The Meal Plan
So…no yogurt, no oatmeal, no chocolate. What’s a girl to eat?? Lots of stuff, apparently. I found a bunch of recipes by googling “Whole30 recipes” and “Whole30 breakfasts”, and there are tons of beautiful blogs devoted to Paleo eating and Whole30. So this is what I’ll be making and eating this week from recipes collected around the web:
Lunch – Tuna and Avocado Wraps
Dinner – chicken sausage, cauliflower rice, and salad with balsamic vinegar/olive oil
Snacks – Larabars (the ones with no chocolate or peanuts), fruit, nuts, applesauce
Hunting and Gathering
Here’s what was on my shopping list this week:
Meats: two packages of sausage, 1 lb ground beef, 4 cans tuna fish, eggs
Veggies: garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, avocados, a jalepeno. Bagged baby spinach and salad
Fruits and Nuts: almonds, dried dates, bananas, apples, strawberries, a lime, and grape tomatoes
Drinks: V8 Juice, almond milk
Minimally Processed Foods: chicken broth, Tessamae’s BBQ sauce, coconut aminos, ghee (clarified butter), sunflower butter, Blueberry Muffin and Cappuccino Larabars
Food shopping took longer than usual this week, because I had to keep checking labels on processed foods to make sure there weren’t any banned ingredients. Some surprises (good and bad):
2. Bad – It was hard to find chicken broth without sugar. I checked all the labels and bought Rachael Ray’s chicken stock.
4. Bad – I didn’t expect to have such a hard time buying chicken sausage at Whole Foods, but most of the products contained some sort of cheese or sugar. I found only two without forbidden ingredients, both made by Brat Hans.
So far so good! I should be hitting the Hangover phase tomorrow…