This is what I am eating while doing Whole 30, as well as my thoughts on each meal in italics.
3 eggs, fried over-medium (in ghee), served over a handful of spinach; 1 Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage link; 1 cup of mixed berries OR monkey salad (1 sliced banana, small handful cashews, coconut flakes)
Thoughts: This was the go-to breakfast. Got it down to a science every morning. LOVE the sausage!
** Tuna salad (tuna, 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped green onions, diced seedless grapes, homemade mayo), served on butter lettuce leaves; Sliced apple with spoonful of almond butter
Thoughts: This was good. Be careful about using light tasting olive oil in your mayo, otherwise it is super strong flavored.
** Salad mix with 1/2 avacado, tomatoes, chopped hard-boiled egg, sliced orange, shredded chicken, and Tessemae’s dressing; Sliced apple with spoonful of almond butter
Thoughts: Very good. I’m not a salad fan, but this was good. Party Boy liked it, but missed the shredded cheese.
Thoughts: Good. I made three, but two was plenty! Party Boy ate all three, but he even commented that it was bordering on too much food.
** Lemon Pepper Chicken, grilled; Dinner Salad; Carrots, cooked
Thoughts: Really, really good. We will be adding this one to our regular dinner rotation.
** Baked Tilapia; Dinner Salad; Baked Sweet Potatoes (made in crock pot)
Thoughts: I put way too much Tony Chachere’s on the fish. It was SPICY. The sweet potatoes were delish.
** Spaghetti Squash; Homemade marinara (2 lbs. ground beef, 4 cans crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, Oregano); Dinner Salad
Thoughts: Really good. I actually like the sauce better than the canned stuff, so will probably continue to make my own. The spaghetti squash was really good, but it wasn’t spaghetti. So, I’ll probably use it more often, but still have the real stuff occasionally as a treat meal.
** Paleo Almond Chicken Fingers; Sauteed zucchini and squash
Thoughts: I loved the breading on the chicken fingers. Loved. It. But, I accidentally overcooked the chicken, so it was drier than I would have liked. Totally my fault and I plan to make these again because they were really delicious.
Thoughts: The burgers were really, really good. I kind of liked them better with the homemade Worcestershire sauce. The wedges were okay, I need a little more practice and probably different potatoes to get them crispy. The ketchup won’t win any “I can’t believe it’s not Heinz” contests, but it was really tasty. The tomato flavor really came through.
Thoughts: O.M.G. I LOVED this meal. LOVEEEEED. Like had two helpings, loved. Granted I had a very small bowl to start, but it was soooooooo good. And that dressing – delicious!