This week on I started a Whole 30 (an eating plan where you eliminate all inflammatory foods to reboot your digestive system) and I started Boot Camp. I didn’t intend to start both on the same day, it is just kind of the way it worked out!
I feel good and like I have accomplished something this week. I have fueled my body with foods that are good for it, and have challenged my body with three boot camp sessions. I can’t wait to see how much better and stronger I feel at the end of the month!
Now almost a week in, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes so far. It takes a little bit to research and planning to do a Whole 30 and I figured I might as well share in case it benefits any of you in any way!
Three clear winners:
1. Mushroom Onion Quiche Bites – the great thing is you could substitute the mushrooms and onions with any veggies that you like for unlimited variations
2. Sweet Potato Hash – I didn’t have the same herbs as she did, but use anything that speaks to you! Or just use salt/pepper. It is great either way!
3. Pesto Pork Burgers with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes
Others that were pretty good:
Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato and Kale Stew – This one was pretty good, but there is a reason I have never ever seen a recipe with more than 1Tbs of tomato paste (and why haven’t they figured out how to make 1Tbs packages for tomato paste so you don’t have to waste the entire rest of the can?!? But I digress…). Changes I would make next time: 1Tbs only of tomato paste + 1 can of diced tomatoes + maybe a little more chicken stock
Zucchini Carrot Spiced Muffins – It’s challenging to create baked goods that rival those used with flour, sugar and butter, so you just have to not compare them that way. But this is a pretty good non-inflamitory recipe.
As I continue through the program, I’ll continue to post the recipes I find that I really like. I would also love to hear from you! Tell me in the comments below what your favorite Whole-30-compliant recipes are!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!