Sunday, September 7, 2014

Whole 30* - week one

30 days of Meat, Fish, Seafood, Eggs, Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts and Seeds
30 days of NO Grains (wheat, rice, quinoa etc), Dairy, Alcohol, Sugars (including honey or maple syrup) or Legumes
Easy peasy!
Well it is only week one.

Last time I did the Whole30 was back in November and apart from a wee slip up with a slice of cake and glass of bubbly on Rémi's birthday I managed it.
But this time round it seems much easier.
I think it's the time of year, the garden is giving plenty and an 'endless' supply of veggies to hand makes things far more simple.

 This time I've planned a little better, re-read the book...
but like I said it only week one...

Here's a little sample of what the Whole 30 is looking like in my kitchen...
(the light in some of the photo's is a bit off as they were taken either at 6.30 am or 7 pm)

Roasted Beetroot (this is basically the only time I use tin foil,  I've tried kitchen paper and a covered pyrex dish but it just doesn't cook the same)
Creamy Ranch Coleslaw (I added carrot and red cabbage to mine)

Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Salmon, Sweet Potato and Avocado

Coconut Wonder Bars

Pumpkin & Bacon Soup with Coconut Cream

Grain free pancakes - mashed banana, teaspoon of almond butter & egg.
Mix and fry in coconut oil just like a regular pancake.

Omelette with Kale and Horn of Plenty Mushrooms.

Chopped Un-Sweetened Dates, Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds and Shredded Coconut with home made Almond Milk, Blueberries and Peaches.

White Fish on a bed of Courgette Spaghetti

Roast Meat & Salad

*Potatoes are not on the Whole30 approved list but I can't resist a few fresh from the garden!

This eating program is great, I'm not craving anything that I can't have (well maybe dark chocolate just a little bit) and my energy levels stay constant throughout the day!
I may or may not have lost a few pounds, I don't know as I don't own a weighing scales but I'm certainly feeling good and 'trimmer'!!

Bring on week two!


  1. If you are cooking all that yummy food then I am coming over for a bite, everything looks so delicious.

  2. I am with Meredith I am coming over for a visit, it looks amazing.

  3. Your food looks amazing Emma, as do your veggies from the garden. I hope you can keep it up for the other weeks too!

  4. Wow! Looks wonderful. Good luck on the rest of the journey :)