Almost 2 weeks down and just over 2 more…

Today is Day 12 of my whole30.  I feel pretty good right now!  I have been pretty hungry in the afternoon, really wanting a snack.  I am not sure how much of it is mental, but I don’t like to deprive myself so I have been having a larabar or some sunbutter or something like that.  I went to EnduraCamps last Saturday and Thursday, ran about 10 miles and went to hot yoga this week.  Going back to Endura tomorrow morning.

Work was crazy busy, and I ate out a lot(which is just part of the deal for me sometimes).  I did pretty good considering the fact that I am sometimes working in the country where there is just no chance someone will get it.  Maybe that is why I had a lot of steak in the past week!  I think I am going to lay off the red meat for a few days, because I feel better about it…I like this quote and find it rather true:

“It’s not learning that is hard; it’s unlearning that we struggle with.”

Well let’s see…I guess I’ll start where I left off.  Last Saturday I went to Endura and the farmers market in the AM and then to the Mother’s Day luncheon at my grandma’s retirement home where I ate fruit only because it was a pre-set menu.  Here is a photo of my mom, 94 year old grandma, aunt and I.Image

Saturday night I had my first grass-fed steak(well that I know of).  It was so good.  There is a local restaurant in KC called Anton’s that just opened a few months ago, and they have a really good meat selection.  I had a salad and strip with root veg cooked in EVOO and salt and pepper.  I had enough steak for a salad on Sunday night.  

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Mother’s Day morning I ran with my friend Sara, as we are training for the Hospital Hill 5k on June 1st.  I know a 5k is no biggie, but they call it hospital hill for a reason.  I went to lunch in Lawrence with my mom, bro and bro’s fiance Abby.  I had a local (overcooked) burger and some marginal broccolini.  Not the best meal, but I managed to put it away.  My cousin’s fiance’s family has a farm with lots of plants, flowers, and herbs, so we went there after lunch because I want to grow my own herbs!  Here are some fun photos from Henry’s Plant Farm…oh and the tasty sweet potato hash I made post run:

I chopped up some sweet potato using the food processor that came with my immersion blender.  It was pretty easy.  I added some different herbs and spices…I don’t remember but I think some s and p, basil, cinnamon, and chili powder.  Something like that.  Cooked it up in some ghee and topped with a fried egg fresh from the farmers market.  

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And the farm:

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As far as food goes I did make a breakfast and dinner that lasted me most of my busy week.  I made my first even frittata:

Chicken Sausage Frittata(from “It Starts with Food”)
9 large eggs, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 TBSP Coconut Oil(May try Ghee next time), 1 Chicken Sausage, 1 tsp oregano, about 2-3 cups of pre-cooked diced bell peppers and onion.

Preheat oven to 400 and beat eggs with s and p and seasonings.  In skillet cook fat over medium heat.  Add protein and veg and coat with fat.  Add eggs and stir for 2 minutes.  Let sit for about 30 seconds and then bake in oven for about 15 minutes or until the top is nice and puffed up and starting to brown.  Cut in wedges and serve, for me this was 4 servings.

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For dinner I made ground turkey asian lettuce wraps.  The recipe is from the book “Practical Paleo”

Chinese 5-spice turkey lettuce cups

I cooked a pound of ground turkey in a TBSP of coconut oil and added s and p and chinese 5 spice.  I chopped up bell peppers, cucumber, red cabbage, and carrots, a sliced a lime and chopped up some fresh cilantro.  The sauce calls for 2 teaspoons sunbutter(can use tahini or almond butter), 2 TBSP coconut aminos, 1 TBSP sesame oil.  I used more sunbutter and also had to make a little more for my 4th meal out of this.  Once you have all the ingredients just assemble and enjoy!

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Well I have more to share, but I am tired and I think I have enough for one day.  I will update again tomorrow or Sunday.  Until next time!

-Sara

 

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