Whole 30 2013 – Day 1

by ambermae

I stepped on the scale this morning to find myself weighing 18 pounds more than I did at the completion of my last Whole 30. This wasn’t actually surprising. Since the end of August we bought a house, moved, (not in that order) and celebrated two major holidays plus a birthday. I had already gained 10 pounds before the holidays, but it wasn’t until the past couple of weeks that I started feeling really crummy (and eating Hershey bars for lunch).

That said, here is what day 1 of my 2013 Whole 30 looked like:



For breakfast I made a quick pancake using the mashed banana and an egg method. I added some cocoa powder to subdue the banana flavor and topped it with almond butter. On the side I tossed some mashed butternut squash into the ghee I’d used to fry the pancake and added some cinnamon. Delicious.



My original plan had been to eat the leftovers from last night’s dinner for lunch, but I ended up not cooking last night. Instead I used some of the ingredients for tonight’s dinner and whipped up a quick beef curry with green beans and baby greens.



The toddler and I shared both a clementine and a carrot.




I tweaked this Keema recipe to be Whole 30 compliant. Instead of yogurt I used coconut milk, and instead of potatoes I used carrots. I served it on a bed of baby greens. It was pretty tasty and made a ton of food.