I feel good, and my skin looks good, which is a nice plus. And the best part is I don’t have any cravings. I just finished eating dinner and normally I have a craving for something sweet but I feel content.
I highly suggest trying out the whole30, you have nothing to loose by giving it a try.
I also wanted to mention that last time we did whole30 our taste buds evolved and we learned to love foods that we would have never imagined eating. For example last year we began eating:
- Sweet potato’s - before the Whole30 I couldn’t stand sweet potato, just the thought of eating a potato that was sweet and mushy sounded disgusting. Now I can't get enough of it!
- Cacao nibs- I am not a big chocolate person (I know I know, I am crazy) but if I ever did eat chocolate it had to be milk chocolate. But now I think milk chocolate is too sweet and I would rather have cacao nibs or dark chocolate.
- All things coconut- I now adore coconut; coconut milk, coconut flakes, shredded coconut. The more coconut the better.
Now this time around while doing the Whole30 we grew to love:
- Purple cabbage- Right now this is my go to salad. I make a big bowl of purple cabbage salad, and have enough to last me a few days. It’s a great breakfast option or good to use as a side for lunch or dinner.
- White sweet potato fries- I normally only make regular sweet potatoes (yams), but I decided to try out white sweet potato and I was pleasantly surprised. Its has just a hint of sweetness, and dipped in almond butter it is AMAZING!
- Roasted garlic- I am not sure if this counts as a new food but I had never made it before until I made turnip and cauliflower with roasted garlic. It is so simple to make, and it's so smooth, you can spread it like butter.
- Nori- LOVE IT! If you're sick of eating leftover chicken, just wrap it up in a sheet of toasted seaweed along with some veggies and anything else your heart desires. It will solve all your problems... well it will at least help you figure out what to eat for dinner.
It was a great month, and I am happy we made it through. And one more perk is the fact that we saved money on not eating out. This whole month I ate out only 4 times. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me.
- Scrambled eggs with kelp granules, and seasoned with salt and pepper.
- 1 avocado
- Diced red bell pepper
- 1 banana
The scrambled eggs topped with avocado and freshly diced red bell pepper is a really great combination!
- Chipotle salad with carnitas, fajitas, salsa, and guacamole.
- Purple cabbage salad- I added sunshine sauce