Today starts the beginning of my Whole30! I am super excited about this challenge but I do think it will be a just that; a challenge. I spent last night at the Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney concert at Gillette Stadium, so I started today not 100% prepared but I had a plan so I knew it would all come together in the end. Luckily I stayed at my sister’s house last night so breakfast I knew would be healthy, Whole30 approved and delicious and it was!
I had an egg scramble with broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, onions and eggs – great job Jen! The bacon and fruit were fabulous as well. I had a coffee (black) around 9:30AM. I always drink my coffee black so taking out creamer/milk and sugar is not a problem when it comes to my coffee!
After breakfast we made a trip to Lull Farm in Hollis, NH. On our way we stopped at Dunks and I got an iced tea with lemons and wasn’t tempted for a bagel or anything since I was still full from breakfast.
Lull Farm – if you are in the area and you haven’t checked them our – YOU NEED TO STOP BY AND VISIT THEM! Their variety of fruits and vegetables (and many other items) are AMAZING! It was slightly overwhelming when I first walked in but I took my time and walked around to check it all out. At this time, the homemade sugar donuts were looking pretty good! Now, I am a person who needs and relies on recipes. I usually spend my morning before going to the store finding all my recipes for the week to make sure I have enough food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then I make a detailed list before I head to the grocery store. Because I went into the Farmers Market without a clue of what I was going to make this week I felt a bit stressed. I didn’t want to over buy or under buy for that matter. I did feel great when I left and felt that I bought a great variety of vegetables and fruits for the week!
After the Farm I headed home and went to Stop n’ Shop to stock up on my meats for the week. The Stop n’ Shop near my house is starting to carry a good variety of grass-fed meats (yay!) and reasonably priced as well! I went home and by this point (3pM) I was S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G.
I had bought a roast chicken (already made) to use for my soup I was going to make so I dived right in when I got home. It was still warm so it tasted so good. Typically when I am this hungry I just reach for whatever is close and easy (nutrition is not on my mind). But by eating some chicken, a handful of cashews and a couple of cucumber slices I was content.
I spent the next 2 hours in the kitchen prepping all of my food for the week. I cut up my strawberries, peppers and cucumbers. I made over a dozen of hard boiled eggs and then also cut up broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions to have on hand to use for breakfast throughout the week. I cooked up some chicken breasts to have on hand as well. I even tried making a homemade mayo (from Well Fed cookbook I just got). This didn’t turn out amazing, something is off – but will work on it. I think I will make a chicken salad tomorrow with the mayo and chicken – so I’ll let you know how it goes!
I then started prepping for my soup. I’ve never made soup but man is it WICKED easy. I cut up celery, carrots and onions and heated that for about an hour or so in organic chicken broth (with seasonings to taste). Then added in the shredded chicken I cut up from the roasted chicken and cooked that for about another 45 minutes or so. I then added Kale to the soup and cooked for 15 more minutes. This made my house smell amazing!
The soup was just as TASTY as it smelled. Two thumbs up!!
I think for Day 1 and all of the prepping I did today that I did pretty good. I know this week will be a challenge but I am excited about it and can’t wait to see the changes I feel/experience.
Also, since you aren’t allowed to weigh yourself during this experiment I weighed myself today and also took a picture of myself so I have something to compare to at the end.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for Day 2 tomorrow 🙂