Whole30, Round 2

After the holidays, Justin and I decided we needed a reset on our bodies and a reset mentally, given the way we had been attacking every morsel of food in front of us. We were each down 30-40 pounds from two years ago when we first did Whole30, so round 2 began on January 17. We knew the deal this time – so it required no studying, just prepping.

If you haven’t heard of Whole30, join us from under your rock and visit this website. (Just kidding…but really, it’s exploded in the past couple of years). No prepared products, no gluten, no wheat, no dairy, no soy. Just good, whole foods – protein, good fat, veggies and limited fruit.

I got serious on Pinterest and pinned some amazing things and off we went to prepping. Again, the first time we did this I was so over feeling icky in my own skin. I was at my heaviest and just generally unhappy with myself. So I NEEDED to lose weight and this just jump started things. However, this time Justin and I both are much happier with our health and weight – we just needed a reset. And for that reason, this round of Whole30 royally irritated me, if I’m being honest. We know how to eat now – whereas we did not before. I thought it was fine to eat whatever then workout. But now, for the most part, we eat pretty healthy and Whole30 about 70% of the time. So dang it, if I want a peanut M&M in the middle of the afternoon, I want to have one. So where I needed the strictness of Whole30 the first round, I did not enjoy it this time. It aggravated me and made me want to bail completely. I honestly would have if Justin wasn’t shedding like 10 more pounds before my very eyes. He killed it.

But, despite my grumbling, we did find some delicious recipes. You can find most of these on my Whole30 Pinterest Board. We will definitely keep making a lot of these in the regular rotation.

I should also note that we made it 27 of 30 days until we ate this. And I’m not even mad about it.

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That chocolate piñata was delicious and I’d eat it again right now. Because you know, everything in moderation…even moderation.

Whole27 probably won’t catch on.

 

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Spaghetti and Zoodles

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Chicken Fried “Rice” (Cauliflower Rice)

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Tuna Stuffed Avocado Boats

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Chicken and Zuchinni Poppers with Homemade Cilantro Ranch

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Spinach Salad with Homemade Cilantro Ranch

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Costco (Kirkland brand) Smoked Pulled Pork, Sauteed Spinach and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Sweet Potato Hash and a Fried Egg

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado, Cilantro Cream Spaghetti Squash

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Pork Chop with Orange Pecan Pesto

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Buffalo Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Grilled Mahi Mahi, Mango Salsa and Fried Cauliflower Rice

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Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl (probably our favorite!)

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Two Ingredient Pancakes (eggs and bananas)

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Spicy Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stirfry

XOXO,

Jenn

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