Week 2 of the Whole30 program is complete and I am approaching the halfway point! Woohoo!
Being completely honest, week 2 was a lot tougher than week 1. (You can read about that here.) I think the novelty of the program wore off and because I was especially busy this week, food prepping got tougher and I ate a lot of repeat and quick meals.
Also, the cravings were REAL this week, guys. One thing I’ve learned is that the timeline of how you feel during this program doesn’t always match up with the book. And that’s okay. Everyone is different.
I’m still waiting for that infamous Whole30 “Tiger Blood” energy phase to hit, but I definitely have a lot more energy, even just a couple days into the program.
What did I eat on week 2 of the Whole30?
Day 8- Monday
Breakfast- Scrambled eggs, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and strawberries. Coffee with coconut milk and lemon water. If you’re looking for a “cream” replacement for your coffee, Trader Joe’s has some really delicious unsweetened coconut milk that tastes just as good as your regular creamer.
Lunch- Aidell’s chicken & apple sausage (Another Whole30 staple), asparagus, potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Green tea.
Dinner- Monday was family dinner night, and spaghetti was on the menu. Since you can’t have pasta OR regular spaghetti sauce on Whole30, I tried to recreate something similar that was compliant with the program.
Luckily, I managed to find spaghetti sauce with absolutely NO sugar at Trader Joe’s last week and stocked up. (Seriously, have you seen how much sugar is in regular spaghetti sauce??) As you can imagine, the taste of this sauce is a lot different than what you might be used to, but it is still pretty tasty! (Think more savory than sweet.)
This is sauteed mushrooms, cauliflower rice, and chicken with some spaghetti sauce and fresh basil from T.J.’s…yum!
My take on Whole30 “pasta.”
Trader Joe’s Spaghetti Sauce with NO sugar.
Trader Joe’s has some of the BEST pre-washed and ready-to-cook veggies!
Day 9- Tuesday
Breakfast- Scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and cherries. Coffee with coconut milk.
Lunch- *Not pictured.* For lunch this afternoon, I was out shopping with my sisters and unfortunately, there were no Whole30 options at the mall. Instead, I was prepared with an Apple Pie Lärabar and some pistachios. (Not exactly recommended as a meal on Whole30, but still compliant.) Lärabars can be a lifesaver on Whole30 when you’re on the go, but do your research-not all flavors are allowed!
Dinner- Tuesday’s dinner was a remake of Monday’s since it was so good! (Sauteed mushrooms, cauliflower rice, and chicken in T.J.’s spaghetti sauce.) Cherries. Iced tea.
Day 10- Wednesday
Breakfast- Hard boiled eggs, green beans, and cherries. Coffee with coconut milk and lemon water.
Lunch- Green beans and Aidell’s chicken & apple sausage, cherries. Schweppes sparkling water. (I know it’s not the prettiest meal, but quick and pretty good!)
Dinner- I kept it basic at dinner again and had a plain baked potato, Aidell’s chicken & apple sausage, and roasted brussel sprouts.
Day 11- Thursday
Breakfast- My go-to quick breakfast is usually hard boiled eggs and fruit with coffee and lemon water. I’m missing veggies in this meal, but when you’re in a hurry, sometimes this has to do!
Lunch- Spicy chicken with roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. Grapes. Green tea.
Dinner- *Not pictured.* Thursday night I was feeling really sick and didn’t end up eating dinner…oops!
Day 12- Friday
Breakfast- Another quick breakfast of hard boiled eggs and fruit! Oh…and you’re never in too much of a hurry for coffee. 😉
Lunch- My fiance and I ate lunch out, and he has been sweet enough to go places with me that I can find Whole30 options at. This is a salad bowl with carnitas, pico de gallo, spicy salsa, and guacamole. So yummy!
Dinner- Scrambled eggs and bacon. And yes, that’s Whole30 approved bacon!! Who knew it would be so hard to find bacon that had no sugar added?? It does have a different taste than the “normal” bacon I was used to eating, but man, it was good.
Day 13- Saturday
Breakfast- Can you tell I was in a hurry most mornings this week? More hard boiled eggs and fruit for this girl. Hey, I’m not complaining!
Lunch- Saturday afternoon I had time to try out a new recipe. This is Whole30 White Chicken Chili from Heather at My Life Well Loved. This white chicken chili recipe is made with sweet potato, peppers, onion, and of course, chicken. I found this recipe through Pinterest, and it definitely did not disappoint.
Dinner- Another salad bowl with carnitas, pico de gallo, spicy salsa, and guacamole! When you find something so delicious, that is not only approved but requires NO cooking, you will probably eat it every chance you get. 😉
Day 14- Sunday
Breakfast- *Not pictured.* No surprise here, I had eggs, fruit, and coffee for breakfast and totally forgot to take a photo!
Lunch- Mmm, more leftover white chicken chili.
Dinner- Aidell chicken & apple sausage, potato, and green pepper. Earl grey tea.
And that is everything I ate on week 2 of the Whole30!
I got such a great response from last week’s recap and want to keep sharing my experience with the program! If you have any questions, or just want to share your joys and struggles with Whole30, email me and let’s chat!