As promised I wanted to give you a few ideas to hopefully make you feel a little better about starting your Whole30 experience. I’m not a big picture taker of food and I really tried to do it during my Whole30, but failed miserably. By the time I got supper made and the girls got fed and everything, I just forgot! So I’ll put as many pictures as I have.
As mentioned before, I ate eggs every morning. About 1/3 of the way through I started making potatoes with them because I was still getting pretty hungry before lunch time. So every morning I diced up potatoes, going back and forth between sweet and white, and made hash browns with olive oil and ghee. Then I fried my two eggs. Whole30 recommends that you can eat as many eggs as you can hold in the palm of your hand. I can hold 3, but since I had the potatoes to go with it, I opted for two.
For lunch, I typically ate leftovers from a previous dinner for the week or I made a salad and put some chicken in the skillet with olive oil or coconut oil. In the beginning my dressing of choice was olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but the more pregnant I got, the balsamic vinegar really started to give me heartburn. So I found Tessamae’s salad dressing at our local Kroger and tried it. Green Goddess is pretty awesome. Tessamae’s is Whole30 compliant and you can use it for a marinade or salad dressing. I wish I would’ve found this sooner!
For dinner I’ll just make a list of some of the things we had. I did a lot of repeats of the things I liked.
Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots (add whatever else you like)
Grilled chicken with baked sweet potato
Spaghetti squash with sauteed mushrooms, kale, and carmelized onions – I sorta followed this recipe. The second time I made it, I added chicken. Next time I think I will try steak. 🙂
Oven baked chicken tenders with sweet potato “fries” – using this recipe. These would be really good on a salad with some Whole30 compliant dump ranch, but I never made the ranch because the recipe calls for a raw egg and begin pregnant, I didn’t feel comfortable with doing that. Definitely something for post baby though.
Romaine lettuce taco boats – similar to this recipe. LOVED these!
I ate more steak than I think I ever have in my life. Typically I would eat either a filet or sirloin. I like both of those cuts and they don’t have much fat on them so it really eliminated a bunch of fat trimming. Salad, steak, and baked potato with ghee was a go to.
I also ate a lot more veggies than normal. I would either grill or sautee zucchini squash or summer squash. I did a lot of asparagus. Tomatoes were also something I had on hand all the time and so good because they are in season.
I snacked on fruit and nuts daily. Apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, almonds, walnuts were some of my favorites!
If you have any questions about any of these, let me know! I’ll be happy to help!