I just completed my second week of Whole 30!
Get my menu plan for this week and check out some of the photos of
my favorite recipes from last week’s menu!
This week I really got into my groove with Whole 30. I was feeling energetic, sleeping well and not craving sweets nearly as much as the week before. 🙂
Photo: Good Cheap Eats
The only setback was having to break away from my planned menu when we traveled out of town for a funeral. I knew it would be hard to follow the rules while dining out, so the hubby and I just decided to take a break and get back on track the next day. Let me tell you, my body did not thank me for the slip up the next day. 🙁
Photo: Food Network
A few things I discovered during my second week:
1. I found sugar and soy free lunch meat! You wouldn’t believe how hard that is!!! There is sugar and soy in EVERYTHING it seems, necessity has required me to become an obsessive label reader. I had already tried my local grocery store with no success, so I headed over to Trader Joe’s with my fingers crossed. I found Applegate Naturals Smoked Turkey – NO SUGAR! 🙂 I diced it up with some avocado, sugar snap peas and spinach with a sprinkle of pecans for a chopped salad lunch the next day. Yummy!
2. My hair looks amazing! I don’t know if it’s all the avocados and coconut oil I’ve been eating, but my hair is shiny and silky, not something I’m used to in the middle of a Midwest winter. I actually ran out of my favorite moisturizing conditioner and had to skip a day, but you would never know it!
3. Cashews are my new go to snack! I don’t know if my tastebuds are transformed or if I’ve been missing out all these years, but cashews taste really sweet to me. I’ve eaten them for a snack and added them to salads and cauliflower rice for a bit of crunch. Best. Nut. Ever.
If you missed the Strawberry Banana Smoothie or
Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Whipped Cream, go check out my recipes!
Here’s my menu plan for next week. I included a few links to recipes I am trying for the first time. I did plan 7 dinners to keep things interesting, but I plan to repeat some breakfast/snack options and eat some leftovers for lunch.
Scrambled eggs/bacon/mandarin orange
Monkey Salad (sliced bananas, raspberries, almond butter and coconut flakes)
Eggs over easy/sweet potato hash/grapefruit
Quiche with bacon and mushrooms/sliced strawberries
Rotisserie Chicken with Tomato, Avocado, Cashew and Snap Pea Salad
Leftover Meatloaf/Mashed Sweet Potatoes/Roasted Broccoli
Leftover Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps/Apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon
Hard boiled egg sprinkled with salt & pepper/sliced yellow peppers &carrots/handful of pecans
Apple Almond Butter Sandwich
Cashew Coconut Blueberry Energy Bites
Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
Apple Pie Snack Mix
Carrot sticks/handful of cashews
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Grilled Sausage with Hot Mustard/Roasted Potatoes/Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
Grilled Pork Chops/Sauteed Apples and Onions
Roasted Lemon Shrimp/Mashed Cauliflower/Garlicky Green Beans
Mushroom & Onion Smothered Chicken/Zucchini Sweet Potato Latkes
Meatloaf with Mushroom & Onion Gravy/Mashed Sweet Potatoes/Roasted Broccoli