Whole30 Day30 Recap: I Did It!
I realize this post is long overdue as I finished the Whole30 Challenge over a week ago now, but good things are worth the wait. Right? Right.
For breakfast on day 30 I had my standard two eggs and two pieces of sausage wrapped in a big piece of swiss chard. It tastes so good and I love how it keeps me perfectly satisfied until lunch time. Before I started whole30 I would often get the tummy rumble in the morning after I drank my coffee and before lunch around 11am or so. But on whole30 I’ve been able to stay satiated for 4-5 hours pretty easily. I get busy at work in the mornings so it’s good to have fuel.
Lunch on Day30 was my standard “quick” lunch which was the Jerk Chicken bowl from Brian’s Bowls. I have been eating these bowls for almost 2 years now and they will continue to be a staple in my diet. The jerk chicken bowl comes with seasoned jerk chicken, sweet potatoes, and kale. It is by far my favorite meal they make and it’s a quick way to keep whole30 and paleo compliant when you’re pressed for time, haven’t cooked, or are in a pinch.
I worked out at the gym after work and needed a quick snack to keep me going and to tide me over before dinner so I had a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar. The ingredients in the Coconut Cream Pie Larabar are dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews, and coconut oil. All whole30 compliant but they are high in sugar and carbs so even though they are technically OK on whole30, they should be used sparingly. I have typically only used them as a snack when I need something quick and easy and I keep a spare in my car just in case the hunger monster strikes and I don’t have easy access to whole foods. I think the Coconut Cream Pie Larabar is one of the best flavors they make but I don’t always find it in the stores. But thankfully, Amazon has them! Before Whole30 I was a big fan of Larabar Uber (especially the Bananas Foster flavor). The Larabar Uber Bananas Foster bar is not whole30 compliant because it has brown rice syrup but after whole30 is over I will probably go back to eating them and rotating between Larabar Uber bars and the Regular Larabars.
When I came home after the gym, I was ready to eat. I didn’t have anything for dinner on hand because we decided to have my favorite Clean Eating “Tacos” for dinner! I really love this meal and the sauce I’ve come up for it. I know we will continue to eat these tacos after Whole30 is over and maybe even throw in a corn tortilla here and there.
After dinner my husband’s uncle came over for a bit and I made some Spicy Kale Chips in the oven. They were so good. Love eating healthy and having all these great food recipes in my wheelhouse now. It’s nice.
Now, I am sure you are wondering what the first thing I did on Day 31 was. Did I jump into a pile of candy? Did I go to my favorite fast food restaurant and chow down?
Nope. I woke up and had the same exact breakfast as I did on day 30. I ate whole30 approved for the entire day. I didn’t crave anything so I figured why bother. I feel so good and if it ain’t broke…don’t fix it.
I really love the results I’ve had on Whole30 and look forward to sharing them with you in my recap post. Ta ta for now!
What about you? Do you like Larabars? Have you done Whole30? Or started whole30? Do you find it hard to go back to your old ways on day 31? Post in the comments and let me know!
Apples and Arteries says
Congrats! I used to eat the Peanut Butter Larabars–but my new go-to snack bar are the Pure Bars http://shop.thepurebar.com/Pure-Organic/c/PureBar@Bars
Yum!! I love the pure bars too. I discovered them at Coffee Bean one day. Do you know where else they sell them?
Apples and Arteries says
I have to buy them online – I buy at Vitacost. You might try Whole Foods–that’s where I first found them, but in DC.
I will try Amazon. They have everything 🙂 Thanks!!!
The Pure bars are very good. I rotate them in daily with Larabar’s and Kind bars. Are the Pure bars ok for the Whole 30 plan? They are gluten free but with the Whole 30 having more stringent guidelines (vs. normal Paleo) just wondering if they are allowed (or it may be dependent on ingredients of each bar, like Larabar).
Pure bars are pretty good, but I don’t think they are whole30 compliant. I just pulled the ingredients off their website:
Organic dates, organic cashew butter (organic cashews, organic sunflower oil), organic walnuts, organic rice protein concentrate, organic wild blueberries (organic wild blueberries, organic apple juice concentrate, organic sunflower oil), organic agave nectar, organic almonds, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic blueberry flavor.
The rice protein concentrate and agave nectar are definitely not whole30 compliant. Probably need to stick with larabars on the whole30.
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