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
Some grilled turkey, 2 egg scramble with zucchini and carrot, and an avocado

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

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

Carrot and a piece of grilled turkey


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

  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..