Doing a second round of Whole30... again - the deets

As I was writing my other post about my second Whole30, I realized that some of you may just want my thoughts and feelings about going through another Whole30, while others might want the bite by bite of this journey. So for the bite by bite people, this is for you. The follow-up to Doing a second round of Whole30... again:

Day 1
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs, mixed nuts, a banana and a black coffee
Lunch: leftover steak, potatoes and broccoli, and a few pieces of orange bell pepper and four cherry tomatoes from our garden that were sitting on the counter, all fried up in ghee and topped with an egg over easy, an apple and water
Supper: barbecued chicken with homemade ranch mayonnaise for dipping, roasted vegetables, olives, grapes, and water with leftover juice from the lemon that I used to make the mayonnaise. 

Day 2
Breakfast: omelet made with leftover roasted vegetables cooked in ghee, cucumber, two clementines and a black coffee
Lunch: leftover barbecued chicken with spaghetti sauce over zoodles, a banana, an apple and water.
Supper: pork chops with hot sauce for dipping, steamed green beans and boiled potatoes with ghee, salt and pepper, fresh strawberries and grape kambucha.
Evening snack: a handful of raisins. Probably not the best decision, but better than quitting.

Day 3
Breakfast: two scrambled eggs with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder, fresh green beans, cashews, a banana and a black coffee
Lunch: leftover pork chops and potatoes, fresh green beans and cucumbers, strawberries, and water
Supper: I just heated up some homemade spaghetti sauce and had it over zoodles with a handful of olives and the rest of my grape kambucha.
Evening snack: a handful of raisins.

Day 4
Breakfast: microwaved two apples with coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg, added a blob of almond butter, with a coffee
Lunch: leftover barbecued chicken breast, ranch mayonnaise, green beans, a cucumber and a banana
Supper: zucchini and red bell pepper omelet

Day 5
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, mixed nuts, banana and black coffee
Lunch: a ready-made salad that I didn't finish because I didn't like it, a bowl of mixed fruit (strawberries, kiwis and pineapple), and a Larabar
Supper: Mild Italian pork sausage with raw green beans and carrots, sour dill pickles and grape kambucha

Day 6
Breakfast: Red pepper, zucchini and shallots omelet, fresh strawberries (they were soooo good!!)
Lunch: Zoodles and carrotles with shrimp in a teriyaki sauce, and a glass of grape kambucha.
Supper: An extremely delicious filet mignon, roasted potatoes, zucchini, orange bell peppers and onions, and for desert, a big bowl of mixed berries and a tea.

Day 7
Breakfast: apple microwaved in coconut oil with cinnamon and nutmeg, two small leftover pork chops, scrambled eggs and a black coffee
Lunch: pistachios and a bowl of mixed berries. I had to run errands and I didn't plan out my meals well enough. But I survived.
Supper: hamburger patty topped with homemade barbecue sauce, fried onions and mushrooms, a tomato, on a romaine lettuce leaves "bun".

Day 8
Breakfast: leftover hamburger patty with leftover roasted vegetables fried up in ghee and topped with an egg, a black coffee and water
Lunch: Three chicken drumsticks and about three cups of vegetables and fruit.
Supper: Mild Italian pork sausage with vegetables, a glass of grape kambucha, and a Larabar

Day 9
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, a couple of apples cooked in coconut oil with cinnamon and nutmeg, and an herbal tea
Lunch: Leftover barbecued Italian pork sausage, raw cauliflower and broccoli, a nectarine
Snack: an apple and a handful of cashews
Supper: Barbecued chicken breast, baked potato medallions, raw green beans, pickles, grape kambucha, and a clementine for desert.

Day 10
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs topped with an apple cooked in coconut oil with cinnamon and nutmeg, and a black coffee
Lunch: Leftover barbecued Italian pork sausage, raw cauliflower, broccoli and radishes, grapes, and a nectarine
Supper: Stir-fried shrimp with zoodles, carrotles, red and yellow bell peppers, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, in a teriyaki sauce, with a glass of grape kambucha

Day 11
Breakfast: Three deviled eggs made with homemade mayonnaise, a clementine and a black coffee
Lunch: Three chicken drumsticks, raw cauliflower, broccoli and radishes, grapes
Supper: Fast fry pork chops, baked potato medallions, carrots, cauliflower, grape kambucha

So I guess it's kind of a boring post. Just details of what I ate. But here are two of my favourite recipes to make this post a bit more interesting:

Microwaved "baked" apples

This is very tasty. It tastes like apple pie without the crust and all the sugar. I find that apples are sweet enough when they're heated up. This is a recipe I found online somewhere.

1 large apple, chopped into bite-sized pieces - you can either peel it or not. Totally up to you.
1 tsp of coconut oil
cinnamon, to taste
dash of nutmeg
Microwave safe bowl with a lid (you can use a plate as a lid)

Heat up the coconut oil in the microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds. Add in the apple and spices. Mix to cover apple with coconut oil and spices. Microwave for about 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Use oven mitts or a dish towel to remove the container from the microwave, it will be very hot! Let cool down a little and enjoy!

Sometimes, I add a big tablespoon of almond butter for a little extra protein. Heating up the almond butter along with the mixture makes it a little smoother to eat.

Simple oven baked chicken drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks - as many as you'd like. I like making extra to eat cold for my lunches.
Avocado (or olive) oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Put all of your chicken drumsticks in a large bowl. Drizzle oil over the drumsticks and toss them around to make sure they're well coated. Place the drumsticks on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Make sure the drumsticks are not touching each other. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn drumsticks over and return to the oven for another 20 to 25 minutes until done.

You can either eat them right away, but they also taste great cold.

I found that the tastiest meals were often the most simple. So if you're doing a Whole30 or plan on trying it out, keep it simple. It makes things easier and often tastier.


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