Friday, July 27, 2012

Whole30 : Days 12, 13, and 14

Day 12 (7/25):

  • breakfast -- green smoothie (water, spinach, flax seeds, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries...I didn't have any bananas and noticed a huge difference...bleh!...I still drank it but it was no bueno)
  • lunch -- leftover Sweet Potato Hash
  • snack -- Justin's Almond Butter (I squeezed that little packet right into my mouth, because I had no fruit/veggies to put the almond butter on. Do what ya gotta do, folks.)
  • supper -- scrambled eggs (2 whole eggs, 1 egg pepper flakes, dried chives), sauteed kale, Marinated Mushrooms, Ginger Snap Larabar (yum...if the whole season of fall had a taste, it would be a Ginger Snap Larabar!)
I'm starting to really, really like kale. It's been more of an acquired taste for me than spinach (which I consume on the regular), but it's very tasty. I loosely followed the mushroom recipe, but I think hers is probably better. I didn't have any harissa (and I will remedy this soon), so I just improvised with various spices from my cabinet. My mushrooms were pretty good, but my "recipe" has a lot of room for growth. I'll be trying these again, her way. I also didn't use skewers, and just baked them in the same glass dish I marinated them in.

I felt great today; it makes me happy to know that I'm doing something good for my health! I could definitely get used to feeling like this all the time.

Day 13 (7/26):
  • breakfast -- green smoothie (exactly like yesterday, only with a frozen banana added...much better)
  • lunch -- scrambled eggs (1 whole egg, 1 egg white) and leftover Sweet Potato Sausage Hash
  • supper -- spaghetti squash with olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning
This day started off great but I started to feel sick to my stomach about 2:30. I have no idea what caused it, but I really thought I was in danger of losing my lunch. I was feeling a bit better by suppertime, and I had planned to make Spaghetti Squash Carbonara. Instantly, the thought of cooking bacon, smelling it, and then having to eat it put me back in that icky state I spent the whole afternoon in. Bummer. I put the bacon back in the freezer and just freestyled the spaghetti squash. It was pretty good, and thankfully I felt much better after I ate. Strange.

Day 14 (7/27):
  • breakfast -- green smoothie (exactly the same as yesterday)
  • lunch -- Blackened Chicken Salad from Golden Rule (minus the bacon bits, croutons, cheese, and dressing...I made my own dressing out of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and herbs)
  • snack -- Justin's Almond Butter and leftover Marinated Mushrooms (not together, though...ick!)
  • supper -- Cinnamon Steak (ridiculously good...please try this sometime soon) with roasted broccoli and carrots, Cashew Cookie Larabar (bleh)
My tummy was back to normal today...praise the Lord! Today was a stellar day. The Cinnamon Steak (with a smidge of salt and onion powder added) has been my favorite Whole30 meal so far, and I planned it on purpose for tonight. I felt like having a celebratory meal to go along with my little Olympics opening ceremony viewing party tonight. Great day.


  1. I'm starting in the morning! So does your balsamic vinegar have sulfites? Or do I need to look for another kind? And do you use fresh garlic? Or a jar? Any other spices you recommend? Ready or not here I go!! Your blog has inspired me!!

  2. Woohoo, Morgan! I can't wait to hear about your first day! I'm so excited to read this! I'll send you more details on facebook, but here's some helpful hints:

    *I haven't checked my vinegar for sulfites, so I have no clue. I told myself I wouldn't get too hung up on those nitty gritty details because I eat so little of it. If you find some, though, let me know where!

    *I use fresh garlic but I think the jarred kind would work fine (as long as it's preservative-free).

    *I use onion powder and red pepper flakes like they're going out of style :)

    I'm proud of you and can't wait to hear about your adventure!



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