Sunday, June 9, 2013

Whole30 diet program. Week 1.

I'm on the Whole30 diet and wanted to share some of the recipes that I came up with on this my first week.
So far I have lost 8 lbs, we'll see how week 2 goes.

What I can't eat: dairy, legumes, sugar, grains, alcohol. So.. no milk, cheese, yogurt, creamer, peanuts, beans, breads, pasta, crackers, cookies, etc.

What I can eat: meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, fruit, nuts and seeds.

Here are some of the meals from my 1st week.

Breakfast Red leaf lettuce wraps. Sautéed in evoo 2 small white mushrooms, diced a piece of green pepper, tossed in a handful of broccoli slaw ( comes shredded in a bag and has broccoli, carrots and red cabbage) added 2 medium eggs. Season w pepper and Place the mixture in lettuce leaf, roll up and enjoy.

Lunch Red leaf lettuce, vine ripe tomatoe, baby Bella mushrooms, English cucumber, topped with homemade meat sauce.

Tasty dinner salad. Bed of red leaf lettuce, English cucumber, beets, ripe vine tomatos, green beans, baby Bella mushrooms, steak strips. Yum yum!

Breakfast. Lettuce egg wraps. Here's a pic before assembling. Today I used baby Bella mushrooms, red pepper, tomatoe, shredded carrot cabbage broccoli.
Lettuce pouches ready.

Lunch: salad- red leaf lettuce, oven roasted turkey breast slices, vine ripe tomatoes, English cucumbers, avocado.

My Delish diner salad tonight. Cucumbers, red peppers, shredded cabbage carrots broccoli, beef strips, steamed broccoli, vine ripe tomatoes, beets.

Time for breakfast! Tomatoes, red and green peppers, Bella mushrooms and 2 eggs on a bed of red leaf lettuce, and little pieces of left over baked chicken on top.

Lunchtime: tiny sandwiches. Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, turkey breast, lettuce, strawberry. Assemble and eat!

Tomatoes, Bella mushrooms and eggs.. Come to momma!

Time for lunch. Red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, sautéed spinach baby chard and baby bok Choy leaves with olive oil infused with garlic and rosemary. Sauce made by blending a medium tomato and a small avocado added some garlic and reduced on low heat.
In the works, 2 eggs, red and green pepper, tomato, spinach, baby chard, baby bok Choy leaves, and pepper.

Dinner salad. Tuna fish, grapes, avocado, tomatoes, red left lettuce. Pepper to taste.

Lunch today consisted of a veggie plate w chicken in the middle. Cucumbers, carrots, red leaf lettuce, red pepper, broccoli ,for the tangy green sauce I processed a small avocado, a squirt of yellow mustard, juice from 1/2 lemon, slice of cucumber, slice of red pepper, teaspoon minced garlic and a squirt of extra virgin olive oil infused with garlic and basil.

Crock pot creation for dinner. This concoction is on right now. The crock pot is working its magic. I chopped up a nice big carrot, cabbage and cauliflower, garlic, red pepper, added water and just now added some of the homemade meat sauce.

Homemade meat sauce for the kids and hubby's spaghetti, I reserved this bowl for myself so I can make something with it.

Meat sauce and greens frittatta. Used some of the meat sauce from yesterday, sautéed spinach, chard and bok Choy,2 eggs and done.

I had the left over cabbage, cauliflower, carrot crockpot meal for dinner yesterday and oh boy, its so good the next day. I added yellow curry to it and it was delicious.

There you have it. I'll be playing with the same veggies cooked different ways and doing different variations of these meals for the second week. Lets see how it goes.

Till next time,
Have a happy healthy crunchy green day!