September Whole 30 – Getting Back on Track
I’m half way through day five of September Whole 30. I thought Whole 30 was just a January “thing” but apparently September is another big month for this style of eating.
After a summer of lots of this and that – I was feeling like I needed to pump the breaks and get myself back on track. I had eaten a bit of gluten over the summer finding out that is doesn’t bother me as much is really small doses. A slice of pizza here, a hamburger bun there and my gut wasn’t a wreck.
I started to read a bunch of chatter about a September Whole 30 across social media and I figured why not? It seems like a great month to kick off a gut reset since the holidays are just around the corner.
I have a few friends who are following along with me and I have been taking photos of all my meals again on my Instagram. I haven’t been cooking and prepping anything crazy, just keeping it simple and basic and I’m already feeling better overall.
Here is what I’ve been eating if you are every considering “what would I eat on Whole 30” …
Breakfast are almost always eggs for me. Its just easy for me especially during the busy morning rush before getting everyone out the door for school. I always keep the Trader Joes everything but the bagel seasoning on hand. It is so good! On everything!
Taking advantage of the season of fresh fruit especially seasonal items like apples! I can’t wait to head out apple picking this weekend with the kids. We go through a TON of apples and haven’t eaten any in a while because they have been out of season. You know those apples you see all summer in the market have been in a deep freeze or a refrigerator for months – they taste aweful!
Lunches are usually leftovers from the night before or simple things like tuna salad, turkey slices, or a big green salad. Some days I’m more hungry than others like the days I go to a Barre class. I usually have a Larabar to snack on in between breakfast and lunch.
Last night I made a big batch of salsa/taco chicken in the crock pot. I ate it over a baked sweet potato and it was super filling and delicious. This past weekend I grilled up some chicken tenders that I had quickly marinated. I made a cold green bean salad and shredded hash browns to go along side. Like I said in the beginning of the post I’m not whipping up fancy recipes with crazy ingredients to comply with the Whole 30 program. Just sticking to the basics and eating delicious and healthy options.
You can always follow along with my Whole 30 day journey on my Instagram. That is where I post everything I eat on a daily basis. Helps me keep track of what I’m eating and my eyes on the goal. Only 25 more days!