21 days of Whole30 eating are behind us! This week has flown by and it’s already time to write the Whole30 recap for week 3. How did it go? Does it stay as easy as week 2? You are about to find out.
Reminder: Who exactly is doing this challenge?
My husband and myself and our 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old. The kids are eating what we eat for the most part but the 16 month old still eats oatmeal for breakfast (no dairy in it though) and on occasion a rice cake. The 3 year old has an option of oatmeal for breakfast, but she’s only had a couple of bites. She used to love oatmeal, but it just hasn’t been her thing lately.
How Did We Feel?
To some it up in one word: Great! Last week was one of the first weeks I’ve had in months where I felt like I was in a good routine – things went smoothly, I was extremely productive, exercised 5 days, and had more energy that normal. It was nice. Hopefully week 4 will be just as productive.
The last couple of days I haven’t cheated but I have noticed that I’ve thought about off plan foods a lot more, and how wonderful some of them sound. That hasn’t happened up until now. 8 more days. We can do it. I’m ready to bake again.
What Did We Eat?
Crispy baked chicken thighs, paleo breakfast casserole, tex mex paleo casserole, Moroccan chicken, and spinach and chicken topped sweet potatoes.
Breakfasts I like to keep simple. Who really wants to get up earlier to cook? Not me. We made sweet potato boats (okay), paleo breakfast casserole for the second time (my favorite – I’ll be posting the recipe on Friday), scrambled eggs, and sweet and white potato hash browns (sweet potato hash browns are my other favorite breakfast item).
Lunches were once again salads for Shaun and myself and leftover or sweet potatoes for the kids during the week. We also had guacamole and veggies one day. Sunday lunch was a whole roasted chicken served with acorn squash and carrots.
Suppers had some homeruns. The Tex Mex Paleo Casserole was loaded with veggies and had good flavor. The 16 month old inhaled it and even my husband who doesn’t like sweet potatoes said it was good. We had spinach and chicken topped sweet potatoes again, enchilada pasta (no one loved this except the 16 month old), crispy baked chicken thighs (recipes coming next week), and Moroccan chicken (this is the third time we’ve made the recipes – we all love it).
Snacks were kept simple. The easiest Whole30 snack options we’ve found have been dried fruit, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Frozen grapes make a fabulous treat.
If you want a sneak peak of what we are eating this week, be sure to check out my menu plan. You can also get ideas on my Pinterest account. If you have any favorite Whole30 recipes, be sure to let me know!
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