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Whole 30 Week #1

Ok, well it’s been a short week, but I’m feeling a lot better.  Way less swelling, more energy, and generally feeling more like myself.  Down within a couple of lbs of my pre-holiday weight now – and not suffering too much from lack of sweet.

All in all, not a bad place to be.

Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed this week:

  • Paleo Tex Mex Casserole – a perennial favorite.  We have this one about once a month or so and it’s still really good and filling
  • Slow Cooker Butter Chicken with Indian Style Cauliflower – wow, this one was really good, and I think will be one of our new favorites.  As a slow cooker dish, the chicken is really easy and the flavors are pretty awesome.  The cauliflower is pretty simple too but the spices really blend well
  • Roasted Pork Loin – I basically followed this recipe, except used a rub of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh sage.  Served with half a sweet potato and roasted broccoli.  This turned out way better than I thought it would and may be my new go-to recipe for pork loin.
  • 20-Minute Shrimp & Sausage Skillet Meal – This was really easy to whip up for dinner on a weeknight and was very tasty.  Brendon joined us for dinner so there weren’t any leftovers.

This weekend the temperature is going to mostly be down around and below freezing, so I’m not sure how much adventuring we’ll be doing.  My plan is to finish putting away the Christmas decorations and start thinking about Valentine’s. I think I’m going to miss the garland on the banister most of all – I love the glow when I come home on dark evenings.  Maybe there’s a way to do a Valentine themed banister with lights?

3 thoughts on “Whole 30 Week #1

  1. Godspeed on Whole30 – R2D6 here. Just hitting that point where everyone and everything is terrible. Thankfully I food prepped ahead of time, and had some chili to warm me up and soothe those angsty nerves tonight (subzero temps here too).

    1. Hang in there! The first Whole 30 is always the hardest, and you’ve hit the rough part. For me it was approx. day 5-8 that was the worst… headaches, nausea, and general grumpiness. I think the Whole 30 guidance calls it “Kill all the things”. This is essentially the sugar withdrawal kicking in. I promise it gets better on the other side!

  2. Reblogged this on Paleo Marine and commented:
    Sherry is done with her first week of her 2017 Whole30. Me? I failed accidentally early on and have decided to eat the majority of my meals Whole30 compliant (and all of them if they are with her) but I will stick to my Paleo food. I’ve not been eating enough again, and I need to fix that more than any other bad habit right now.

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