Monday, April 30, 2012
Breakfast- 4 eggs fried in bacon grease, 2 strips of pasture raised sugar free bacon, spinach and asparagus cooked in bacon grease, handful of coconut flakes. Post Workout- 4 eggs whites and half a sweet potato. Lunch- Leftover chicken and veggie curry. Snack- 1 hard boiled egg, zucchini in tomato sauce, and a small handful of coconut flakes. Dinner- grassfed bison sauteed with zucchini and muir glenn pizza sauce (Pizza hash, see recipe on paleoperfectly.blogspot.com, soon to be posted), salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Snack- two small chunks of pineapple, one spear of watermelon and a pure wrap with a smear of cashew butter (about half a tablespoon) and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
Breakfast- 4 egg frittata with broccoli, onion and pasture raised sugar free bacon, macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. Lunch- one and a half grassfed bison burgers with roasted parsnips, zucchini in tomato sauce, green beans, macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. Snack- small handful of cashews. Dinner- Chicken sauteed with veggies (carrots, celery, snap peas, onion) and coconut curry sauces (homemade), small handful of macadamia nuts. Snack- Watermelon spear and a pure wrap with half a banana and a smear of cashew butter.
Breakfast- 4 egg baked frittata with spinach, onion and pasture raised sugar free bacon and one quarter sweet potato with a small handful of macadamia nuts. Lunch- two grilled chicken breast (from Chick Fil A), homemade broccoli slaw, snap peas and a handful of coconut flakes. Snack- half a grassfed bison burger with homemade sweetner free ketchup, broccoli slaw and a small handful of cashews. Dinner- one and a half grassfed beef tenderloin steaks with lots of zucchini cooked in tomato sauce, small handful of macadamia nuts. Handful of grapes and half of a grapefruit.
Breakfast- 4 egg baked frittata with 1 strip of sugar free pasture raised bacon and lots of broccoli, 5 macadamia nuts. Lunch- 5 homemade pasture raised pork sausage patties, snow peas and homemade broccoli slaw (with balsamic vinaigrette), large handful of coconut flakes. Snack- 3 slices of apple, small handful of macadamia nuts and half of a grassfed bison burger. Dinner- oven roasted chicken wings with ghee and tabasco, carrots and salad with homemade balsamic dressing.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Breakfast- Asparagus and onion 4 egg frittata, one quarter sweet potato and 5 macadamia nuts. Post workout- 4 eggs whites and half a sweet potato. Snack- small handful of coconut with a few macadamias. Lunch- leftovers...grassfed beef short ribs, carrots and green beans, salad with cucumbers and homemade cider vinaigrette, 4-5 cashews. Snack- 2 homemade pork sausage patties and half a bag of sugar snap peas. Dinner- leftover grassfed beef short ribs with cauliflower and green beans roasted in ghee with a side of watermelon.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Breakfast- onion and spinach frittata made with 4 eggs and 5 macadamia nuts. Post workout- 4 egg whites, half a sweet potato with cinnamon. Lunch- Leftover grassfed prime rib roast with carrots, green beans, and a large handful of coconut flakes. Snack-small handful of cashews. Dinner- one and a half grassfed bison burgers with homemade sugar free ketchup, half an avocado, sauteed purple cabbage, roasted parsnips. Snack- grapefruit.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Breakfast- 4 egg frittata with one container of spinach and half of a chicken apple sausage (applegate farms) with one quarter sweet potato and small handful of macadamias. Post workout- 4 egg whites and half a sweet potato. Lunch- roasted baby carrots, brussel sprouts and leftover BBQ bison chuck roast and small handful of macadamias. Dinner- homemade grassfed beef short ribs with italian sauce over julienned summer squash, with a large handful of coconut flakes. Snack- 1 frozen banana made into Yonanas and some coconut flakes and macadamia nuts. Today was a very busy day and my energy level was very high all day. I also did not experience any hunger! I had to force dinner on myself because I knew that I needed the fuel to help me get through the last 4 hours of the day.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Breakfast- 3 eggs friend in coconut oil, three quarters of a chicken apple sausage (applegate farms), half a bunch pf asparagus cooked in ghee and salt, small handful of cashews and macadamias. Post workout- 4 egg whites, half a baked sweet potato with cinnamon. Lunch- 2 and a half grassfed bison bratwurst (northstar farms) with sauerkraut, mustard, zucchini, summer squash, and 5 macadamia nuts. Snack- one third cup coconut flakes. Dinner- Homemade grassfed bison roast with bbq-esque sauce (recipe will be posted after its tweaked a bit), with brussel sprouts, oven roasted carrots and half of an acorn squash with ghee and cinnamon. Snack- grapefruit and small handful of cashews.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Breakfast- Omelet with sugar free pasture raised bacon, onion, spinach and avocado with one quarter butternut squash on the side, and one quarter cup of coconut flakes. Lunch- salad with carrots, cucumbers, olives, chicken breast, hard boiled eggs, balsamic vinegar and olive oil (from Jason's Deli). Snack- 2 turkey sausage patties, one third cup of coconut flakes, one spear of watermelon. Dinner- 3 buffalo bratwurst (see northstar bison), sauerkraut, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, small handful of cashews and macadamias, and a plum. Today my energy levels were up and my hunger was not too bad.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Breakfast- 4 eggs fried in coconut oil, 1 bag of spinach fried in pasture raised bacon grease, 2 strips of pasture raised sugar free bacon, quarter of a sweet potato. Snack- 5 macadamia nuts. Lunch- leftover homemade rotisserie chicken with homemade basil macadamia pesto over three quarters of a spaghetti squash, side of green beans roasted in ghee and sea salt. Snack- 2 turkey sausage patties, half cup of dried shredded coconut, half a banana, cup of decaf coffee with half tablespoon of coconut cream. Dinner- half a pound of oven roasted carrots (with ghee and salt), a very large homemade taco salad with grassfed ground beef, salsa, olives and avocado (see paleoperfectly.blogspot.com for taco meat recipe). Snack- 2 watermelon spears. Today was a very rough day. I was so tired, I could barely keep my eyes open. I was also hungry. It was once again, not sugar cravings, just hunger.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Breakfast- 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, 1 bag baby spinach sauteed in bacon grease from 1 strip of pasture raised sugar free bacon, 1 strip of bacon, 2 turkey sausage patties, one quarter of a butternut squash. Post workout meal- 4 egg whites, half a sweet potato baked with cinnamon. Snack- 2 turkey sausage patties, 3 macadamia nuts, small scoop of mashed cauliflower. Lunch- leftover homemade rotisserie chicken with 1 bag of spinach and half of a spaghetti squash topped with homemade pesto (no cheese, macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts). Snack- 5 macadamia nuts. Dinner- grassfed bison steak, with half a baked sweet potato, broccoli and asparagus. Snack-half a grapefruit, small piece of leftover pot roast with carrots and mushrooms. Today was another hungry day. No cravings, just hunger.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Breakfast- 3 strips of sugar free pasture raised bacon (see US Wellness Meats for ordering info), 3 eggs scrambled and cooked in leftover bacon grease, half a bunch of asparagus and half a bag of baby spinach (cooked in leftover bacon grease), 5 macadamia nuts. Post workout- 4 egg whites and half a baked sweet potato with cinnamon. Lunch- plate of zucchini noodles with homemade meat sauce (grassfed beef) and salad with half a cucumber and homemade apple cider vinaigrette. Snack- 5 macadamia nuts, 2 turkey sausage patties (see recipe at paleoperfectly.blogspot.com, search for a delicious breakfast), half a bag of carrot shreds cooked in ghee and salt in the acti-fry. Dinner- leftover pot roast with mashed cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms. Snack- Yonanas (frozen banana turned into soft serve). Today would be the first day in my Whole30 that I would classify as challenging. I was hungry most of the day and kind of moody. Hoping tomorrow is better.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Breakfast- quarter sweet potato, half pound of broccoli pan cooked in ghee and sea salt, 4 eggs fried in coconut oil. Post workout- half sweet potato with cinnamon, 4 hard boiled egg whites. Lunch- grassfed bison burger on bed of greens with kalamata olives and homemade balsamic dressing, side of pan roasted brussel sprouts with ghee and a splash of apple juice. Snack- 5 macadamia nuts. Dinner- Grassfed Pot Roast (see paleoperfectly.blogspot.com for recipe) with carrots and mushrooms and mashed fauxtatoes aka. cauliflower (see paleoperfectly.blogspot.com for recipe). Snack- pear.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Breakfast- 4 eggs fried in coconut oil and ghee, with half a container of baby spinach sauteed in ghee and half of a sweet potato. Post workout- sweet potato with cinnamon and 6 hard boiled egg whites. Lunch- one and a half bison burgers, mixed veggies served with coconut curry sauce. Snack- decaf coffee with coconut cream blended with ice and a bit of cocoa powder. Dinner- salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, zucchini noodles and grassfed beef meatsauce. Snack- three quarters of a grapefruit and 5 macadamia nuts
Monday, April 16, 2012
So today is day 1. We started the day with a typical breakfast of fried eggs over baby kale and a small side of sweet potato (a quarter of one). I had 4 eggs and about three-quarters of a container of baby kale, all cooked in a mixture of pasture raised ghee and coconut oil. I then did my Crossfit workout (D.T. was today's WOD, which I tackled at 95 lbs). My post WOD meal was 6 egg whites, hard boiled, and a sweet potato baked with cinnamon on top. For lunch I got creative. I diced up some baby carrots and cooked those in some coconut oil. Added some precooked chicken breast, broccoli, salt and pepper. Poured in some chicken broth, a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk and plenty of seasonings (curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder, more salt and pepper). It was quite delicious and certainly jazzed up an other wise boring chicken breast. So far, my energy levels are doing well. My head feels clear (aside from the cold I am battling). My only real change is I want to snack. I am not hungry, I just have a desire to snack. I frequently will mindlessly munch on things like chocolate chips (shame shame) and nuts or fruit, but with this Whole30 I am doing my best to be very mindful of every piece of food I put in my mouth. I want to reconnect with eating. I had a small snack between lunch and dinner of a salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and a few macadamia nuts (probably about 5). Then for dinner I had two grassfed bison burger patties (seasoned with sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, balsamic vinegar, pepper and coconut aminos) with a side of oven roasted cauliflower and green beans (both roasted in pastured ghee and sea salt). After a long evening on my feet at the gym I came home and had a banana and about 5 macadamia nuts. I had a long day, I was exhausted at the end of it, but I still felt pretty darn good. My mood stayed stable and I was able to stay pretty focused even with a six month old grumping at me.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
My husband and I have decided to participate in our first Whole30 (from Whole9Life.com) ever. We have been living a paleo-ish lifestyle for about a year and a half now. We are far from strict, in that we allow alcohol, maple syrup, honey, white potatoes, ect. After a recent 5 day Disney Cruise (amazing!), I decided I wanted to clean up my eating habits and get back on track. My wonderful, loving and devoted husband agreed to join me. Being parents to 3 young boys, we have our hands full so a Whole30 is going to require lots and lots of planning and prepping. I am also a nursing mother, so I need to ensure that I am always getting enough calories to keep baby happy and my body functioning. Along with our Whole30 we will be committing to 3-5 workouts a week doing Crossfit. This is another challenge because between 3 kids and all of our other various commitments we are quite busy most of the time. Fingers crossed we are ready for this challenge! I plan to use this blog to post my recipes, highs, lows and whatever else I feel like sharing during this process. Its just about time to discover if this Whole30 is going to be a whole lot of fun... ;)