Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy Friday

Happy Friday! This is an extra good one for me. Tomorrow marks the end of a Whole30 for me & Eric. (Whole30 = 30 days of no grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, alcohol, or soy.) I started feeling great at least half way through - way more energy than normal, no afternoon slump, better moods, better sleep, the list goes on. I'm so happy we did it.

The month was far easier than I had anticipated. There's quite a bit of food prep and a TON of dishes, but otherwise it's not that hard. We ate really good food the entire month and will keep many of our favorite meals from this month in rotation. The food is really satisfying - no big surprise that real food would make you full and content.

Some favorites: (all meat was well sourced, grass-fed, nitrate free, etc. etc.)

Breakfast: eggs & bacon or banana "cereal" - sliced banana, walnuts, almonds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, raisins and coconut milk

Lunch: tuna salad made with homemade mayo on top of big salad (...we mostly ate a lot of dinner       leftovers for lunch)

Dinner: slow cooked jerk chicken thighs, guacamole, & sweet plantains; grilled flank steak and broccolini; roasted pork tenderloin with garlic and rosemary potatoes

We broke some sort of record with how many avocados, eggs and sweet potatoes we ate this month.

Your sweet tooth fades when you eat this like, but this last week I have been daydreaming of pancakes and cinnamon rolls. There are pancakes in my future this weekend. And wine.

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