- I'm afraid that I am going to have trouble with my breakfast. I was joking about being addicted to oats because I have oatmeal for breakfast every single morning, but I might actually be addicted. We'll find out.
- I'm also worried about what to eat before going to Zumba class. I typically have a couple pieces of toast with nut butter on them but bread is not allowed on our cleanse. I tried a Whole30-approved pre-workout meal of two eggs and a handful of nuts and it worked out fine, so maybe I'll just eat that same exact thing every week.
- I'm afraid that I won't be able to do it, that I won't be strong enough to last the whole 30 days doing this change. This cleanse is generally pretty close to what I already eat, but occasionally I include a little bit of rice, bread, or pasta or something with sugar in it like a dessert.
- I'm afraid that I'll eat something without thinking about it, like clean off my son's spoon for him or while I'm packing his lunch in the morning. It's just a habit to give a taste when packing his lunch, even if I'm not hungry.
Menu Plan for Whole30 Detox, Week 1I don't know how much we'll eat each day so I've got ideas ready and we can make them as we run out of food. Snacks aren't really condoned, so I came up with ideas that can supplement our meals since we're just figuring all of this out.
I bought much larger amounts of things we already buy, like three dozen eggs from the local farmer, 14 bananas since Husband Jeff said he wants to eat bananas a lot, a bag of sweet potatoes, a bag of regular white potatoes, loads of fruits and veggies, etc.
Prep - clean fruits & veggies, make a dozen hard-boiled eggs, make taco meat for lunch salads, make breakfast casserole
Breakfasts - egg casserole with homemade sausage, roasted veggies, fruit
Lunches - taco salads, leftover meat on top of salads, sweet potatoes
Lunch/meal supplements - apples and bananas with nut butter, some sort of dip with veggies, hard-boiled eggs, olives, monkey salad (banana slices, nuts, coconut flakes, raisins, nut butter)
My favorite random food item that I've found we can eat is pork rinds. I want to make a creamy cashew dip and we can eat the pork rinds dipped in that.
- Monday - The weather is supposed to warm up this week, so grilling out seems like a great option. We'll grill up a whole package of chicken breasts and any leftovers we'll have on salads for lunch. We've also got a grill pan, so we'll grill up a bunch of potatoes and veggies too.
- Tuesday - I've got a massage scheduled, that should be a really nice way to start the week, especially with this cleanse. Grandma & grandpa are going to pick up Sonny D like usual, so we don't have to worry about dinner for him that night. I don't know what Husband Jeff will eat for his pre-workout meal, but I'm going to have two eggs and a handful of nuts. We also need to eat a post-workout meal of protein and carb-dense veggies, so I've got a bag of sweet potatoes waiting for us.
- Wednesday - Around lunch time we've got Sonny D's conference at his preschool. baked fish, spinach pesto (minus cheese) on zucchini boodles, and a frozen California veggie blend.
- Thursday - Trader Joe's spicy Italian chicken sausage (hot dog for Sonny D), homemade baked sweet potato fries with homemade mayo (which I made on Saturday, amazing!), a half batch of tomato-basil soup.
- Friday - BBQ pork shoulder roast, some sort of slaw, gold potatoes. It's Me & D night but I think Husband Jeff is going to take him to the pool for open swim. Lessons have been going great!
- Saturday - I've got exercise class in the morning like usual, and Sonny D has his swimming lesson. We usually let Sonny D pick the lunch place after swimming, but I've warned him that Daddy and I won't be able to go out to eat at restaurants on our special diet, so I think I've convinced him to come home for lunch but we'll still take him out for the requisite post-swimmng ice cream. For lunch we'll have leftover BBQ and slaw. Dinner will be grilled burgers and potatoes.
- Sunday - I recently had to fill out some paperwork and give our dog's birthdate, so I randomly picked a date that worked with the age we estimate him to me. So I picked May 3, so Zipper will be 2 years old on Sunday. We'll probably treat the dog in some fun way, maybe make him a special doggie treat. There's also the MadCity Bazaar (billed as "an urban pop-up flea market") that I'm going to check out and our little northside farmers' market starts up. Lunch will be a random assortment. We might have some leftovers from the week we need to eat up but if not, we can have tuna salad, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and fruit. For dinner we'll grill up a sirloin tip steak and have a frozen Price Edward veggie medley (green beans, yellow beans, and carrots).