So you’ve seen the hashtags, posts, and statuses about Whole30. You’ve even read my post about it. And you’re intrigued. But you might even be on the fence about it because (insert excuse here). I get it. Looking at the pretty platters of food on Instagram after searching #whole30 look like you could totally eat that way, but what about actually preparing the food? Honestly, preparing the food was the most challenging part, but I finally got it down. I’ll explain what a typical day during Whole30 looked like for me.
Breakfast was typically two eggs with two pieces of Whole30 compliant bacon. I would also add some spinach and peppers, depending on time. If I was feeling super fancy on a weekend, I would have a sweet potato with almond butter, banana, and cinnamon. The awesome thing with Whole30 is that there’s no measuring or weighing. I would also have either black coffee or coffee with coconut milk that I would chug down. The coffee is, has, and will continue to be the hardest part.
Fruit and fruit! Yes fruit has sugar, but if it’s naturally occurring, it’s all good. The program stresses not to overdo it. I would have apples with almond butter and coconut flakes (so good!), oranges, and strawberries with coconut butter. Oh yeah.
Lunch was usually something quick because if it’s not leftovers, I’m not devoting a whole lot of time to making all meals. The quickest and easiest lunch was this: a Tupperware of greens (romaine, spinach, and arugula are my fave), a pop can of tuna, a boiled egg, and olive oil and vinegar dressing. Be sure to make sure there’s no sugar in your dressing! Super easy and delicious. Tip: boil eggs and chop lettuce on a Sunday for the week. So many meals can be made out of the lettuce, and eggs are a tasty compliant snack. Whole30 and eggs are a package deal.
Snack Part 2
It’s time to eat again! This time I made my own trail mix with almonds, coconut flakes, raisins, and dates. So good and I feel fancy! I would also have some baby carrots as an afternoon snack as well. Can’t go wrong with those!
This is your time to shine! All those Whole30 cookbooks and Instagram recipes that you’ve saved are about to come true! This is where I discovered a love of actually preparing my food. One of my favorite (and of course easy!) meals was spaghetti squash two ways. I would purchase two spaghetti squashes from a local produce stand. To prepare, I would cut, de-seed, and roast. One of the squashes I would prepare with ground turkey, veggies, and compliant tomato sauce. The other, I would prepare with shrimp, garlic, and parsley. Boom. Dinner for the week.