Well, I’m on day 10 of my Whole30, and while I’m still going, I’ve been struggling a bit and it hasn’t been quite as clean as I had hoped. I haven’t been able to find any Whole30 approved deli meat so I bought some that’s all natural with no nitrates but cured with honey (honey is a no-no) and I had some nitrate free bacon that was also cured with honey. Technically I should have started over but I’m calling it good and moving on.
I gave up the coffee creamer surprisingly easier than I thought, even though I had some withdrawals, but I’m still struggling with my craving for sweets. While every day is bit better, I still want dessert after dinner so bad!!! I’ve started drinking black decaf tea with a homemade chai seasoning and some coconut milk which helps, but then I usually still have either an apple or banana to satisfy my sweet tooth…. still better than sitting on the couch with a bag of chocolate chips though!
I went through all of the withdrawal symptoms that were outlined in the book… the hangover… kill all the things… I just want a nap… etc... and now I think I’m finally starting to feel better! The book says that today and tomorrow are the hardest days to stick to so I’m going to try extra hard to hang in there! Now, on to the food….
Last week we had snow, for a few days the temps are around to 70, then Friday and Saturday they are predicting a possible ice storm, whaaa!??? Since we might not have power this weekend I’m buying chicken and pork chops that can be cooked on the grill. I’m also going to have some chicken salad prepped and in the fridge for something we can eat cold, if needed. We have a small generator I can use if I need, but I don’t want to be making any long, drawn out meals with a generator so the meals this weekend are short and sweet
If you’re new to my meal plans- We have wings every week. They are super easy to make after getting groceries and my family loves them. Also, this is my actual meal plan. I know you don’t have the same schedule as me so you probably can’t follow it exactly but I hope it at least helps you in your meal planning and introduces some new recipes*I have never made this recipe **I have made this recipe and love it
Thursday*- Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs - omit honey or palm sugar
Friday- Simple Grilled Pork Chops seasoned with S&P with spiced applesauce served over arugula (from the Whole30 Book)
Monday*- Shepherds Pie
Tuesday**- Salmon Cakes (I have a recipe I’ve been working on to share, but in the mean time Gluten Free Homemaker’s Salmon Cakes look great – I might not even need my own recipe!) with Green Beans or Frozen Veggies
Banana Chia Seed Pudding for a snack
Roasted Sweet Potatoes to snack on
Applegate Breakfast Sausage
Homemade Mayo to use for ranch dressing throughout the week, for the tartar sauce for the salmon cakes on Tuesday, and chicken salad for lunches
Going to buy extra chicken to grill and use for salads throughout the week and make chicken salad for lunches or if we lose power we can eat it cold