whole 30 week 3On Monday we finished Week 3 of our January Whole 30! Sometimes it feels like we are barely hanging on. This last week was especially hard because we had a few snow days. The kids were home watching movies, drinking hot chocolate, and eating popcorn. We also had a birthday party to attend and I was graciously able to decline the cake. That is another win for me because I do love cake!

Trying new recipes has definitely helped keep us on track. This week we tried Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Rosemary Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage. I had intended to try a new recipe on Monday night too but our internet was down. I soon realized how dependent I am on Pinterest for my recipes. I have a binder that I made of a lot of my favorite recipes and had considered getting rid of it since I have them all online. I guess I’ll be keeping that binder and probably adding to it!

Here is what we had for Week 3:

Day 15

  • Breakfast – Smoothie with Banana, Cashew Butter, Almond Milk, and Instant Coffee
  • Lunch – Leftover Taco Soup with a Baked Potato topped with Guacamole and Black Olives
  • Dinner – Healthy Hamburger Soup topped with Avocado

Day 16

  • Breakfast – Two Eggs, Bacon, Raspberries, and Apples with Almond Butter
  • Lunch – Leftover Hamburger Soup
  • Dinner – Roasted Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes served with Salad and Green Beans

Day 17

  • Breakfast – Leftover Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes, Two Eggs, Fruit, and Spinach Salad
  • Lunch – Same as Breakfast
  • Dinner – Crockpot Buffalo Chicken on a Sweet Potato with Olives and Pepper Rings

Day 18

  • Breakfast – Apple with Cashew Butter and Two Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lunch – Baked Potato topped with Buffalo Chicken & Olives, Berries, Spinach and Tomatoes
  • Dinner – Hot Dog Foil Pack with Roasted Broccoli, Berries and Avocado

Day 19

Day 20

  • Breakfast – Apples topped with Almond Butter, Raisins, and Almonds and Two Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lunch – Leftover Chicken, Potatoes and Peppers, Two Eggs, and Diced Avocado and Fruit
  • Dinner – Bunless Burgers with Avocado, Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms and Peppers, and Sweet Potato Chips

Day 21

  • Breakfast  – Banana, Almond Butter, Berries and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Big Salad
  • Snack – Blueberry RX Bar
  • Dinner – Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes served with Green Beans

We are getting so close to finishing our 30 days and I have to admit I am excited about that! I love eating healthy but I do miss chocolate, wine, and pasta. I’ve also avoided having lunch dates since it is so hard to find Whole 30 compliant menu items at most restaurants. I really miss that too.

Here are a few things I learned during Week 3:

  • The Healthy Hamburger Soup that we have been enjoying for the past 3 weeks is very similar to the Lasagna Soup that we usually have and love so much. We didn’t even miss the cheese so this recipe will definitely be a keeper.
  • If we don’t have leftovers, lunches can be really tough. I tried having a salad on Monday and it did not keep me satisfied until dinner.
  • Salads are very time consuming to make and I am realizing they are not my favorite meal option. I love side salads on the other hand.

Here are a few of my favorite products this week!

Next week I’ll be doing our Final Recap of the January Whole 30! I would love to do this program again in a few months since I am sure we’ll need another reset. The next time I would like to do a series on “Whole 30 on a Budget” since I haven’t really kept up with my spending on this round. Now that I’m finding some great products and recipes, I think we could make it work with our grocery budget. There are so many great and affordable options at Aldi and Trader Joe’s. It is definitely something to think about!

January Whole 30 Recap of Week 3

10 comments on “January Whole 30 – Week 3 Recap”

    • Yes, you are so right! My body has stopped having sugar cravings and actually wants to eat the fruits and veggies. It is really amazing!

    • I try to keep it as simple as possible! I would definitely recommend the Whole 30 to anyone who wants to get back into healthy eating!

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