Day Two – Whole 30


I’ve still not crumbled into a quivering mass, pleading for a doughnut and coffee with cream. Victory?

Yeah. I’ll take it.




Breakfast today was 2 soft boiled eggs with a half and avocado and a cup of cherry tomatoes. I sprinkled a little kosher salt and some crushed red pepper on it. It was divine. Though I will say, I am officially sick of eggs for breakfast.


Lunch and a recycled photo. Appropriate since I had leftover hamburger salad for lunch. I had to pack a lunch because I took the kids to my mom’s house for a swim. This was my first major test. My mother has a weakness for bread and there is usually 3-4 delicious varieties at her place. There is also a “drawer of awesome” packed full of candy and treats. (She’s a grandma, it’s her gig.) The garage fridge is packed with diet sodas and wine. Dude.

However, I stayed strong and my mom tasted my salad, declaring it so delicious, she thinks she could easily eat just that for 30 days. It’s pretty stinkin’ good. I’m not sure it’s that good, but maybe.



Dinner tonight came courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo, which is a terrific resource if you’re planning a Whole 30. Not all her recipes are Whole 30 compliant, but they usually have a suggestion for a Whole 30 compliant substitute. This is Michelle’s Asian Chicken Thighs and they are phenomenal. Even if you’re not trying for a Paleo or Whole 30 eating plan, they’re worth making. I had to use shallots instead of scallions and unsweetened apple sauce instead of diced apple, but it worked. I also grilled them, because it’s hotter than the ass-end of the sun today and I wasn’t going to heat up my kitchen. My kids and husband all had seconds and raved about it. Definitely a repeater.

Also, excuse the crappy photo – I was starving by the time this got plated. I’ll try to take more attractive pictures of my food. No promises though.

(Unrelated note, isn’t that a pretty tablecloth? I love it!)

So far, so good. I did catch myself eating peas as I fed my niece today. Only 3-4, so not the absolute end of the world, but the mindlessness of the snacking was eye-opening for sure. How much do I put in my mouth with no awareness? Wow. Sort of scary isn’t it?

Is mindless eating something you struggle with? If so, how are you combatting that habit?



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