My Whole30 - Day 11
Day 11. The days are just passing us by! My motivation is back up again and it really is becoming second nature to prepare and eat REAL FOOD. I feel changes going on in my body and I just feel great. Good health really does start with good food.
It's also REALLY nice to put on a skirt that was a little tight a few weeks ago and all of a sudden fit perfectly - and with a little room to spare!
DAY 11 - WHOLE30 EATS
|Leftover roasted veggies, 5 sliced strawberries and 2 eggs, which I clearly failed on moving from skillet to plate.|
|More leftover roasted veggies and leftover cilantro lime chicken|
I decided to give this Almond Butter Chicken a try for dinner, with the following changes:
- I decided to make it more of a stir fry instead of a crockpot dinner, based on what I had available.
- Instead of mushrooms, I added a red bell pepper, shredded carrots and broccoli
- I thought the original recipe was lacking some flavor (maybe since I wasn't cooking it for hours in a crock pot), so at the end I added some freshly grated ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and some fresh cilantro.
- Verdict: really good, but I still think it was missing something. Next time, I will definitely add some garlic and maybe some coconut milk?
|Still looked pretty!|
|Paired the stirfry with some mashed cauliflower. The creaminess of both dishes made a great soothing combination.|
To keep focused, I did a little redecorating in the kitchen:
|I typed and printed out a bunch of the quick and easy meal ideas from "It Starts with Food" and placed them on the fridge for easy reference. I also printed out the Whole30 reference guide!|
In my Day 11 email (from Whole30 Daily), we were encouraged to enter exercise practices into our Whole30 challenge. Now I haven't stopped exercising (spin/cycle, run/walks, pushups, situps, squats, etc), but I am ready to AMP IT UP! It was really valuable to receive a list of "do-anywhere" workouts - especially for someone who travels a lot for work.
They recommended high intensity, short but hard sessions 3-4 times a week, in addition to lower intensity sessions to aid in recovery. (Like walking). Instead of always having to dig up that email for workout ideas, I decided to write each one on a popsicle stick, with the number of rounds (or any other notes) written on the back.
NOTE: I saw this idea some where on Pinterest, but for some reason didn't pin it, so I can't reference back.
|So cute! It's the little things that make me happy!|
I am blogging my way through the Whole30 program, based on the book “It Starts with Food.” Click here to find out more and join me if you’d like! I dare you. Triple doggy dare you. ;)