It’s the new year and for the last 2 years every January I embark on Whole30 but this time I am going to blog about it the whole way through! Follow me through if you like. Here we go!
Real sick, feeling it from overindulging in the tequila the night before 😷 Ready to ditch the booze, sugar, dairy, grains and legumes from my diet! Let’s do this!
Meal 1: Yam and pork hash, 1 egg, 1/4 avocado
Meal 2: Chicken breast, Green tossed salad with pomegranate arils. Tossed in 2tsp extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 squeezed lemon.
Meal 3: Baked chicken, baked cubed yams, broccoli with ghee.
Snack: Apple, almond butter & cinnamon
Day 1 down 😌
Day 2 ✌🏽️
Feeling somewhat better and ready to eat some whole food!
Meal 1: Sweet potato and pork hash, 2 eggs, 1/4 avocado.
Post workout: Banana.
Meal 2: Carrots & celery sticks with homemade guacamole and chicken breast.
Meal 3: Lobster & Salmon, red potato, broccoli, ghee (boyfriend doused steak in Worcestershire sauce so had to resort to Salmon)
Before bed snack: Slightly thawed Raspberries
Feeling full of energy today, tiger blood is creeping up. Breakfast then out for some Whole30 essentials.
Meal 1: Sautéed mushroom, onion, bell pepper, garlic, kale & spinach with coconut oil and herbs. Topped with two poached eggs and side of guacamole. I had some guava Kombucha while out shopping too.
Snack: Chia pudding with mashed raspberries, banana, sprinkle of hemp hearts, bee pollen, coconut.
- 2Tbsp chia seeds
- 4Tbsp coconut water
- 4Tbsp almond milk
- Combine all ingredients and stir well, soak for 2 hours.
Meal 2: Leftover sweet potato/pork hash
Meal 3: Italian sausage potato skillet.
Yield: 3-4 servings
- 4 Whole30 approved sausage (or use ground pork)
- 2 medium red potatoes, sliced (cooked for faster results)
- 1/2 large zucchini, sliced in half moons
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- Italian seasoning (1tsp basil, 1tsp oregano, 1tsp parsley, 1/4tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2tsp garlic, s&p) Save leftovers.
- Prepare Italian seasoning in small dish.
- Cook sausage over medium heat in frying pan, slice and brown more. Remove from pan and set aside on paper towel.
- Slice potatoes, add some coconut oil to pan over medium heat and place potatoes evenly on pan. Brown both sides of potatoes evenly; seasoning each side with Italian seasoning (cooking the potatoes before hand helps or microwave for a few minutes then slice). While cooking potatoes start to chop veggies.
- Add veggies to skillet once potatoes fully browned on both sides, add some more Italian seasoning and cook until zucchini tender, add sausage and cook for about two minutes more.
- Serve with Whole30 approved hot sauce, cilantro and sesame seeds (optional).
Doused mine in some Yucatan Sunshine hot sauce.
Essentials picked up today. Coconut flakes, coconut water, whole30 approved salsa, apple cider & tomato paste for ketchup, coconut aminos, hemp hearts, light olive oil for mayo, cashews, coconut butter (manna) and shredded coconut.
Time to make ketchup and mayo!
All you need to make ketchup. 2 cans tomato paste, 1/2 cup Apple cider, 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar, 1tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, 1/8tsp ground cloves. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes stirring constantly.
Woke up not tired at all and the headache is gone, feeling full of energy. Started a new workout program and felt great at the gym other than it was absolutely packed due to New Years resolutioners’ … Guess you gotta start sometime and January seems to be it haha! Anyway here are today’s meals.
On Sunday’s I usually prep roasted root veggies and chicken breast for the week so I can easily grab for breakfasts and lunches, I will share this Sunday with you more on what I do.
Meal 1: roasted root vegetables, two fried eggs, 1/4 avocado, 1 kiwi.
Snack: handful cashews & 1 fig
Meal2: Spinach salad with bell peppers, red onions, tomato, mushroom, cooked chicken breast, one hard-boiled egg. Tossed in 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil and one tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Side of pineapple.
Snack: Apple & almond butter.
Meal 3: Tex-Mex Casserole topped with Whole30 approved salsa, guacamole, hot sauce and cilantro.
Recipe here from my previous Whole30.
Day 4 in the books 😀
Sleepy today but had enough energy to get myself to the gym do the rock bottom class then shoulders/chest/triceps. Lazy food day, love leftovers!
Meal 1: Roasted root veggies, 2 eggs, avocado & pineapple.
Snack: Hard boiled egg & handful cashews.
Meal 2&3: Leftover Tex-mex casserole
Before bed: Raspberries
Hope to get a good night sleep and feel more energized tomorrow. Day 5 dunzo ✌🏽️
Still tired this morning but had a 45min nap after work because I felt that I needed it. Active rest day so I did tabata. Here are my meals for the day.
Meal 1: Roasted root veggies, homemade sausage, over easy egg, avocado.
Snack: Handful cashews, 1 dried fig
Meal 2: Chicken Greek salad tossed with extra virgin olive oil, Apple cider vinegar & oregano.
Pre workout snack: Root veggies
Meal 3: Slow cooker ribs with homemade sauce, mashed Chinese purple yams, green beans with ghee and garlic.
Day 6 done. Day 7 tomorrow!! Almost one week in 😊 oh and I found sugar free and nitrate free bacon!🐖
Didn’t sleep the greatest, woke up a couple times through the night but was able to fall back asleep and I’m having some crazy dreams. I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm went off and felt energized, time for breaky!
Meal 1: Scrambled eggs (1 egg/2 egg whites), mushroom, spinach, onion and sugar/nitrate free bacon! 1 Blood orange.
Snack: Handful cashews
Meal 2: Leftover ribs & last of Tex mex casserole.
Pre workout: Sausage & Cashews
Post workout: Hard boiled egg & yam
It was leg day needed the fuel!
Meal 3: Almond crusted chicken breast & delicata squash (soooooo good!)
1 week down, week 2 here we go!
Little tired again today and really sore from yesterday’s workout. Glad it’s Friday!
Meal 1: Root veggies, 2 fried eggs, banana with almond butter & cinnamon
Meal 2: leftover almond chicken, carrots, green beans, almond butter.
Pre workout: Chicken, cashews
Meal 3: Leftover almond chicken, red potato with ghee, asparagus
Yay for sleep in tomorrow and what to make for breaky …
Today’s first test; went to a funeral and reception food! I succeeded. Tough day.
Meal 1: Bacon wrapped asparagus, 2 eggs, 1/2 kiwi, 1/2 blood orange
Meal 2: (on the road) 2 hard boiled eggs, blueberries, carrots & green beans. Also had some veggies and olives at reception.
Snack: Root veggies
Meal 3: Salmon, whipped sweet potato with ghee, cauliflower.
Slept in and feel great today! Went to the gym and did my regular shopping and meal prepping.
Meal 1: Scrambled eggs with mushroom, onion and green pepper, bacon, avocado. Side of fruit salad with cinnamon and flaked coconut.
Meal 2 (Post workout): Tuna salad made with homemade mayo and pickles, carrots, celery and blood orange.
Meal 3: Turkey burger with homemade ketchup, mustard, avocado, tomato, onion, wrapped in lettuce. Side of homemade baked russet potato fries and homemade ketchup.
Meal prepping: I cut up 2 beets, 2 turnips, 1 yam, 1 large sweet potato, toss with extra virgin olive oil and herbs. Baked chicken breast (hot sauce ones are for the boyfriend). I also have leftover turkey burgers and salmon from yesterday. Always good to have a lot of protein cooked so I don’t mess up.
Feeling good today just a little sore from my workout yesterday.
Meal 1: Root veggies, bacon, eggs and avocado.
Snack: Cashews, fig
Meal 2: Chicken, root veggies, carrots and mashed avocado.
Pre workout snack: Homemade LÄRABAR
Post workout: Banana
Meal 3: Salmon cakes with awesome sauce, carrots & celery.
Breakfast is getting repetitive think I may have a chia pudding tomorrow for breakfast, soaking the seeds overnight.
Meal 1: Root veggies, 2 fried eggs, avocado & orange
Snack: Cashews, fig
Meal 2: Leftover salmon cakes with awesome sauce and carrots.
Snack: Homemade LÄRABAR
Meal 3: Stuffed acorn squash. Stuffing is ground bison sautéed with mushroom, onion, bell pepper, garlic and homemade taco seasoning. Topped with guacamole and salsa.
Rest day from gym
Meal 1: Chia parfait with banana, raspberries, blueberries, hemp hearts and bee pollen.
Snack: 1 Hard boiled egg
Meal 2: Chicken, root veggies, carrots and almond butter.
Pre workout: Homemade LÄRABAR
Post workout: Salmon cake, banana
Meal 3: Lemon thyme chicken, red potato with ghee, Brussel sprouts with bacon.
Closeup of those Brussels, so delish 😋
Two weeks in and I feel so great, I haven’t had a headache since day 3. Huge success for me as I get them often. I feel the tiger blood flowing!
Meal 1: Root veggies, eggs, avocado, orange.
Snack: Pear, cashews.
Meal 2: Leftover turkey burger with lettuce, fried mushrooms, mustard, homemade ketchup, red onion, avocado and topped with an egg.
Pre workout: Homemade LÄRABAR
Post workout: handful nuts, Apple
Meal 3: Top sirloin baked steak, mashed potatoes, sautéed broccoli & cailuflower ( boyfriend made steak n potatoes ) 😊
Two weeks down, two weeks to go!
Meal 1: over easy eggs, leftover mash potatoes, avocado, grapes and blueberries.
Snack: Cashews, fig.
Meal 2: Root veggies topped with leftover ground bison, mashed avocado and salsa.
Dinner: Went to a pot luck dinner, I brought veggies with homemade ranch, fruit tray and chicken wings with homemade BBQ. My sister also brought a Whole30 potato salad. I planned to not fail and succeeded! I also had some guacamole and olives that someone else brought.
Officially at the halfway point!
It was a leftover kinda day except for breakfast, ate most of the remaining food in my fridge.
Meal 1: Sweet potato hash, 2 poached eggs, avocado.
Meal 2: Chicken, small piece of salmon, root veggies, leftover veggies and dip.
Meal 3: Leftover sweet potato hash and ground bison with salsa and avocado.
Before bed snack: Blueberries
Had a nice sleep In today. Feel great still!
Meal 1: Baked sweet potato, 3 eggs, avocado.
Meal 2: Chicken breast, baked sweet potato, raw veggies.
Meal 3: Coconut crusted chicken strips with homemade bbq, broccoli and cauliflower.
I had coconut water pre and post workout as well.
Meal 1: Root veggies, eggs, avocado
Snack: homemade LÄRABAR
Meal 2: Green salad with chicken and blood orange. Tossed with avocado oil and Apple cider vinegar.
Snack 2: Cashews
Meal 3: Pork sirloin with apples, mushroom onion, garlic. Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower with ghee.
Meal 1: Eggs, root veggies, avocado, kiwi.
Meal 2: chicken breast, carrots, yam
Pre workout: Cashews
Post workout: Pork, root veggies
Meal 3: Salmon, green beans with ghee, baked sweet potato home fries
Meal 1: Eggs, root veggies, avocado, kiwi.
Snack: homemade LÄRABAR
Meal 2: Mexican tuna boats
Pre workout: Pork, Cashews
Post workout: Salmon, sweet potato
Meal 3: Steak, potatoes with ghee, carrots with coconut oil
Meal 1: Chia pudding layered with mashed raspberries and blueberries, topped with hemp hearts and bee pollen.
Meal 2: salmon, root veggies, green beans
Snack: Date roll
Meal3: Spicy tuna/salmon cakes with mango avocado salsa
Yum so delicious! Only 9 days left!!
Meal 1: Mushroom, zucchini, onion omelet. Avocado. Banana with cinnamon & cashew butter.
Meal 2: Leftover Spicy tuna/salmon cakes with mango avocado salsa.
Pre workout: Pork, cashews
Post workout: Coconut water
Meal 3: Store bought roasted chicken, green salad with homemade Italian dressing. Orange.
Been making bone broth from the chicken carcass overnight, simmered for 14 hours.
Meal 1: Scrambled eggs, mushroom, onion, spinach, avocado. Fruit salad.
Meal 2: Green salad with chicken and Italian dressing.
Snack: Rise Kombucha “Rose & Schizandra”. Water buffalo caveman berry pepperoni. Went to the health show today and found these yummy gems!
Meal 3: 1/2 BBQ & 1/2 Frank’s Hot wings, carrots with homemade ranch, sweet potato home fries.
Made a batch of mayo today and then some ranch.
Here’s my bone broth. 3 big jars!
Meal 1: Kitchen sink hash. Leftover pork sirloin, leftover sweet potato home fries, mushroom, onion, Apple, garlic all sautéed in a pan. Topped with two poached eggs and side of avocado. Kombucha. “Kitchen sink” refers to leftovers thrown all together and that is what I did with this dish.
Meal 2: Leftover kitchen sink hash (pre workout)
Post workout: Bone broth, date roll.
Meal 3: Chicken breast, green cauliflower with ghee, sweet potato home fries.
Before bed: Bone broth
Did my normal meal prep today, baked chicken and sweet potato home fries for the week. Here we go final week!
Meal 1: Eggs, sweet potato home fries, avocado, half grapefruit with cinnamon and kiwi.
Meal 2: Chicken breast, red potato, carrots and homemade ranch.
Pre workout: Pepperoni stick
During workout: Coconut water
Meal 3: Mexican burrito bowl. Lettuce, taco cauli rice, green onion, bell pepper, avocado, salsa, tomato, red onion, taco seasoned top sirloin, cilantro and fresh squeezed lime.
My last meal was absolutely delicious, definitely repeating!!
Before bed: Bone broth
Meal 1: Scrambled eggs topped with salsa and avocado, side of sweet potato home fries and 1/2 grapefruit with cinnamon.
Meal 2: Chicken breast, sweet potato hom fries, leftover cauli rice.
Pre workout: Chicken, yam.
During workout: Coconut water.
Meal 3: Pork and beef burger with ketchup, mayo,mustard, tomato, red onion, avocado, salsa, wrapped in lettuce bun. Side of 1/2 russet potato with ghee and green onion.
Meal 1: Over easy eggs, sweet potato home fries, avocado.
Meal 2: Leftover turkey burger topped with ketchup, mustard, avocado & salsa. Side of russet potato discs and ketchup.
Snack: Turkey patty, cashews
Meal 3: Salmon, green beans and red potato with hot sauce.
Meal 1: Over easy eggs with salsa and hot sauce. Banana with almond butter and cinnamon.
Meal 2: Raspberry spinach salad – Spinach, mushroom, cherry tomato, bell pepper, red onion, chicken breast, raspberries and hard boiled egg. Tossed with raspberry vinaigrette (mashed raspberry, Apple cider vinegar, avocado oil).
Pre workout: Hard boiled egg, cashews
Post workout: Chicken breast, yams
Meal 3: Sweet potato hash with ground pork/beef, mushroom, onion, bell pepper, garlic and shredded sweet potato, topped with fried egg and hot sauce.
Can’t believe there are only 2 days left … 6 meals to go!
Meal 1: Eggs, sweet potato home fries, walnuts.
Meal 2: Leftover sweet potato hash, kiwi.
Pre workout: Hard boiled egg, Tbsp. Cashew butter.
Post workout: Chicken breast, 1/2 banana
Meal 3: Turkey meatballs, veggie marinara and “zoodles”
Only one day left!
Yay I made it! What an amazing feeling, I feel so energized, clear headed and strong!
Meal 1: Yam Frittata with kiwi, pineapple, raspberries and avocado.
•1 large yam or sweet potato, peeled and shredded (about 5-6 cups shredded)
•3 egg whites or add another egg
•1/2 bell pepper, chopped
•4 large mushrooms, chopped
•2 cloves garlic, minced
•1/2 yellow onion, chopped
•3 thick slices gf bacon, chopped (sugar/nitrate/hormone free) – optional
Preheat oven to 375º C. Peel and shred yams or sweet potatoes (I used shred blade on my food processor). Grease baking dish with coconut oil (I used glass 9×6). Press shredded potatoes into greased baking dish. Cut up all your veggies (change up veggies if you like), spread veggies over potatoes evenly and top with chopped bacon. Whisk eggs and season with s&p and any other spices desired, pour over potatoes and veggies evenly. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve!
Meal 2: Leftover yam frittata
Meal 3: Steak, green beans with garlic and coconut oil, leftover frittata, side romaine with homemade dressing.
That’s it finished my third Whole30. If I have not listed a recipe you would like please comment and I can share with you. Thanks for following!