My Whole 30 Journey {Days 23-29}

So the end is in sight…Can’t believe I’m at the last hurdle.

Here goes…

Day 23

 

Breakfast: Fruit for breakfast today. I know, I know I said I would get better at this…

Lunch: I had egg and bacon scramble with peppers and onions.

Dinner: Oven baked salmon with lemon and dill, boiled new potatoes (boiled with half a lemon and some smashed garlic cloves – this seriously transforms ordinary boiled tatties), carrots and spinach.

Snacks: Snacked on coconut, cranberries, almonds and an apple today.

 

Day 24

 

Well, woke with the most awful pains in my stomach. Really bad stabbing pains, and sometimes I could hardly catch my breath. I’m blaming the cranberries, they are the only thing I have eaten differently over the past couple of days. That makes cranberry sauce at Christmas a no no then 😦

Breakfast: Monkey salad.

Lunch: Ham omelette and a satsuma.

Dinner: Slow cooked a chicken during the day, to transform into stock and dinner. Ate chicken, a couple of new potatoes, boiled carrots and cabbage and spinach. Not exciting at all – family had gravy and it could have done with it, but hey, it’s still good food and it’s better than what a lot of people get to eat, so I won’t complain.

Snacks: Snacked on coconut, almonds and an apple today.

 

Day 25

 

Breakfast: Fruit. Say nothing.

Lunch: Well, for the first time in almost a month I ate out today. Went out with husband for a bowl of soup and had to leave 2 places because I couldn’t eat them. Eventually found somewhere with a DF, GF and otherwise compliant soup – Curried Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash – I’m so making this…

Dinner: Used the leftover chicken and made this Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Quiche from Stupid Easy Paleo (click the link, it’s totally worth it). This was easy and delicious and I’ll definitely be making it again…PLUS, there is plenty left for tomorrow, so I can have some at breakfast. Yeay!

Snacks: Had a banana and an apple today with a little almond butter.

 

Day 26

 

Breakfast: Leftover quiche.

Lunch: Made a soup today, Spicy Sweet Potato and Carrot – recipe here.

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Dinner: Mince and tatties – easy for everyone, just boiled potatoes for me.

Snacks: Had an apple with a little almond butter – love this snack!!

 

Day 27

 

Breakfast: Rushed rushed morning, didn’t get a breakfast 😦

Lunch: Finished off the quiche today.

Dinner: Prawn curry on a bed of spinach.

Snacks: Had some beetroot, parsnip and carrot crisps today – just a few…self-control exercised!

 

Day 28

 

Breakfast: Found this recipe at Whole Family Strong, for Sweet Potato Hashies. They are delicious and super easy. And I’m pleased to find a breakfast alternative.

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Lunch: Leftover soup for lunch.

Dinner: Made these chicken nuggets from One Lovely Life…too delicious for words. Made some oven baked salt’n’pepper fries, steamed carrots and a vine ripened tomato on the side. Oh, and I made this super easy mayonnaise from PaleOMG, which I just love…although I made it plain this time, no spices just garlic powder. GREAT dinner, definitely be making the chicken nuggets again.

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Snacks: Had 2 dates today.

How I feel now it’s near the end: I’ve loved this food journey. I have never eaten this clean ever. I have found a lot out about food and packaged produce that I didn’t really know, I have knocked cramping stomachs and headaches on the head. I have lost the sluggish afternoon feeling and my jeans are looser…AND I’m wearing a belt for the first time in 9 years!

I can’t ever imagine going back…at least not completely.

 

Day 29

 

Penultimate day – woo hoo!

Breakfast: So, today I had this: Warm Banana Coconut Breakfast Bowl. It was pretty good, although I only used one banana, there’s no way I could eat two at one time.

Lunch: I made crab cakes for lunch…ate two with salad and a splodge of homemade mayo. Recipe at Paleo Fondue. Very tasty and made enough for leftovers 😉

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Dinner: Had breakfast for dinner! Made this tasty treat from The Urban Poser. Had it with a fried egg. Lovely. Had a satsuma for pudding 😉

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Snacks: No snacks today. 

So tomorrow is the last day! At least the last day in some respects. I’ll be keeping a lot of these new habits although will, much to my husband’s relief, have a Chinese takeaway every now and then!

Grace and Love

Helen x

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