Whole 30 Experience

I am starting this blog to record my second Whole 30 experience and share some recipes and tips with my mom who will be starting her Whole 30 adventure in just a few days.

Also, I want to learn about HTML and CSS Coding and I’m finding that this will be a great way to start exploring on my own.

Typical Whole 30 Grocery List

  • almond butter
  • curry paste
  • sweet potatoes
  • cilantro
  • coconut milk
  • cashews
  • almonds
  • bananas
  • avocado
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • frozen riced cauliflower
  • an array of frozen fruit
  • MEAT – buy at a good price and freeze
    • organic chicken thighs
    • pork shoulder
    • grass fed ground beef
    • ground turkey
    • salmon
  • green onions
  • tomato paste
  • tomato sauce
  • organic marinara (Muir Glen)
  • diced tomatoes
  • frozen fruit

What am I eating?

  • Cauliflower fried rice – scrambled eggs, s&p, coconut aminos, green onion, Italian parsley, paleo bacon. optional: sugar free Kimchi (buy at Co-Op). I loosely followed this recipe. I didn’t have sugar free fish sauce so I left that out. I did like that this recipe calls for shredded carrots, you don’t even notice they’re in there and you get all the added bonuses of more veggies.
  • fried eggs
  • bananas
  • chia pudding – 1/2 C chia seeds, 1 can coconut milk, 2 dates (optional) blend
  • almond milk
    • so easy to make. soak nuts for 24hrs. Blend. Strain through cheesecloth. Drink. Use in chia pudding or smoothies. Put strained almond blend in oven on the lowest setting and put in blender when done & now you have almond flour. Boom. You’re amazing. Give yourself a high five.
  • cashew milk
    • same directions as above, but don’t have to strain.
  • chicken thighs – use lots of spices, keep it interesting
  • fingerling potatoes, kale, onion, garlic hash w/ fried eggs
  • banana chips
  • apple cinnamon figgy pops (co-op)
  • Synergy kombucha
  • eggplant lasagna with cashew cheese (locally made and sold at the co-op) and basil
  • Kahlua pig
  • thai meatball soup

Unexpected consequences

LOTS of meal prep. Since it’s been a year since I first tried Whole 30, I conveniently forgot that there is so much meal prep. Sometimes you don’t want to, but do it. This will help ensure your success (and not leave you hangry)!

Remember

Your crock pot is your friend, don’t ignore her. Yes, her. She’s efficient, makes life easier and creates delightful meals with 5 minutes of prep, she is obviously a woman.

I recommend making three meals at a time. You will want variety. If you think you have too much food, freeze it. It will not go to waste.

Make nut milk. It’s too easy and its soooooo satisfying. Once you do it you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing this all along. Then forgive yourself because you’re busy. I understand.

Make the homemade mayo – you will not want to go back to store bought mayo EVER.

Research other blogs that have whole 30 recipes and use Pinterest.

There are a shitton of Paleo blogs and those recipes can easily be adjusted to fit Whole 30.

I like these:

Nom Nom Paleo

The Real Food Dietitians

Eat the Gains

One last thing to remember…

ryan gosling whole 30

 

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