So. Over it. Hahaha. They say it takes twenty days for something to become a habit. Maybe that’s true, also it takes twenty days to be so completely over it. R and I are going to have some freaking Portuguese breakfast when we’re done. You know what that means? MIXTA! I think that’s how it’s spelled, I know how to say it. It is a warm ham and cheese sandwich with butter on fresh Portuguese bread (pao). The kinda bread that is only good for one day, and after that it’s hard as a rock. So great bread. And along with mixta is a portuguese latte. Ahhh. Thursday.
So what have we been eating? Whole lotta leftovers. The original name of Whole 30, but got workshopped out. Who would sign up for this diet knowing you would have to eat what is everyone’s least favorite, leftovers? Worse than vegetables themselves…LEFTOVER vegetables.
Anyway, this week, more chicken nuggets, some red curry chicken, beef stew, the last of the pulled pork, cashew hummus and carrots, and of course eggies. And we maybe have had some “ice cream” aka coconut cream and frozen bananas and strawberries. YUM. Tonight I’m pretty sure I’m going to cook a burger and some fries because I am not in the mood for something complicated. Just a couple more meals Alice! Ugh.
Whole 30 you suck, we are almost done.
Only 10 more days! Ten more. I think chicken nuggets might be the food that’s getting me through right now. We make a big old batch, and they taste awesome as leftovers for lunch or breakfast, or easy dinner when I get home from work. Winner winner, chicken dinner. Today is meal-planning day, and I am almost positive they will end up on our list for this week. What else should end up on the list? Not thai zoodles, not this week haha. They taste great still, but I’m tired of making them.
This morning R got up before me and started some slow cooker beef stew and the coffee. He is the best boyfriend in ze world. I would have quit long ago if not for him.
So right now in the fridge we have: pulled pork, various veggies, some fruit, and prosciutto and bacon. For lunch we made pork lettuce wraps, which totally hit the spot. And tonight we will have some beef stew, and then will have leftovers tomorrow. But the rest of the week…?
Maybe we will make some curry this week. The last couple days we’ve just been rocking out leftovers, which has been great. We just need to make it ten more days.
I’m going to go ruminate on some recipes…
Aka I make cashew hummus and eat all of it before I can share with anyone.
Holy Cow Cashew Hummus
Just kidding, I shared it! I made a double batch for me/R and S. Two mason jars full for S haha.
And S came over tonight for Bachelor, of course. She helped me make the Thai Nutty Zoodles and helped me dare I say PERFECT the nut sauce! Instead of sriracha this time, I put in a thai chile pepper and a couple drops of fish sauce. It was SO GOOD. Like S and I fighting over licking the spoon, good. And I spiralized 15 zucchini, so um we got leftovers for days. Or day. Because this recipe is so awesome.
The best news is, the kitchen is mostly clean, our lunches are packed for work tomorrow, and R is going to cook me some chicken nuggets 🙂 Life is good.
We have now made it further than ever before!
And two weeks in, I must say…I miss drinking. Yesterday R and I avoided Super Bowl partying so that we wouldn’t be tempted by all the beer and delicious dips that go along with football parties. We did not however, avoid the WINGS that go along with football partying. I used Tessamae’s Buffalo sauce and Valentina Hot Sauce because YEAH the buffalo sauce was not as spicy as it should be. The wings were pretty good, and then S came over and cooked some delicious green curry! Because her jam on this diet has been curries, slash I think she always likes curries. I can’t wait until we can all go chow down on some Indian food and have Naan, only 16 more days!
Here’s what my spaghetti squash and meat sauce looked like!
Green curry S made!
Tonight I am making tacos! It’s Taco Monday! I made a huge grocery trip and I think I have everything needed for the week (god I hope so). I stocked up on fruits and nuts for snacks and got tons of veggies! I’m making Thai Nutty Zoodles again this week and I wanted to have enough zucchini so I got like 10 I think.
The past couple days I have thought about cravings and wanting to quit. But I think we are over the hump. I have food and snacks for the rest of the week, and treats even though treats are supposed to be off limits. And by treats I mean, I froze some bananas to make “ice cream” sometime this week. I know! I know Whole 30 police, that is explicitly “against the spirit of Whole 30” or what THEY like to call “sex with your pants on.” However, I think blending some bananas and coconut milk is not the worst thing I could eat. It will just be a little treat and won’t trigger a sugar binge.
I’m not sure how R and I will eat when we’re done with Whole 30. Overall, I feel better, but it is more expensive and time-consuming to eat this way. Nutritionists would tell me to think of it as an investment in my future and less expensive and time-consuming than health problems caused by poor-eating habits and my resistance to going to the gym. We’ll just have to work out what is best!
R is going to make slow cooker pulled pork tomorrow! I think it’s been my favorite recipe this Whole 30. Goodnight internet
Sorry for the lost days guys. Work and life got in the way of blogging. No worries, I haven’t tried any new recipes until…today!
I just got home from work, cut open a spaghetti squash and put it in the microwave. I browned some ground beef in a saucepan in bacon grease, and put in a jar of spaghetti sauce from Trader Joe’s. This is going to be my dinner, and it smells pretty good, I hope it ends up that way! Even if it doesn’t, I’m tired and hungry so it will do.
So we are coming up on the days that R and I quit Whole 30 the first time, and I am starting to get a little burnout. Not really from the food because when I eat it, it’s great, I don’t feel like I’m missing out. But like at work, if I don’t have plenty of food I feel crabby that I can’t get a snack from the cafeteria. Eating out Whole 30/Paleo is hard. Despite all the work behind it, I truly feel better. I’m not eating tums like candy and I have more energy, slash more…clarity? I don’t know if that really makes sense.
Squash tasted alright! I don’t know why I make all this “pasta” when I don’t even really like pasta. Or I love pasta, but it’s all the cheese-filled pastas.
Anyway, still Whole 30-ing. And I promise I will blog more next week!
Or Alice wants a freaking drink.
Took my car in today, and waited…for hours. I knew I would have to wait, so I brought lunch and snacks and a book and my headphones and I walked to a nearby park and I did all the patient people things. But it still sucked and kinda pissed me off. So when I got home, I really wanted to pop open a bottle of wine or crack a beer. But I didn’t. Instead I had some warm apple cider, and proceeded to veg out on the boob tube. Which I guess is what healthier people than me might do. While being adult definitely has it perks, and you know, I’m thankful I have a car, sometimes it’s just not fun. Drinking and eating my feelings are two of my coping mechanisms, and neither are Whole 30, so.
Eggs, Bacon, sweet potato
leftover thai nutty zoodles, that still tasted great, esp cold. Apple and some plantain chips
Pulled pork hot from the slow cooker, coleslaw S made, sweet potato fries
S came over for our Bachelor night, which helped with coping. It really is so helpful that she and R are doing Whole 30 with me. I was like I want pink wine for girls night, and S was like no you don’t, we’re Whole 30 robots.
This is who I am now. Good night internet.