[Whole30] Days 21-30

Monday, February 23, 2015

As most of you already know by my Instagram photo last week, Seth and I finished our first Whole30 last Tuesday and as a reward, I was finally able to have coffee creamer with my coffee on Wednesday.
It. was. glorious!

But even though we're done and this may seem like old news, I wanted to fully finish our recap so you just have to bare with me for two more Whole30 blog posts - today and our results next week.

Without further ado, here is the last third of our journey.

Day 21 // Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thoughts : Found some Tessamae's salad dressings on sale at Costco! Actually I walked right past them (I try to avoid all the sample carts because we can't have anything) and Seth pointed them out. I went over and tried all 3 kinds (and later found out that the French dressing I tried was not Whole30 compliant - eekk! oops - I don't really consider it a cheat because it was probably 1/4 teaspoon of dressing and I didn't meaningfully cheat. I thought all the dressings were compliant but apparently I should learn to read ingredients). They were a major score for 3 for $10.99. It was basically buy 2, get 1 free since they are normally $6 each. So we got 3.

We also made our first sweet potato crusted quiche for the week for breakfasts.

My little helper... he might need some driving lessons.


Meals : 
Breakfast : omelet with red pepper, mushrooms, and leftover shredded pork and topped with guacamole
Lunch : broccoli salad and leftover chicken with mushrooms
Dinner (at Seth's mom's house - she was so sweet to find out what we could eat and she cooked it!) : roasted turkey breast (with rosemary, thyme, and garlic), cauliflower mash (that my brother in law thought was mashed potatoes and was surprised when we told him otherwise!), zucchini, and a side salad

breakfast

lunch

sweet potato crusted quiche


Day 22 // Monday, February 9, 2015

Thoughts : I saw this on my IG feed and thought it was so fitting. We almost never used our crock pot until we started the Whole30 and now we LOVE it! I still forget we have it sometimes, but we have used it at least once, sometimes twice, a week for the past month!



Meals :
Breakfast : quiche
Snack : banana
Lunch : tuna with cucumber, carrots, and red bell peppers
Dinner : "naked" burgers topped with sautéed mushrooms, side of tomatoes, sweet potato slices, and asparagus


Day 23 // Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : quiche and fruit
Snack : banana
Lunch : leftover dinner - burger with tomatoes, guacamole, and sweet potatoes
Dinner : salad - lettuce topped with shredded lamb, tomatoes, mushrooms, guacamole and red bell pepper

breakfast

dinner


Day 24 // Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : quiche
Snack : banana
Lunch : salad - lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrots (and later shredded beef) with my new Tessemae's balsamic dressing
Dinner : sweet potato topped with shredded beef, tomato, and red bell peppers with broccoli on the side

lunch

dinner


Day 25 // Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meals:
Breakfast : Seth was off so I got a good breakfast! - omelet with mushrooms and asparagus and topped with guacamole 
Snack : banana
Lunch : leftover dinner - sweet potato with shredded beef and veggies
Dinner : spaghetti squash spaghetti with ground beef and chicken and apple sausage

breakfast

dinner


Day 26 // Friday, February 13, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : scrambled eggs and fruit
Snack : banana
Lunch : leftover dinner - spaghetti squash with sausage
Dinner : moroccan chicken with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts

dinner


Day 27 // Saturday, February 14, 2015 [Valentine's Day]

Thoughts : I will admit that it was a little hard to stick to the diet today. Seth made Mason some festive pancakes for breakfast and I wanted nothing more than to take a bite of the pancake that Mason offered me. It's so hard to say no when he is being so sweet and trying to share his breakfast with you. But alas, I held strong, ate my breakfast and told Mason to eat his. I didn't really have a hard time not eating candy (though I did want some) since we don't have any in the house right now (no temptations!). We had originally had plans to go on our February date today but we postponed it until next weekend so we could fully enjoy. I don't want to spoil anything, but it's not your typically Valentine's Day activity.

Meals :
Breakfast : egg scramble with shredded beef and red peppers with a side of "heart strawberries"
Lunch : leftover dinner - moroccan chicken
Snack (at the movies) : pistachios for me, almonds for Seth, and some mandarin oranges and grapes
Dinner : in n out (double double protein style, mustard grilled, no spread, no cheese)

Seth and my breakfast

Mason's breakfast

Valentine's Day date movie theater snack

dinner


Day 28 // Sunday, February 15, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : omelet with shredded beef and asparagus and topped with tomatoes
Lunch : tuna with carrots, cucumbers, and red pepper
Dinner : mushroom chicken with cauliflower mash, asparagus, and tomatoes

breakfast

dinner


Day 29 // Monday, February 16, 2015

Meals :
Breakfast : quiche
Snack : banana
Lunch : leftover dinner - chicken, cauliflower mash and asparagus
Dinner : "naked" burgers topped with guacamole, side of tomatoes, sweet potato slices, and asparagus

Seth and my dinner

Mason's dinner


Day 30 // Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thoughts : It's the LAST DAY!!!!!!

Meals :
Breakfast : quiche and fruit
Snack : banana
Lunch : leftover dinner - burger with tomatoes, guacamole, and sweet potatoes
Dinner : red pepper stuffed with shredded beef and topped with tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, and guacamole with a side of broccoli

dinner


Recipes :
(I'm not sure if the link is broken or not - when I tried to go to it to get the link to post here, it didn't work, but we obviously got it for the recipe. If you are interested in the recipe and can't access the website, comment below or email me at chasinmasonblog@gmail.com and I can send you the recipe by email)


We did it!!!!! We finished our first Whole30! 
Stay tuned for our results next week. Spoiler alert : they were good!

If there was a recipe that I didn't link to that you would like, please leave a comment below (and make sure your email is associated with your blogger profile so I can respond) or email me at chasinmasonblog@gmail.com and I will be happy to share!


13 comments:

  1. Woo hoo for finishing strong! Can't wait to hear your results!

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  2. Have I mentioned how ridiculously impressed I am by all your AMAZING looking food! You make me think I might actually be able to do Whole 30 without dying. I'm so printing off your meals and bringing this idea up to my husband tonight. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  3. Wow, that is awesome! I've loved following along as you did this. You make it seem not hard :) Side note- what was that sauce on your sliced sweet potatoes on day 29?

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  4. Your food pictures always make me so hungry! Great job! This is so encouraging

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  5. THAT QUICHE!! Oh my gosh it looks amazing.
    And, be honest, how do Brussels sprouts really taste? I'm really, really terrified of them.
    After this kid makes his/her exit don't be surprised if I start asking you a million questions about this Whole30 business.

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  6. So smart to bring snacks to the movies! I keep meaning to use our slow cooker and never do! I will have to make a point to use it soon!!!

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  7. I must say, everything looks delicious and I think it's so awesome you guys did this! We should think about doing it!

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  8. Awesome job for completely the Whole 30! A huge accomplishment! And that fruit & quiche breakfast is just calling my name!

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  9. I am just so beyond proud of you for finishing strong! The food as always look AMAZING. I can not wait to hear about your results.

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  10. Yay yay yay!! Congrats again and way to go!!
    Now I'm hungry!! :)

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  11. So proud of you guys! I am not sure I could do this one. I am the pickiest of eaters and don’t like anything! Ha. But, I have to say...your pictures make all of that look delicious!! And I love the picture of Mason pushing the cart!!

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  12. Congratulations! I've decided to quit using creamer in my coffee, but that's probably as far as I'll make it! ;)

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  13. Congratulations on finishing. That is impressive and something I really would like to do one month this year. That sweet potato crust for quiche looks so good.

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