Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Whole30: Week 3

We're on the home stretch! We are going strong, still enjoying awesome food, still really wishing for a DLM killer brownie. We feel good, though not in a remarkable way. Nathan and Larry have continued to lose weight while eating full meals and snacking a bit.

If you missed it, here are our meals from weeks one and two.

We tried some new recipes this week, but also enjoyed some reruns. Getting in the groove. :)

Here's our meal recap for the week:

Day 15: Spaghetti squash boats! These were so good and super easy. Because it eliminates the step of removing the "noodles," this is my preferred way to serve spaghetti squash. It's also fun! I cooked the squash using the method in the webpage linked above, but just filled them with a simple meat sauce.

Day 16: One pot chicken and potatoes. Easy peasy. And good. I added a bit of cinnamon to the chicken because it was so good on the drumsticks we had last week.

Day 17: Taco salad. We used turkey meat with homemade seasoning, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Day 18: Tuna casserole. Without noodles? How can this be?! This was actually Nathan's favorite meal so far. We omitted the peas (not Whole30) and the shredded coconut. I'll be making this again.

Day 19: SmashBurger! I was having a rough day and the chili I had in the crock pot wasn't ready in time for dinner, so my wonderful husband called SmashBurger and checked on ingredients, then took me out. We obviously ordered our burgers without buns, and also had to ask that they not be cooked in butter. We got fried eggs and lots of veggies on our meat, and it was great! I confess to eating three of Desy's french fries... but I don't feel bad about it. ;)

Day 20: Chili. This was a rerun from last week because we loved it. I added parsnips this time, but we didn't like them. I tried to skip the step where you boil the vegetables, but it needed more cook time in the crock pot because of that.

Day 21: Chicken soup. I didn't use a recipe... just canned chicken broth, chicken breast (I just threw them in frozen and shredded them when they were done), carrots, celery, onion, and potatoes. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, parsley, and thyme. Yum.

We discovered that prosciutto makes a great bacon replacement! We got ours at Aldi. It's just salt cured pork. Fry it up and it's delightfully bacony!

We're getting close to the end! I'm very curious to see if we feel a difference when we reintroduce dairy and grains. Honestly, I hope not, because who wants food sensitivities?

I found out the apricots I've been eating have sulfites. The ingredient list says "sulfur dioxide," so I didn't make the connection until I looked it up today. Oops. Again, sulfites are on the "no" list because many people have sensitivities to them, and I'm pretty sure I'm not one of those people. Thank goodness.

As I'm writing this we only have one week left to go! We need to come up with a solid plan for when we're done so we don't go crazy with our eating. I feel good about what we've learned so far.

On to the final installment...
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