Well, I have good news for you! Monday is over! :) Actually, I had a really good day. Great day at school, taught a Zumba class, and made some yummy chili!
23 days down… 7 to go! Still feeling, sleeping, and eating great! I’ve been telling people lately that while I thought this would be the hardest thing I have ever done, it’s actually been much easier that I would have imagined. I have also been thinking about what I will do once this is over. What changes will I make? What will I continue to do? I think the one thing I am missing is dairy. Not all dairy—but some specific items like Greek yogurt. I think I may add some yogurt back in to see how I react to that. I also have a deep love for frozen yogurt, and I may have to indulge from time to time now that we have a fro-yo place in our town. I think for now I am going to stay away from the grains and also keep limiting/staying away from sugar. I am still having some sugar cravings from time to time, so I want to see if those subside over a little more time.
On to the food!
It seems like I have been on a spicy kick!
Yesterday, I had a delicious taco salad!
In the mix:
- romaine lettuce
- grass-fed beef browned with basil, garlic, oregano, parsley, cumin, red pepper, salt, and pepper
- roma tomatoes
- sauteed onions
(I wish I’d had salsa in the fridge—it would have made it extra tasty. But it was still delish!
Tonight: Paleo Turkey Chili
- 1 Tbsp. EVOO
- 1 lb. organic ground turkey
- 1 chopped yellow onion
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- spices: cumin, red pepper, basil, oregano, salt, pepper
- 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
Heat EVOO over medium-high heat. Brown turkey and onions together until cooked through. Add garlic and cook about 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add spices and cook 30 seconds-1 minute. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.
(By the way, I know chili is typically a cold-weather food, but I eat it year-round!)
Coming Up: Lately, I have had a lot of people ask me, “You can’t have grains. You can’t have dairy. You can’t have sugar. What CAN you eat?!” So I think I am going to do a “What Does a Day of Whole30 Eating Look Like?” I’ll be documenting all of my eats tomorrow and sharing it all with you.
Have a great week!