Week two is in the books of the Whole 30. I won’t lie. I was craving donuts at the beginning of the week. Really badly. I almost broke down. But the thought of going back to constantly feeling bloated and burping all the time deterred me. Plus I want to do this the right way. I’m also feeling better in my own skin again. Can somebody say hello abs? These babies haven’t made an appearance in years. Per the rules of the Whole 30 I have no weighed myself. But I’m loving what I see!!
Week 2 menu:
Breakfast: Southwest Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: Spaghetti Squash and meatballs
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry
Southwest Breakfast Casserole
I was surprised by this one, I usually don’t like ground chicken. It’s just weird to me, but I enjoyed this recipe!
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
7 oz can of chopped green chili
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Chop peppers and onion and cook them in a skillet until onion is translucent. Set aside to cool. Add chicken to skillet and juice from the green chili, cook until slightly browned. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and coconut milk. Once the chicken and veggies are cooled to room temperature mix into eggs and pour into a 9-in greased pie pan. Bake for 35-40 min!
Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Probably my favorite meal this week. I didn’t even miss real pasta and the spaghetti squash was surprisingly filling!
1 lb grass fed ground beef
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp rosemary
2 medium sized spaghetti squash
24 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
In large bowl mix together the ground beef, basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and coconut flour. Mix together with hands until well incorporated, add in egg and continue to mix. Form into large meatballs, about 6-8. Grease skillet, brown meatballs on each side. You don’t have to cook thoroughly, they will cook in the crock pot. Add meat balls to slow cooker, top meat balls with tomatoes, onion and garlic. Serve with fresh basil and spaghetti squash.
Chicken Stir Fry
So I kind of winged this one. There’s no real recipe, I just took a chicken breast and whatever vegetables I had (mushroom, spinach, pepper, and onion) and sauteed it all together in some coconut oil. It was pretty bland so I found a Whole 30 approved Tahini sauce at Trader Joe’s and added that. It made a HUGE difference. Some times you just have to experiment and see what works for you. I have to say that my meals are usually anything BUT boring!
Here are some other meals that I tried during the weekend:
Sweet potato hash with eggs:
Prosciutto wrapped chicken thighs with a baked potato and side salad:
B Good Burger with no bun, avocado and an egg with sweet potato fries: