After writing about my first Whole30 experience last week I had a lot of questions about what I ate, where I got my information, how anyone could survive thirty whole days without chocolate, etc., etc. Today is as good a day as any to share all my Whole30 deep, dark secrets! A.K.A. to share all my resources with you. Because I have no secrets after writing out that novel post last week.
Also because I blog promised to share my resources and what kind of blogger would I be if I went back on a blog promise? A bad blogger. Yay, alliteration!
Books and Blogs
- Whole30 cookbook - So many good recipes, so many good tidbits, so many good Whole30 life hacks. I flipped through this book weekly like it was my job.
- It Starts With Food - Everyone suggested reading this before starting Whole30. It explains every who, what, when, where, and why of the program. Spoiler alert: I never read it (insert hands over face monkey emoji) and I survived; however, most people I know that have read it have had nothing but positive oh-my-gosh-this-blew-my-mind things to say.
- Inspiralized blog - I fell in love with noodles and I'm never looking back.
- Anne's Whole30 resources post from Anne in Residence - You'll notice I have a lot of the same recipes and what not from Anne's post. That is because I went back to her post at least once a week to get ideas slash affirmation that I could make it through the 30 days.
- The Whole30 website - Thank the whole food gods for this website. They have a blog, a forum (where you can go and ask: wait, why can't I have corn again?!), and my personal favorite was the Can I have...? guide. I wish I was exaggerating when I say I was on this guide's page at least once a day. And my once I mean thrice. Ish.
- Baked Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs
- Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes
- Onion Cup Eggs - with Whole30 compliant bacon, of course.
- Eggs Baked in Avocado
- Egg Muffins
- Frittatas. Omeletes. Fried eggs. Poached eggs. Scrambled eggs. Veggie scrambled eggs. And for when you just can't stand the thought of one more bleeping' egg...
- Egg-Free Paleo Breakfast Bowls
- Pesto meatballs - I ate so many meatballs in thirty days that I am currently waiting for my meatball trophy.
- Zoodles Shrimp Scampi
- Zoodles with Scallops and Bacon
- Oven Fajitas
- Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup - important notice***-SO GOOD
- Chicken Thighs with Peppery Pesto
- Moroccan-Spiced Spaghetti Squash
- Broccoli slaw (we threw in broccoli, carrots, almonds, cashews, onions, raisins and made this mayo for it).
Other recipe-less things of which we ate a lot:
- Frittatas. Omeletes. Fried eggs. Poached eggs. Scrambled eggs. Eggs. Eggs. Eggs.
- Burrito bowls - throw in a ton of veggies and meat and voila!
- Zoodles with just about any no-added sugar sauce and any and all veggies and meat
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Eggplant
- More Meatballs - using chopped mushrooms instead of breadcrumbs
Anne has a great list of pre-made products that you should check out.
Some of my favorites include:
- Tessamae's dressings and sauces - Balsamic is/was my jam. I still pour it on all of the food.
- Almond butter - I was not a fan of Trader Joe's creamy almond butter. Justin's worked better for my snobby taste buds.
- Sparkling Water - flavored (like La Croix) or not (like any regular soda water), delicious.
- Larabars - Compliant flavors found here
- Nut mixes - I actually found making my own cashew and raisin mix was my favorite, but Trader Joe's has some good mixes.
- Jicama tortillas - found at our HEB and uh-mazing for Taco Tuesdays.
And there ya have it. Everything (ish) that went into my belly the month of September. Now, who else is way too hungry at 8am after reading this? Time for food! How about eggs...? ;)