#dinner#tonight was @nomnompaleo carnitas (leftovers fried crispy, which was really the way to go!!) topped with kale, lettuce, fried egg and avocado. 😍😍 It's day 5 and seriously I feel awesome. Cravings are way down and I'm finding it easy to eat this way so far which is kind of a surprise for me after a year of not awesome choices. Loving this sweet spot and the extra energy, can't wait to see the changes in my body as more weeks go by. At this point I'm planning to continue on until I find something worth splurging for and then enjoying it and moving on. I plan to try to reintroduce dairy after 30 days and rice. Otherwise plan to stay mostly compliant. Finally that's feeling attainable!
Whole30 Day 17:
Breakfast: Banana / Almond butter / Coffee with @nutpods creamer and a dash of cinnamon
Lunch: Lunch: Chicken salad (chicken, primal mayo, spices, lemon juice, grapes, celery, toasted pecans) / red seedless grapes
Snack: Toasted & salted pecans / decaf coffee with @nutpods creamer and a dash of cinnamon
Dinner: Slow cooker pulled pork / onions / homemade BBQ sauce / sweet potato
Friday, April 28
Whole30 Day 18:
Breakfast: Paleo bacon / banana / Coffee with @nutpods creamer and a dash of cinnamon
Lunch: My first ever omelet! While it wasn't "pretty," it was definitely delicious. Pulled pork / eggs / caramelized onions / spices / coconut aminos
Dinner: @hooklineandschooner was extremely accommodating to my current dietary restrictions. I brought my own slices almonds and balsamic vinaigrette to add to my salad / grilled sea scallops (cooked without butter - and cooked perfectly, I might add!) / plain baked potato (added salt & pepper & Paleo bacon bits). Delicious! #whole30#whole30food#paleo#whole30breakfast#whole30lunch#whole30dinner#sogood#whole30recipes#homemade
My approach to food (especially when meal prepping) is always simpler is better. You can make EASY meals without sacrificing flavor. Today I meal prepped slow cooker Swedish meatballs, instant pot meat sauce, two spaghetti squashes and a huge pork shoulder with only an hour of actual work in the kitchen and only a handful of ingredients.
Because this will be the first week of my Whole30, one of the spaghetti squashes will get frozen for an easy meal later, along with half of the meat sauce. I'll be posting the recipes throughout this week to the blog and my weekly recap at the end of it with budget totals, tips and tricks for keeping meal prep meals interesting!
In the meantime, I'll be at work tonight salivating over these meatballs waiting for me in the break room 😉
Japanese hamburger steak + homemade worcestershire sauce!
ChihYu from IHEARTUMAMI.COM (@iheartumami.ny). I’ve got a perfect Friday night + weekend hamburger steak recipe for you! The burger patties are soft, tender, and super juicy, paired with Whole30 friendly homemade worcestershire sauce. It’s sinfully delicious ! Your friends and family are going to fall in love with this dish. Don’t miss it!
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⅔ lb ground beef
⅔ lb ground pork
1 yellow onion, minced
½ -¾ cup almond flour
4 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
½ tsp nutmeg
Salt & pepper to taste
½ cup beef stock
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp coconut aminos
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp mustard powder
⅛ tsp black pepper
⅛ tsp cinnamon powder
⅛ tsp salt
Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring it to simmer over medium low heat, uncovered, stir frequently then remove from the heat & let cool completely. .
Burger: Dice yellow onion into small chunks. Saute over medium heat w/ ghee until golden & soft. Season w/ salt & black pepper. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef & pork, sauteed onion, egg, almond flour, coconut milk, and nutmeg. Season w/ salt & pepper. Mix everything well.
Take a portion and form into a patty, then throw it from one palm of your hand to the other several times as if you are hitting the patty. This will enhance the texture of the patty & hold its shape during cooking. Make about 6 patties.
Heat a large skillet w/ 1 tbsp ghee. When hot, lower the heat to medium. Add the patties to sear the outside, about 2-3 mins. per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low & continue to cook until the patties are completely cooked through. You can cover w/ a lid leaving a little opening for the steam to escape. This will ensure to cook the patties all the way. Serve w/ grilled portobello mushrooms, sliced cucumbers & red radish (optional).
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#whole30recipes#whole30 day 6
dinner: pot roast with gravy (just out of the picture on the left) using a combination of my favorite pot roast recipe from @kelseynixon and the recipe in the book. we ate it on top of what was supposed to be cauliflower 'risotto' fritters but which didn't turn out so i turned the whole batch into one giant kugel the same way my mom and @smittenkitchen make potato kugel. next time i'll do it on purpose and it will be perfection. we topped the meat with gravy, and topped that with a little herb salad with toasted almonds. honestly? it was fantastic #nailedit#shabbatshalom#kosherstyle
It's Friday night and we aren't going out to eat, say what?! Dinner tonight is eggs, steak, sweet potatoes, onions, and mushrooms. We also had a little salsa on the side for flavor. This dish was full of flavor 🌟🌟
TGIF! This picture does not do this meal justice... it was kind of amazing. Roasted cod with capers, dill roasted tri-color potatoes, and garlic brussels. All tossed in ghee, salt and pepper and roasted on the same pan for 20 mins at 425. Easy and minimal clean up = a win in my book 😀 I used the frozen cod from @traderjoeslist- didn't have time to thaw it first but it worked just fine!
Sautéed Vegetables & Squash Bowl .
How many of you go out to eat and say I can make this myself at home? I'm guilty of this all the time 😊. I love the challenge of re-creating dishes on my own, often a healthier version with no loss in taste. Had a plate of mixed veggies while eating out recently and I re-created it to stuff acorn squash halves for my #veganwhole30#dinner . In this dish is sautéed broccoli, squash, onions, tomatoes and baby greens (spinach, Swiss chard and kale). Swipe to see the picture of the #squashbowl stuffed with these #veggies . #whole30#eatyourcolors
Two happy little burgers! I can't believe how much I have embraced following recipes while doing the #Whole30 this one is the bison burgers with roasted shaved brussels sprouts and crispy shallots. I used ground beef because that's what I had! The shallots didn't quite crisp, but caramelized shallots are super yummy too! I added a dollop of @primalkitchenfoods mayo and inhaled. #whole30day28#burgernight#lowcarb#glutenfree#whole30recipes#whole30cookbook
been feeling Asian food lately so whipped together an adapted version of @paleogrubs pad thai recipe 🍲 totally hit the spot for my thai craving 🎯gonna keep this one in my back pocket when I need something quick n delish af
🌱i added some bean sprouts for more authenticity (yes I know they're not technically paleo)
🍯for the sauce I also added in some @redboatfishsauce to taste bc the recipe didn't include any salt/umami, which I felt it needed
🍗i used grilled chicken breasts as the protein bc it's what I had on hand
recipe is at the link in my bio!
Paleo Party Appetizer Meatballs !
Happy Friday! ChihYu’s back from IHEARTUMAMI.COM (@iheartumami.ny) to share a perfect appetizer for everyone to enjoy! I used ground chicken thigh to keep the meatballs juicy. You can also use 50% breast, 50% thigh meat. Refrigerate the meatballs 10-15 minutes and then lightly dust them w/ sweet potato flour. It will help the meatballs form better. To make ahead, finish the entire cooking process, cool down, and then freeze. Just reheat in the oven at 420F for 10 mins and serve !
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Make 25 1-inch size meatballs
1 lb ground chicken thigh
1 tsp fine sea salt
½ tsp white pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp five spice powder
¼ tsp ginger powder
3-4 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp arrowroot flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp sweet potato flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
Coconut flour for dusting the tray
¼ cup coconut or ghee to pan fry the meatballs
Combine all ingredients listed under “meatballs”. Mix well. Dust a bit coconut flour over a large baking tray. Form 25 1-inch size meatballs. Refrigerate the meatballs for 10-15 mins.
Combine 2 tbsp sweet potato flour and 1 tbsp coconut flour. Lightly coat each meatball with the flour. Heat ¼ cup oil in a dutch oven or large frying pan. When hot, lower the heat and pan fry meatballs in separate batches until they are golden brown and cooked through. Drain over paper towel. Serve hot with fine sea salt and white pepper for an authentic taste or your favorite dipping sauce !
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D10 M4 (M3 was egg whites, peppers and avo) dinner tonight is a salad dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar (great combo) with beets, cucumbers and carrots. On the side I am having almond coated fish cooked in coconut oil. Yum! Edit: had another piece of fish cause I was so hungry and some berries. Oops
Most light and refreshing snack of all time ✌🏻I learned this one from a plant based cleanse I did... (and can we just chat about how I hate the word cleanse?! This is more of a 3 day vegan diet with added protein. You hear the word cleanse and you immediately think, nope I'm out. Who want to just drink juice all day?! 😂 That's not what I'm talking about!) No, it's just me?! cool. #paleosnacks
I have been on a cilantro 🌱 kick lately and I seem to be adding it to everything. It's just so good, especially with avocado 🥑 Anyway, today I made this whole30 lemon cilantro coconut chicken for lunch and it was delish! 🍋
1 tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
2 chicken breast, flattened and sliced up into about 10 pieces
1 tbsp ebtb seasoning (@traderjoeslist) / or use S+P
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, chopped. Separate white and green part
1 cup chicken broth (I used @imaginesoups)
3/4 cup coconut milk 🌴
1 tbsp. ginger, grated
1.5 tbsp. lemon juice 🍋
1 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili flakes 🌶
1 tbsp. almond butter (optional)
1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
Heat up the avocado or olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place flattened chicken pieces in skillet and season with with S+P or @traderjoes Ebtb seasoning. Cook chicken until both sides are browned but before the chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken.
Add shallots, garlic and white parts of green onion to pan and add a bit more oil if needed. Sauté for a few minutes until softened. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, cilantro, ginger and lemon juice to pan and stir. Bring sauce to a boil and then reduce heat. Add cumin and almond butter and stir until dissolved. Add arrowroot powder and stir sauce for another 5-7 minutes, until thickened. Add chicken back to pan and continue to cook fobr another 10 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked. Sprinkle with green parts of green onion and additional cilantro.
I served this with cauliflower riced that I drizzled with melted coconut oil!
Have you tried my lemon coconut cream yet? It's only 3 ingredients, and it makes the perfect fruit dip! I posted it last weekend, but in case you missed it, just stir 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract (could sub in vanilla bean powder if on @whole30) into the cream from a refrigerated can of unsweetened coconut milk. Perfect creamy dreamy dip for this dreary Midwestern day! 🍋🍓🍋🍓
#whole30recipes#whole30 day 6
breakfast: tomato, red, onion, and dill omelette from @ellie_krieger (an omelette of her scrumptious scramble recipe) and turkey breakfast sausage/meatballs from @iheartumami.ny (minus the bacon #kosherstyle plus fennel seed, garlic, and onion powders) #delicious#omnomnom
lunch: tuna salad boats with homemade! mayo and a quick cabbage and cucumber slaw
dinner: in the oven (stay tuned)
Instead of "the icing on top" can we just start saying "the egg on top"? #
This morning's @rpstrength breakfast included a fried @vitalfarms egg, taco meat, and some cauli rice and it was magical!! So much so that I made it disappear in a snap 🤤
I just found out I don't have to travel for work next week and now I'm trying to plan out my workouts and meals since I won't be eating the basics out of plastic baggies with my fingers. Again. It's the little things, ya know?!