Ugh! I am in the final stretches...and the count down to completion is upon me. Less than 10 days to go until my Whole30 journey is to be wrapped up. I am excited but I still feel the struggle to complete the last 8 days are a big challenge. I could stop - why not? But, I am so close I could not dare think of coming this far and just quitting early. Not me!
*If you would like to read Why I started, go here. For Day 1, go here. For Days 2-4, go here. For Days 5-7, go here. For Days 8-10, go here. Days 11-12, go here. For Days 13-14, go here. For Days 15-17, go here! For Days 18-19, go here. For Days 20-21, go here.
Meal 64- Breakfast. Very low maintenance type of day. With the weather getting dreary after the beautiful weather this past weekend, I knew I was going to be tired and not really in the groove to work - and I was right. I picked my favorite items to ensure I would be eating. I had pom seeds, a green apple and a LaraBar, which kept me plenty full until lunch.
this recipe and I wanted to re-create it myself for dinner. So, during my last grocery trip, I decided it was a good time to make this delicious meal. I made it pretty much exactly how it was on the recipe. Since I do not like olives, those were omitted. And, instead of jalapenos, i opted for this great green chile sauce (just about 1 tablespoon full and it was prefect for additional flavor. I made 4 stuffed peppers (one red, one green - cut in half) and have enough leftover for another pepper. I think that will go great on top of eggs. I really liked this recipe a lot - it makes for a great bean-less chili. Overall, a great recipe and I think this is one of those great staples to keep on hand for leftovers.
Meal 67- Breakfast. Work gets super busy this time of year so I have made my breakfast super easy i can eat on the go or easily at my desk. During the work week, and especially around the holidays, I do not always get a few minutes to sit down and separate myself from my work to eat. However, I have made the best of it all by trying to get healthy breakfast items in. Of course a breakfast staple for me has been almond butter. This morning i paired it with my green apple and LaraBar. With the amount of protein in almond butter and fiber from the apple and bar, I have been super full until lunch. Thankfully so, since I have been too busy to even think about snacking.
Day 24 It has been a busy day for sure. With just a little less than 6 days left to go, the countdown to finishing Whole30 is right around the bend. I have had a lot of people tell me they are impressed and surprised I have come so far in the program. While the first week was a somewhat breeze for me, the latter weeks turned to be more troublesome. I have become frustrated with not having certain foods but I have focused on keeping my eye on the prize and i have had to remind myself feeling better is way more important that trying to eat those foods. Feeling better is way more rewarding in the end.
Meal 70 - Breakfast. Since I had some oranges leftover and I didn't really want to eat them, I did squeeze them on my juicer and made a fresh cup of OJ. I am not a fan of the pulp in most citrus fruit, so I strained my juice. 100% juice is the way to go. Since I did not have any more sweet potatoes, I opted for purple potato hash instead and paired it with an egg (and inside a slice of turkey breast). Really great meal.