Whole 30: Days 10-12

Meal Summary

 

Day 10

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Fresh Fruit

Lunch: About that….

Snacks: Almonds, Dried Apricots & Dried Mango, Carrot Sticks, Pear

Dinner: Baked Garlic Thyme Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato, Broccoli

 

Day 11

Breakfast: Lara Bar

Lunch: Turkey Burger, Carrot Sticks

Snacks: Almonds & Raisins, Apple

Dinner: New York Strip (6 oz), Broccoli and Bell Peppers

 

Day 12

Breakfast: Boiled Egg, Lara Bar

Lunch: Leftover Garlic & Thyme Chicken, Leftover Bell Peppers

Snacks: Dried Apricots, Raisins & Almonds, Trader Joes Cinnamon Apple Sauce (unsweetened)

Dinner: Asian Chicken Salad

 

Thoughts

 

First of all, I would love to give a shout out to First Watch for a wonderful breakfast. After scouring google for healthy places to eat with a friend, it finally dawned on me First Watch would be the perfect solution. The vibe of this restaurant is definitely light, healthy, and fresh– unlike a lot of breakfast places that focus on indulgence. That being said, when I met up with Candace on Day 10, I knew this would be the kind of place who could handle a few tweaks to their menu! I ended up ordering a side of fruit, along with the Avocado Toast and asked to server if she could skip the toast and scramble the eggs in olive oil because I couldn’t do dairy. Without even questioning why, she assured me it was no problem and then rang the bill up twice to see if a side of avocado (instead of the meal) would be cheaper! The girl was awesome.

Second of all, I realized I haven’t addressed one of my favorite perks of Whole 30: better work outs! For whatever reason, no matter how much (or little) you do, your body just gets it. You might be leery to get active because you assume your body is too weak from the change in diet, but I’m telling you this is not the case. During my last Whole 30 stint, my partner in crime also coupled the diet with 30 days of yoga and she killed it! Not only will you feel surprisingly energized, but all I’m recommending is 20 – 30 mins a day of almost anything. Pick an activity (or just find equipment-free workouts on Pinterest) and get going!

Lastly, because we all know the cadence of this program is basically prep-eat-wash-repeat, below is a very simple (by tasty) chicken recipe I prepared for dinner and lunch earlier this week.

garlic-thyme-chicken

G A R L I C   T H Y M E   C H I C K E N

Ingredients

4 Chicken cutlets (2 for one day, 2 for another)

2 Teaspoons of thyme

1 Clove of garlic

Olive Oil (just to drizzle over the chicken so it doesn’t dry out)

Salt and Pepper

Process

I sealed the foil over the chicken on the baking sheet (again, moisture purposes) baked this bad boy on 375 until the chicken reached an internal temp of 165 degrees (about 30 mins). Why do I love baking food so much? Because this gives me time to shower, wash hair, fold laundry, and just meander around without being tethered to the kitchen!

 

 

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