I have completed another week of Whole 30, so I thought I’d give you another update…
Something good happened around Day 9 or 10…I quit having sugar cravings. Really! I wasn’t even tempted when Grace asked me to go pick up donuts for her to take to school for a meeting. This is a big thing for me, as I’ve always had a huge sweet tooth…chocolate and ice cream being my biggest vices. I guess it took that long to finally get it out of my body. Now I’m afraid to eat it again…I don’t like having those cravings.
I did have some challenges this week. Eating out was a tough one! First, Audrey gifted me a mother daughter cooking class at Sur la Table for Christmas. She is a vegetarian, and I’m not eating grains…so we chose the “Taco Sensation” night and decided to eat around what we could. That meant only fish and vegetarian tacos for her, and no tortillas or cheese for me. What I did eat was good…and besides, it was more about spending time together than eating.
We went out to dinner on Friday evening, and I ordered filet mignon, steamed broccoli, and hashbrowns…I asked that the chef not use butter when preparing the food. The potatoes tasted a bit different, but not terrible. A weekend brunch at First Watch went the same way…I specifically asked that certain ingredients be left out of my food. That allowed me to have the superfoods bowl (which I love), but without the granola and blackberry preserves. The fruit alone added just enough flavor to the coconut milk chia pudding. Phillip and I both were surprised that there were probably only three items on the menu that would have fallen under the Whole 30 guidelines. It really makes me think about what we are putting in our bodies. So I’m learning to speak up when ordering food at a restaurant…yes, I’ve become THAT person the servers talk about in the kitchen!
My breakfast at home usually consists of a hard-boiled egg and bacon, with a mid morning snack of red grapefruit and blackberries. Lots of roasted vegetables and/ or a salad with grilled chicken strips is my go-to for lunch.
I did try a few more Pinterest recipes for Whole 30 eating. THIS ONE for a sausage sweet potato hash was a good mix of sweet and savory flavors. And THIS RECIPE for a crockpot white chicken chili was perfect on a busy night of meetings and activities. However, I think THIS will become a part of our regular rotation, whether or not we are eating Whole 30…it was that good!
I start Day 15 today…the halfway point! Yay!!!