Do you see this group of people? Well, they are pretty amazing. When I mentioned that all of us would be participating in the Whole 30 in January, they jumped on board. Well, maybe not jumped….but they stepped on board….slowly. But now that we are 11 days in, they aren’t just participants….they are rocking this Whole 30 thing. We are having so much fun cooking and coming up with new recipes.
Tristyn went to youth group and came home and said that her favorite chips were there and she didn’t eat one! Honestly, I’m sure she said something like, “my mom is making us eat clean so I’m not allowed to eat that!” Whatever she did, she made a healthy choice. I’m sure they all prayed for Tristyn that evening because her mom is a bit over the top!! Ha!!
I want you to know that it is possible to for you and your family to eat clean. I promise.
One of my clean eating tips is to plan your meals. You must plan your meals if you want to be successful eating clean. Do not wait until you are hungry to decide what you are eating for supper. Normally on Whole 30, you don’t snack much, but if you have children, you will need to have snacks. Make sure you have lots of fruits, raw nuts, Lara Bars, and almond butter available for easy snacking.
I thought I’d share what we are eating this week. (If I share a recipe, I may modify it to make it Whole 30.) I also make big portions of food so we can eat on it for several days.
B: Eggs with peppers and spinach, topped with avocado and homemade salsa
L: out to eat with friends (steak and sweet potato)
D: Chicken Stew
B: Fried eggs served with sautéed onions, peppers and kale
L: leftover chicken stew
D: Chicken wraps
(Cook chicken thighs, onions, and peppers with a taco-type seasoning. Make sure you use homemade or read the labels for no MSG. Instead of taco shells, use lettuce and top with salsa and avocado.)
B: hardboiled eggs, walnuts and blueberries
L: Cobb salad
D: Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin on a bed of mixed greens
B: Protein shake
L: leftover tenderloin
D: Grilled chicken, sweet potatoes (make extra for tomorrow’s breakfast), roasted broccoli
B: fried egg on top of sweet potato
L: nitrate-free lunch meat wrapped with homemade mayo and avocado, celery with almond butter, apple slices
D: hamburgers (wrapped in lettuce)
Top burgers with sautéed onions and mushrooms and guacamole. Serve with asparagus.
B: Scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, and spinach.
L: leftover burgers
D: roasted chicken thighs with carrots and onions, salad
B: hardboiled eggs, 1/2 avocado
D: Beef Stew (omit wine if doing Whole 30)
There you have it! We are eating better on the Whole 30 than we did the entire month of November and December. What’s on your menu this week?