Today is day 20 of my Whole30 challenge, that's 2/3 of the way through! I can hardly believe I have made it to this point! To be honest- I did not see myself lasting this long with no sugar, wine, cheese, milk, etc. But, I have and I couldn't be more excited to finish out the next 10 days. It is not excitement because I want to have those things again, but more so to see what other changes I will experience in the final days of the Whole30.
Since I have cut out sugar completely I no longer crave that rush. I have found that I am satisfied after I eat a meal, where as I would normally need something sweet to end with or I felt unsatisfied.
I have another 10 days to go and I feel like I could continue far past 30 days. So may of the things I have done over the last 20 days I will continue to implement from now on. For instance, I have completely cured my "need" for creamer in my coffee and I'm loving using 100% pure coconut milk as a substitution. I have also discovered so many recipes that will become a part of my family's weekly menu. Here are a few pictures of some of the things that I have made and really loved!!
|Whole30 approved banana nut muffins!! There is absolutely no wheat or dairy in them!!|
|Crock pot Salsa Chicken (with Whole30 approved salsa)|
|Caramelized bananas with almond butter and toasted pecans|
|Hamburger with a sweet potato bun|
|Homemade chicken soup topped with fresh cilantro and avocado|
|I didn't cook this, but has come to be my favorite take out meal. Chipotle salad with chicken. (Most of the items on Chipotle's menu are Whole30 approved. I can't believe I had only eaten there once before!|