Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whole30-Day 7

Yay, one week of Whole30 in the books! While week one is done, I never anticipated the first week being the hardest.  Since I have done the Whole30 before, I was ready for the cravings and withdraws, but what I fear is the anticipation of just how long 30 days can be. In hindsight, 30 days is just a blink in time, but when you are thinking about when your next slice of pizza and glass of wine will be served to you, 30 days seems like an eternity! One day at a time....

Today was bagel and breakfast pastry day in the office. So while I was stacking my Tupperware full of lunch in the refrigerator, I was stopped by everyone that came into the kitchen to slice their bagel. I will not lie, as my co-workers were standing there talking to me about the dreaded conference call they have scheduled, all I could think concentrate on was the buttery smell of the bagel.  So I nodded in agreement to everything they said, grabbed a cup of hot green tea to occupy my hands and quickly slipped out of the kitchen. Whew! Survived bagel day unscathed!

Food today:

  • Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil and a banana (yup, I am pretty boring with this meal)
  • Lunch: Left over beef stir-fry with chopped avocado and a plum (plums are super sweet right now, I must get more)
  • Snack: cup of almonds
  • Pre-yoga snack: spoon of sun butter
  • Dinner: Chicken drumsticks and kale
  • Workout: yoga
Since starting the Whole30 the first time and trying to stick with a paleo diet all the time, I have developed a love affair with kale. Holy moley, kale is good stuff.  I am not a fan of cooked greens even in the case of kale, but LOVE having kale when it is chilled and deliciously flavored. 
My favorite way to eat kale is to mix olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce/coconut aminos, and sesame seed oil. Whisk together and rub on the kale. Yup, use your best kitchen tools, your hands, and rub the dressing into the kale. Let the kale sit in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night. Kale is a strong green and will hold up nicely when dressed and in the refrigerator. I could eat bowls of this! 
Kale is also great in your morning green smoothie! 

Here are some of my other favorite kale recipes (not necessarily Whole30 compliant): 

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