My 2nd Experience
with the Whole30 Program and Paleo eating
Day 2 - February 5th, 2014
Today was a day I had lunch and dinner out. I'm doing evening courses and on the days I have classes, I go to school directly from work and have dinner there at the break, at around 7:15. That adds a bit into the difficulties of following a strict diet, but still doable.
The big highlight of today was actually facebook.
I change my facebook profile picture today, to one of the downloadable images from the whole30 official website. That caused a few likes and conversations. One of my friends commented on the picture that she was trying to prepare psychologically for trying the Whole30 program. I told her that she won't feel ready until she actually starts, and send her the link to this website. She browsed through it and felt more motivated. Yay!
For my first meal I went for black coffee and eggs again, as always. But today's eggs had one of the ingredients I tried last time that I enjoyed the most: Roasted Eggplant Spread bought at Whole foods. Yum!
This morning, I was able to pack one meal, but not 2. So since there is always the option of a good and compliant salad from the salad bar at work, I decided to buy lunch and have my packed home-made food at dinner.
Today's salad was built with spinach, arugula, carrots, red radishes, bell peppers, mushroom, cauliflower, zucchini and shrimp, dressed with olive oil and some freshly ground pepper. To drink, strawberry basil infused water.
Dinner at the school was my packed food. I actually didn't have much time in the morning to prepare anything fresh, so I grabbed a bunch of stuff from my freezer, put them together on a container, sprinkled some curry powder for some taste and packed. Then, when time came to eat it, it was already all thawed, so I heated it up and mixed a bit so the curry would get evenly distributed.
The items were: chicken thigh, one cube of sliced then sautéed then frozen chayote squash, one cube of roasted but slightly over cooked spaghetti squash and 2 cubes of cauliflower rice. It actually turned out much better that I thought it would. Kudos to the curry powder!
The cube thing is something I started for the kids, but end up using for myself too sometimes. If I put the veggies on their plates for them to pick they won't. So I purée or mash or finely shred the veggies and mix them with their rice and beans (yep, I'm really th one one going grainless in the house). They know the veggies are there, because they see the colors, and taste the taste, but they can't avoid it... With that, I tend to always have ice cubes of different sorts of frozen vegetables on my freezer.
Hum.... I guess I just have my first tip for the tips and tricks page... Coming soon...