Whole 30 + Favorite Meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cabbage & Leek Skillet - I made this countless times, for all meals. 
Cowboy Skillet - I think this was my favorite...so good. 
Egg Cups - I tweaked this a little and layered scrambled eggs, spinach/mushrooms, cherry tomatos, bacon, and more scrambled eggs in the ramekin (instead of using prosciutto). So great and can pack them in the fridge for breakfast on the run. 
Chicken & Mango Salad: So easy - a go-to salad
Comfort Noodles: Secret: I used the topping as a dessert sometimes...tastes like peanut butter :)
Chicken & Avocado Salad: So easy, no mayo! (means no making it home made)
Grilled Salmon w/ Avocado Salsa: Amazing. I served this with Cauliflower Rice
Pizza w/ Cauliflower Crust: I used the sauce from this recipe (topped it with cherry tomatos and spinach)
Moroccan Meatballs: Serve this with the fauxcous. I made the Cauliflower couscous several times...it was SO good.

Well, kids, I finished that Whole 30 eating cleanse thing (today)! 30 days of no sugar, processed foods, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy - only vegetables, fruit, certain nuts and meat with no additives. That ish was cray. The hardest thing to pass up was alcohol - the social life in my circle revolves mostly around drinks - so, I spent a lot of time hanging out in bars drinking water and coffee! (I'm glad my friends were supportive!) I think I'm sticking with it until Saturday since we're running a race...but I won't feel bad if i say, have a glass of wine or something ;)

I'm figuring out how to sum up this whole experience for you because I think it would be interesting to read if you are considering doing something similar - and I can't bypass 30 days of hard work on my blog. But I want you to know that it was a very positive experience and I'm so happy that I did it. I don't want to say it was "life changing!" and cured all my body problems...mostly because I didn't have anything major to start with. But, I have never felt more energetic and "clean". So, while I figure out how to round up my thoughts for you for the next post.. I want to share with you my favorite meals for each part of the day today.  I'll definitely be making these again as well as many other foods from my Whole 30 Pinterest Boards: Whole 30 Breakfasts, Whole30 Lunches & Whole30 Dinners.



24 comments:

Laura Bear said...

WOW good for you woohoo!! What an accomplishment. It sounds like a preggers diet, only even more extreme! :) you enjoy that glass of wine!

Chloe Moon said...

I've been wanting to try this challenge out and hearing these yummy sounding meals makes me hopeful that I would stick with it! Cauliflower pizza crust? That HAS to be good!!! =)

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Sara said...

Those meals look delicious! I wish I could hire a cook...I lack discipline to last 30 days. Good for you!

Ashley said...

Rock on Krystal! The no alcohol thing is hard to do when you hang out at an irish bar! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

You are so impressive! I've heard great things about Whole 30, but haven't ever really considered doing it since I'm a vegetarian. I've been trying to eat a lot "cleaner" lately, though, so I'm going to look into these recipes. I had cauliflower crust pizza pinned and went to look at the recipe a few days ago but decided it was too complicated. ha!

Kirsteen said...

I've been hearing lots of things about this, your meals look yummy!

I think I'd find it hard not to have a glass of wine on a Friday night ;)

Kristen said...

O wow! How on earth did you do this?! I don't think I could have the commitment. You go girl.

alli/hooray said...

Breakfast is the hardest part for me, because all you want is something quick & easy...love the egg cups idea.

Christine said...

Kudos to you for giving up a lot especially alcohol!! congrats! Every meal looks good though :)

ohseems said...

wow this is amazing and the food looks great. Congrats to you!

Dancing Branflake said...

Best. Post. Ever.

I love you I love you I love you for this! I've been wanting to eat clean for so long but was afraid it would be boring. Clearly, it's amazing.

LyddieGal said...

definitely want to pin all of these dishes, like right now.
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marissa bognanno said...

before, i thought this seem very "just." you can "just" have those things?? but look at the variety here! i'm amazed at how good everything looks! congrats girl!

Megan Lane said...

You go girl! That is so awesome. And these all look amazing - so many great ideas in here. I try to eat mostly clean and I really do feel a huge difference in how I feel/look. Always looking for interesting recipe ideas, so thanks for sharing!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Good for you babe, that's awesome!

I eat like that most of the time, but I have trouble staying away from dairy for more than a couple of weeks in a row!

Off to check out your boards for some clean eating recipes!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I did this 5 months ago and you look at food so differently now because you know how horrible you feel after eating it....Heidi

Ola said...

this looks like a good way to get rid of all useless elements from our bodies
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Clementine said...

This is a GREAT accomplishment! WOW! I am going to pin some of these, too :)

p.s. this is Jacy from the My Name is Jacy blog- but I started a new one incognito with a new profile name because my ex was reading and using my words against me :-/

So now, I am "Clementine" yay!

Amanda said...

You did it! Congrats! and OMG thanks for sharing these recipes. I bookmarked all those breakfasts because I am always wanting to make new things for breakfast :) looking forward to your write-up...

Amanda said...

One more thing, I see you used cauliflower a lot to make alternatives to eating grains (rice, couscous, pizza crust). I definitely want to try that! I am curious, and maybe you will address it in your write-up, but will you go back to eating grains?

Carly said...

would really love to hear..i dont have any major issues either but would love to try...not sure I can give up wine or creamer...my two total vices...
can't wait to hear in more detail...Happy Weekend. C

Greta from kid-à-porter.com said...

This looks sooooo yummie! Now you've got me all starving!
I have to do some of the recipes as well - even without good intentions in mind but just because they look so delicious!

דרקון said...

wow! not a bad taste at all! all looks so Delicious

JD Schaefer said...

The link for the egg-cups goes to the Rosti link. Am I doing something wrong?

 

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