Whole30 Day 3: Cravings

Hi all!  Today is Day 3 of the January Whole 30 challenge and I’m still kicking butt!  It hasn’t been a struggle but I definitely miss bourbon.  We are in a really bad cold snap right now (think single digits and negative temps) and man some bourbon or even some red wine would be perfect right now.

But instead I’m having herbal tea and getting in bed by 8:30pm like a proper fucking old lady.

Frittata and Coffee

The roads were pretty clear this morning so I was able to kick it at the gym.  Once home I heated up a slice of veggie frittata and some leftover roasted potatoes.  Frothy coffee on the side (coconut oil + ghee + collagen).

Because it’s my lady cycle time (TMI? Sorry not sorry), I’m craving beef like crazy which is pretty normal for me. But I’ve specifically been craving sautéed peppers and onions + beef + mayo.  Today I rolled with it!  I sautéed up some peppers and onions and had that with a burger and homemade mayo and a little Cholula on top!

Burger and side salad

Plus a salad on the side.

Yaaasssss! This hit the spot so very much.  The salad was dressed with Tessamae’s Creamy Ranch Dressing which is just OK.  I like my ranch better and will be sticking with that.  This is fine in a pinch or if you don’t want to make dressing but eh, not worth it to me.

It has been pouring snow all day long.  While I was making supper, Scott was out shoveling the back sidewalks and making some paths for the dogs.  As soon as he was done shoveling the sidewalk it was covered again.  Yikes!

Dinner tonight was repurposed leftovers!

Pork taco bowl

I chopped up the last of the pork country ribs and sautéed that up with some onions (and leftover peppers + onions from lunch) till it got crispy then added in some salsa from TJs and let that simmer for about 15 minutes.  The salsa has no sugar.  Win!

Plated on top of some cauliflower rice for a sort of taco/fajita bowl thingy.  There was also homemade guac on the side with some plantain chips.

Side note: Plantain chips are not a “food with out brakes” for me so I feel comfortable enough having those during the challenge.

You know it, time for the couch and some herbal tea!



January 2017 Whole30 Day 1 and 2

Welcome to a brand new year! This year I’m full of vigor and determination to reach my goals and that starts with proper fueling.  I’ve derailed in a big way, ever since November I’ve pretty much had a “fuck it” attitude about everything. Life, working out, eats, drinking, you name it.  UGH.

And naturally I feel like shit, look like shit, and have gained unnecessary weight.


So here I am focused on getting back what I lost and determined to get where I need to be.  I did a Whole30 last year and loved it. Yeah there were a few frustrations but I’m past that. This year frustrations be gone! Let’s do this thing!

A change in work schedule means there’s no Daily Eats posting on Monday nights, so you’ll get a recap of two days on Tuesday.  Coolio?


Veggie Frittata and Coffee

Up and at ’em! I had a banana before going to the gym, once home I heated up a slice of frittata.  I made a BIG frittata for the week.  When I say big, I mean, I use a 9×13 casserole dish to make the frittata.  This one had:

  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion
  • Handful of baby peppers
  • 1lb Bag of Frozen Collard Greens
  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk

The seasonings were salt, pepper, coconut aminos, and garlic powder.  I did sautee up the peppers, onions, and greens before adding that to the egg mixture.  Baked in a greased dish at 400 for about half an hour.  Breakfast for the week done!

Yes this makes a lot but I’m also cooking for two adults.  However even if I was only cooking for one, I’d still make a huge batch like this. What doesn’t get eaten can be frozen for another time.

Tuna Salad Salad

Lunch was a big salad that had my soul.

  • Mixed greens
  • Baby Tomatoes
  • Chopped Beets
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Tuna Salad

The tuna salad was just homemade mayo + tuna and some Flavor God Lemon Garlic Seasoning.  Then I headed in to work which sadly moved at a crawling pace.  Apparently people don’t want to buy alcohol the day after New Year’s.  Who would have thought?

My snacks at work were an apple and some pistachios.

Dinner I don’t have a picture of because it was just too ugly to post.  There was no way to photograph it and make it look pretty without some serious styling and at 8pm at night I have zero desire to do that.  Plus this section is about real life and not styled food.  I had leftover pork country ribs with kraut and mashed potatoes.  It was so good and perfect.

Then I hit the hay to read for a bit because I’m an old lady.


Woke up to snow and snow covered roads.  MEH.  I get cranky because it means I can’t hit the gym since my car doesn’t do well in the snow.  Especially the wet heavy slippery stuff. So I made a huge pot of coffee and chilled.

Coffee with ghee + coconut oil + collagen this morning.

Scrambled Eggs and Roasted Potatoes

Since I had some extra time this morning I made us some roasted potatoes and scrambled eggs for breakfast.

The snow stopped and the roads cleared so I headed out to run some errands. I needed a few things from the store and since it’s supposed to snow more, I wanted to get these done. I won’t make it to the weekend with no eggs! Can you even do a Whole30 without eggs?

If you don’t eat eggs during your Whole30, did your Whole30 really exist?  Deep thoughts.

Once home lunch was quick and hot.

Hotdogs and sweet potato

Grassfed hotdogs from TJ’s and half a baked sweet potato.  Not the most amazing lunch but I was cold (so so cold) and a salad did not seem appealing.  I needed something hot!

Once lunch was finished I did some laundry and more around the house crap then it was time to get dinner started.

Cabbage roll soup!

Cabbage Roll Soup

Basically everything in cabbage rolls (minus the rice) in soup form.  So good and perfect for this super cold evening.  I made a large batch of it too so there will be plenty of leftovers.

Now it’s time to have some tea and chill with Scott for a bit before heading to bed.