Whole30 Staples and Meals

I wanted to make a list of what we usually purchase from the grocery store (or 3 stores in our case) and the meals we’ve been making, Granted we have only done this for about a week and are starting over but this at least really helped us in the first week and what I’m using as I start the second first week!

Kroger:
Green veggies such as:
– asparagus
– brussel sprouts
– green beans
– bell peppers
– organic chicken
– kombuchas

Oasis
(this is an international food store but sells from local farmers)
– local beef
– local eggs
– ghee
– seasonal local veggies: apples, flat green beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, onions

Annie Kays
(this is a local natural market)
– Seasonal local meat (right now in winter the selection is limited to beef, bison & pork)
– ground pork sausage
– bison burgers
– pork chops
– coconut milk

Our meals have been mostly meat and veggie, here’s a typical day:

Breakfast: sausage patty, 2 eggs, avocado, coffee w/coconut milk
Snack: apple w/kombucha
Lunch: Paleomg pizza bake
Dinner: Bison burger between two thick tomato slices w/sautéed onions, sweet potato fries and roasted flat green beans

I’m sure as the days go on we’ll add more staples but this is what has worked for us so far!

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Whole30 : Starting Over

Last Thursday the hubs and I headed to Orlando for my cousins wedding. I did the best I could to prepare with the following items:

– wholly guacamole 100 cal packs
– cut up veggies
– lara bars (protein bars for him)
– almonds
– freeze dried fruit with no additives (from Target)
– Kombuchas
– apples

and I also picked up Chipotle for us on our way out. So basically I lasted until that evening. We left at 12pm and arrived in Orlando around 10. Soon after we arrived a bunch of us headed to a dualing piano bar and I ordered a club soda. We were there for about an hour then I started to not feel so great as I hadn’t eaten a meal since around 2pm when I dove into my Chipotle. We left the bar with my brother and his gf in search of food, everything we passed at that point was closed so we headed back to the hotel and went to their little quick mart for something. The only “meal” they had were salads (a good option but not what I wanted at 1am) and wraps, naturally I went with the wrap, ate all of it which was a bad idea as well and from there I threw up my hands to Whole30.

I would like to say I am happy I got to enjoy myself for the weekend though, we headed to Universal Studios on Saturday to visit both Harry Potter parks and we got really into it! Kevin and I got cold butterbeer, frozen butterbeer, butterbeer ice cream, a chocolate frog to eat on the Hogwarts Express and pumpkin juice! It was pretty awesome. We had a great time and Kevin was in his prime & seriously nerding out with his HP trivia (which we all enjoyed!).

yum!!

yum!!

on the Hogwarts Express (and yes it rained the whole day which didn't deter many people including us)

on the Hogwarts Express (and yes it rained the whole day which didn’t deter many people including us)

Sunday we headed back home and on our way we took a bit of a detour to stop and see my other brother at his new place in Gainesville, FL! Here is his puppy:

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We are now home and starting Whole30 today (I bought some items last night before we headed to dinner but will need to go back out for more necessities).