July 11, 2011

Whole 30 - Day 23

Wow, did I get spoiled this weekend! Really, I did.
I got a new wok from mom and dad, along with jasmine green tea (my favourite!) and a lot of chicken and meat from their local butcher to stock up my fridge. Thanks!!


We also visited my aunt and uncle this morning, who happen to have a huge vegetable garden, and they gave us an enormous amount of veggies!
I spent 1.5 hours chopping part of those veggies tonight, and my fridge is pretty much filled to the brim with food.
This is what I'll be cooking with this week: lettuce, tomatoes, kohlrabi, chives, spring onions, parsley, celery, shallots, carrots and swiss chard. I've never eaten swiss chard before, but I figured it's much like spinach, and probably really healthy. Especially since all of their veggies are organic in the first place.
But if anyone has a good idea on how to use swiss chard, please let me know!!
I've got a 3 liter tub full with chopped chard, so I better find some good use for it.


Before going to my parents I was actually scared that I wouldn't be able to resist all the good (not-so-Whole30) food they have lying around. But I managed really well. My mom made sure that the meals were 100% paleo, and delicious if I may say so, and there was more than enough to fill me up so I wouldn't be tempted to reach for fruits and nuts and chocolate etc. Of course my cravings got slightly worse, and I really wanted to grab a handful of nuts, and a banana, and some of that gluten free cereal my mom eats for breakfast.. But I didn't.
I have to admit that at some point I was thinking 'screw that stupid 30-day plan, gimme those nuts! and while you're at it, you better bring some chocolate too!' but I quickly imagined how I would feel if I were to eat that, so it wasn't that hard to resist anymore. And no, I'm not planning to eat a whole lot of stuff that I miss on day 31. Just the idea that I can eat some nuts or chocolate when I want is probably enough, after all, that's what it's all about. It's a mind game; tell someone not to do something, and he'll want to do it.


Here you go, my meals for today:


Whole 30 day 23 - 1
Breakfast:
Some grilled turkey, 2 egg scramble with zucchini and carrot, and an avocado


Whole 30 day 23 - 2
Lunch:
2 beef burgers and oven roasted cauliflower with cilantro


Whole 30 day 23 - 3
Dinner:
Salad with grilled redfish fillet (I didn't eat all of the fish because I wasn't that hungry)


Snack:
Carrot and a piece of grilled turkey

2 comments:

  1. Die eerste foto ziet er heel vies uit, maar klinkt wel erg lekker.
    Kun je dat op als ontbijt?
    Xx liefs

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Mell! Yes, it's a scramble with veggies, but it turned a little dark from the spices I used (and it slightly burned too.. oops!). But I don't have any problems eating all of that for breakfast! I even got hungry again around 11 AM..

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