I ended up eating out quite a bit this weekend. There has been a bad wildfire near us and my husband and I spent most of the weekend volunteering at an animal rescue that was taking in evacuated animals. People donated tons of snacks for the volunteers – Lunchables, fried chicken, candy bars, granola, pastries, cakes, freakin’ Little Debbie Nutty Bars, chips, and just about every other food I am currently prohibited from eating. Luckily, someone brought a bag of apples, so I didn’t starve. Watching husband eat sourdough bread was torture, though. TORTURE. I can (and have) eaten whole loaves of San Francisco sourdough bread all on my own… in one day… possibly half of one day. With plenty of butter.
Day 25 Eats:
Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs, apple with almond butter
Lunch – Almonds, grapes, baby carrots, plantain chips
Dinner – Hamburger from Chili’s (no bun) with steamed broccoli
We saw Disney/Pixar’s Brave on this day. If you haven’t seen it yet – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Grab yo’ mama and head for the theater!
Day 26 Eats:
Breakfast – Orange, hard-boiled egg
Lunch – Leftover spaghetti squash bacon alfredo
Dinner – Basically a chicken breast with some lettuce, tomato, onion and mustard from Chick-Fil-A with a fruit cup.
We had to grab something quickly on our way to help the doggies. I figured Chick-Fil-A was as good a place as any to try and find something Whole30 friendly. It was hard walking in there and inhaling the glorious smell that is the Chick-Fil-A waffle fry, but I kept telling myself that in just a few days I could treat myself to some if I wished. That was really the only thing that helped. Especially since the only reason Whole30 doesn’t let you have white potatoes is because they are deficient in nutrients. Frankly, I don’t care. My stomach and tongue get along with white potatoes juuust fine.
Day 27 Eats:
Breakfast – Orange, Cherry Pie LARABAR
Lunch – Apple, baby carrots, almonds, plantain chips
Dinner – Steak fajitas
I made these with leftover steak from the beef and broccoli. Cut up a red bell pepper and an onion, used my homemade taco seasoning and some water (like you would with a fajita seasoning packet). Easy as cheesy and extra delicious!
Day 28 Eats:
Breakfast – Orange, Cashew Cookie LARABAR
Lunch – Apple, banana, almonds, plantain chips, celery
Dinner – Turkey-Pepperoni Burgers with grilled zucchini
These were so good! I had to make mayo again because the recipe calls for a basil (or parsley) and lemon mayo. I found a different recipe using an immersion blender because my food processor was in the dishwasher. HOLY PACHOLY THIS WAS SO MUCH EASIER. Whereas the food processor version took me somewhere between five and ten minutes to finish, the hand blender took less than a minute! It was a little thinner but I actually prefer it that way. I then just added some lemon juice and chopped basil to the finished product and wham-o! I could have called it an aioli and nobody would have been the wiser.
If you have an immersion blender, I can’t recommend this recipe enough! Just remember to start with all ingredients at room temperature and it’s pretty much fool-proof.
I still can’t believe I only have two more days left of Whole30! At the beginning, I really didn’t think I’d finish. Thirty days seemed like such a long time but looking back – it flew by!