Another Whole30 Day 1

Today is THE big day, another round of WHOLE30!  I am excited for all those that are joining especially because I was told by three individuals that their husbands are on board.  How awesome is that?  Things are so much easier when you receive support from the home front, but that’s another post all by itself.  On to tips and recipes, shall we?  You may not be able to implement all of the suggested strategies  but find what works for you.

  • Try batch cooking once a week.  One of the quickest way to guarantee failure on the Whole30 is to not have ANY approved food readily available when you are hungry.  Do not set yourself up for failure, cook in advance.  I tend to do most of my cooking on Monday, and I am normally cooking again by Wednesday.  WHY?  Because my family of 8 LOVES to eat!
  •  If you are not able to cook all your meats in one day, try seasoning the meat and freezing it.  This way the meat can go from freezer to oven. Most vegetables and meats can be frozen.  Check out this site for a week’s worth of freeze ahead Whole30 approved crock pot meals.
  • Chop veggies (onions, peppers, carrots, etc) ahead of time and store in fridge.  When you are ready to cook, you don’t have to worry about spending too much time on the prep work.
  • Grill once a week.  In the warmer months I TRY to grill at least once every two weeks and store all the meat in a big roaster pan in the fridge.  Grilled meats also freeze very well, so if you don’t get to all of the meat, no worries just freeze it for another time.
  • Keep it simple.  Try a few new recipes a week, not everyday.  When I first started the Paelo diet,  I was a bit extreme and was trying a new recipe like EVERYDAY!  After awhile this got to be very tiring.  These days I am a bit more realistic and stick to my oldies but goodies and try a new recipe a few times a week.
  • Think outside the box…breakfast for dinner, dinner for breakfast.  For breakfast tomorrow,  I plan to have some left over zucchini noodles with my curry chicken and some avocado.  Why not?
  •  I try when possible to be one step ahead of the game and have some extra cooked protein on hand (chicken wings, chicken breast, frittatas )  or at least some canned fish in the cupboard.  Homemade mayo on canned fish with some avocado and sweet plantains on the side always makes for  a great emergency/backup  meal.
  • Try to make at least one frittata a week and keep in fridge for backup.
  • Use your crock pot and Roaster.  Visit this site for 30 Whole30 crock pot meals.  YUMMY!
  • Learn ways to make multiple dishes from one meat.  For example you can cook multiple pounds of ground meat of choice  using basic seasonings.  Then throughout the week you can use that same ground meat  for different dishes like  chili or lettuce wraps topped with avocado, sauteed onions and pepper and whole30 approved salsa.  Or I typically bake two whole chicken each week and store in fridge.  One night we may have baked chicken with sauteed greens and butternut squash.  Throughout the week I may shred the remaining chicken and use it for a creamy tomato soup  served with a big salad and why not toss some shredded chicken on the salad while I am it.

Perhaps you have some tips and recipe you would like to share, please leave a comment below.  Remember you can do this!

 

6 thoughts on “Another Whole30 Day 1”

  1. cjc51 says:

    Hi Sister Anika. This week I made to new dishes from the Well Fed 2 book. I made Shrimp Scampi (I doubled the recipe and minced the garlic instead of slicing it. I also made the Pina Colada Chicken.
    Again I doubled the recipe and used chicken tenders (unbreaded), which I bought from Sam’s club. The bag consisted of 4 lbs. of chicken tenders, I only used about 2 lbs. Both recipes were delicious and
    went along very well with roasted cauliflower. Ummm Good!

    1. Anika Jones says:

      These both sound absolutely delicious. I am going to have to get my Well Fed 2 out and try both of these next week. I know if you said it is good I can trust that. Thanks again for the recommendations!

  2. D Robinson says:

    Hey Lady Anika,
    I appreciate your Pinterest board. Can I drink teeccino herbal coffee on the Whole 30? I notice it had barley in it. thanks

    1. Anika Jones says:

      Ok, so I must confess that I had no clue what tecciino was so I had to first find that out. The ones that have barley are not allowed on whole30 considering that barley is a grain. HOWEVER I did find some that were barely free at this website http://teeccino.com/category/73/NEW!-Dandelion-Flavors.html
      Hope this helps!

  3. Donielle says:

    Hi Sis Anika, I made it through the Whole 30 with God’s grace. I had some pitfalls, but I was able to successfully stay away from sugar! Most importantly I learned some spiritually discipline and how to relate to God and food in the appropriate manner. I was using certain snacks to bring the comfort that God wants to bring to me. Thank you for your encouragement and guidance.

    1. Anika Jones says:

      Wow! Thank you for sharing this with me. I am glad you were able to complete it and for all the lessons you learned. I can totally relate to using certain snacks as a means of comfort instead of God. This is something that I have to constantly be mindful of. Praying that you hold on to and apply all that you have learned!

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