I hosted a dinner party last night with all of my girlfriends to celebrate having my own apartment. I was chatting with one of them and she mentioned she was starting the Whole 30 program on Monday. I was intrigued but then thought about what I had coming up in the next 30 days and left it at that. My very wise roomie from the past said that no matter what it will never be convenient to do 30 days of anything. There will always be special events and things that will tempt you so if you want to do it you just have to go for it. That being said I have decided to do the Whole 30 Program starting on Monday as well. The special events that are falling in this 30 day window for me include my birthday (May 7th) and a 5 day trip to Miami with work (May 8th – 12th). Hey it happens, I can learn to celebrate without booze : )
So what is Whole 30? I took some notes and headed to the grocery store with my new notebook to shop. I started using this notebook this week and love it! I wrote all the recipes that I made for my girls night and I was able to add in my notes about the recipes too! I plan on using it to write down grocery lists and recipes for the most part. It may turn into a journal too but only time will tell.
I came back from the grocery store prepared to make some food. I am a big fan of having my breakfast ready to go in the morning so I tend to make big egg casseroles. I have a few recipes on the blog already, here is one: veggie burger & cheese. For this egg bake I used mushrooms, green beans, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, and some seasoned salt. All mixed together with 18 eggs for a weeks worth of breakfast.I started out sautéing the vegetables and then mixed in the eggs.I baked everything at 425F for 35 minutes.I am a sucker for ketchup so not using ketchup will be pretty sad for the next month. I may go and check out some of the organic no sugar added ketchups and see what the ingredient list looks like.
On the menu for the week are tons of fruits and veggies, steak, chicken, and turkey breast filets. I figure I won’t be eating out much so I might as well spoil myself with a bunch of different types of food. I bought oranges, kiwi, banana, and melon for the week! On top of a copious amount of vegetables.
I am sure that the next 30 days will be tough but I will stick to it. Have you ever done Whole 30? How did you feel after?