Well Day 4 & 5 went well! I am really liking Whole 30!!
I think planning is the key; and not hours of planning either. I think it seems like a lot more hard work than it is and people may be deterred by that. I want to share my meals for Day 4 and 5 and I even went out to lunch :-O I feel so empowered by Whole 30. I am headed out of the country and I am going to bring snacks, etc and focus on protein and veggies for my meals. I am planning to go to my Weight Watchers meetings tomorrow before I fly out of town and I'll give ya the results as soon as I can post!
|I've had the best sleep all week!! I even over slept so I grabbed a pack of Trader Joe's Go Raw Trek for breakfast on the bus|
Another snack... lol Guacamole and plantain chips and some salted pistachios I usually buy the unsalted but again that salt craving...
Last night I felt for breakfast for dinner!
So I made a fried egg, fried sweet plantain (which wasn't that sweet), bacon and some left over sweet potato mash.
Day 5 (Today)
Had the veggie egg muffins (recipe below) and apple chicken sausage and sweet potato mash
The egg muffins didnt taste that great I think I microwaved them too long so I only had half and by 10:30 I was hungry so I had yesterday's lunch which was sooo good!
So I made my famous (lol) Jerk Chicken (recipe below) but because of the Whole 30 rules the BBQ sauce and Lawry's Jerk marinade I usually use were OUT! I actually looked up the ingredients for the Lawry's and the FIRST ingredient is High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!!!
Another great benefit of Whole 30 is I am really paying attention to the food labels now! Why do we need all that sugar?! I guess because it makes everything taste better lol
I also roasted some mini red and white potatoes with rosemary and roasted some fresh beets
Jerk seasoning you have two options use Walker Wood or use a food processor and combine the following ingredients
To make Whole 30 friendly remove those items or swap them for fresh ingredients (listed below)
In a food processor or blender, combine the green onions, onion, scotch bonnet peppers, vinegar, vegetable oil, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Mix for about 15 seconds.
2 Tbsp. thyme
2 Tbsp. ground allspice
8 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 Medium onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tsp. ground black pepper
1 to 2 Tsp of the following (to taste)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
Juice of one lime
1 cup orange juice- swap for fresh orange
1 cup white vinegar