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