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After talking A LOT


Thursday, March 28, 2013

to friends of mine, I've decided (again) to do a Whole 30 challenge. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's 30 days of whole foods (sounds pretty simple, right?), and NOTHING processed.

No:
Dairy (I don't know how I feel about this one)
Legumes
Sugar or any sort of sweetener
Alcohol
Grains

That leaves PLENTY of food to eat, believe me, I won't be hungry. I can have bacon! And eggs! And fruit! I'm excited. And veggies. I'm not AS excited for that, but I'll get there.

I know that I'd talked about doing this before, but it was hard for me to commit to it alone; and while DJ was supportive of ME he wasn't interested in doing it with me. I just didn't have the willpower to turn down yummy sounding junk food when it was being eaten right in front of me. This time, however, DJ is ready to commit to 30 days with me. Little does he know that it means no pasta. (I'll slip him and the 6 year old zucchini pasta covered in homemade meat sauce instead!)

This morning, I had breakfast for the first time in many a mornings. It wasn't great-peanut butter toast-but it was a start. And I had lunch this afternoon (cottage cheese and home made chicken salad). Starting tonight at dinner we're going W30. I'm just not telling the rest of the family that's what it is.

We'll be having:

Baked Mustard Lime chicken
Broccoli
Mashed Cauliflower

Okay, DJ knows what we're having for dinner. He's okay with it. Part of that might be because I told him that we were having mashed potatoes; but I'll go with it for a bit before I drop that bomb on him.

Now, I learned something today picking up the stuff to do the chicken (my chicken was still frozen and we eat kind of early on Thursdays)...it really IS cheaper to shop the edges of the store. I know that everyone SAYS it, but it really is!

I picked up:
3 chicken breasts
A bunch of cilantro
A bag of dried fruit
A large bottle of dijon mustard
A bottle of olive oil
1 bottle of lime juice
2 bags of frozen veggies

for 20.00

That's enough food to feed us dinner tonight, and a lunch tomorrow and a dinner tomorrow. The olive oil, mustard, and lime juice are all pantry/fridge items after I make dinner tonight too.
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