I feel asleep on the couch last night and as such, did not update my blog :). Day 10 was another good day. We are officially 1/3 of the way done. The last two days have gone pretty well with Zach being gone back to work. He is still able to come home for lunch right now so that definitely makes it easier for him to stay on track.
For breakfast we had scrambled eggs w/avocado and a smoothie. For smoothies I do several different things. I always add two bananas and about 2 cups of spinach, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. From there it varies between adding: 1. pineapple or mango and coconut milk, strawberry/blueberry/blackberry blend and 100% cherry juice (no added sugar), the same strawberry blend and coconut milk, or just whatever other fruit I have on hand. Technically whole30 is not a huge fan of smoothies. It’s not “technically” against their rules but it’s frowned upon. For our family though, this is what works and helps us to stay on track. It’s a great way to get a serving of spinach in first thing in the morning and it is something easy to make that Kai loves! For lunch we had salad with chicken thighs, avocado, and tomatillo salsa that Zach made as well as a cup of cashew soup and some fruit. One of the biggest things that have helped with the plan is making a huge batch of soup that we can eat for lunches. It’s easy, yummy, and a great way to get vegetables in. Dinner was definitely the highlight of the show again. I made Moroccan meatballs from http://www.clothesmakethegirl.com and they were so delicious. I also made a small serving of mashed potatoes with coconut milk and clarified butter and sautéed green beans. I’m not sure if I already posted about this in another segment, so if I have please forgive me. Melissa Joulwan at http://www.clothesmakethegirl.com has been such a huge help to us on this journey. Her method of steam/sautéed vegetables has been so helpful. I will link to what she does at the bottom. Basically she cuts up her vegetables and steam/sauté’s them and puts them in a container so they are cooked and ready to go. When you are ready to eat them you just throw them in a pan with a little coconut oil and whatever spices you want (I use her suggestion of salt, pepper, and garlic powder) and bam, you have got an easy delicious vegetable ready to eat.
Now it’s on to Day 11. I’m excited to be halfway done in just a few short days!
Moroccan Meatballs: http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/03/05/mmmmm-moroccan-meatballs/
Steam/Sauté veggies: http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/10/13/the-secret-of-veggies-steam-saute/