So far sticking with the program has been really easy. Sure I will see a pizza commercial and declare that I would really like a slice, but I know that that would not sit well and will only make me feel sick so it is just not worth it. As of right now I do plan to stick with a paleo lifestyle after my Whole 30 has ended, but I will “paleofy” some things, like ice cream. I just can’t go all summer without ice cream, it’s unAmerican.
Overall I feel lighter, as in less sluggish and tired. I am sure that was the sugar, which has been easier than expected to give up. I also feel better all around. I feel more awake and much more alert, which I honestly did not expect. I read all the claims before starting the program, but did not expect to actually experience them for myself.
Monday: Taco Salad I just winged this meal. I browned ground beef with this taco seasoning, added it to baby spinach and topped it with guacamole.
Wednesday: was suppose to be pecan crusted chicken tenders, but I forgot to get pecans so I made them almond crusted instead. With this I cubed up some sweet potatoes, tossed them with coconut oil and sprinkled them with apple pie spice. They were a hit with the kids.
Thursday: Sundried tomato meatballs this was not my favorite pesto recipe, but it was alright. I served these over spaghetti squash.
Friday: Bacon wrapped tender (I made it without the glaze) and roasted carrots. This meal was a huge success.
Saturday: Turkey burgers (no bun of course) and sweet potato chips. My chips tasted good, but did not turn out like chips. I could not get them cooked right, either they were still soft, or they burnt. I’ll have to work on that.
Sunday: Grilled steak and roasted carrots. The steak was marinated in olive oil and seasoned with some adobo powder and I had the hubby grill it on the BBQ. It turned out great!
They say to try and not snack but there were a few times when I was really hungry so I would grab a fruit or a handful of nuts. I need to work on turning to veggies more since honestly I don’t really care for most of them. So that is something I am going to focus on next week.
I really found my menu plan to be so helpful. It was nice to just look at it and know what I was making that night. Not having to deicide what I was going to make made it so much easier. Plus I kept the meals really simple since a big complaint I often saw was that it was very time consuming. I am sure I will venture to more complicated meals as time goes on, but so far I am pretty happy with what I am doing.
What are some of your favorite paleo friendly recipes? or recipes I could try and paleofy? I especially need ideas for breakfast as I see it getting old pretty quickly.