Day one of our Whole30 is done. How did it go? Did you plan your meals for today ahead of time or just wing it?
In case you hadn’t heard, Chicago entered a “polar vortex” on Monday. The last time I checked the weather it was -8 Fahrenheit. Thankfully Jake and I were able to spend the entire day at home.
I was able to snap this picture on Sunday on my way back from the grocery store. Let’s just say I was very thankfully for two things: the fact that I lift weights, so carrying a week’s worth of groceries was no big deal; and the fact that I’m short, so when I slipped on the ice I didn’t have very far to fall….
Anyway, enough about that. On to what I ate:
Breakfast: I typically make eggs for breakfast but this morning decided to fancy them up a bit with cherry tomatoes and onions. This is an old recipe I’ve blogged about before.
Lunch: We had a few small steaks that needed to be eaten today, so I cooked them with a little salt and pepper on our George Foreman. Then sliced them up to put on top of a salad. Just some lettuce, spinach and cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinegar.
Lunch: I felt kind of silly snapping this picture but I thought it was important. What do I drink on the Whole30? Water. Lots of water. Like I mentioned in my last blog post, I found keeping a Brita in the fridge does a lot to help the taste. Some people recommend putting in slices of lemon or frozen berries but I just prefer it plain.
Dinner: When it was time to make dinner, I just didn’t feel like cooking anything fancy. In fact, I hardly felt like cooking at all. So I cubed two chicken breasts and cooked them in some coconut oil, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Steamed broccoli for my side. Dinner was ready in less than 15 minutes.
So as you can see, the Whole30 doesn’t have to be complicated. Yes it’s nice to discover fun recipes to try. But on those days when you’re too tired, too grumpy or too busy to cook, you can still find something to eat.