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Whole 30 :: Week 3 :: Meals

We just wrapped up Week 3 of our Whole 30, and I'm so proud of us! We have stuck to it, even during social engagements, and with peer pressure. This week was extra rough, because I signed up to provide baked goods for the sports camp our church hosts each year. I did mini-muffins one day and snickerdoodle cookies a second day. Oh man did they smell yummy! I didn't taste test even one. I left the 2 year old in charge of that, which she was definitely okay with!
Here's what Week 3 meals looked like for us...







DAY 15 Breakfast: Fruit bowl with pear, apple, banana, blueberries, chopped almonds, and almond butter. Lunch: Sirloin patty topped with Primal Kitchen Whole 30 Approved Mayo, hard boiled egg, and cucumber slices on a bed of spinach. Dinner: Shrimp & zucchini (picked fresh from our garden!) sautéed in coconut oil, garlic, and pepper over cauliflower rice.
DAY 16 Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with Whole 30 Approved turkey deli meat that I found at Costco. Lunch: Sirloin pat…

Whole 30 :: Week 2 :: Insights & Recipes

We did it! We went another week without eating dairy, grains, or added sugar. The junk food eater in me was having some serious cravings this week, and I was a little grumpy, but we made it. I did not cave. And my mood is improving. Sugar withdrawal really is a thing. I didn't know how much sugar I was consuming on a regular basis, but almost everything packaged sneaks it in there, so I was eating quite a bit.

Insights from this week...

Your friends, most of them, they don't want you to eat healthy. Most people think that eating healthy is smack dab in the middle of the no fun zone. Other friends, they are super encouraging and text or message you with fun new recipes to try and encouraging words. Those friends are rad.

Instagram peeps LOVE pictures of food. The #whole30 and #paleo community on Instagram is strong, and they are very encouraging. I never knew you could feel so encouraged by complete strangers.

I felt lots of temptation this past week. Yummy smells get to me. Wh…

Whole 30 :: Week 1

I am not a health nut. Eating healthy does not come naturally for me. Growing up, I would unwrap a piece of American Cheese and peel the edge off of a slice of bologna for a snack. Fast forward 30 years, and I'm downing gallons of ice cream, because we were planning on starting this program on August 1st and I was freaking out a little that I was cutting ice cream out of my life I didn't want the temptation in the house. But, we have needed to eat healthier in our family for a while. Heart disease runs in both of our families, and I don't want to have a cabinet full of meds when I'm older. That means, we need to be proactive now. We want to enjoy our kids at every stage of their lives, and that means we need to make wise choices now. So, I'm happy to say that we just completed our first week of Whole 30. If you're not familiar with what Whole 30 is, it is committing to eat whole foods for 30 days. That means eating non-processed and no sugar added foods, no dai…