Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Whole30- Day 6 and 7

HI Kids! The book denotes these days as...I just wanna nap.  Not me!

As I return back to work....I began to worry... doing whole30 at home isn't a problem but now I have to eat on my work's schedule  and how will I feel there especially during those times after school when I want to snack???? Happy to report, no problems.

Day 6:

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 1/2  pieces of sugar free bacon,  1/4 honey crisp apple and black coffee.
Lunch: Kale Salad greens, chicken salad, 1/4 of honey crisp apple, and seltzer
Snack: Rest of apple with almond butter.
Dinner: Leftover dinner! spaghetti squash and ground turkey tomato sauce, slice black olives and mixed greens salad and seltzer water.

Feeling less pain in leg joints and heels.  It's lessening and not debilitating to first walk when getting up from bed or chair.  That is encouraging.

Day 7:

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 1/2  pieces of sugar free bacon, 1 cantaloupe pieces and a banana  and coffee with coconut cream.
Lunch: Leftover spaghetti squash dinner and seltzer
Snack: Handful of CAM nut mix
Dinner: Turkey Poppers (recipe below), homemade guacamole, sugar free organic salsa, sauteed zucchini and side salad of mixed greens.

 Turkey Poppers (or Chicken)

1 lb ground turkey or chicken (I did turkey only because I wanted to make this recipe badly and the organic market only had ground turkey not chicken.
2 cups shredded zucchini (squeeze out water with dish towel)
3 T. cilantro
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

  • Mix in a bowl
  • Preheat skillet and drizzle olive oil in a circle in the pan.
  • Drop with spoon of the size popper you want and flatten slightly with spoon. Cook until golden brown and turn over.  About 8 minutes total.  
  • You will have to cook several batches in your frying pan.  I put a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set the oven to 200 degrees to keep them warm as I kept making them and until dinner was ready.
THESE WERE THE ABSOLUTE BOMB-TASTIC!  Taking a forkful of my homemade guacamole and a piece of the popper...THROW THE ROOF.  I will make these once a week now.  So. Freaking. Awesome.  Well worth the work.

Since I was feeling so ambitious...after dinner I made kale chips.  My organic market didn't have the standard curly kale but they had Lacianto Kale otherwise know as Dinosaur Kale. Long and flat. Washed, dried, stalks removed, tossed with oil, lightly sprinkle salt and baked at 300 degrees for 14 minutes.  Isn't it amazing how this cookie sheet was solid green and they shrink so much? One bunch at the store and five cookie sheets later....

 ....One bag of snacks. I could so easily consume this whole bag!!!  A light and crispy.  I am thinking of making these for some of my classes one day....I wonder how many children will have actually tried a kale chip?

Note of interest:  It is the beginning of spring when everything is trying to bloom and the pollen is starting to coat our cars and I have no taken my usual allergy medication for 5 days now.  I have two reactions from my allergies, I either am sneezing and my nose is running and blowing my nose until I take my Zyrtec D to stop it OR, My sinuses are just plain congested.  I feel like I can't breathe because my nose is clogged and I can't blow anything out because it's just my sinuses are swollen.  I was taking a allergy pill at night so I could breathe at night.  Nope.  No pills for 5 days and awake being to breathe just fine.  Remember now, we have cats so with fur and dander about...this also can exacerbate my allergies too.  So nice!

Feeling on the mend....

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