So first of all this week has been insane. That's why there has been a lack of blogging... obviously. This whole month has actually been a bit over the top for me. The month of April will not be stressful. It's time to slow it down and gain some control on my life. Tomorrow starts my Whole30 and I am so excited. My body and mind need it and I'm more than ready.
Why I'm doing the Whole30:
I eat mostly primal. I'd say 99% of the time. The food thing isn't an issue. I know what to eat and why I should and shouldn't eat things. However, my relationship with non-paleo foods is not good.
If someone offers me a cookie I'll eat it. I can't say no. I have many foods that have no breaks. Anything sweet, dried mango and macadamias.
I also eat mindlessly... a lot. I need to be more mindful on what goes in my mouth. When I make anything for the kids I eat it. A piece of pancake, slice of cheese, a bite of toast... and I do it mindlessly. I don't even think about it. Not good.
I know it's fine to have a treat once in awhile but I need to be aware of what I eat and when I eat it. I am really hoping this Whole30 helps my emotional attachment with food. It's small but it's still there.
• Drink a mug of bone broth every day
• Stay on top of my meal planning and prep so I don't fail
• No eating out! The kids are doing this too. No more Chick-fil-a runs. Period.
• At least two liters of water a day.
• Only weigh in today (147lbs) and on May 1st
• No snacking!
• Focus on at least two veggies per meal
Meal Prep for 4/1-4/7:
• Bone broth simmered for 48 hours
**These quart jars are not supposed to be freezer safe. I left a good inch or two headspace and I froze them without the lids. I added the lids a few hours later. Plus I froze them in that cake pan so if I did have a jar explode it would catch most of the glass. All the jars are fine.**
• Iced green tea
• Spaghetti squash with meat sauce
1lb grass fed beef and 1 jar of Raos marinara sauce. Plus a container of baby bellas. Spaghetti squash, mushrooms, and the tomato sauce- three veggies for one meal. Plus I plan on eating something else on the side like roasted carrots.
I portioned it into jars.
• Ground pork with brussels and kale
All cooked in coconut oil in the same pan.
• Roasted beets
This was my first time ever making and trying beets. I'm so in love with these little guys. I used this technique and they turned out amazing.
• Coconut milk ready for coffee
**Y'all I had a time with coconut milk! I am going to use it in my coffee for the Whole30 so I bought 6 cans at Whole Foods. I never even thought to check the ingredients. GUAR GUM! Noooo. So I had to get some from Trader Joes without it. Check your ingredients guys. You don't something that little mess up your Whole30. Same goes with sunflower seed butter. It's hard to find it without sugar here. I had to do a little shopping around and finally found some.**
Who is Blogging About the Whole30 in April:
If you are blogging about it let me know so I can add your name!
• Tiffany at Skinny Jeans and A Healthy Me
• Paleo Jess
If you are on instagram make sure you hashtag whole30april!