Everyone wants to know what I am eating on the Whole30 diet, as many find it hard to be creative, full, and happy with the limited ingredients this diet has.
Great part is when you are withdrawing from dairy and sugar, you look much leaner in your face and eventually see weight loss on your entire body! The first 7 days I had lost 7 pounds on the first round, all together I lost around 13 pounds. I went off the diet around 35 days and since it was the holidays definitely had some cheat days with an english muffin one morning and a slice of toast and butter for another, but now I am back. I am very happy with the way I feel today and excited to share some good meals I already indulged in today to start round 2 of this diet.
First for breakfast I had 3 eggs with an apple on the side, not on purpose as my son starting eating an apple and didn’t want it anymore so I ate it. I also had coffee with almond/coconut milk that is sugar free. This is the brand I really like below is called Califia Farms Toasted Coconut:
I use this in my coffee all day long, and sometimes if I want somethong sweet at the end of the day I will put it in tea as well with coconut oil and it really does the trick.
I decided to make Baked Garlic Kale Chips today, because WholeFoods had Kale on sale for super cheap:
Again this is totally organic like the Whole30 diet recommends, and when eating the whole bunch here it really fills you up!
I also made a thermos of lemon water and blueberries, once I was done I ate all the blueberries and it was delicious!
Also munched on some Angel Sweet Sunset brand cherry tomatoes which are excellent:
Now for the Baked Garlic Kale Chip recipe:
- A bundle of Organic Red Kale
- 1/6 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of Organic Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
STEP 1 – Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit.
STEP 2 – Wash the kale before using and dry.
STEP 3 – Fill an oven friendly 9 x 12 inch pan with the olive oil, salt and garlic powder.
STEP 4 – Dip the dried kale in the pan, add more olive oil if not coated and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Did you try this recipe? Let me know if you liked it or had any trips to improve what I gave to you here. I have heard some folks using paprika or red chili powder on them to give some spice, even some crushed red pepper could give it some kick!
As a reminder most all spices are compliant on the Whole30 diet but you must make sure they are organic. Although more expensive then regular spices you have to keep in mind it is to get your body detoxed of all the toxins that have polluted your body to this point. This is why drinking a lot of water and spicing it up with lemon and blueberries, etc. is good too to detox. Some others combined other fruits in their water, like oranges and limes, or raspberries and lemons, or even pommegranite and lemon.
Have a great Whole30 day!