The shiny newness of Whole30 became more routine during Week 2. I don’t think about the program “label” as much and, for the most part, feel like I’m eating as normal as ever. More of my thoughts below, but first let’s do the food.
Whole30 Week 2
Nothing really changed from last week! Still lots of veggies, potatoes and eggs. Leftovers are THE best. You can repurpose them in so many way.
More zoodles, coodles and swoodles. Can I coin that phrase now? Every single meal has a starch on the side (a baked regular or sweet potato) but, like I said last week, potatoes the size of my face don’t photograph well. I’ve already decided I want steak this week. I’ve never cooked steak but I’ve gotta learn sometime.
Lemon zoodles with salmon. This is a simple staple and takes 15 minutes to make.
Asian-inspired grouper, sautéed broccolini, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots
Zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, sweet potato noodles, sautéed kale + Dijon-rosemary salmon
Turmeric chicken with vegetables (roasted regular and purple sweet potatoes + green beans) over zucchini noodles. Love the magic red pot (aka the Le Creuset braiser).
I slacked on snack pictures but there was a lot of kombucha and nut butter involved, trust me.
Almond butter stuffed dates…go try ’em.
How I’m Feeling:
Awesome! No stomach pains and I feel like I’m regaining some of the strength I lost from being sick last year. There’s not much else to say in this area, but I guess that’s a good thing.
-I thought I would be missing smoothie bowls by this point (smoothies are allowed but discouraged on Whole30) but it’s been so chilly here that I haven’t thought about them.
-I do miss granola and nut butters with maple syrup or honey. Not much else.
-I said this last week but I probably could be eating less nut butter (quantity and frequency). That would make me crazy, though. I don’t care that this isn’t a “perfect” Whole30 because I’m still seeing many positive changes.
-My mom (who is doing it with me) is counting down the days until wine but is feeling great otherwise.
-I feel like I live in the kitchen and I don’t hate it. Whole30 doesn’t have to be that way at all but I’ve been experimenting and cooking more than normal because I have the time.
This Friday I’ll be sharing my first recipe post…something that is Whole30 AND Dad-approved. It’s the epitome of healthyish.