Whole30 Round Two

I know, I said I more than likely wasn’t going to do another. But I have been trying to follow the Low-FODMAP rules, and I have found that I have been eating cookies all day, just because they were Low-FODMAP, and I am lazy.

Despite how much I hated the rules of Whole30, I actually stuck to it. So, I figured since eating cookies all day, is opposite of what I want, I thought Whole30 would be a good thing to do again.

But, I am going to not be crazy strict. That’s not a true Whole30 then. Yup, you are right. But I am not going to buy Fish Sauce on Amazon, just because I can’t find a compliant fish sauce in the area. I am not drinking fish sauce for the sugar, (who drinks it anyway!) and I guess in reality, I could just leave it out. But whatever. And buying an expensive dijon mustard just because it doesn’t have white wine it in. I already don’t consume alcohol, so then again, how much then would be in the ¼ tsp, I used to make some “compliant” mayo…

I need to keep this Whole30 in our budget. So, that means, I won’t be buying any crazy new different brand, just because it is “compliant” instead of the store brand that has sugar/wine/one non compliant ingredient. I am going to go with the 80/20 rule this round. Well, more like the 99/1 rule, I am going to limit my use of non-compliant ingredients to one.

For example, I decided to start today, instead of next week, so I didn’t everything I needed. Like, a lemon, I do have bottled lemon juice. But bottle lemon juice has a forbidden ingredient of a SULFITE. I said, “screw it”, and made my mayo, with it anyway. So now my homemade mayo isn’t Whole30 compliant, but that was the only thing that wasn’t in my lunch. Same with dinner, dinner called for fish sauce, which has sugar.

This is my personal, realistic, staying within my budget Whole30. It would be torn apart on the forum. So what, I don’t care, I am going to follow the rules as best I can, without going crazy about every single minuscule detail.

Yesterday, I started planning out 30 dinners for Whole30, thinking I would start in October, then I thought, nah, let’s just start next week. Spend the week getting ready. Then this morning I thought, why not just start today. Plus that way, I will be done in time for my Mother-in-Law’s birthday! (Wacky Cake! Yummy!)

Today, I spent some time making a spreadsheet of meals to keep me on track. It isn’t finished, but go ahead and check it out. Also, made a shopping list for this week, and will go shopping tomorrow. (Oh! and I figured out how to edit pictures on my phone, and how to take fairly decent ones too! Hopefully, WordPress uploads them right.)

Whole30 Menu Planning
Whole30 Menu Planning

Like last round I will post meals, it was fun. And it helps keep me honest.

Breakfast:
1 whole egg and 1 egg white (leftover from making mayo), scrambled with some garlic infused olive oil and sauteed green peppers, cucumbers, bacon, and a banana.

Whole30 Breakfast  Day 1
Whole30 Breakfast Day 1

Lunch:
Tuna fish mixed with homemade mayo, cucumbers, black grapes.

Whole30 Lunch Day 1
Whole30 Lunch Day 1

Dinner:
Slow cooker Thai Beef Stew with mashed potatoes.

Whole30 Dinner  Day 1
Whole30 Dinner Day 1

 

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Week Two Menu

Nothing fancy this week, we have some traveling this week.

Monday, July 6th

Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: breakfast casserole, veggies (coop)
Dinner: leftover BBQ Chicken, salad, sweet potato fries

Tuesday, July 7th

Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: Chicken salad over lettuce
Dinner: Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday, July 8th

Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: Chicken salad over lettuce
Dinner: Kalua pork

Thursday, July 9th (Travel day)

Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac
Dinner: kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac

Friday, July 10th

Breakfast: eggs and sweet potato hash
Lunch: kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac
Dinner: red robin

Saturday, July 11th

Breakfast: eggs and hash
Lunch: Kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac
Dinner: kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac

Sunday, July 12th

Breakfast: eggs and hash
Lunch:  kalua pork wrapped in lettuce, carrots and pepper sticks, guac
Dinner: chicken sausage, roasted carrots, salad/green beans

Week 1 Menu

I thought it would be something readers would like to see, so I will post my weekly menu with recipe links if available.

Week One: July 1st to July 5th

Wednesday, July 1st
Breakfast: Green Eggs
Lunch: Chicken Salad and lettuce
Dinner: Pesto-Stuffed Prosciutto chicken

Thursday, July 2nd
Breakfast: Green Eggs
Lunch: Chicken Salad and lettuce
Dinner: Pasta Night

Friday, July 3rd (Mr. Wonderful’s Birthday!)
Breakfast: Green Eggs
Lunch: Chicken Salad and lettuce
Dinner: Barbecue Chicken, Mashed potatoes, Oven Roasted Carrots

Saturday, July 4th
Breakfast: bacon eggs, sweet potato hash
Lunch: Chicken Salad and lettuce
Dinner: Hamburgers, Sweet potato fries, Strawberries, bananas, blueberries

Sunday, July 5th 

Breakfast: Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Roasted Chicken with thyme gravy ad roasted vegetables