So, as most of you know, I am starting a new diet. It’s the Whole30 diet. You can google it, but basically it’s a paleo diet. But REALLY strict. It’s supposed to “reset” your body as far as insulin production and usage, inflammatory processes, and a lot of other things…you have to read the website. It’s very motivating! I spent a lot of time online finding recipes to make this plan realistic. I didn’t want to jump head first into it and a couple days down the road find out I don’t have anything to eat. One of the main websites that I went on was a nomnompaleo.com website. The girl who blogs there did the program twice and documented everything she ate and has a lot of good recipes. The Whole30 website motivated me to want to do the diet and the nomnompaleo website motivated me to believe I can do it.
So, today I had high hopes of shopping for everything I would need for the week and cooking all my meals for the week. I know this week will be busy because I have to work 2 days and I have to get ready for Dottie’s bridal shower on Saturday. But I didn’t even get home from shopping until 4:00-4:30. I was already EXHAUSTED! So, at this point, I made sure I had enough stuff made for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Brent and I for tomorrow. I had marinated chicken breast last night. I marinated it in a LOT of lemon juice, olive oil, a LOT of garlic, a LOT of salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and sage. When I got home from my shopping trip, I baked the breasts in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. When they came out, I let them cool, and shredded them for use in the weeks lunches, or snack attacks if I’m really hungry and don’t feel like making anything.
While the chicken was baking, I got my pot roast started. I used the recipe from the shecookshecleans.net website … it’s the pot roast with balsamic onion gravy. (I of course left out the onions lol) and I added some carrots and parsnips. It is almost done cooking now and it smells SO good.
For breakfasts throughout the week, I made scotch eggs which I also got from the nomnompaleo site.. The recipe called for breakfast sausage, but I read that pork is one of the worst meats you can eat unless it’s organic – grass fed, free range, etc. That is REALLY hard to find. So I found a recipe for “make your own sausage” and I substituted organic ground turkey. They weren’t too hard to make…and they don’t look too bad either. I will have to wait for breakfast tomorrow to see how they taste. 🙂
I assembled Brent and my lunches for tomorrow – lettuce cups (with bib lettuce) with julienned cucumber, and carrots and shredded chicken. I also got for snacks, a handful of almonds, a tablespoon of coconut butter and about 1/2 a cup of coconut milk to eat with about 1/4 cup fresh blackberries. Brent doesn’t like coconut, so he only gets the lettuce cups and some almonds and an apple. I am a little worried that I’ll be hungry, but I’m hoping I’m busy so I don’t think about it too much. I’ll write again tomorrow night and let you know how it went! 🙂
But as for tonight, I’m having my last “hoorah” by drinking a Mike’s hard lemonade (or two) and having mac and cheese. 🙂 I know it’s sad, but I’m gonna miss my mac and cheese 😦