T.G.I.F Y’all –
Who else is just as thrilled as I am that it’s officially SPRING TIME!? On top rocking this Whole 30, being spring time just makes my mood even greater. I love the thought of spring blooms, cheery colored Starbucks cups, driving around with my sun roof open, and knowing Easter is just around the corner! Like I promised last week, today I’m going to share with you my recipes I have basically gone back and forth with these 30 days. But first an update! I love how I’m feeling & looking, It’s amazing what going gluten free, dairy free and sugar free can do for your body. I can honestly say, I’m inspired by this diet but I am conflicted of whether or not I will keep going or taken on a paleo lifestyle after my 30 days
are up. I definitely want to keep up the lifestyle I have created for myself while still being able to be social and feel good in my body. What I will do after 4/28 is TBD till the next post!
Non Scale Victories: – My skin has completely cleared up – I’m down a dress size – I haven’t felt bloated after an meals – My digestion is regular (TMI, I know) – I’m happier – I survive my workouts
Whole 30 Approved Recipes :
Easy Lunch –
– 1 avocado
– 1 Soy Free Canned Tuna (Trader Joe’s)
– 1 Lemon
Mix together in a bowl.
Chicken Salad –
-Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo (Whole Foods)
-Chopped walnuts, pecans or cashews
Mix together in a bowl.
Spaghetti & Sausage –
– 1 can compliant spaghetti sauce ( Trade Joe’s Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce)
– 1 package Zucchini Noodles (Whole Foods)
– 1 package Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage (Trade Joe’s All natural brand)
Heat Zoodles in a skillet with olive oil, then add sausage. Once meat is heated, add sauce. DONE! Easiest and favorite meal!
Egg Roll in a Bowl –
Put all of this in a large bowl or skillet as you go.
– 1 Shredded cabbage (slide head thin, lay down circle and cut in 1′ or so pieces)
– 1 thinly sliced whole sweet onion
– added shredded carrots *I added a broccoli and carrot slaw I found at Whole foods too*
– tossed lightly in sesame oil
-Sprinkle with salt, pepper & garlic
-Stir fry mixture in skillet till all is tender
-Add shredded chicken or pork
-Add coconut aminos (half a bottle), then allow flavor to soak in.
(Amino brand – Coconut Secret – Whole foods)
Fried Zucchini –
-Thinly Slice Zucchini
– Dip in coconut milk
– Dip in Arrowroot mixture (arrowroot, garlic powder, salt, pepper)
– Fry in Skillet on hot olive oil
– Dip in Tessa Mae’s Ranch Dressing (Whole Foods)
Chicken Piccata & Zucchini Noodles –
-Boneles skinless chicken tenders
-2 jars of capers
-1 can coconut milk
-Salt and Pepper
-Pre packaged zucchini noodles (Whole Foods)
-Red pepper flakes, optional
Put ghee in skillet, add enough to saute chicken tenders. Heat and arrange tenders in skillet. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, repeat once turner over. Continue to saute chicken until cooker thoroughly, nice and brown. Remove chicken, empty 2 jars of capers (with liquid) into pan drippings and one can of coconut milk, add garlic to your liking. In a small glass or bowl add water and a small amount of arrowroot (you’ll need this to thicken your sauce). Heat contents of skillet to a low boil. Add a small amount of your arrowroot mixture to the caper sauce and lower heat. Add more arrowroot mixture if you need it thicker. Once to desired thickness, lower heat and put chicken back in. Serve over Zucchini noodles, sprinkle red pepper flakes if you like that spice.
Meat Loaf –
Preheat over to 350
-2 lbs hamburger meat
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 small onion, diced
-garlic powder, plenty
-salt and pepper
-1 small can of tomato paste
-1/2 cup almond flour (if too squishy, add a little more)
– Tessa Mae’s compliant ketchup (Whole Foods)
– I also added shredded carrots (adds the same crunch as bread crumbs)
In a large bowl combine all ingredients together.
Put in a backing dish and form a wide loaf. Or I like to use a cup cake pan and make meat loaf cupcakes because they are already proportioned and easy to save for left overs. Bake for 1 hour. Check center for doneness in the center. If its done, take it out and spread compliant ketchup on top and put back in the oven till ketchup is cooked (10 mins).
Cauliflower Fried Rice –
– 1 bag Pre packaged Cauliflower Rice (Trader Joe’s)
– 1 bag Frozen peas & carrots
– 1 small onion, diced
– 3 eggs
– Coconut Aminos : Garlic Flavor
– Salt & Pepper
Use a large skillet, and heat sesame oil. Toss in Rice, Frozen Veggies and Onion. Saute until soft and onions are browning. Add eggs and scramble. Add seasonings and aminos to taste. Let steam in the skillet.
My Typical Breakfast –
– 1 Pack Chicken & Apple sausage (Trade Joe’s)
– 2 Sweet Potatoes,diced
– 1 Bell Pepper of every color
– Compliant bacon ( Whole foods)
I start with the bell peppers because I like them cooked down to be very soft then, add the sweet potatoes, bacon chopped, and sliced sausage in a large skillet and cook until everything is well done.
See Y’all Next Week –