A lot of people ask me "if you can't eat [fill in the blank here and add a horrified look] dear god, what DO you eat?"
The truth is, there is a whole world of options out there when you eat Whole30 style. I personally find that when I limit my options to veggies, lean protein, fats and a bit of fruit, it's easier to come up with interesting options. When I'm feeling inspired, I'll cook up some amazing food from Well-Fed, or some of my favorite Whole30 blogs (see the bottom of this post for the list).
Most of the time, though, I am supremely lazy (i mean BUSY) and I keep it pretty simple. I thought I would provide 2 sample days of what I eat, so people can get a sense for how easy it is. I prepare my fridge with the following:
- Grilled or baked chicken: 2-4lbs
- Chopped broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, onions.
- 3# ground turkey cooked with spices
- apples, pears, oranges, grapes, berries of every kind
6:30am Breakfast: Scrambled eggs (we make them in the microwave without milk, and lots of extra egg whites) with some freshly chopped spinach. A small bowl of blueberries. Black coffee.
11am Snack: (only if I'm hungry) small handful of almonds and an orange.
1:30pm lunch: Grilled chicken salad with oil/balsamic and as many chopped veggies as I can fit in. Carrot sticks (I like crunchy) and a piece of fruit.
4:00pm Big cup of Passion Tea (Tazo) and some coconut flakes and maybe some frozen grapes.
7:00pm Grilled chicken stir fry (using chicken I prepped earlier, throw in some oil, veggies, coconut amino, and voila!)
6:30am Breakfast: Scrambled eggs (we make them in the microwave without milk, and lots of extra egg whites) with some freshly chopped spinach AND some ground turkey seasoned with sea salt and pepper. A small bowl of strawberries. Black coffee.
11am Snack: (only if I'm hungry) small handful of walnuts and an apple.
1:30pm lunch: Steak salad from Quoba (steak, salad, pico, salsa, and guacamole).
4:00pm Big cup of Sweet Wild Orange tea (Tazo) and a few almonds.
7:00pm Leaf lettuce tacos (ground turkey, guacamole, tomatoes, onions all rolled in a leaf) and a peach.
Like you have probably heard me say before, it's all about PREPARATION. Plan ahead, and this is easy. If you get hungry, you will eat your own shoe covered in sugar.