Whole 30 Week 4 Recap and ResultsWe officially made it through the Whole 30! Overall this has been a great experience. I have been able to tame my raging sweet tooth (the sugar dragon) and in the process lost five pounds. I would highly recommend the Whole 30 to anyone who wants to eat healthier but doesn’t know where to start. It has helped me be more aware of what we are eating and to pay attention to the ingredients on all those nutrition labels.

We had some really great meals this last week! My top three favorites were the Bunless Burgers with Sweet Potato Chips, Grilled Chicken and the Nachos. For the Grilled Chicken, Matt actually looked up a Copy Cat Carraba’s Italian Grill (one of our favorite restaurants) recipe and just modified it to fit the Whole 30 requirements. It was amazing.

Here is what we’ve been eating on our last week of the Whole 30:

Day 22

  • Breakfast – Banana, Almond Butter, Blueberries, and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Leftover Sausage & Peppers, Two Eggs, and Sliced Cucumber & Avocado
  • Dinner – Sweet Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken & Potatoes with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sliced Cucumbers

Day 23

Day 24

  • Breakfast – Sliced Apples with Almond Butter, Raisins, and Almonds and Two Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lunch – Leftover Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas served with Cauliflower Rice, Avocado, and Salsa
  • Dinner – Healthy Hamburger Soup topped with Avocado

Day 25

  • Breakfast – Banana, Almond Butter, Blueberries, and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Leftover Sweet Mustard Chicken, Baked Potato, Fruit, and Sliced Cucumbers
  • Snack – Pistachios
  • Dinner – Whole 30 Nachos – Plantain Chips, Ground Beef Taco Meat, Guacamole, Olives, Lettuce and Salsa

Day 26

  • Breakfast – Veggie Omelet, Berries with Avocado, and Apple Wedges with Cashew Butter
  • Lunch – Leftover Hamburger Soup
  • Dinner – Bunless Burger with Sauteed Veggies, Squash, Avocado, and Sweet Potato Chips

Day 27

  • Breakfast – Veggie Omelet, Diced Avocado and Berries, and Bacon
  • Lunch – Hamburger Soup with a Baked Potato
  • Dinner – Grilled Chicken Tenderloins, Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Green Beans

Day 28

  • Breakfast – Banana, Cashew Butter, Blueberries, and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Leftover Potatoes and Squash, Two Eggs, Spinach Salad with Dump Ranch, and an Orange
  • Dinner – Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup topped with Avocado, Olives, and Dump Ranch

Day 29

  • Breakfast – Banana, Cashew Butter, Blueberries, and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Leftover Taco Soup topped with Avocado, Olives, and Dump Ranch
  • Snack – RX Bar
  • Dinner – Boneless Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli, and Sliced Cucumber

Day 30

  • Breakfast – Banana, Cashew Butter, Blueberries, and Sliced Almonds
  • Lunch – Taco Soup and Baked Potato
  • Dinner – Hot Dog Foil Packs, Green Beans and Diced Avocado and Berries

We didn’t have anything special on our last night of the Whole 30. I think we’ll grill some steaks this weekend and celebrate with a glass of red wine. I do plan to continue eating this way but I’ll probably add back in a little cheese and black beans. There is an entire reintroduction schedule so we’ll try to follow that as closely as possible. Even with the Super Bowl coming up, we plan to eat our Whole 30 Nachos from Day 25 and a plate of the yummy Apple Nachos.

Here are a few things we learned during the last week:
  • We actually do like Brussels Sprouts. It is nice to have another veggie to throw into the rotation now.
  • The Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef from Aldi is really good and only $4.99 per pound.
  • It is easier to make a whole batch of Homemade Taco Seasoning instead of just making a little for each meal.
  • I definitely went over my grocery budget for the month, but think I could do better on the next round!

Here are a few of our favorite products this week!

I hope this series has been helpful for anyone thinking about or doing the Whole 30! If you have any questions about anything we did, please feel free to ask.

Whole 30 Week 4 Recap and Results

 

 

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