Day 23

Breakfast: 

  • 3 fried eggs
  • Sugar-free bacon

Lunch: 

  • tuna salad with pecans

Dinner:

  • Grilled chicken, broccoli, and potatoes
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Day 20

Only 10 days left! Unbelievable!
I feel awesome, and yesterday I even got a complement from a complete stranger about how “perfect” my complexion is (:

Breakfast: 

  • Fried eggs

Lunch:

  • Larabar, cashews, and a cutie

Dinner:

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*Clarifying butter takes the milk solids out of the butter making it essentially dairy-free and 100% Whole 30 compliant!

Day 12

Another health resolution Blaine and I set for ourselves this year is to limit our “food outings” to once every other week. Tonight was our night out and we shared a giant steak (:

12b

  • Fried eggs (in olive oil)
  • black coffee

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  • curry chicken salad with cashews and raisins
  • WATER! I’ve been pushing myself to drink more water. I just forget all the time! But I’m doing my best and I can tell my body appreciates it!

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  • Porterhouse Steak, undressed baked sweet potato, asparagus, and side salad with oil & vinegar dressing

Day 3- Homemade Ranch and Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Recipes featured: oven roasted nuts, homemade ranch dip, Apple Juice chicken (oatmealwithafork.com), cauliflower fried rice

Hi ho! Hi ho!

Back to work again! I nanny a sweet little boy Wednesday-Friday from 7am-3pm. I am gone half the day so I need to grab a quick breakfast in the morning and pack a lunch. Today through Friday I will include “to-go” meals that may take a little bit of prep, but are easy to pull together and stay yummy until lunch time!
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  • Green Smoothie: spinach, pineapple, peach, banana and canned coconut milk
  • oven roasted cashews, pecans, and almonds– I made these at the beginning of the week because I knew I would need something to grab on my way out during the week. I roasted them in the oven at 350°, on a cookie sheet with olive oil and sea salt.

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  • Hard boiled eggs- easy to put on the stove while getting ready and come back to before leaving.
  • raw carrots, peppers, and blueberries

Homemade Ranch Dip:

  • 1/2 cup homemade mayo
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • a pinch of black pepper

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Cauliflower “Rice”:

Method:
Chop 1 small head of cauliflower into florets. Add to a large blender and cover with water. Pulse until cauliflower looks like rice. Strain “rice” and press dry with layers of paper towels! (see video on my facebook)

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”:

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion-chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower- riced
  • frozen peas and carrots- thawed
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos

method:
Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat, add chopped onions and sauteé until they are tender. Add riced cauliflower and cook until cauliflower is tender. Turn burner on high heat and add peas, carrots, and coconut aminos and cook 5 minutes more while stirring.

Day 2

Recipes featured: chicken salad

Kept it pretty simple today! Mostly just a mishmash of yummy things for each meal.
Dinner was packed up and reheated and just as good out of the microwave as it was from the pan(:
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  • peppered scrambled eggs with spinach- Don’t judge, I ❤ spinach.
  • apple slices and almond butter (no sugar added and dry roasted)
  • hot Caramel Chai herbal tea

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  • Chicken Salad: pan fried chicken breast, homemade mayo, mustard, smoked paprika, garlic salt, celery, grapes, and pecans

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  • Pan fried sweet potato and 2 Applegate Naturals beef hot dog
  • balsamic peppers and onions: 1 tbs olive oil, 1tsp balsamic vinegar, italian seasoning, and salt
  • Coconut sparkling water

Day 1

Recipes featured: Homemade Mayonnaise, Paleo Hacks’ Beef Stew (link)

Happy first Monday of 2015! I hope everyone is starting the year off right with a positive outlook on life and determination to enjoy the year.
For me and Blaine, we are taking on another Whole 30 Challenge in hopes to detox from Christmas feasting (and candy,) and to get our brains back on the track of eating real, God-made food.
If you click on the link above, you can read all about the Whole 30 program and how it’s supposed to work.
Here are the very basic rules of the challenge:

EAT THIS:

  • Meat
  • Lots of vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts and Seeds

DON’T CONSUME:

  • Sugar in any form, including artificial sweeteners
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Legumes
  • Soy
  • Alcohol

I have done 2 previous Whole 30 Challenges and I guess you could call me a little obsessed. The way I feel and the things I learn are what makes this “diet” so great. I’ve had a lot of people ask about the challenge, many interested in taking it themselves.

So here I am, documenting the way I eat for the next 30 days. I really hope that these meals, photos, and recipes inspire you to eat foods that are beneficial to your body and health. Hopefully this will be a guide for many of you to follow on your own journey (:

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  • Eggs
  • Half an avocado
  • “Bulletproof Coffee”: 10oz coffee, 1Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, and a dash of cinnamon. (Blended)

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  • Whole 30 BLT

Homemade Mayo:

  • 1 large egg
  • juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of Extra Light Tasting Olive OIl.

Method: Add all ingredients in a large jar or measuring bowl. Blend with a stick blender! I wish I could recommend a different method for this, but the stick blender is the only surefire way to get mayo 99% of the time. BE SURE the stick blender is touching bottom of jar and leave it that way for 20 seconds as you blend. After 20 seconds, slowly pull the blender upward until all the oil is turned to mayo!

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Paleo Hacks’ Crockpot Beef Stew- http://blog.paleohacks.com/quick-easy-crockpot-beef-stew/

So excited to share this journey with you all!
Again, if you have questions about the Whole 30 Program, visit their website at http://www.whole30.com!
Thanks for the encouragement!

Kaitie Holley, housewife