 Recap

Alright, so cooking all of the things, taking care of a 7 month old during the evenings, working, and writing a daily blog surprisingly didn’t pan out all that well. Let’s just do weekly recaps, shall we? (you can catch up on my day 1 and day 2 in my previous posts)

Wednesday 2/22/2017

For breakfast, we had a repeat of Monday’s Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Sausage Hash. Lunch was amazing that day – we had Mango Chicken with Coconut Cauliflower Rice. Now we’ve had cauliflower rice before, but in combination with the fresh mango chunks and the chicken pan fried in coconut flour and coconut oil, it was pretty fantastic.

Dinner that night was a Whole30 Chili (minus the cold brew coffee). It was pretty good, but I was impatient while making it and wasn’t measuring my dry seasonings when an unfortunate incident with the cinnamon happened. I think I probably dumped in about twice as much as I was supposed to. It wasn’t terrible, but you could really taste the cinnamon and by the end of the week, we were over it.

Thursday 2/23/2017

Breakfast was the Whole30 Breakfast Hash from earlier in the week. And I think we had the chili for lunch – I’m going to be honest – I’m winging this. I meal-planned the whole week out, but then around Wednesday or so we started swapping out meals for something later in the week. We still ate everything we had planned out, just not in order. Then I think we had the Mango Chicken w/ “rice” for dinner that night.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2/24 – 26/2017

See…now here’s where it gets pretty fuzzy (this is what I get for not writing every day or logging my food). This is going to be more of a broad generalization of what we had, cool? Cool. Cool cool cool.

One (or more) of those days for breakfast we had a Grain Free Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal and I will be making this even after we’re done with Whole30 (with some modifications). We also had some sort of egg for breakfast, then on Sunday we went out to Pinewood Social for brunch, which is always delicious. My wife had their Pot Roast Hash, and I had their Have It Your Way with bacon, eggs over medium/hard, and smashed potatoes. We’re pretty sure this was all Whole30 compliant – or close enough for us anyway.

Lunch – hmmm. Oh, I had tried to make a Roasted Tomatoes and Chicken with Zucchini Noodles dish, but 2 of my 3 zucchinis were bad by the time I got around to making this so I ended up just making a garlic and basil tomato sauce and grilling the chicken. The “noodles” came out pretty good and we’ll probably try that one more time with an adequate amount of zucchini – though I think we both prefer using spaghetti squash.

We had seared pork chops with sweet potatoes for dinner on Saturday night and leftovers of that on Sunday for lunch. Had leftover chicken and white potatoes (with that Paleo Ranch and hot sauce) as well a few times.

Snacks

Snacks pretty much went like Monday and Tuesday, bananas, applesauce, almonds or cashews w/raisins, frozen red grapes, apples. There are also a few Larabars that are Whole30 compliant – Banana Bread, Cashew Cookie, Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie, and maybe a few others. So we had a few of those as well.

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