This month, I’m doing my Third Whole 30 – and this time, I’ve got reinforcements in the form of a few Nerd Fitness friends who are taking the plunge and committing to starting 2015 out on the right foot with me. Let’s take a look at a few of this week’s highlights! everyone ate this week!
Weekday work snacks! Plain almonds and fresh green beans from kweber05
Green Pepper/Radish Salad with Smoked Chicken from kweber05
Balsamic Beef Wraps with Sunshine Sauce from Fonzico
Dinner with extended family *can* be successful and *doesn’t* have to be full of anxiety as kweber05 found out – grilled chicken breast with steamed veggies and a hard boiled egg.
Flavor boosters like salsa kick up breakfast and sanctum staples (kweber05)
Delectible looking shrimp pad thai with cabbage noodles and sunshine sauce courtesy of Fonzico
Fancy after dinner drinks (club soda, lime juice, oranges and pomegranate seeds) from Fonzico
More fancy drinks! Club soda with orange and lime from (kweber05)
Smoked chicken and avocado egg salad (kweber05)
Fonzico made Nom Nom Paleo’s Bagna Cauda and she reports that it was amazing. I’m totally making this next week.
Salmon with Nom Nom Paleo’s Cherry BBQ Sauce from Fonzico – this sauce is delicious! Kwebs also made this sauce this week, and loves it. I will have to get on the ball and cave to peer pressure soon!
And my favorite meals from this week:
My weekday lifesaver: green smoothie + coffee with almond milk.
Ratatouille with merguez and a fried egg over the weekend
Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Spicy Roasted Parsnips
Instant Pot Green Curry Chicken with Carrots
Sesame Ginger Chicken Zoodles
And hive mind Sunday Steak dinners!
kweber05 had NY Strip with cabbage steaks
Fonzico had sirloin with chimichurri, peppers & onions, and a side of salsa and sweet potato with ghee
And I hit up Outback for a wood-fired sirloin & shrimp with grilled asparagus and a plain sweet potato
Week 1 was a success all around – everyone feels lighter and on the right track nutrition-wise, and aside from some crazy food dreams, general anxieties about mindless eating, and cigarette cravings, we are all faring well and on track for Week 2.