Our Daily Journey with Whole30:
March 20th through April 18th, 2019
In an effort to eat healthier, our family (really ME) decided to try (force on family) a month long journey with Whole30. What's Whole30 you ask? It's a healthy way of eating for 30 days to help "reset" your relationship with food and eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups. Seemed overwhelming at first, but with an amazing Whole30 coach over at Krysten's Kitchen, we've been able to proceed with little problems. Here are some of the basics:
NO SUGAR--REAL OR FAKE!
No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, stevia, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc.
This includes wheat, rye,
barley, oats, corn, rice,
millet, bulgur, sorghum, sprouted grains, quinoa, amaranth, & buckwheat.
This includes cow, goat, or sheep’s milk products like milk, cream, cheese, kefir, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.
This includes ALL BEANS, peas, chickpeas, lentils, & peanuts. And all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame.
So, what CAN you eat? Good question! Here is a quick guideline:
Eat REAL Food
MODERATE portions of meat, seafood and eggs;
LOTS of vegetables;
PLENTY of natural fats, herbs, spices, and seasonings;
EAT FOODS with plenty of natural ingredients, or no ingredients at all;
Easy? Well, not for my family. We're on Day 8 today and everyone has failed except me. They were kind of forced into this, so I'm not surprised. But I'm feeling better already. Will be implementing many of these recipes into our normal life after we finish. Click on the days to find out what we are eating for dinner....