2012 Week by Week

Month: January, 2013

Whole 30 2013 – Day 25

Today I had to get up extra early for a long day with kids. My days with kids are weird. I don’t usually eat with them because I’m not eating the same things they are. I end up eating breakfast before they get here, lunch while they’re napping, and dinner after they leave. This morning kids got here so early that I made my breakfast while they were eating theirs, and I managed to get some bites in between the various things they needed from me after they went off to play. Tomorrow is going to be even weirder, but we’ll talk about that after it happens.

Breakfast:

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A particularly eggy mug macaroon.

Lunch:

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I whipped up a quick curry with ground beef, tomatoes, and green beans. It isn’t very tasty but it held me all afternoon.

Dinner:

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My husband made us a late dinner of steak, salad, the end of the green beans, and a sweet potato. If you recognize that steak from Monday it is because we accidentally defrosted twice as many steaks as we needed. So we ate grassfed t-bones twice in one week. Life is hard.

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Whole 30 2013 – Day 24

Yesterday!

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Yep, that was breakfast.

Lunch:

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Same as last night’s dinner.

Snack:

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Lunch wasn’t enough, so I made myself a mug macaroon in the afternoon.

Dinner:

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This may look a lot like my lunch, but it was 10 times better. Turns out that when you let the professionals cook their traditional food it is better than when you just pour jarred salsa on some chicken and call it a day.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 23

Breakfast:

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I kind of love my breakfast mug macaroon. It’s nice to have a quick, easy bowl of warm bready pudding in the morning. It is also really filling.

Lunch:

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Leftovers! Roast pork, mashed garlic cauliflower, and green beans.

Dinner:

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Salsa chicken over salad with guacamole. I had to be quiet while cooking because my husband was recording a podcast in the next room. If you listen to it you might hear me banging a couple of pans around. I’ll post the link when there is one.

Snack:

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The old delicious standby.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 22

Today we’re back home and back on track.

Breakfast:

None

Lunch:

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Meat sauce and an egg. Yum.

Snack:

I picked some pieces of pork roast out of the fridge for an afternoon snack.

Dinner:

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T-bone steak, roasted butternut squash, and a salad.

Snack:

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Dates, walnuts, coconut, and cocoa powder. Like God intended.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 21

This is the day I slipped completely off the rails.

Breakfast:

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A small plate of fruits and veggies after church. I skipped right over the platters of cakes.

Lunch:

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Our hosts made us lunch, but it was pretty Whole 30 compliant because they are total health nuts. There was a bit of cheese in both the chicken and the salad, but everything else was great.

Then we went out for coffee and I had 2 mochas and 4 chocolate covered coffee beans. Bzzrt!

Dinner:

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We went to Ikea on the way out of town and ate swedish meatballs with gravy, lingonberry jam, and mashed potatoes and split a chicken caesar salad on the side.

Snack:

When we got home we split the end of the car snacks.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 20

Saturday breakfast:

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Meat sauce heated in a tapas pan with a fried egg in it. This was awesome.

Lunch:

I packed some Whole 30 snacks for our drive, so we ate some sausages, nuts, and dates in the car. When we got to our destination our hosts invited us to Panera. I ordered this:

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This was the Thai chicken salad. Aside from the dressing and the bleu cheese this was pretty good. I should maybe have had them left off.

Dinner:

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Dinner was completely out of my hands. I met some family at an Applebees and had to do the best I could. I started with a caesar salad.

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Then I ate the Bourbon Street chicken & shrimp. It was served on onions and mushrooms with a side of potatoes. Not too shabby.

Two thirds over!

Whole 30 2013 – Day 19

I went out of town this weekend (which presented its own challenges) and got a few days behind. Here goes the catching up!

Friday breakfast:

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I spent the early morning at the mechanic and the entire rest of the day holed up at home in anticipation of the ice storm bearing down on us.

Lunch:

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Homemade broccoli soup in front of the fireplace.

Dinner:

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Salmon cakes, green beans, two small baked potatoes. I was not excited about this meal, but it did the trick.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 18

Today!

Breakfast:

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I swallowed my pride this morning and made myself a mug macaroon for breakfast even though my aunt and uncle were still in my house. They had already eaten (or not eaten, as the case may be) and I was starved. The hungries are coming back — though they may be a direct result of the lazies.

Lunch:

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Homemade meat sauce over a baked potato. I don’t think potatoes are technically Whole 30 compliant, but I have an 8 pound bag of them and they’re starting to grow eyes.

Snack:

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I shared a bowl of date and almond stuff with the toddler.

Dinner:

Same as lunch.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 17

Wednesday!

Breakfast:

None. I didn’t eat before my weekly Panera trip, and I didn’t buy anything while I was there.

Lunch:

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Quick salsa chicken with old guacamoleĀ and a quick date and almond dessert.

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This was a weird day. My aunt and uncle came to visit in the afternoon and I became self-conscious about my food. I had absolutely nothing to offer to them, and I didn’t really want to dig into the end of my almonds or anything else without having enough for them. So I just kind of starved all day until a late dinner.

Dinner:

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They took us out to dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. This is the chicken carnitas with a salad instead of the rice & beans. There was something in it that disagreed with me a tiny bit, but it wasn’t bad and it wasn’t obvious.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 16

Tuesday!

Breakfast:

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This was the day that I was in the car off and on all day, so I had to take my meals while I could. That means applesauce for breakfast after picking up the toddler and taking her to storytime at two different libraries.

Lunch:

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Two Applegate sausages and leftover mashed cauliflower.

Dinner:

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A quick salsa chicken with guacamole after a crazy day.

Snack:

d16s

My husband and I have both been seriously craving junk food, so I found a recipe for chocolate paleo mug cake. It wasn’t exactly Whole 30 compliant, which I noticed a while later when it gave me a histamine reaction. Was it the honey or the vanilla extract (alcohol and sugar)? I don’t know. It wasn’t even delicious.

Onward!