Posts tagged eggs
Posts tagged eggs
Whole30 2 Day 8 (Friday):
Meal 1: I stuffed a cucumber with 4 egg whites mashed with 1/2 an avocado. This is one of my favorite new “meal 1s” (breakfasts). A little sea salt and pepper…so good.
Meal 2: Salad with avocado, EVOO, veggies; salmon, a little zucchini, a little spinach, some yam.
Meal 3 (pictured): Spaghetti squash, 4 egg whites, avocado, tomato, chives, 1/2 a yam, sautéed in CO; a nectarine and strawberries.
Today was a rough day for me…and I didn’t really turn to food. I ate because I was hungry and I stopped. I did want something sweet to calm me, so I went for a giant nectarine and strawberries, and I was fine after that. My skin seems to be getting better, but if it’s JUST the medicine working, then what will happen after that stops? Oy. Going to the dermatologist Monday!
Whole30 2 Day 3 (Saturday)
Breakfast (pictured): one egg + 3 whites, onion, chives, zucchini, avocado. Yum.
Snack: coconut flakes. I’m getting a little weird about these. Going to have to take a break from them…ha.
Lunch (pictured): Salad with tomatoes, avocados, green grapes, cucumber, chicken, EVOO, salt and pepper.
Dinner (pictured): We had lunch at like 5, so by the time dinner rolled around we weren’t hungry. We both just wanted snacks and a movie. So I made yam chips (SO GOOD), and had a cucumber and slices of avocado with a ton of salsa (also SO GOOD). I’m loving salsa right now. I use Green Mountain Gringo, as there’s NOTHING bad in it, and has Apple Cider Vinegar, which is great!
Whole30 2 Day 2 (Friday):
Breakfast: 3 egg whites, zucchini, a good amount of avocado, tomato, salsa. Yum.
Lunch: 2 full eggs, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, tomato, red onion, EVOO. A few red grapes and a piece of honeydew.
Snack: Shredded coconut, my new favorite snack!
Dinner: A salad of cucumbers, red onion, avocado, tomato, salsa; a bag of frozen cauliflower topped with chicken cooked in marinara sauce.
Dessert: A nectarine
Overall: Feeling good! It’s weird to think my Whole30 is over…and this is just the way I’m eating now…it feels almost too good to be true that I get to eat all these delicious foods. Today I missed Chinese food for about a second…but when I thought about WHY Eric and I usually get Chinese food (lazy, tired, upset about something), I was more than happy to put the craving aside and get overly excited about my delicious dinner.
Whole30 2 Day 1 (Thursday):
Breakfast (pictured): 4 egg whites (I bought Amish eggs, and they were huge!), zucchini, carrots, chives, cooked in CO, avocado and tomato on top!
Lunch: 4 egg whites, avocado, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, EVOO.
Snack (pictured): Plum, avocado, 2 egg whites.
Dinner: Salad with chicken breast, EVOO, veggies, avocado; a plum.
Overall: I am so happy I made the decision to keep eating this way…it does take a lot of prep work, and clean up, but having the right food when I need it is so worth it.
Whole30 Day 28 (Monday):
Breakfast (pictured): 1/2 an avocado, one egg + 2 whites, 1.5 cucumbers. I wanted to make sure I had enough fat and protein to get me through the school day, until lunch, and maybe even until I get home from school, depending on what I can eat at school. I’m learning so much about healthy fats!
Lunch: At school: a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce with EVOO and vinaigrette. I also had half a small banana and a nectarine for snack earlier. When I got home: a can of tuna and a handful of grapes. I think I’ve topped my max for fruit for today.
Dinner: I loved my dinner. I made a taco salad with taco meat (I threw in southwestern seasoning and a McCormick quesadilla recipe inspirations pack of spices); lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, and all natural salsa. I couldn’t take a photo because I ate it so fast!
Dessert: Red grapes
Overall: I cannot believe these 30 days are almost up! In a way, I’m looking forward to the next 30 because now I think I understand so much more!
Whole30 Day 26 (Saturday):
Breakfast (pictured): half a sweet potato, one egg + 2 egg whites, cucumber, red onion, avocado. Yum. Strawberries, too.
Lunch: Salad with chicken thrown on top, with the tomato sauce from yesterday. Of course I burnt the chicken; I cooked it in the sauce….and it was just that type of day to burn the chicken. Apple, too.
Dinner (pictured): I needed some comfort food, and I had seen on another paleo blog about making “pizza stuffed sweet potatoes,” so I went with chili stuffed sweet potato. I followed a paleo chili recipe (meat, onion, tomato paste, crushed tomato), and had a sweet potato and avocado. Honestly, the chili tasted like tomato sauce, but eh, I’ll figure out a recipe which works for me.
Overall: Today I was a total zonked zombie. I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I could barely get out of bed. I think it’s a combination of life stress and going back to school. I hate having no energy; it makes me nuts. I let myself just rest today though, get up for food, and go back to bed. I do love cooking, I do hate doing dishes though! Ha.
This is crazy cool!
Whole30 Day 24 (Thursday, September 6th):
Breakfast (pictured): A cucumber and half, slices of avocado, 3 egg whites + one egg
Lunch: This is tough, now that school is back. My school has awesome food, but it’s just like eating out…I don’t know what is in everything and I’m timid about asking. So, I had a salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and a chunk of pineapple and cantaloupe (small pieces) with EVOO and vinaigrette…when I got home, I was starving. I needed protein! I had 4 egg whites and half a sweet potato. I HATE breaking up my meals like that…but oh well. I need the protein and calories.
Dinner: This is big, guys: we had Chinese food with the family, and I didn’t eat it! Sigh. I had a giant salad with peppers, green grapes, walnuts, cucumbers, avocado, EVOO; some watermelon and more green grapes for dessert.
Overall: While I love being back at school, eating anywhere but home is making me anxious! I need to find some good protein to keep in my desk or something. Sorry for the lack of photos!
Whole30 Day 22:
Breakfast (pictured): Zucchini and sweet potato pie! Half a sweet potato, mushed into the bottom of a coconut oil lined pan, topped with julianned zucchini, and one egg + two egg whites. Also, topped with 1/4 of an avocado.
Lunch: A giant salad with peppers, avocado, green grapes, cucumber, tomato, onion, EVOO, garlic powder, black pepper; chicken with string beans and broccoli; 5 dates and handful of walnuts.
Dinner (pictured): Salad of avocado, tomato, red onion; chicken breast. Cantaloupe.
Thoughts: The more I think about what I’m doing on the Whole30, the more I realize how many habits I have which I’d like to change. For example, I tend to eat a lot at my grandmother’s house (snacks, like nuts, which is a whole other story…read on), or I tend to look for food when I’m anxious, and something I’ve been doing uh my entire life: I don’t let myself go to bed at a healthy time! So, while these past 22 days, and the next 8, will be about the food, I will be doing another Whole30 after this one, and focusing on me as a whole person: mind, body, spirit. I was working out, and enjoying it, most of the summer, but the Whole30 threw my body for a spin, so I stopped a lot…I’ll be resuming that. I’ll also be focusing on organizing my life, getting my mind in order, and not spending money. Yes, not spending money. I don’t need Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. I don’t need new clothes right now. I need healthy food, my crafts (not new ones!), my treadmill, etc. I feel like now that I’m getting a better handle over what I should be eating, it’s time to venture out and get a better handle over me as a human being. While the Whole30 plan is hard, socially, it saves us money going out to dinner. I’m going to be better at planning meals, and shopping accordingly. As for the food portion in the second Whole30, I’m realizing I can’t handle myself with nuts, so I’ll be taking a break from those, as well as coffee—I just don’t need it. Let’s see what happens if I take a break. That’s the nice thing about Whole30: it isn’t forever, it’s just a break! I’d also like to see what happens when I’m NOT on medication, as I feel like it’s making me feel not like myself anyway. Here’s to learning new things about yourself, right!? :)
Whole30 Day 21 (Monday, September 3rd)
I’ve been super hungry and super tired…I don’t know why. Maybe not enough protein?
Breakfast (pictured): I attempted a sort of sweet potato hash, and took forever peeling up a sweet potato…not worth it. Ha. Fried it in coconut oil with one egg + 2 egg whites. It was good. Oh, I didn’t eat much of the avocado in the picture.
Lunch (pictured): A salad of a cucumber, slice of apple, slice of avocado, tomatoes, EVOO, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Also, Stop & Shop’s natural tomato sauce mixed with fried up meat thrown over a giant romaine salad with tomatoes. I’ve been only wanting fresh tomatoes with everything…and I mentioned it to my mom and sister, to which Jenny said, “duh, it’s the lycopene, your body is craving it!” Lycopene is apparently great for the skin! So, that’s pretty cool that my body knows what it needs…but I’m not sure why I’ve been so hungry lately. Anxiety?
Snack: A Peach (I think I’m eating a little too much fruit)
Dinner: Red pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, cooked in EVOO, with chicken. Had with some apple slices.
Dessert: More fruit…ugh. I couldn’t stop! I had frozen blueberries. They were good…
Overall: I don’t know if it ‘s the antibiotics, or the going back to school, or what not…but I’ve been a total zombie all day. Hungry and sleepy. Ugh. I hate feeling like that! The worst is that nothing is satisfying to me…I’m going to order some paleo cookbooks, I need some inspiration! I ate way more than usual all weekend. I’m going to chalk this up to anxiety. I guess no matter what my “diet” is, some things will never change: I will always turn to food, no matter what the food, when I’m tired and anxious. I’ve decided to stop drinking coffee for the time being too; it’s not really doing me any good, or any negative, so why not just give it up for a little. I definitely need to be not eating that much fruit…I have to be a tad more mindful!
One of the serious cons to eating this way is that: there is always dishes to do! I need new recipes to make too. I should spend some time bookmarking some.
I’m not feeling this “magic” everyone talks about…I still have some time to go, but I’m thinking my body needs more time (which is why I’ll be continuing this for a while). I’m thinking I will do a Whole60, then Paleo for a little, and then…do a Whole30 in December! Gasp! It may be the only way I can control myself around the holidays.