Breakfast: Spinach and mushroom frittatas. We used this method, but different ingredients. Ours had mushrooms, spinach, bok choi, beet greens, onions, and garlic powder. Delicious! Meredith had some fried eggs and strawberries.
Lunch: Shepherd’s pie.
Dinner: Leftover shepherd’s pie. I realize potatoes aren’t technically allowed, but they seem to be pretty controversial and even the Whole 30 site lists them as arbitrary. I actually feel potatoes are nutritious, they’re easy to grow, and I’m not trying to lose weight. Doesn’t mean I will eat them a lot (and may not again before the Whole 30 is over). The main thing though was that it was leftover from last night and full of spinach, beet greens, bok choi, mushrooms, onions, and other good veggies. I wasn’t about to let it go to waste. We also had green salad with apples, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
Snacks: Meatballs (without the sauce, we just made up the meatballs, baked them, and then stuck them in the freezer to be pulled out and reheated for snacks). Kris has declared these meatballs the best he has ever tasted. Definitely worth a try. We also all had various fruits and vegetables over the course of the day. Pears sprinkled with paprika and cinnamon (Meredith and I wolfed these down).
I’ve got to be honest, I was pretty impressed with my willpower today. We went out with some friends and there was tons of yummy food, and I turned down the crackers and cheese and any other good food that normally I would have been all over, eating vegetables and fruit and a deviled egg instead. I realized later that the mayo used probably has canola oil and sugar in it, but I’m not worried about the amount in one deviled egg.
One lady had brought these delicious looking apple slices, and when I asked if there was sugar she assured me there wasn’t. I took a bite, then had to double check, and she told me oh well there is maple syrup. So while I wasn’t perfect today, I think I did pretty well considering how much of a sweet tooth I have normally. All I could think about all evening though was how much I wanted a little handful of chocolate chips or a cookie or some candy… I’m not normally that bad but I think knowing I can’t eat it makes me want it more.