My decent into the Whole30 has begun. It began Thursday with a trip to the grocery store that took forever. Actually, it began at home where I spent nearly an hour trying to figure out what I would eat besides scrambled eggs and random pieces of meat. I had found so many sites with so many helpful recipe ideas that I truly felt overwhelmed. My brain got stuck.
Ever happen to you?
I know it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Suddenly, everything I’m used to eating all day long has to go. Where to start? I started with breakfast.
I managed to locate a site with 30 Whole30 breakfast recipes. From there, I zeroed in on breakfast sausage. I figured I could make a lot of these in advance over the weekend and have them for most of the week. I do not get excited about eating breakfast let alone cooking it. I needed to get it on auto-pilot.
Well, this was all fine until I got to the store and started looking at how much ground pork cost. Somehow, I managed to locate some pretty cheap ground pork in a tube, but it had added sugar in it (recall I cannot have the sugar). So it was out. I had given up and resigned myself to eggs for the week when I realized it didn’t have to be sausage OR eggs. It could be both.
That’s how I decided to make scrambled eggs with ground sausage and peppers for my breakfast. Yeah, this means I have to cook breakfast every single morning. I’ll live. I guess.
I also wanted to keep lunch and dinner simple. I really only like to cook at dinner time, but when I get home from yoga at 6:30 pm (and need to shower and walk the dog), I am not too down with cooking. I also needed meals that I could take with me for days when I would be at work.
I managed to identify two meals. The first is this grain free chicken salad. The second is a Tex-Mex salad. I figured that was good enough to at least get me started on week one. I think the two salads can easily be swapped back and forth for lunch or dinner depending on what I’m in the mood for.
Kick-off for the Whole30 is officially Saturday, March 1st since I have managed to make it to the grocery store in time. It will go the entire month of March – so 31 days and not 30. I’ll be checking in on Monday (Day 3) with an update.