Well, my whole30 ended yesterday and I may or may not be typing this with a glass of wine in hand…. Overall, I feel my first whole30 went pretty well. It wasn’t a huge change of how I already eat so I was never miserable. I did however, have situations where I really wanted to have an adult beverage with some friends. I really don’t drink often or large quantities, but I did miss my occasional drink over these past 30 days. Hence, the glass of wine in hand tonight….
Last week I didn’t really meal prep because I had the entire week off of work! It was so nice. I was able to make breakfast every morning which was either a smoothie or bacon and eggs. I kept lunches pretty simple with either leftovers or a tuna lettuce wrap with paleo mayo and veggies. I kept my dinners pretty typical as usual which most nights consists of a meat (chicken, steak, ground hamburger or pork), roasted veggies (broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower is what I roast the most) and a carb (usually sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or fingerling potatoes).
I am honestly happy to say that I completed a whole30, but I don’t think I plan to do another one anytime soon, if ever. If I learned anything over these last 30 days, it is that I eat pretty dang well. Half the time I forgot I was even doing a whole30. I am happy I now have the credibility of finishing one and I want to move forward helping others to be optimally healthy! Once you rid yourself of toxins and conquer your cravings, eating paleo isn’t hard at all! Stick to meals that only take 30-60 minutes to make and that are packed full of flavor (probably 99% of all my recipes!!) and you will be on the road to success.
I even came up with this waffle recipe while on my whole30! I topped mine with fruit and some full fat coconut milk and was good to go. I was going for the traditional waffle flavor and not to toot my own horn but, I nailed it! These have been requested in the Kiss by Brooke household multiple times already!
- 2 bananas – mashed
- 5 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1-2 tblsp coconut oil for greasing waffle iron
- Optional toppings: fruit, chocolate chips, maple syrup
- With a hand mixer, mix together bananas, eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, almond flour and tapioca flour. Add to wet ingredients and mix with hand mixer until smooth.
- Follow instructions for your waffle iron.
- Top those babies with something delicious and dive in!