[Whole30] Days 11-20

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We did it! Or rather, we're doing it! We're more than 2/3 of the way done (and actually since I'm posting this later than I anticipated - we're on our last day today!!!) and it feels FANTASTIC! I am so proud of us for taking this on and for making it so far with no cheats!

Day 11 // Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thoughts : Today was the day of Mason's sedated hearing test and we were up and out of the house by 5:15am. Seth and I knew we wouldn't be able to eat anything at the cafeteria and we didn't know how long we were going to be at the hospital so I packed tons of snacks in my purse. We ended up going home before lunch time so we just had to get creative with breakfast.

Meals :
Breakfast : a banana and some almonds on the go
Snack : some pistachios and an apple
Lunch : salad topped with shredded beef, tomato, carrots, red bell pepper, and guac
Dinner : sweet potato topped with shredded beef, a fried egg, some veggies, and guac and brussels sprouts on the side


dinner


Day 12 // Friday, January 30, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : 2 sweet potato and sausage cups and a banana
Snack : an apple with almond butter
Lunch : tuna with cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers
Dinner : sweet potato topped with shredded beef, a fried egg, some veggies, and guac and brussels sprouts on the side

Day 13 // Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thoughts : Since I had Thursday off and today is the Saturday before school starts, I volunteered to work in order to get my 40 hours in. I was running slightly late so I made breakfast at work.

Meals :
Breakfast : sweet potato and sausage cups made into a hash with strawberries and blueberries
Snack : banana and almonds
Lunch : sweet potato topped with shredded beef, some veggies, and guac and brussels sprouts
Dinner : almond crusted chicken, cauliflower mash, asparagus, and heirloom tomatoes in balsamic


breakfast

dinner

Day 14 // Sunday, February 1, 2015 [superbowl sunday]

Thoughts : Today was suuuuuper hard not to cheat. We hosted a Super Bowl party at our house and there was lots of food that we couldn't eat. This was super hard. We made the main dish so we knew that there would be something we could eat and then worked around the other stuff. Some of our friends brought beer, a black bean salsa, chips, bacon wrapped hot dogs, and pepperoni bread - all of which we couldn't eat. Then a couple other friends brought guacamole and a veggie tray (we ate the veggies dipped in guacamole) and we made some prosciutto wrapped dates, sweet potato fries, some onion rings, and burgers (eaten bunless).

Meals :
Breakfast : banana pancakes with scrambled eggs, strawberries, and mandarin oranges
Lunch : egg salad lettuce wraps, a couple pieces of leftover chicken, and more heirloom tomatoes with balsamic
Snack : veggies with homemade ranch, veggies with guac, prosciutto wrapped dates
Dinner : "naked" burgers with all the fixings, onion rings, a deviled egg, and sweet potato fries


breakfast

lunch

dinner

Day 15 // Monday, February 2, 2015

Thoughts : Today marks the first day of school which means it is day 1 of 4 of me working 12 hour days. I have to take 2 lunches at work since I'm working more than 10 hours a day. I want and need to be creative and pack enough food so that I won't be hungry since I won't have time to get anything healthy anywhere if I didn't have enough food. Today also marks the first day of me asking Seth to document our dinners (he would eat dinner at normal dinner time and I would take dinner for lunch the next day). His pictures are... not my typical pictures... but he meant well and did what I asked and for that he has a heart of gold.

Meals :
Breakfast : 2 sweet potato cups and some strawberries and blueberries
Snack : banana
Lunch # 1 : tuna with cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers and a couple mandarin oranges
Lunch # 2 (aka dinner for me) : leftover burger with tomatoes and guac and a couple mandarin oranges
Dinner (for Seth) : leftover burger topped with a fried egg, tomato slices, sweet potato chip slices, and asparagus


lunch # 1

lunch # 2

Seth's dinner
(please disregard his feet lol)

Day 16 // Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thoughts : You might start to notice a theme with lunch # 1. But hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And it was yummy and it was easy.

Meals :
Breakfast : fried egg topped with guacamole, leftover sweet potatoes from dinner, strawberries
Snack : an apple
Lunch # 1 : tuna with cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers and a couple mandarin oranges
Lunch # 2 : leftover burger topped with a fried egg, tomato slices, sweet potato chip slices, and asparagus
Dinner (for Seth) : red bell pepper stuffed with shredded pork (from Costco), tomato, and lettuce and topped with guac

Seth's dinner


Day 17 // Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thoughts : Seth texted me a picture of a box of donuts that someone brought in to his work. Orange juice and donuts for a meeting. But Seth refrained! He said he had his coffee so he was good :)

Dinner was made at Seth's mom's house. We had a freak power outage and so Seth packed Mason and our food up and took him over to his mom's and didn't skip a beat. Dinner as planned was made. I was at work but I was impressed!

Meals :
Breakfast : fried egg topped with guac, sweet potato and sausage cups turned into a hash, strawberries, and some hot black tea
Snack : a banana
Lunch # 1 : tuna with cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers and a couple mandarin oranges
Lunch # 2 : salad topped with red bell pepper, tomato, shredded pork, and guac
Dinner (for Seth) : spaghetti squash spaghetti with meat sauce


breakfast

Day 18 // Thursday, February 5, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : fried egg, sweet potato and sausage cups turned into a hash, and a banana
Snack : an apple
Lunch # 1 : tuna with cucumbers, carrots, and red bell peppers and a couple mandarin oranges
Lunch # 2 : spaghetti squash spaghetti with meat sauce
Dinner (for Seth) : sweet potato topped with shredded pork, tomato, and guac with brussels sprouts on the side


breakfast

Seth's dinner
(please excuse the dishes in the sink lol)

Day 19 // Friday, February 6, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : 2 sweet potato and sausage cups and 2 little oranges
Snack : a banana
Lunch : sweet potato topped with shredded pork, tomato and guac and brussels sprouts on the side
Dinner : chicken salad (chicken made in the slow cooker) - lettuce topped with tomato, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and chicken salad


our dinner

Mason's dinner (leftovers from last night)

Day 20 // Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thoughts : I finally had one of those food dreams that they talk about! It wasn't any of my cravings (which is currently those dang Lindt salted caramel truffles) but it was that we were at a BBQ and I was making myself a hamburger (don't know if the burger was compliant but for this story, let's assume it was). I put some lettuce, some tomato... and then put it all on a bun. BREAD. Bread that I can't have. And it didn't even dawn on me until... I took a bite! And then BAM it hit me and I freaked out and spit it out. And then I think I woke up.

Meals :
Breakfast : omelet (eggs, bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes) and some heart shaped strawberries
Lunch : chicken salad
Snack : pistachios
Dinner : baked garlic mushroom chicken, cauliflower mash, and asparagus topped with diced tomatoes


breakfast

our dinner

Mason's dinner




20 days down, 10 more to go!


Recipes :
baked garlic mushroom chicken
sweet potato and sausage cups
beef in the crock pot.
almond crusted chicken
smashed garlic cauliflower
sweet potato and sausage cups 
sweet potato fries
homemade ranch dip (from It Starts with Food)
broccoli salad (put our own spin on it and made it compliant)

onion rings





































spaghetti squash spaghetti with meat sauce (spaghetti squash, ground beef, and pasta sauce from Costco that is compliant)


Recipes are all linked to above in blue. If you can't find what you're looking for (some of them are embedded in the post that I linked to) or you want more info on any of the recipes, just leave a comment below or shoot me an email : chasinmasonblog@gmail.com



11 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with you guys sticking to it even when "life" gets in the way!

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  2. Congratulations! Great job friend. I am so proud, impressed and now starving ;).

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  3. Wow, I'm super impressed! You guys are doing great! Especially with no cheating! I laughed when you wrote about your dream of eating bread, lol :) How are you feeling physically after doing it? Oh, and what do you use to mix in with chicken salad and egg salad. I'm assuming not mayo...

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  4. I am seriously SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You guys are amazing! And the food all really looks and sounds delish! If only I could get past the daunting task of food prep... maybe I would try and talk Eric into this. But really, I love my carbs TOO much, HA!

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  5. You're doing so, so, so well! I mean having to refrain at a superbowl party?! Great job!

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  6. Awesome Awesome AWESOME!! I think it is so cool you guys stuck with it and did it together (and seems Seth was obviously so supportive and into it too). Doesn't feel empowering to know you can do that?!?! I'm especially impressed you kept notes and documented all your meals. :) WAY TO GO!! And with plenty of temptations..
    Also, thanks for the onion ring recipe, I was going to ask for that. :)

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  7. You are doing amazing! I am still trying to figure out about doing this! My husband really wants to be careful with his eating... So looking into this!

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  8. You're doing so amazing! Props to Seth for staying on track while you work late! Does he cook his own meals or do you prepare ten and he just microwaves them? I ask bc my husband is incapable of prepping his own meals. Haha

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  9. YAY!! You two are so awesome for sticking it through.
    While it sounds kind of intimidating your meals look so good!

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  10. I'm so I pressed that you did this! I seriously do not think I would ever have the willpower.

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  11. This look yummy! I'm always looking for new whole30 meal ideas! Thansk for sharing & thanks for linking up for Tuesday Talk with us :) www.simplyfreeblog.com

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