I really enjoyed my breakfast from day 1, so I duplicated it again for day 3! I had 2 eggs and half of an Aidell's chicken and apple sausage plus a bed of power of greens. I'm finding this power packed breakfast really fuels my morning until lunch. And of course I had a cup of coffee with almond milk.
This will probably come as a shock to people who know me well (hi Parents!), but leftovers are my best friend for lunch on Whole30! It's easy and delicious, so I heated up some leftover beef stew from Monday night for lunch. The beef was so tender today so it was a huge win! I also had an apple for dessert.
For dinner I made Margaret's chicken fajitas and holy heck they were delicious. I used her recipe for the seasoning and then coated the chicken in some olive oil and sprinkled the seasoning in a ziploc bag to marinate. Then I chopped up 2 green peppers (Lyla ate about half of one raw while I was cooking), an onion, and some mushrooms, and sautéed these in coconut oil with more of the seasoning. I cooked the chicken on a grill pan and then chowed down on it with some salsa over top! The family had traditional fajitas with tortillas and rice but I stayed strong!
In the afternoon, I snacked on an orange and some pistachios. Plus I had my nightly tea which is truly a lifesaver!
How I was feeling:
I noticed a slight headache creeping in, possibly due to sugar detox, but other than that, my energy levels are awesome. I definitely don't feel like I need a nap in the afternoon like I normally do! Also, no usual GI issues to speak of.
I was running a little behind in the morning so I ended up having to eat breakfast at work. I had a repeat of day 2's breakfast with a banana, coconut LaraBar, and some Barney BareButter. Oh and coffee with almond milk! I was worried about how this veggie-less breakfast would affect my day but I had to
go with it.
More leftovers for lunch! I had the rest of the chicken fajitas from the night before, topped with an avocado for some healthy, filling fat. Once again, it was amazing, and I had high hopes that the avocado would sustain me for my long work day (12 hours). I ended up having a kiwi and more almonds than I probably should have in the late afternoon.
Oh yes, this slow cooker roast chicken was total amazeballs and a huge win with the family. I'll be sharing the recipe this Sunday for my Sunday GYST, so check back then because you need to make it. I also roasted some asparagus for a fabulous addition.
After I worked out, I ended my night with a cup of peppermint tea!
How I was feeling:
Not going to lie, this day was rough for me. I had a lot of cravings for chips and candy, probably due to being in a grocery store for 12 hours, but I kept it together. I almost texted Tara to tell her I was giving up, but I just didn't want to be a quitter. Not yet. I also had some familiar GI issues later in the night: bloating and gas. In analyzing my food, I can't really narrow down what could be the culprit, but I'm leaning towards the green peppers. I'll try them again next week maybe and see what happens.
Overall, I'm really enjoying my meals right now. I'm putting thought and effort into my eating and it's not that bad! Something else, could be a coincidence, but my skin seems to be clearing up a bit! Score! Another thing I've noticed is how much crap is in food. I never realized there was soy in Starkist Tuna. Or that there is sugar in lemon pepper seasoning. Or how much dishes I would dirty while cooking so much. But, I would recommend #Whole30 to anyone at this point!