Week 2 started out rough. Not going to lie. I don't think I've ever craved a donut that hard in my life. These donuts. (don't click if you're on Whole 30, it'll just make you cry.) As gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free they may be, they still have the Whole 30 no-no's that are chocolate and honey.
Mmmm. Chocolate & Honey. Lettuce is good too, I guess.
For those of you that are just starting your Whole 30, or thinking of doing so, I will tell you IT DOES GET BETTER. I didn't believe any of the blogs I read that stated that when I was in my angry phase, craving phase or the I-just-want-to-sleep-until-Thanksgiving-phase. But now that I am coming out of the "detox-flu" tunnel, I can see a little light.
I guess what shocks me most about this process so far is how hard it hit me when I already eat a mostly paleo diet. It goes to show that morning fruit smoothies, raw honey in my muffins and organic coconut sugar in my creamer really can accumulate in my body and detox in not-so-fun ways.
For week two we made a lot more vegetable based dinners, and didn't focus as heavily on meats. We made "pasta" using the shredded broccoli and carrot method and topped with an organic, no sugar tomato-basil sauce. For a dessert one night we sauteed apples in a pan and sprinkle with cinnamon, shaved almonds and a little drizzle of full-fat coconut milk.
Lunches consisted of chicken salad and soups mostly. As seen below, we tossed a shredded chicken with a little paleo mayo, grapes and avocado and served it with organic broccoli soup.
And breakfasts were a lot of eggs and sweet potatoes to keep us full because it was a busy, busy couple of weeks that called for a lot of sustained energy. I am learning to love broccoli as a breakfast food though, which I never thought I would.
Week Two Recap
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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