WHOLE30 MEALS IM LOVING NOW

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This is my 4th round of Whole30, and it’s hard girl!  The things I miss most but are most dangerous for me include whole milk (can you tell I have kids yet?), toast with butter and jelly, and WINE. WINE, WINE, WINE!

I know it’s only for 30 days but it’s a hike uphill for sure.  Or maybe we can lighten the mood with it being a journey…ha!

Either way here are 5 WHOLE30 Meals I’m loving right now!

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  1. Banana Pancakes – Not having refined sugar has been tough, and each morning I wake up craving sugar! ;-(  A simple solution here is mashed banana, mashed in an egg, cinnamon and nutmeg too.  You can use coconut oil in the pan and cook.  It has been my go to as I think I am craving sugar because I am getting my period soon. Merp.
  2. Larabar Cashew Cookie – Girl, I know you’re not supposed to have cookies, but this ain’t your regular cookie!  This Larabar has cashews and dates all mashed up together and the combo is DELISH!  I highly recommend having these in stock when you get that craving for sugar.
  3. Sliced Apples – Hey now, calm down.  It’s simple but it works.  Dip in compliant almond butter and add some raisins and there you go!
  4. Chicken Stew – Oh yes.  It’s summer time and I am eating stew!  It’s not winter.  I start with olive oil, salt, pepper, red chili powder, crushed red pepper, then add chopped onion, cherry tomatoes, peeled and chopped potatoes, and cook chicken.  When I am not on Whole30 I’ll add a cup of wine at the onion stage and it really adds an extra kick in the mouth.
  5. Crustless Quiche – Okay don’t judge me.  “Quiche with a crust? WTF?” Yes it is possible and delicious.  Eggs, precooked uncured bacon, chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, shredded cabbage, chopped potatoes, and bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.  You may eat the whole thing in one sitting.
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Some WHOLE30 Meals to wash it down include La Croix with sliced lime, hot tea with coconut milk, cold water with lemon, cucumber and mint with a pink of sea salt, and you’re off to enjoy another successful WHOLE30 Round!  Enjoy little lady!

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Whole30 Baked Garlic Kale Chips, Blueberry Lemon Water & Cherry Tomatoes

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:

Ingredients:

  • A bundle of Organic Red Kale
  • 1/6 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt

Instructions:

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! 😃