My First Whole 30: Days 5-8

January 14, 2017

Hi friends!

How’s it going? Any other fellow Whole 30-ers in the house? Today is actually day 13 for me, so I am getting this post up a bit late. I had a business trip that really threw me for a loop this past week so I did not get around to blogging. Fortunately, I was able to stay Whole 30 compliant the whole trip and am still going strong. More on that in my days 9-12 recap! For now, here’s a peek into my days 5-8.

DAY 5

Breakfast: 2 egg cups + a sweet potato with cashew butter + blackberries + coffee

After breakfast I went out to do some grocery shopping before the winter storm. I ended up getting super hungry in the car and digging to this RXBar I bought at Trader Joe’s. These are delicious but I will be honest – it did NOT make me feel good. I got a headache right after eating it.

Lunch: later when I got home I made a real lunch. This was a cauliflower rice stir fry with baby bok choy, green onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, ginger, and coconut aminos. I topped it with two fried eggs for protein and fats.

Later in the afternoon I snacked on a green apple with sunflower seed butter, then some brazil nuts with plantain chips.

Dinner: This was my first Friday night dinner on Whole 30! It felt weird not going out to eat but the meal we had was super delicious. Roasted white sweet potatoes in garlic, pink sea salt, pepper, and paprika with sautéed broccoli and blackened shrimp. This was really delicious.

I sipped on some kombucha while playing board games with friends (SO fun) and then wanted a snack around 9:30. I heated a banana, blackberries, and almond butter up with cinnamon.

Please note my fuzzy socks and pajama pants. Before 10:00pm on a Friday. I’m wild. 🙂

DAY 6

Breakfast: This was the best breakfast I’ve had so far on Whole 30! Sautéed bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, spinach, and leftover white sweet potatoes in avocado oil with spices + two eggs scrambled in ghee + blackberries. I added hot sauce too!

Lunch: I snacked on leftover broccoli while deciding what to make for lunch (cold, straight out of the tupperware. ha!). I decided on this mixing bowl salad – kale massaged with evoo, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and pink himalayan sea salt with 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped honey crisp apple, 1/2 an avocado, and pumpkin seeds. This combo was awesome!

Afternoon snackage included the rest of my honey crisp apple, cashews, and brazil nuts.

Dinner: this was the hardest night yet! All I wanted was pizza and wine 🙂 instead I made salmon with a bunch of spices, roasted sweet potatoes & parsnips, and sautéed zucchini & baby bok choy. This was super satisfying and delicious.

Later on I had my nightly glass of kombucha in a wine glass. 😉

DAY 7

Breakfast: Bell peppers, onion, spinach, sweet potato, and parsnips sautéed in avocado oil with seasonings and cilantro + 2 scrambled eggs + avocado + blackberries.

Lunch: a tuna salad eaten straight from the bowl, paired with an opal apple. The tuna had avocado, celery, red onion, garlic dill sauerkraut, and lemon juice.

In the afternoon I snacked on more leftover sweet potatoes and parsnips while meal prepping for the week.

Dinner: I honestly just assembled a bunch of random produce & protein to clean out the refrigerator before traveling. I had seabass, zoodles with leeks and nutritional yeast (kind of a weird combo – would not recommend), and acorn squash. It wasn’t that good but it was good enough!

DAY 8

Breakfast: two egg cups + the last of my sweet potatoes/parsnips + avocado.

Lunch: massaged kale with evoo, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast with boiled eggs, avocado, and green apple. It was a weirdly delicious combo.

In the afternoon I had the rest of my apple with cashew butter. I had a ton of anxiety about a business trip I was getting ready for so my appetite plummeted.

Dinner: I had zero appetite for this, but I cleaned out the fridge with zoodles with nutritional yeast, broccoli, green onion, shrimp, and tahini.

I finally got an appetite later on, so I ate a banana with almond butter and cinnamon in bed. Woo!

How I’m Feeling:

  • Sleep has still been hit or miss. Likely due to stress and not Whole 30!
  • I’m still having a lot of fun playing around with my meals, especially on the weekend when I can make whatever I’m craving.
  • Breakfast is still by far my favorite meal. There was one morning when I craved a sweet breakfast but pushed through and made one of my egg/veggie/sweet potato concoctions. I am loving these so much more and I feel like they last me longer than oatmeal or a smoothie does.
  • Skin is looking great. I am fortunate enough to have clear skin most of the time, but its been feeling extra soft too!
  • My energy is still not super high. I’m not sure why! Hoping this changes in the coming days.
  • Days 5 & 6 were my first weekend and I really craved wine and pizza! It was a little hard to not be drinking wine or eating pizza (my fav weekend meal out) while everyone else was. Kombucha and cooking something delicious helped. 🙂

Your turn! What have you been eating lately? If you’re doing Whole 30, how’s it going?

XO – Bailee

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2 Comments

  • Reply Katelynn January 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I went to Whole Foods and picked up the Maisie Jane’s cashew butter you recommended last week! Sooooo good!

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com January 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yay!! I am so glad! It’s seriously so delicious. I can’t get over it!

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