I’m back on whole30 for my 4th attempt and I’m past the 20 day mark! I quit on my third attempt and how much I’m enjoying it this time round proves I made the right decision! I decided to freshen things up a bit; it’s easy to get stuck in a rut cooking the same old recipes over and over again. So I updated my cookbook library and decided to take inspiration from each book on a weekly basis.
For the first part I used Hemsley & Hemsley; The Art of Eating Well.
The next book I am took inspiration from was Deliciously Ella…
I haven’t been fully immersed in the story of Deliciously Ella, nor followed her blog before so I wasn’t sure what I was in for. The first thing I realised was that all the recipes were vegetarian. I added some fish and meat to my food order and off I went…
My favourite recipe from the ten days or so was the brazil nut and avocado pesto. The recipe created a huge batch which I’m still making my way through. I slapped it onto zoodles and served them with some oven baked salmon.
Other recipes I tried included the simple banana smoothie, green smoothie and a butternut squash and olive salad which I also served up with baked salmon.
There wasn’t really much else for me to experiment with that was whole30 compliant. I also felt a lot of the recipes were indulgent / sweet treats / SWYPO …for example the first smoothie recipe I tried for the book said to use 2 medal dates which for me was far too sweet. My personal taste means that when there is banana, there is no need for another sweetener!
What have I taken from the last 10 days?
The book did inspire me to get creative with smoothie making though. I was keen to try out the Bio-Synergy Paleo Protein (pure egg whites) that I had too! Here’s one recipe I shared last week…
…and I have a couple more that I can share soon too! I know whole30 are fully in support of drinking your food but a) sometimes I just don’t want another egg for breakfast and b) post work out I just need to get something down me as soon as possible to get my recovery kick started!
The next book I am taking inspiration from is the new Whole30 Book released in April.
I had a sit down with the book and browsed all the recipes to pick out what I like the look of trying first! I planned out my meals for the week, put together a shopping list and everything is now in my fridge ready to finish this whole30 strong!
Are you considering a whole30? What is holding you back? What’s your favourite whole30 recipe?!
Check out my whole30 Pinterest board for inspiration! Beware though, I’m not afraid of a little SWYPO (google it!)