Week two of Whole30 is complete! I honestly can’t believe it. It is going by SO fast! Above is my Whole Foods haul from this past week. I must say, I am spending a lot of time and money at the grocery store. I have narrowed down only the essentials to buy at Whole Foods and have been trying to get everything else at Safeway. Whole foods is the only place I have found compliant almond milk, chorizo, and bacon. Plus they have my favorite Kombucha. Epic bars are a great “emergency food” to have on hand- especially after a workout or to store in your car in case you get stuck in traffic or end up somewhere longer than you had planned. They are the official sponsor of January Whole30– check them out here.
I have been noticing a lot of changes some small, some big. Let me explain… First and foremost, I am sleeping so much better. I’ve had over seven hours four out of five nights this week, which is absurd for me. Before, I was averaging 5-6. I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep, it measures how many times you were restless and awake. Both of those numbers have gone down dramatically. This alone is worth doing the Whole30. At least for me. My moods have improved, my skin is clear, my energy levels are high, and my under-eye circles are slowly disappearing! YAY!
More sausage & avo
Chicken Apple Sausage & Eggs
Leftover pulled pork & avo
Lemon chicken (recipe here), sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. This chicken was amazing, so easy and so delicious. I am going to make a big batch next week to put on my salads for lunches
Chorizo & Eggs (can you tell I really like this meal?)
Pumpkin spice RX bar
Salad with leftover lemon chicken, red pepper, hard boiled egg, tomato & Tessemae’s Lemonette
Post workout: Banana and almond butter
Curried beef stew, recipe here
Jalapeno chicken sausage & eggs
Mixed berries with lime juice
Leftover beef stew
Chocolate chili, recipe here. Joe and his best friend loved this– we ate the entire pot! Favorite recipe so far.
Chorizo & eggs
Postworkout: hard boiled eggs
Shrimp curry, recipe here