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Sticking to Whole30, was probably THE hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. As someone who literally never limited anything she ate or drank, you can imagine it was a STRUUGGGLLE with triple Gs cuz it was hard y’all.
My overall experience, was great, you can read more about that here. But I think the key to a successful Whole30 is planning your meals and finding delicious new recipes to try out. Here are 6 recipes that saved me from going straight to Taco Bell.
First off, I love me some chili (whole30 compliant or not). I usually love my kidney beans, but since those are not allowed, I decided to try this whole30 chili recipe from farmsteadchic.com. I think I may even like it better than my normal chili, which is the recipe straight off the McCormick chili packet. Honestly, this will be my new chili recipe from now on. When I was craving something yummy and filling this was my go to each week. It also usually made enough to last me for lunch the next day (I halved the recipe).
I wasn’t so sure about this one at first, because I knew sloppy joe recipes are usually sweeter. It was surprisingly friggin’ good. This recipe uses dates to sweeten it a bit. Honestly, better than any sloppy joes I’ve had before and healthier fa sho.
Pesto Chicken Zoodles
From livinglovingpaleo.com- Okay so if you don’t have a veggeti, go get you one! I had never tried Zoodles (Zucchini noodles) before this and my goodness are they yummy and so healthy for you. With this one, I made my own pesto for the first time ever which came out great. I repeated this one at least 3 times in the 30 days.
Sweet potato fries
From paleorunningmomma.com– When having burgers, or anything I could justify making sweet potato fries with, I did just that. Amazingly yummy and satisfying, and super easy to make.
Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Out of all these recipes, this one was by far the one I made the most. I enjoyed it because it was super easy and yummy. I felt like it saved me time when cooking and cleaning, because while these were baking I’d finish up the rest of my sides and cleaned the kitchen. I honestly do not remember where this recipe came from but it’s in my head because I made it so much.
To make these, all you need is baby potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Preheat your oven to 450. While your oven is preheating, cut your baby golden or red potatoes in half. Put in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle on your salt,pepper, and garlic power (I just eyeballed the measurements to be honest). Mix together to evenly coat them, then stick in the oven. I baked mine for 20 minutes, tossing or flipping them about 10 minutes in to roast the other sides.
When I realized Applegate Farms brands had a whole variety of meat products I could still eat, I made sure to check out my local selection. I found the uncured all beef hot dogs to be pretty darn good, and I’m not the biggest hot dog fan. It was a quick and easy solution for lunch or dinner some nights. Cook these up with some steamed broccoli and roasted garlic potatoes and you’ve got yourself a quick and delicious meal.
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