What I Ate for a Week of my Whole30

So not too long ago, one of my fave podcasts (which I’m listening to even MORE now) did a “what we ate” roundup.  (Episode 72 of The Mom Hour.)   We’re not talking the perfect meal plan.  We’re talking about how it actually went down.

Because I’ve been texting pics to my whole30 buddy, I’ve got PLENTY of evidence of how it actually went down.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.  (And I was too lazy to edit these photos so all of them are pretty ugly.  Apologies.)

If you’re catching up, these are my goals for this whole30.  And this is what I actually ate for week 1:

Breakfasts

Breakfast "hash" with sweet potato, arugula, roast chicken, walnuts, cinnamon, olive oil, salt, and pepper topped with a poached egg.

Breakfast “hash” with sweet potato, arugula, roast chicken, walnuts, cinnamon, olive oil, salt, and pepper topped with a poached egg

 

Mushroom omelette eaten with a couple bites of pear

Mushroom omelette eaten with a couple bites of pear

 

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Fried eggs with leftover carrots

 

Fried eggs, leftover Brussels sprouts, avocado

Fried eggs, leftover Brussels sprouts, avocado

 

Egg scramble with bacon and spinach, banana with Sunbutter

Egg scramble with bacon and spinach, banana with Sunbutter

 

Sweet breakfast salad with sausage

Sweet breakfast salad with sausage

 

Lunches

 

Salad with salsa viniagrette

Salad with salsa vinaigrette

 

Sweet salad with chicken, greens, broccoli, pears, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette.  And that's not tea, it's a cup of broth.

Sweet salad with chicken, greens, broccoli, pears, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. And that’s not tea, it’s a cup of broth.

 

Lunch date!  Steak with greens, roasted red peppers, artichoke

Lunch date! Steak with greens, roasted red peppers, artichoke

 

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Rando leftovers salad (this was not great) with chicken, cucumbers, mushrooms, and who knows what.

 

Meat muffins soaked with mayo fail "sauce"

Meat muffins soaked with mayo fail “sauce”

 

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Family adventure in Viterbo.  Steak topped with truffle and lard, mountain of wilted greens

Family adventure in Viterbo. Steak topped with truffle and lard, mountain of wilted greens

Dinners

Pulled pork with homemade sauce, cucumber salad, and white sweet potatoes

Pulled pork with homemade sauce, cucumber salad, and white sweet potatoes

[Day 2:  Apparently I was struggling with my caffeine withdrawal headache that I forgot to take a picture of this.  No clue.]

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Stuffed pepper with roasted Brussels sprouts

 

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I cooked a whole fish!  Eaten with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli that was topped with mayo fail "sauce"

I cooked a whole fish! (I mostly followed this method.  Very pleased.)  Eaten with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli that was topped with mayo fail “sauce”

 

Date night!  Steak and veggies.

Date night! Steak and veggies.

 

 

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Sweet potato topped with sunbutter, cup of collagen, and coconut cream

Sweet potato topped with Sunbutter, cup of collagen, and coconut cream

 

Notes:

I tried to credit any recipes I used, but know that I don’t follow recipes exactly.  In part, because I refuse to measure.  Like anything.  This is why I can’t bake.

This isn’t always pictured, but I had Fish Oil most mornings and Collagen dissolved in hot water most evenings.  Fish oil is unless I forget.  Collagen is if I feel like it.

For beverages, I had plenty of herbal tea.  Plenty of water and sparkling water.   I may have done some decaf coffee, but I tried to put some distance between coffee and myself–even decaf–in the early days.  On this whole30, I’ve had some bulletproof, but definitely not every day anymore.

Snacks aren’t listed because I really don’t snack.   I may have a few nuts while cooking dinner if I’m putting nuts on something.  One day I had a clementine and some nuts at the zoo for a pre-lunch snack because I horribly misjudged how long we would be out.  (I think my “real” lunch was at 3:30 that day.)  But in general, no afternoon snacks.  Nothing after dinner other than the pictured coconut cream.

So there you go.  It’s not sexy.  But it gets ‘er dun.

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