Whole30 R2 Meals

Although I finished the Whole30 a few weeks ago, most of my meals look the same with the addition of some white rice, occasional raw dairy and some dark chocolate now and again. Although as a disclaimer, when I go on vacation I am much more liberal with my diet (and I think that’s fine for most people!) Halfway through March, I went skiing in Utah with my Dad and Erik and while we always enjoyed a healthy breakfast, I definitely indulged in some delicious meals at restaurants and also purposefully “glutened” myself for some of the best cookies I ever had. Anyway, my point is that while doing a challenge is great and there are many benefits I experienced, and am happy to continue experiencing, it’s also nice to be able to bring some balance into my life with some wine and desserts when I want them.

Breakfasts: Most of my breakfasts were a variation of eggs or chocolate chia pudding. I also occasionally had a smoothie which is not technically whole30 approved, but since this wasn’t my first rodeo, I was cool with it.

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eggs with sweet potato “toast” and bacon
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eggs, bacon, lemony kale with a side of organic strawberries
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His and Hers Smoothies- both made with banana, almond butter, spinach but I added cacao powder to Erik’s
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Kitchen Sink scramble- scrambled eggs with leftover peppers, spinach, and cauliflower topped with avocado

Lunches were almost always a salad topped with leftovers, sardines, rotisserie chicken or chicken sausage. As long as I’m varying up my proteins and my roasted veggies on my salad, I find I never get sick of them! I also made a few soups which I paired with a salad as well.

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Random salad with cucumbers, jicama, blueberries and hard boiled eggs
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Mason Jar Salad with cauliflower rice, peppers, shredded beef, avocado and salsa
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golden cauliflower soup

Snacks were usually hard boiled eggs, raw nuts (my favorite are macadamia nuts!), RX bars, fruit or a packet of nut butter.

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the best!

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If you like dried mango- get this IMMEDIATELY! So good

Dinners were always a protein (beef, chicken, fish, or pork) served with veggies (cauliflower rice, broccoli, string beans) and a starch (potatoes or sweet potatoes). I found that changing up the way I served the starch (roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, baked potatoes with ghee, etc.) was essential for us not getting bored.

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Mahi mahi, roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli
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Steak, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and spinach with a japanese sweet potato
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Bacon wrapped pork (OMG so good) with a mix of carrots/ sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice and sauteed kale

Dessert: We really didn’t have dessert often! Occasionally we had some fruit after dinner like melon or pineapple and a handful of times we made a dessert out of a sliced banana, some cashew butter, some macadamia nuts and shredded coconut. Made it feel like a treat even though all the ingredients were compliant!

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So hopefully this gives you some ideas if you were interested in doing the Whole30 but weren’t sure what the heck you can eat!

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