Monday, January 14, 2013

Whole 30 Weekend #1

I apologize for the delay in blog posts, I've had a crazy weekend! My dear friend from home came up for a visit and we had the best time! I warned her about my Whole30 challenge before coming up here and but she was a great sport. I even made her dinner the second night, she didn't totally hate it? Ha, it was good I promise! It's amazing how a simple visit from a friend can just turn your mood upside down. I posted earlier that my caffeine withdraws were making me gloomy, but I can say Saturday was my first non-emotionally roller coaster day! Thanks J! :)

So for my weekends on the Whole30, I'm going to do a joined post wrapping up my weekend food finds. I apologize- this weekend no photos. I completely forgot, I was having too much fun it seems!

Saturday:
Meal 1:  2 eggs cooked in ghee. Paired with sautéed (in coconut oil) spinach and cabbage. Sorta like Day 5 sin jalapeno. 

Meal 2:  J and I ate at this fabulous salad bar restaurant: Plutos. It was very easy to go Whole30 here. They had a great array of fresh vegetables to choose from. (This is usually my go-to when i'm running late from class and don't have any left overs or energy to make food.) For "dressing" I asked for oil and vinegar, are you proud? i'm proud of myself! It was delicious and the company was even better!

Snack: Macadamia nuts ~ 6 and some Numi Rooibos Chai Tea.

Meal 3: This is when I made dinner for my friend. She was such a sport all day and helped me (basically set it up all by herself) set up a TV/storage shelving unit! Even when she comes for a relaxing visit, I put her to work as I cook ;) Sounds like a good trade-off to me! The two of us ate half a spaghetti squash with pasta sauce. I like the organic Whole365 pasta sauce from Wholefoods. I checked all the ingredients on the back and everything looked Whole30 compliant to me.  Paired with some shrimp (for me) seasoned lightly with black pepper and cooked in ghee and a lemon pepper salmon fillet for her. Oh, there was also a small spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, avocado and jicama sticks. (No photo sorry!)

Sunday:
Meal #1: I literally ate the same breakfast as here: Whole30 Day 4.
Meal #2: This Pluto's restaurant is very popular in this college town, so naturally I went there again. This time my wonderful boss/friend was dragged along! One interesting thing to note, if you've been reading my blog you know that I consider myself a pescetarian  have been for the last 5 years. Until Sunday-I ate chicken at Plutos. Ever since reading "It starts with food" i've been reconsidering my ex-meat philosophy. I still won't go near red meat, it makes me sick. The smell and texture-I can't. But chicken, is milder and this I will try again. So I asked them to put a small amount (4 cubes, haha) in my salad. They put so little, the lady didn't even charge me for the protein. She did a good laugh counting the individual cubes out. I got a little scared thinking I would get an adverse reaction-but i'm fine! 
Snack:  Drank a couple mugs of Yogi Super Antioxidant Green Tea with a couple celery sticks. Oh, I almost forgot and I ate an Apple Pie Lara Bar.
Meal 3: I ate a Mahi Mahi fillet that I baked in lime juice with ground ginger. (Bake at 375 for 15 minutes). I topped the filet with my Avocado Wasabi. On the side I sauteed (in coconut oil) those squash/ zucchini sticks pre-packed from Wholefoods and topped with pasta sauce (Whole365 brand from Saturday).

Snack: don't think I ate enough at dinner, because I was rather ravenous afterwards. Still very hungry... so I ate some spicy kale chips homemade (~5 chips) and decided to go to the gym. Upon returning from my evening workout I ate 2 hardboiled egg whites and some celery sticks. I think I popped like 3 macadamia nuts in my mouth too. I think... :)

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