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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Whole(ish)30(ish): Take 2

We’re going to get a good start on our new year. Our menu will be mostly Paleo but with some cheese snuck in here and there. This time I’m going to work in some form of exercise. I’m posting my general menu ideas for reference.

Anyone joining me? {Come on. You can do it!}

Breakfast:
Sliced bananas or sauteed cinnamon apples with pecans and coconut milk
Banana with almond butter
Chopped nut, seed, and dried fruit cereal with coconut milk
Eggs, eggs, and more eggs
Sausage or Bacon
Green smoothies (banana, OJ or canned unsweetened pineapple, baby spinach, and frozen berries in Vitamix)
Sauteed steak and veggies
Pumpkin/apple/bacon biscuits

Lunch:
Tuna, lettuce, cherry tomato, and sunflower seed wraps
Various soups, salads, or leftovers

Snacks:
Deviled eggs
Almonds and dried cranberries
Veggies
Black olives
Celery with almond butter
Sweet potato chips

To Go:
Lara Bars

Dinner:
Bun-less loaded burgers
Grilled meat + roasted veggie (cauliflower, cabbage, sweet potato) + green salad
Roasted broccoli with chicken apple sausage and slivered almonds
Pizza salad or taco salad
Pizza with chicken or cauliflower crust
Grilled Lemon Chicken and Faux-tato Salad
Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia
Chicken antipasto kabobs (chicken, artichoke hearts, olives, cherry tomatoes (mozzarella))
Slow Cooker Latin Chicken
Egg flower soup and Chinese meat and veggie platter (take-out)
Shrimp and Egg Flower Soup
Beef and veggie stew
Chicken and veggie soup (or pumpkin veggie chicken soup)
Sausage tomato soup
Cabbage soup with chicken and pork
Moo Shu Vegetables
Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers with marinara sauce and green salad
Indian Chicken Curry
Garlic Shrimp and Tomatoes
Zucchini Lasagna
Fajitas in lettuce bowl or fajita chicken salad
Spaghetti meat sauce over spaghetti squash
Roasted Brussels sprouts, apples, and bacon
Avocado, tomato, cucumber, (mozzarella) salad
Chorizo Mini Meatloaves with Chipotle, Tomato Relish
Pulled pork spareribs with coffee/molasses barbeque sauce (for cheat-nights :))

Cook hamburger and onion in olive and sesame oils. Add a teaspoon of coriander then toss in a bag of frozen chopped broccoli. Serve as is or stuffed into a baked acorn squash or bell pepper.

Sautee zucchini, yellow squash, and onions in bacon fat. Add shrimp and crumbled bacon. Add baby spinach at the last minute. Top with lemon juice.

Drinking:
Good Earth Lemongrass Green Tea
Lots of water

Desperation:
Chocolate milkshakes (frozen banana, coconut milk, cocoa powder, a couple frozen strawberries in Vitamix)
Chocolate date balls (pecans, dates, and cocoa powder in food processor; roll into balls)

Cheating:
Chocolate Mug Cake (with coconut milk and almond flour)
Dates with cream cheese

10 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh, I love seeing your menu listed all at once like this! Thanks for all the great ideas! :)

Jenn in Mo said...

I'm totally joining you! Fantastic and very helpful list! Thank you!

Misha Leigh. said...

When are you starting? I may be in. We just got given a quarter of a cow. : )

Heidi said...

Misha~ I think I'm starting the 3rd. My oldest son's bday is on Sunday, and I need a couple days to recover and grocery shop. :)

Anonymous said...

i so wish i had willpower. i need to drop about 100 pounds {i'm one of those people who you can't really tell i have that much to get rid of} and have for the past 1,000 years. i'm such an emotional eater {blah}. i love your list and may write some of things down to think about...

jamie in michigan

Jenn said...

Thank you for posting your list of meals! I am planning to go mostly Paleo as well... I am already off gluten and feel so much better. I haven't dropped much weight yet, and I know that is due to my sugar intake. Blessings to you!

jeana said...

I am most definitely in this time! I will look over the whole thing and make my list. I am going shopping Tues or Wed as well.

Hen Jen said...

okay, here's a very lazy planning mom asking you to post your weekly menus with links to recipes when possible :)

I went gluten free for a few weeks and it was really good for me, felt great. I am thinking a bent toward paleo would be good for me, but I really had a hard time coming up with things to eat. I loovve bread and bagels.

I did decide that trail mix made mostly of cashews and m&m's wasn't really a good plan for weight loss...

:)

Sarah said...

Yes!! Thank you so much for posting this list and the recipe links. I did the Whole 30 plan for about a week the last time you wrote about it and I lost 8 lbs. I have been really wanting to do it again and stick with it, so it was a nice coincidence to find this recent post. Thanks! I'll be following right along. :)

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I'm very interested in doing this as well! I don't crave sugar much, but CARBS! My weakness.

Can I ask - if you have time - do you have any good materials or blogs to start reading to get some ideas on recipes, nuts and bolts of how and what to eat, etc.?