A what? A Whole 30 is a nutritional "reset" designed to give your body a jump start to healthy habits. Or maybe back to healthy habits. Read more here. The basics are no grains, no legumes, no dairy and NO added sugar. I don't know about you, but I didn't realize how many prepared sauces and foods have sugar in them. One store I went to had canned peas with an ingredient list of peas, sugar and water. Sugar. In my peas? At the end of thirty days food groups are gradually added back in to see if any particular food causes sickness or even general malaise. Some people use the Whole30 to identify food allergies or sensitivities. Other people use it to support healthy eating habits.
Today is day two of my Whole30 and so far so good. I've had several friends with helpful advice and recipes and lots of google searches. Tonight the quest is on for a Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce. Wish me luck!
For those of you who might wonder what to eat on a Whole30, I have posted pictures of meals from the last two days. Yummy.
Day 1: Breakfast
Sweet potatoes w/ bell pepper and parsley
Fried egg with spinach
Day 1: Dinner
Avocado, butter lettuce, carmelized onions, sauteed mushrooms
homemade mayonnaise and tomatoes.
Steamed and salted brussel sprouts.
Day 2: Lunch
Broccoli Salad sans sugar, steamed brussel sprouts
roasted chicken and shredded coconut.
Aldi was having a sale....
More to come! I hope. :)