I am two weeks into my Whole30 journey. I have been trying to figure out how to describe my journey thus far. To sum it up, I would say I have been near optimal with compliance of the program. As a reminder, I started this journey for health reasons. I am motivated and ready to figure out once and for all what is causing this issue. Here is my journey so far…
My 6th grade Social Studies teacher taught me the acronym KISS – it has stuck with me all of these years. Keep it Simple Stupid. Complexity isn’t needed. I have found a lot of foods that work well for this. Frozen fish such as salmon, tilapia or shrimp are a good protein and are quick in the oven or on the stovetop. A little seasoning with a lemon slice and you are golden. I also prep my veggies ahead of time and just warm them up when I am ready to eat them. Sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts are all easy to do this.
I am the main chef in the family – I wouldn’t want it any other way. I try very hard to not be a short-order cook though. Although they aren’t on my meal plan, I tend to incorporate a lot of what I’m eating into their menus or vice versa. What I mean by this is if we are having tacos, we would have the same ground turkey but I enjoy mine on a lettuce wrap and they can have their shells. Same goes with spaghetti – I just make mine with zoodles (zucchini noodles) or spaghetti squash but use the same sauce and protein.
On the Run
This past week, I was challenged with a lot of travel for work. I wasn’t in the office as much as I usually am so I had to pack my breakfast, lunch and snacks accordingly. A few of my favorite go-to quick bites are Lara bars (only a few are Whole30 compliant), medjool dates, plantain chips, Justin’s individual almond butter packs, and hard boiled eggs. All are filling, easy and I look forward to eating them!
Although there will eventually be an end for the me with the Whole30, I am focusing on sustainability. What practices from this journey can I keep in my life that contribute to my over health? The answer to that is everything above. I will continue to focus on simplicity, streamline the food making process and find foods that work best for each situation. Each person’s journey is different. We are all starting and ending at different points. What works for me, doesn’t necessarily work for you – and that’s ok. We are here to support you through your journeys. Reach out to us for me information on how we can do just that! Thanks for being part of my journey!
Steeping in MY journey,