I was off from work on Monday and stayed home with the kids. This was one of the hardest days so far for me because I had an unrelenting migraine and two kids to watch. The urge to dive into everything I shouldn't was strong and my willpower was not but, I did not give in. For breakfast I grabbed a hard boiled egg between making delicious oatmeal for the kids, refilling their sippy cups, picking up their messes and carrying my smallest while doing it all.
For lunch I had leftover Easy Thai Chicken from our Sunday dinner. The recipe can be found in my free week one recipe download.
Dinner was plantain nachos (also in week one's meal plan) and it was really delicious. We made the taco seasoning ourselves to keep it compliant. One word of warning, when the recipe says, "green plantains", it means it. We burnt quite a few because we used a yellow plantain and the sugar content caused it to get a bit too crispy in the oven. But, we didn't end up with any leftovers which threw me off for Tuesday.
Breakfast was the pumpkin custard. It is ok. I actually decided that I have no desire for a sweet breakfast and don't plan on making that a breakfast option again unless it comes with something savory. Again, it's ok. Not my favorite but not bad.
Lunch was difficult. I had no idea what I was going to do. We decided to go out but I can only go from 10:30 - 11:20. Not much is open at 10:30. We actually discovered a new hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant that opens at 9 and headed there for some fajita meat and lettuce. It was really good and will definitely be somewhere I return.
Dinner was egg roll in a bowl. It was ok but not that great. I mean it is basically cabbage, carrot and chicken stir fried so it was good for what it was but, kinda boring.
I had leftover custard for this morning but just couldn't bear to eat it. So, I had tea and then got so busy working I forgot to eat anything before it was lunchtime. Oops.
Lunch was leftover egg roll in a bowl. So, this is not the greatest day for eating. But, I didn't really feel hungry. I don't know what that's about. I did eat a larabar for a snack.
My parents were in town for a visit and we pulled out all the stops for dinner. We made the knock-off chikfila nuggets AND the tandoori chicken with pineapple rice. We already knew the nuggets would be good. But man, that tandoori chicken and pineapple rice was amazing! My parents even asked for the recipe!
I had leftover knock-off nuggets for breakfast. I keep forgetting to make the other breakfast casserole. :( But, the nuggets were good and definitely a better option for me than the custard.
Lunch was leftover tandoori chicken and pineapple rice. It was just as good as last night. Yum. I also had an apple for a snack.
My husband took our daughter on a Daddy date so I was left to fend for myself while wrangling our two year old. But, I did manage to whip up a steak and a few eggs in coconut oil with a side of fruit and a glass of OJ for my dinner. Unfortunately, my eggs weren't as great as I would have liked and I made a bit of a mess. I cracked an egg all over the hot stove. Have you ever had to clean up raw egg? It's a nightmare. And, the part that got on the glass stovetop burned and made a horrible smell. Oops.
Lunch was a steak. I cooked two last night knowing that I would need something for lunch today. I paired it with an apple and a side of steamed brussel sprouts.
Dinner was paleo pho. We didn't have zucchini to make the noodles because the grocery store was out so we used kelp noodles. The broth tasted pretty good but there was definitely not enough for two people. It was really upsetting and I do not recommend kelp noodles for pho. They are too crunchy. They might be good in a creamy sauce or something but they do not fool you. You know you aren't eating pasta noodles unless you eat yours uncooked. Crunch. Crunch. Also, apparently I was so famished by the time we ate that I forgot to snap a picture. You aren't missing anything though. Blah.
For breakfast I made the paleo egg cups from my Galentine's Day post. So, yummy! I also made a quick fruit salad and had a glass of juice.
Lunch, this is where I messed up. I ate a pretty big and filling breakfast so when I had time for lunch I wasn't hungry. Then, I was so busy getting the party ready that I didn't have time to eat. Then, when the party came, I made decisions that definitely were not whole30. But, in the grand scheme of food were not bad choices. I had a turkey and cheese sandwich (it was dinosaur shaped), a few honey sriracha wings (they were paleo at least) and a piece of paleo coconut cake. So, I failed but, I'm ok with that. I did survive two weeks and that included Valentine's day!
Breakfast was a whole30 compliant meal consisting of a steak and egg dish that was delish!
Lunch was another fail, I guess I really lost my way after Saturday. But, not a bad lunch. I had an onion soup that contained rice noodles and a sparkling water.
Dinner was my greatest fail. I had a cheeseburger. It was five guys and it was super delicious. I will say that I didn't really care for the bun or the fries but the cheese was glorious!
Like I said, I plan on still cooking my meals for the week and will try to stay as whole 30 as possible with my weakened state of willpower. :(