This was an in and out day, one of those where you are in and out of the car more than being any one place very long. Arrived home for the day just in time to get dressed to celebrate our anniversary. Rather than worrying about doing something on the actual date, we tend to just pick a convenient night. Thank you to Flemming's for cooking my food so I could enjoy a nice night out, while remaining true to the Whole30 plan. If you are celebrating let me recommend Flemming's Steak House to you. We had reservations, and, after being wished a Happy Anniversary by all 3 of the young women at the hostess stand we were led to our table. It was set for 2 with a lovely card signed by the staff, and every single staff member who came by our table mentioned the anniversary. When we were leaving they brought us a box of truffles to take home. Their attention to detail was far from what I thought a chain restaurant would ever attain. Kudo's to them!
Breakfast leftover fried rice
Lunch turkey slices
1/2 Lara bar ( carrot cake)
Dinner seared ahi tuna
1/2 baked potato
Today was another day with no rhyme or reason. I had no car until just before lunch time ( not so minor repairs) and then had a series of errands. Plus it is Halloween! That meant no walking by the treat bowl and snagging any. Get thee behind me Hershey Bar.
Breakfast leftover steak, asparagus and sauteed mushrooms
Lunch turkey slices
Dinner paleo chili
tossed salad w/ oil and vinegar
Later 1 Lara bar (And yes, I technically violated the rules and had it instead of candy)
coffee with 1 tablespoon almond milk ( But come on people it was Halloween and all I
really wanted was a Hershey bar)
Yikes this was a day I dreaded. We had tickets to a fundraiser that included dinner. I had absolutely no control over what would be served. When we arrived at our table I found a salad at each place. It did have crumbled feta on it but I could get it off 'cause I have mad fork skills. I was happily surprised when the servers brought out plates with grilled chicken slices over rice, sauteed vegetables, pita wedges and tzazaki sauce. I ignored the rice, bread, and sauce and devoured the rest. There might have been some incidental food crossover, but if there was it was microscopic.
Oh yeah, and now I am on the downhill side of the 30 day challenge!
Breakfast tossed salad, oil and vinegar
3 slices turkey
Lunch 3 slices ham
tossed salad (dry)
Dinner 3 slices grilled chicken
sauteed vegetables (looked like squash, onion and mushrooms)
coffee and unsweetened tea
Sunday was the beginning of CST, so we got an extra hour of sleep. Instead of hopping up and making breakfast like I should have, I stayed in the bed and read. When I finally got up it was time to get ready for church, so I skipped breakfast. The rest of the day was just going from one place to another, with a short stop for lunch out. I have not been cooking much and now things are getting boring. Gotta up my food game!
Lunch Chipotle's carnitas salad with salsa and guacamole
Dinner chili stuffed sweet potato
Later handful dried mulberries
coffee with 1 tablespoon almond milk
2 paleo sausage patties ( I was still hungry)
Breakfast 1 teaspoon coconut oil
onions, tomatoes, peppers, and 1 slice crumbled bacon scrambled with 1 egg
Lunch apple with 1 tablespoon almond butter
dry tossed salad
Dinner paleo chicken lettuce wraps
I found a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps at one lovely life and used it mainly as a guide for making lettuce wraps with what I had on hand. As badly as I need to go to the store I just did not feel like going today. I had 2 cooked chicken breasts and 2 summer squash I needed to use so I came up with an entirely different , yet tasty alternate recipe. The following is my recipe but click on the link for the original one.
Paleo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small onion cut into strips
1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and minced finely
2 medium yellow summer squash cut in matchstick slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 container bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded and chopped into very small pieces
1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
6 lettuce leaves
In a skillet heat the oil to a med hi heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, stirring continually. Toss in the ginger and cook until it wilts. Add the summer squash and then the garlic cooking until everything is wilted. Add the bean sprouts and the chicken and heat through, stirring the entire time. Add the spaghetti squash, salt and pepper and the coconut aminos. Bring to a high heat and stir in the chopped cilantro. Serve in lettuce leaves and wrap tightly. Enjoy but have a lot of napkins. Eating this is delicious but messy.