Sunday, January 18, 2015

Whole30-Day 14/15/16/17

A couple things we've been working toward for the homestead have suddenly fallen into place and I've been busy building, researching, and preparing. Won't say anything more right now but I am so excited!!

Chugging along on the Whole30. I've passed the halfway point, only two more weeks to go! I have more energy every day and Hubby says I look slimmer. I can't say my clothes are just falling off but I'm noticing small improvements that are consistently growing. It makes passing on my SIL's beautiful peanut butter and chocolate pie last night worthwhile.

My menu is beginning to get a little stale though. Plus, I need to go grocery shopping and make another double-batch of chicken stock. Not having easy edibles makes this experiment ten times harder than it needs to be. Its definitely the "endurance" part of the month: the cravings are mostly gone, I look and feel better, but dang! I am so tired of checking labels and worrying over food three times a day. I want to get back to the open-fridge/cupboard-eat style of food prep.

Speaking of food, here are a couple of my favorite dishes from the past couple days:

Elk loin steaks sauteed in ghee with roasted green beans and sweet potato

Grass-fed hamburgers with lettuce, tomato, and jalapenos on mushroom buns
And a quick rundown of eats:

Day 14
Breakfast: 2 tiny pork chops
Lunch: Big bowl of chicken soup
Dinner: Roasted green beans with crock pot chicken thighs (chicken, cranberries, onions, garlic, salt/pepper, and 1/4 c apple juice)
Snacks: 1 pear, 5 mandarin oranges

Day 15
Breakfast: Sausages, scrambled eggs, sauerkraut
Lunch: Skipped
Dinner: Hamburger (mushroom "buns", lettuce, ground beef, jalapenos, tomato, salt, and pepper)

Day 16
Breakfast: Cold pork chop (not in the mood to cook)
Lunch: tuna salad (canned tuna, mustard, homemade mayo, celery, cranberries, pickles) with carrots and an apple
Dinner: last of the tuna salad and an apple
Snacks: An apple

Day 17
Breakfast: Apple and pork chop
Lunch: skipped
Dinner: Elk loin, roasted green beans, roasted sweet potato

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