A Little Whole30, A Little Not

A little Whole30, A Little Not

We’re on day 11 of the Whole30 program over in these parts.

Almost half way.

Almost half way means that I’ve been able to make it this far with foods that are just fine with me. Some are gal darn delicious.

But I hit a turning point on day 9.

Day 9 was the day that I started dreaming about sweet bready things.

Like Honey Oat Quick Bread and Chai Spiced Breakfast Cake.

Day 9 I also got slammed with a cold.

Plus, I’ve been incredibly tired.

My husband is suspecting I actually need sugar to survive.

I’m suspecting that’s 100% true.

I wish I had some pretty Whole30 compliant Paleo food to share with you – because we’ve been eating some downright mouthwatering dishes.

But mostly, we are ravenous by the time they hit the table, and there hasn’t been enough left to photograph.

Except for the salmon. . . mmmm.

It was delicous and we cooked with a little forethought – double the amount we needed.

And why is it not here, you might be wondering?

Sheer and utter laziness.

Whole30 makes you super-honest too, I guess.

For now though, my friends, I’ll leave you with things we’ve altered to fit the Whole30 plan, and things that now I am just really wishing fit the Whole30 plan! (You can click on the pics to get you to the recipes).

Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken

Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken.

Helz-to-the-yeah. Yum. Just use DIY taco seasoning, and get yourself some Pomi diced tomatoes and a fresh diced jalepono instead of the canned diced tomatoes with green chiles. Or just seed and dice 4-6 plum tomatoes on your own.

Taco salads galore with this massive batch. Aaaaand the rest of the non-Whole30ers in the house totally love it just as they always have.

Smoky Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lime and Avocado, pistachios, smoked paprika, red onion

Smoky Brussels Sprouts with Lime and Avocado. So this side is perfectly Whole30 compliant just the way it is, but lately I’ve decided if I’m not having sugar or cheese, I may as well burry my face in bacon + other things. Soooooooo, I fry a couple of super duper natural, clean, and Whole30 compliant pieces of bacon, cool them and crumble them for tossing in at the end, and then throw shredded brussels sprouts and some minced garlic into the bacon-greased pan (after draining the excess bacon fat). Squeeze on a little lime and add diced avocado, salt and pepper. Good to go.

Diced Greek Veggie salad 1And this.

Minus the Feta.

Sniff, sniff, tear. . . . .

But still – yum.

 

 

Summer Tomato Flatbread Pizza with Savory Cashew CreamThis – well – not so much the pizza part, BUT everything minus the flatbread is A.O.K. And the pesto here? I’d pretty much give myself a facial in it – except that would be wierd and people (as in my husband and children) may be totally traumatized by that whole scene.

 

 

Now – for the things that are taunting me in my dreams:

Chai Spiced Breakfast BundtHoney Oat Quick BreadPumpkin Spice Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Now please, go forth and make my dreams your reality.

 

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