The last horrah! We made it to the end…more on that later. I again only took pictures of new or interesting meals, but take a look at what our last 4 days consisted of:
Fruit Salad and scrambled eggs with Pesto. Got the green eggs…just missing the ham!
Salisbury Steak, Green Beans with Balsamic Vinegar and Mashed Potatoes with Ghee
First day of August and my office A/C is so frigid that I broke down and needed a mid-day hot coffee. Still struggling to drink it black, but I’m getting used to the taste.
Homemade taco seasoning simmered with beef, topped with salsa and guacamole inside a lettuce wrap
Breakfast on the go…banana, cashew larabar and ice water.
Perusing the natural aisle we found a new brand to try, frozen spinach cakes. Brian loved them, I thought they were only ok.
Spinach cakes, compliant bacon, turkey meat sautéed with green peppers and sweet onions.
Almond Butter, Banana and coconut milk smoothie with a side of fresh strawberries
Stir fry with peppers, onion, broccoli, beef with a Tahini sauce dressing. Organic sweets and beats on the side.
We did it! We made it! We survived! 30 days was hard work…but it paid off. First thing I splurged on was an iced coffee with cream and sugar…boy did I miss that!
Overall I lost 11 pounds and my husband lost 14. I never once stepped foot into a gym…I didn’t do anything differently other than change my diet. I think that is pretty impressive!
Come back later this week for our overall impression and tips. And if you’re participating we would love to hear your best practices as well!
As we rounded the home stretch to our first Whole30 I made my biggest mistake. No weekly meal plan. It resulted in last minute trips to various grocery stores, repeat meals and panicking at the last minute trying to throw something compliant together for a meal. I learned my lesson! In order to really follow the Whole30 you have to have a plan in place, it saves so much time, so much money, and really helps mentally prepare yourself for the coming week.
Here are some of our meals:
Breakfast of fried eggs, fresh fruit and a tall glass of water
My newest favorite kitchen gadget is the mandolin I received for my birthday. It makes perfect french fries, my most favorite food ever! I could have eaten just a plate of french fries alone for a meal!
The mandolin makes the perfect french fries, we baked them in the oven to make them Whole30 compliant!
Potatoes sliced by the mandolin and tossed in light olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, salt, pepper and a little bit of paprika. Baked to perfection in the oven
We re-fried left over potato medley and topped them with 2 poached eggs and complaint “faux” hollandaise sauce. A side of compliant bacon made the perfect Brunch.
Turkey burgers topped with pineapple, mango salsa, avocado oil chips and broccoli
Smoked Salmon was the perfect breakfast addition when I needed a break from eggs. I had this with a side of fresh fruit and was good to go!
Back to the oven baked French Fries, because they were that good! More broccoli and a perfectly grilled steak.
One of the rare times we’ve braved going to a restaurant…ice burg lettuce, grilled chicken, apples and dried cranberries. Dressing on the side.
Back to the zoodles! We have had so so so much zucchini on this diet
Quick stop at Whole Foods, well balanced salad with avocado dressing and a cold pressed grapefruit juice. Perfection.
Stay tuned for our last 4 days, and what our final results end up being!