Surviving Whole 30 – Recipes and Ideas

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks but wants to let you in on a secret: I survived Whole30 and I want to tell you how! 

Whole30 was a great thing for me personally. I enjoyed the way I felt, no bloat, more energy, overall healthier. The food choices I had at home set me up for success but I’m not going to lie, eating out during Whole30 is a beast. You want everything and you have to be “that person” who substitutes all the good things aka: the waiter hates you. 

I ate eggs most mornings scrambled or fried with ghee, fruit, avocado, a sweet potato, each day was a mixture of these. For lunch I ate tuna salad, chicken salad (with compliant mayo or avocado), or a salad with whatever we had on hand. My favorite dressings were from Whole Foods. Dinner consisted of veggies with grilled chicken or baked fish, taco salad, or zucchini and squash noodle salad. For snacks I munched on apples with almond butter, monkey salad (banana sliced, almond butter, cashews, cinnamon, coconut flakes). 

The last full week of my 30 days were spent at the beach. Talk about self control! I wanted all of the hush puppies, fried seafood, mojitos, and donuts. As the month went along my self control grew so it definitely helped get me through vacation.

First thing I ate when Whole30 was over? A chocolate chip cookie from Please and Thank You. Too good. 

salad with hard boiled egg

monkey salad

scrabbled eggs, sweet potato, berries

squash and zucchini noodles with grilled chicken and grapefruit salad

chia pudding with fruit

taco salad

pear, strawberry, almond salad

Let Freedom Ring 

As we all take a moment to celebrate Freedom with friends and family, I wanted to share with you a few favorites I’ll be wearing for the upcoming holiday. 

What’s a long weekend without a few refreshments? Sadly for me (it’s actually not SO bad), I am participating in the Whole30 program so the sweet treats and alcoholic drinks will have to take a backseat for a while. Excuse me while I sip my white ginger tea and munch on my blueberry/strawberry combo. 

Whenever I have a relaxing weekend I usually throw on denim shorts like these or these

image via asos

Cuteness *alert* this top is what I’ll be rocking on the 4th and you can too – click link to shop and receive your cute T in time for the fireworks. Orders must be made before Friday so hurry up and pick your favorite! While you’re at it, follow them on Instagram for the cutest inspirational T’s around.

image by thelightblonde

My look wouldn’t be complete without some red/white/blue jewelry. Shop these bracelets and necklaces on my Instagram while my site is under construction! Just leave your email to order and you will receive these items in time for July 4th. {can’t wait to show you the new shop!}

Thanks for stopping by!