Completing a Whole30 in this day and age of convenience and over-processing and busy.busy.busy is quite the achievement – and I’m never afraid to pat myself on the back when I feel proud of myself. (pat pat)
I will say that I’m glad most of my classes didn’t start up until the end of the month, because changing your eating habits and removing most of your go-to emergency options (Brown rice! Mac & Cheese! Quinoa! Beans!) is a time-consuming process. It’s not actually all that difficult to do, but if you’re doing it for the first time, it is a great idea to get prepared. I kept track of every single meal for the entire 30 days and shared them on my Instagram feed, but since I was getting constant requests for recipes, I thought I’d share most of the meals here and highlight some of our absolute favorites.
The hardest thing for me was HOW MUCH animal protein we had to consume. It was a big change from our standard 2-3 ounces per serving, maybe 5 times a week. I tried to scale it back the first two weeks with some vegan dishes, but the walnut chili makde 8 servings and was not that good so I lost my inspiration to find that vegan whole30 life once or twice a week.
Our Whole30 Favorites: