If you don’t follow me on Instagram (you should, we have lots of fun), then you wouldn’t know that the Huz and I are currently neck deep in Whole30. Well, actually, what we’re doing is called the Journey, a clean eating challenge through local personal training company Body Bayou. We’re finding it’s better for us than Whole30 for a multitude of reasons, the top one being that the Journey includes constant communication and support from its creators. That means we can be standing in the grocery store, unsure if something is on the program, shoot them a text, and know for sure before we check out. It also means I can text them at 9 pm after a rough day and say I want to give up, and they can remind me of all the reasons not to.
Two weeks in I’ve lost 10 pounds and Huz has lost 13, so…I’d say it’s effective.
I’ve been posting on social a lot about my favorite Whole30 approved foods I’ve found and made, and in turn am getting a solid amount of recipe requests. The Instagram poll I ran showed pretty much all of my friends are down for a recipe round up, so here it is. Breakfast, snacks, dinners, & desserts! I’ve made every single one of these and they are completely Guichet approved 👌🏼 (Note: honey is allowed on the Journey, & not on Whole30. Many of these recipes contain honey.)
Avocado Egg Salad from @k8_smallthings: one avocado, two hard boiled eggs smashed together & topped with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning. So good for those mornings where you want something savory.
I’m a mom, so simple and quick is the name of the game when it comes to snacks. You won’t find any super involved snacks here, but they are delicious because ya girl likes to eat.
RxBar Real Food Protein Bars
These are pretty much carrying me through this 30 day journey. They’re so good and so easy to grab and run. This link takes you to an order of a 16 variety pack. (PS the chocolate sea salt tastes like actual brownie)
Proscuitto wrapped apples. Simple, delicious, and makes you feel fancy while a kid whines at your feet.
See previous “I’m a mom” disclaimer. All of these are mucho delicious but also not super involved 🙌🏻
Pizza Spaghetti Pie from PaleOMG
(Oh man, y’all. This one is so good. It somehow tastes like there’s actual cheese in it. This recipe is a little extensive, probably the most time involved of all the ones listed here, but worth it.)
AKA survival. Seriously. If I couldn’t qualm my sweet tooth I wouldn’t make it.
The Holy Grail, alternately titled Fudgy Paleo Brownies from Joy Food Sunshine
I could wax poetic about these beautiful brownies for an entire blog post, but instead I’ll tell you that my husband and I almost cried the first time I made it. Just omit the coconut sugar and chocolate chips, we add in unsweetened coconut flakes
Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Body Bayou
Remember when it was cold in Louisiana for approximate 2 seconds? I made this like 100 times during that and it was so. stinking. good.
Alright. That’s the round up! I hope you found some things here to help you make some good eating choices.