My Whole 30 Journey {Days 18-22}

Day 18


Breakfast: I had fruit for breakfast today. I need to change this – next week will be better!

Lunch: Bacon and eggs for speed only, needed to be quick today.

Dinner: Stir fried vegetables and pan-fried haddock. Was surprised at how much I didn’t miss a stir fry sauce. Having tried to find one without sugar and failed,  decided I’d be ok with just fish and veg. I used garlic infused oil to fry everything in and that added sufficient zing to make it a very palatable meal. We also have the advantage of good, fresh fish living here, so that surely helped!

Day 19


Breakfast: Well, it’s Saturday again so breakfast sort of goes out the window. Ate some fruit mid-morning.

Lunch: Made curried coconut and pumpkin soup, recipe here. This was pretty good. 🙂


Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup


Dinner: Made a pork stew tonight; this was lovely. Recipe from Sustainable Dish. Can’t recommend this enough. Made lots too, so good portions left.


Butternut Squash and Pork Stew


Snacks: Had a few dried figs this morning.


Day 20


Breakfast: Found this recipe so had this : Monkey Salad from Good Cheap Eats. I LOVE this. Tasty and a good change from eggs and fruit.


Monkey Salad


Lunch: Baked a sweet potato and had leftover pork stew from last night. Quick, easy and delicious – that’s the best way!

Dinner: So, my husband found grass-fed organic sirloin steaks half price at the supermarket because they needed eating today…so we did!! Steak, home made potato wedges in garlic and salt, and an egg.  

Snacks:  Only a couple of figs today and an apple.


Day 21


Breakfast: Ate Monkey Salad again – I love this, the flavour combinations really appeals to me.

Lunch: Vegetable scrambled eggs

Dinner: Mocha rubbed slow cooker roast, mashed sweet potato, broccoli, spinach and carrots. Delicious recipe from Stupid Easy Paleo.


Mocha Rubbed Beef, mashed sweet potato and steamed veg


Snacks:  1 fig…did well with the snacking today!


Day 22


Breakfast: This is still the meal I fall down over. A rushed or busy morning (like today) and I have no chance. So only coffee, and I was out all morning so couldn’t pick anything up either.

Lunch: Ate the leftover mocha rubbed roast with a baked sweet potato. Good leftovers 🙂

Dinner: Made Asian Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo. These were good. I made a large stirfry out of cabbage, carrots, red onion and peppers, stir-fried in coconut oil. Tossed a few dried cranberries, cashews and toasted almond slivers in to mix the taste up. I also made rice for the rest of the family too. Whole lot devoured…really tasty.

Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo

Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo


Asian Meatballs mmm…


Interestingly, I always thought a stirfry needed a sauce. Having not been able to find any without sugar, that’s twice now I’ve stirfried veg and found they taste just fine on their own…maybe masking the taste of fresh vegetables with a thick, sugar-lade sauce wasn’t as good as I thought!

Snacks:  Had an apple with almond butter…probably my favourite snack, although I have to go easy on the almond butter…I could scrape it out of the jar and eat it by the spponful! 😉

How I’m feeling now:

Still not springing out of bed in the mornings, but I have lost the afternoon sluggish feeling.

No stomach cramps for a long time now 🙂

No severe indigestion and uncomfortable feeling under ribs.

No headaches.

None of my jeans fit properly…I had to put a belt on yesterday, the first time since I had children (8 1/2 years now).

My husband is still laughing at me photographing my meals 😉


Already, I won’t go back to eating the way I did before. I feel so much better overall. Now I’m coming up to the last week, there are a few things I look forward to having here or there over Christmas, but generally speaking, this is a way of life for me now!


Grace and Love

Helen x

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