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Whole30, round three: what I ate in week one

When I did my first Whole 30 I remember my biggest question was “but what do you eat?!“. I’ve compiled my eats for the first week of my third Whole 30. Yeah, third time. How many times does it take to make one a Whole 30 addict? I think five times.

Read on for photos of food (because in 2017, this is all we take photos of), recipes and my thoughts on the days as they progress.

Day one: Monday

I woke up full of cold on day one, but was determined to get my Whole 30 plan started. I’m sure all the extra lemon and other fruits and vegetables did wonders!

Breakfast: Smoked salmon, boiled egg, baby spinach, 1/2 an avocado and a spritz of lemon. Black coffee. (This is my favourite Whole 30 meal, so you’ll see I eat it a lot.)

Smoked salmon with a boiled egg, avocado and spinach.

Lunch: Roasted Brussels sprouts with two rashers of organic bacon. Water.

Dinner: Almond and sage crusted salmon, with broccoli and basil mash and garlic roasted sweet potato. Water with lemon.

Almond and sage crusted salmon.

Snacks: A pear and a handful of cashews. Lots of cups of hot water with lemon and fresh ginger (helping the cold).


Day two: Tuesday

Breakfast: Smoked salmon, boiled egg, baby spinach, 1/2 an avocado and a spritz of lime. Black coffee.

Lunch: Chicken salad with garlic mushrooms, rocket and cucumber. Water.

Dinner: Cracklin’ chicken with courgette* and carrot tossed in garlic and chilli and pan fried with coriander and lime juice.

Nom Nom Paleo’s cracklin’ chicken with carrot and courgettes.

Snacks: A pear and an apple.

*it was supposed to be courgetti, but the new spiralizer I bought was absolute balls and it all turned to mash. Instead I did the old fashion thing and chopped the courgette. Amazingly, it tasted just as good.


Day three: Wednesday

Breakfast: Smoked salmon, boiled egg, baby spinach, 1/2 an avocado and a spritz of lime.

Lunch: Leftover Cracklin’ chicken with a tomato, red onion and cucumber salad (slim pickings on the salad bar at work today).

Dinner: Steak and chips (sweet potato). With mushrooms cooked with sage.

Steak and chips (the boyfriend loved this!)


Day four: Thursday

Breakfast: A boiled egg, spinach, 1/2 an avocado and a spritz of lime.

Lunch: Leftover Cracklin’ chicken with a beetroot, grapefruit, cumin seed, sesame and rocket salad.

Dinner: Coconut, chilli, lime chicken on cauliflower rice.

Snacks: An apple and a pear.


Day five: Friday

Breakfast: A boiled egg, spinach, 1/2 an avocado and a spritz of lime.

Lunch: Chicken with roasted broccoli, grapes, cucumber, red onion, fennel and orange salad.

Dinner: Out with friends at Strut and Cluck. I had the Harissa & rosemary turkey wings and roasted cauliflower. Devine.

Harissa & rosemary turkey wings


Day six: Saturday

Brunch: Spinach, mushrooms, rocket, bacon and a poached egg at Sunday. With a black coffee, followed by an almond milk macchiato.

Brunch at Sunday

Dinner: Roast pork with roast potatoes, carrot, onion and steamed broccoli.


Day seven: Sunday

Brunch: Bacon, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, spinach and a fried egg.

Dinner: Bun-free burgers, using Nom Nom Paleo’s burger recipe for beef, mushroom and bacon patties. Topped with lettuce, avocado, tomato and onion. With a side of homemade sweet potato fries.

Beef, mushroom and bacon burger

I have to admit I really thought I was going to struggle with eating clean this time around. After gorging on everything in sight over Christmas and New Years I thought I’d hit a brick wall with the sugar withdrawals, but alas, I didn’t give myself enough credit.

A lot of people complain of headaches and fatigue when they change their diet and especially when reducing sugar and carbs, but I’ve never experienced it. So don’t read some posts where people spell out the scary symptoms and talk yourself out of it – everyone is different!

 

3 Comments

  1. Woo sounds like you’ve been doing amazingly! That’s definitely one of my fave breakfasts too – boiled eggs and smoked salmon are my fave!

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