First off I’d like to apologize for not posting the last few days. I promise I haven’t given up on the Whole30. In fact, I’m pretty proud of myself for resisting temptations this weekend. That includes only drinking water all night at the bar I went to on Friday night to listen to my friend Jordan dj. Hopefully you don’t mind three days all lumped into one post.

Whole30 Day 4

Breakfast: Daily black coffee with some almonds.

Lunch: Leftover Dijon Lime Chicken from Thursday night with the leftover kale chips.

Snack: Argo Tea Mate Latte Espresso made with Almond Milk. 

Here is where I probably messed up bit. My coworkers and I decided that we needed a quick break to run to the Argo tea in the Sears/Willis Tower. The girls that work there were incredibly helpful and let us taste test pretty much anything we wanted. And when one of my coworkers tasted the Mate Latte with soy milk, they told me that they could make it for me with almond milk. Well I got so excited about that, that I ordered it without really thinking. I forgot about possible sugar. They say it’s “sugar-free” but who knows what that means. Ah well. Live and learn. 

Dinner: I told Jake that I was craving a burger for dinner but didn’t feel like cooking. He suggested that we head to The Counter so we could build our own. Ordered beef on a salad of mixed greens with avocado, grilled onion, grilled peppers, egg and roasted red peppers. The only sauce that I could find that was possibly dairy free was a blended salsa. It was pretty good. Even had a few of the sweet potato fries, although I let Jake have most of them since they were probably fried in canola oil. 

Whole30 Day 5

So here is where my meals get a little tricky. I mentioned that I went out Friday night. Well I didn’t get home until 7:30am Saturday…I know I know. Party animal. Anyway, I was glad that I stashed in my purse this dried fruit bar from Trader Joe’s. They were $0.45 cents and only had fruit in the ingredients. No sugar and no chemicals. And it was delicious. Ended up crashing from 7:30am until 5:30pm…there went my Saturday.

Dinner/Breakfast?: When I woke up at 5pm, I made myself some scrambled eggs the way my mom always made them. Not sure if it’s a Colombian thing or just an O’Byrne thing. (Yes my mom is from Colombia but her dad’s family was from Ireland, hence the last name).  

Ingredients: Green onions, garlic, tomatoes and eggs. 

Before falling back asleep, I made myself a snack of green apple with almond butter. So good. I felt like I was eating dessert. Bought this Almond Butter after seeing it suggest on Clean Food Creative Fitness. Danielle suggested buying this one since regular almond butter is high in Omega 6. So by adding flaxseed, which is high in Omega 3, you can balance it out a bit. Can’t say I’m completely sold on it. It’s delicious, don’t get my wrong and I love the crunch of the flaxseed. But the oil separates so badly. I got oil everywhere as I tried to mix it. Next time I might buy regular almond butter and just mix in my own flaxseed. 

Whole30 Day 6

Woke up Sunday around 10am and made myself some coffee. Decided to add a little almond milk. I bought the same Starbucks Blonde that I drink black at Starbucks, but when I make it, it always tastes bitter. As a side note, isn’t my mug cute? Bought it at a gas station two years ago.

I wasn’t really hungry so decided not to eat before heading out to IKEA with a friend. Boy is that a mistake. I was starving by 3pm but we couldn’t think of anything I could quickly grab, especially at IKEA. I really need to think of quick on the go snacks that I can keep in my purse. Might buy more of those fruit things from Trader Joe’s.

Finally when I got home I made dinner. And man was it good. Cooked up some steak. And decided to give cauliflower rice a try. Followed Nom Nom Paleo’s method and I’m very happy with how it turned out. 

I pulsed the raw cauliflower a few times in the food processor. Then I sautéed onion and garlic in some coconut oil before adding the cauliflower. Mixed in a bit of lemon and pepper seasoning and cooked it for about 10 minutes. The only downside to working with cauliflower is that it gets everywhere, so keep a wet paper towel handy to clean up as you go.  

Alright, that’s it. Watching the Olympic closing ceremonies (yay Spice Girls!) and forcing myself to go to bed. See everyone tomorrow.

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