The Whole 30 Struggle and An awesome Egg Bake Recipe

Hope you all are enjoying the beginning of your week! Those first few days back to real life after a long weekend are always hard for us, so we were pretty slow moving yesterday. Although I did get up early to get my run in before sending big sister off to kindergarden.

 

We had a great long weekend! A total of three family picnics and I am proud to say I managed to stick to my Whole 30! Mind you there were not very many compliant options available and I was too lazy after working Friday and Saturday nights to make something and bring it! Night shift problems. But, I made it work. And I really wasn’t tempted by all of the delicious looking options I could’t have, shockingly! My body feels so much better that I don’t even want to eat things that will make me feel gross again. Huge motivator!!

 

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My Whole 30 Picnic eats! Hamburger with mayo, salad with balsamic and oil and fruit salad.

 

Today is day 7 of my third round of the Whole 30 Program and I am feeling freaking fantastic! No stomach issues what so ever and so much less bloating, I feel like I already lost 5 pounds. But, to be completely honest I am not the best at this thing. I have really been struggling with eating enough. I seriously feel there are just not enough hours in the day. I get consumed in all the other things that need to be accomplished and hours will go by before I realize I have no eaten a single thing.

 

With three kiddos under 6, school starting, work, house and farm things and attempting to have a relationship with my husband every hour in my day is consumed. How do you other busy moms do it?? All I managed to shove in my mouth was a green smoothie! Yesterday the big kids actually played together peacefully and the baby slept for long enough for me to get some meal prep done, which NEVER happens! I made a freaking awesome sausage and veggie egg bake, roasted a huge amount of other veggies, made a large pork roast, boiled some eggs, and cut up fruit. All this makes for things I can quickly throw together for a delicious meal.

 

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Green Smoothie!

 

Over the past 7 days my favorite meal has been some kind of meat and some kind of veggie with a runny egg. Who needs sauce when you have all of the delicious yolky goodness? I have also been loving hard boiled eggs, raw carrots, raw almonds, and bananas with cashew butter! Dinner has mostly been a meat, veggies and a sweet or white potato. Nothing too exciting. I am grocery shopping tomorrow and came up with a pretty sweet meal plan for the next two weeks so I should have some exciting recipes to share soon!! But you can find my awesome egg bake recipe below.

 

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Average meal… Meat and Veggies!

 

Sooo at this point in my Whole 30 my biggest word of advice is to plan ahead! And set up a time to meal prep. Cut up all your veggies, hard boil some eggs, slice up your fruit, cook of a bunch of chicken for salads, slow roast a large piece of meat, make some egg muffins or a quiche for easy breakfasts… whatever works so you have food on hand you can throw together for a meal. I am really going to try to practice what I preach and will have an update for you next week! Good luck all my fellow Whole 30ers and let me know what works for you!!

 

 

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Spicy Sausage and Veggie Egg BakeĀ 

Serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Whole 30 compliant spicy sausage
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Generous bunch of your choice of greens (kale, spinach, whatever floats your boat!)
  • 4 tablespoons of Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Franks red hot to taste

 

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease a 8×8 baking pan with ghee
  2. Dice all veggies
  3. Cook sausage, remove from pan and set aside
  4. In same pan melt 2 tablespoons of ghee and cook peppers and onions till tender
  5. Add in greens and cook for about 5 more minutes
  6. In the meantime break 10 eggs into a large bowl and whisk
  7. Add in sausage and veggies when cooked
  8. Stir and pour into greased dish
  9. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  10. ENJOY!!

 

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