Done and Done! 3 weeks down and 1 week to go…or in my case less then 1 week to go since I really slacked at getting a blog post out by yesterday, sorry! It’s week 3 and I must admit I miss eating 100% Paleo and here are a few reason why: for one thing my allergies are finally under control again and I wake up refreshed…and it also doesn’t take much to notice that my clothes are starting to feel loose on me again :D. There are so many benefits to eating Paleo those are only a small small list of them. The whole point of a Whole30 is to remove everything that’s not natural, you’re removing all of the processed things you’re used to eating and then once it’s over you slowly add things back in. For me I know and have always known I can’t handle dairy but what I didn’t realize until going Paleo is that I can handle certain types of dairy better then others. For example I can handle grass fed butter and certain types of cheese. I wouldn’t dare drink an entire glass of dairy cow milk…I’d be in a huge mess of trouble with my stomach and my allergies. See I discovered if I have something with dairy in it then the next day my face is puffy and my allergies are out of control no matter how much medication I take. So dairy has to go…. 😦 which is sad because I love me some cheese and ice-cream! I’m sure I”ll have a slip up here and there and regret it the next day but for the past 3 weeks and going forward I’ll be able to lay off the allergy pills and be happy!
I had another hectic week which is no shock to anyone who knows me. I’ve been having dental issues that are about to finally be over and I can’t wait to no longer be in pain and only being able to chew on one side of my mouth. On top of that I’ve kept up my working over time at every chance I can, the awful thing is that my dental appointments are usually on the days I picked up a night shift. You know when I should at least be attempting to take a nap before working over night? Nope out of the question for me so I relied on quick and easy food preparations on the days I could call my own which has been only 1 day this week so far. In fact I”m working over time tonight as well…I guess you could say I’m a glutton for punishment or money, the jury is still out on that. On the unfortunate side I only have one recipe to provide for you this week, I’m sure you’re not going to be disappointed though.
I just discovered the most amazing thing this week at Trader Joes which is they now carry, ( in my store at least) cashew butter and it’s Paleo and Whole30 compliant! I also found some plantain chips (again with my addiction to them) that are Whole30 and Paleo, so I scooped them up as well and that was my breakfast while at work for a few days this week. I also finally found their sauerkraut which will be on the blog next week. So for this week when I went to the farmers market I picked up some unique cauliflower heads, I got purple and green, I was so excited to get home and use them.
I’ve yet to use the green one but I made a pizza crust with the purple one using this recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust to make it Whole30 just add nutritional yeast instead of cheese.
I just thought how cool would it be to have a purple pizza?
It was yummy.
I also picked up some gorgeous baby heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market and decided to make a tomato bacon fritatta.
6 slices of cooked bacon, see my recipe here for baked bacon
8 eggs, whisked
1/3 cup coconut or almond milk
salt and pepper
1 quart of heirloom tomatoes, sliced in half
coconut oil to grease the baking dish
*optional but not whole30, some of your favorite cheese*
Whisk all ingredients together and bake on 375 for about 45 minutes or until the middle doesn’t jiggle. Let cool slice and serve.
I chose to eat this for breakfast but this could easily be eaten for lunch or dinner too.
I wish everyone a blessed weekend.