Here’s a typical day of eats for me! I hope this inspires you and your own meal planning!
I have pretty much the same breakfast every day. It’s so easy and so delicious. I roast sweet or russet potatoes at the beginning of the week and add them to wilted spinach and eggs fried in ghee. The fruit rotates based on what is in season.
Protein- Two fried eggs
Veggies- Sweet potato, spinach
Added Fat – Coffee with Fourth and Heart vanilla bean ghee, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, and Califia Better Half Unsweetened creamer
Lunch today was leftovers – but it was still delicious!
Protein- Two roasted chicken thighs with a chili rub
Veggies- Sweet potato and a green salad
Added fat- Vinaigrette, SunButter
Dinner was Taco Wednesday! I know it drives some of you crazy, but Wednesday is super busy in our house and tacos are an easy meal for me to whip up. The darling husband and kids ate these as actual tacos while I had a yummy taco salad!
For everyone who’s been sick on Whole 30, this Wednesday is for you! Thankfully, it’s not a stomach thing, only a head cold, but it’s thrown me for a loop and the VERY LAST THING I want to do today is eat. Add PMS to the mix and I’m a lovely bunch of fun today! Staying compliant while sick can be tough. Today, I just need to get through the day and do what I can. Here’s what I ate:
BREAKFAST: I woke up today bleary eyed and not able to breathe through my nose. After taking stock of myself in the mirror and scaring myself a bit, I decided that it was time to get dressed and tackle the day.
I normally have a pretty respectable breakfast with three eggs, veggies, and a sausage link. Today, I only managed to get down two with some onions and mushrooms and then ended up putting way too many onions in that made my mushroom to onion ratio very imbalanced. I added a bit of Saucy Lips’ Zesty Cilantro sauce on my eggs, some grapes, and called it done!
After daycare drop off, I got an iced coffee and went to the chiropractor. I told her about my stuffy nose and whatever magic she did had it running rivers afterwards. I love my chiropractor! When I got home, I put some Vanilla Lemon Nutpods in my coffee and started work. I know vanilla lemon anything in your coffee may not sound good but, holy cow, it works. I love it even more than my beloved hazelnut.
LUNCH: Is it that time again? By noon, I’m quite hungry because of my smaller than usual breakfast. Normally, I only get hungry about 1pm but today it was much earlier. My mother in law is here so I made us a quick stir-fry for lunch—this was a total grab and go using Veggie Noodles Co.’s zucchini noodles, some frozen peppers from Trader Joe’s, and sliced up some leftover pork chops from last night. To season it, I mixed in some The New Primal Classic Marinade. I had some pecans on the side. Done and done!
SUPPER: My husband makes some steak on the grill tonight. Hurray! I broke out the Veggie Noodles Co. broccoli rice and pan fried and then proceeded to do a potato experiment on my husband.
I made mashed potatoes with ghee, Nutpods, garlic powder, and salt and divided them up into two bowls. I put a container of butter next to one. He claims he doesn’t like ghee but does he really? With a heaping scoop of potatoes on his plate, he dug in but said they didn’t taste like potatoes and must be some sort of secret ingredient. He keep eating them and declared that ‘It’s pretty good, whatever it is!’ My work here is done!
Oh, and I had a plated fat….more Saucy Lips’ Zestry Cilantro and a few pecans.
What did you eat today? Or maybe I should ask, who did you experiment on today?
Since I am up extra early, I do a test run in our washing machine as it’s been on the fritz (it seems to work now!), schedule some posts in the Whole 30 Facebook group, make two sheet pans of these Crispy Oven Fried Green Beans (I use nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese), take a shower, blow dry my hair, do my makeup, and eat breakfast – all before I wake my daughter.
For breakfast, I go with leftover Just Jessie B sheet pan teriyaki salmon from Saturday night – I made it with my Pride of Bristol Bay wild salmon and double the sauce. I add some crispy green beans, grapes and amazing guacamole I bought at Wegmans to my plate. I go back for some extra green beans as I pack them up – they are THAT good!
With my lunch, I add an almost empty carton of Nutpods to my bag to use with my second cup of coffee at work. Coffee is life!
Since I was up so early and ate breakfast so long ago, I decide to have a Country Archer turkey stick and some mango Bubbly water around 11:30 am for a quick pre-workout snack. I am heading to the gym soon for Body Pump – I am grateful to have the chance to get my workout in at lunch.
I also walk two miles in my round-trip commute and only take the stairs at work. My desk is on the 8th floor so I get lots of exercise in at work as well!
After Body Pump, I climb back up eight flights of stairs to my desk for lunch. On the menu: Leftover beef, veggie, cashew, and pineapple stir fry made with The New Primal marinade, served over cauliflower rice and roasted baby potatoes. With my meal, I drink the rest of the Bubbly water and eat some blueberries. Lunch hits the spot!
My train is about 20 minutes late tonight (grr!) and I promised my daughter time on her scooter and a visit with my neighbors when we get home. Meal prep to the rescue!!! I am STARVING so I load up my plate with mixed greens and then add coconut milk scrambled eggs that I make tonight (my daughter has some, too!), leftover compliant chicken sausage sautéed with apple and onion, pineapple ground beef that my neighbor shared with me, and more of those crispy green beans from the morning! I garnish the plate with some dollops of Whole Sisters dump ranch (this batch came out super thick) and some Trader Joe’s garlic dip (Food Freedom – it has canola oil.) I wash it all down with a LaCroix!
I think for a second about having some fruit with nut butter after dinner but then ask myself if I really need it and if it’s worth it tonight? The answers are NO and NO so I pass.
Then, I get my coffee cup, spoon and K-cup out for the morning, close the kitchen, and get ready for another day in the life of delicious eats!