Archive | August, 2011

Whole30 – Day 10(08/10/11)

11 Aug

Wow, so my day started off by me making a horrible mess in the kitchen. Obviously I don’t know how to put a blender together because I wasted 2 coconut milk cartons! I was pouring the coconut milk in to make a Coconut Avocado Smoothies, and it was just oozing out of the bottom. The pieces weren’t screwed on right, and it took me three tries to get my smoothie! BLEH!

Besides the smoothie, I had 2 fried eggs for breakfast. I was pretty busy all morning, and didn’t eat lunch until 1. I warmed up the last of the Zucchini noodles with meatballs…it was still delicious!

I snacked on a Primal pac, strawberries, & pineapple. We are running low on fruits…not sure if I should go to Costco and pick up a watermelon and more duck!

Anyways, my parents came over for dinner because my cousin from Austin was in town. They brought over some Vietnamese food, while I ate some braised short ribs with carrots and spinach. I forgot to take a pic because it was so hectic at the house.

I’m not sure if I’m getting enough food for excess milk supply. If I eat more, you know what I would rather be eating..a cookie! Lol! So I’m trying not to go off track and focus on my goals. I really want to get a WOD in too. I’m really itching to exercise, it’s just finding the time is hard. All I need is 20 minutes!

Day 10 in the bag.


Whole30 – Day 9 (08/09/11)

10 Aug

This is going to be a quick recap of Day 9 of my 3rd Whole30 journey.

Breakfast was a small bowl of chicken veggie soup. Hubby made breakfast for lil’ munchkin’, and he fried up an egg for me as well, in bacon fat! YUM!

For lunch, I quickly put together an avocado with tuna salad. I made homemade mayo the other night and wanted to use the mayo asap. Too bad the tuna salad was a little bland. I didn’t have any apples or celery to make it crunchy. The avocado salad idea came from my fellow blogger, Fit Daffy.

To get me through the day, I also had a small Primal Pac, watermelon, Seasnax, and jerky. LOL – I’m breastfeeding OKAY! Give me a break.

And for dinner!! So excited that I made Mini Shrimp Cakes from Jen’s Gone Paleo! It turned out delicious. Such a great recipe, and now I have ideas on making other shrimp dishes like this. Hubby said it was a bit salty, and I think that comes from the Old Bay Seasoning. Maybe I’ll put less in next time. I paired some roasted broccoli and sweet potato fries with the shrimp cakes.

Whole30 – Day 8(08/08/11)

9 Aug

One week down, a few more to go! Let’s see how I got through my Whole30 today.

I started the day by making dinner. I felt like I cooked a whole bunch of stuff today, but really I didn’t. I purchased a pound of Italian Sausage from Full of Life on Sunday, and decided to make meatballs out of them. I had some extra ground beef leftover that was sitting in the fridge as well, so I rolled that meat up too. I basically took Nom Nom Paleo’s Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe, substituting spaghetti noodles with Zucchini noodles.

Once I got everything going for the meatballs, I fried up a few eggs for me and lil’ muhckin’. I topped the burger with a fried egg and added some roasted broccoli to eat for the greens. As lunch rolled around, I had some chicken veggie soup while feeding lil’ munchkin’ his lunch.

There wasn’t much chicken in the veggie soup, so I ended up consuming a bag of Organic Roast Beef deli meat from Applegate Farms. I had half an avocado with the roast beef as well. It’s a great snack when you are in desperate need of something to snack on besides fruit…but I did snack on fruit as well 😉

Dinner rolled around, and I couldn’t wait to try the Zucchini noodles. Let me tell you…it definitely tasted like noodles. Maybe it was because of the wonder peeler that I had, which made the texture of the zucchini taste exactly like noodles. Not too thin, and not too thick!

For snacks, I had some Seasnax, Primal Pac, and watermelon. Yes – I’m hungry! It’s probably because I’m trying to produce extra milk for lil’ AMRAP and my energy level is close to 0! Babies need to adapt quicker!! LOL. J/K.

Whole30 Day 6 & 7

8 Aug

So, all week I’ve been thinking about Saturday because I had two parties to go to, and I didn’t know if I could stay Whole30 compliant at the parties. Well to make my decision easier, lil’ AMRAP was being a little more fussier than normal(considering he’s only 2.5 weeks old), so i decided not to go to the birthday party, and just stick to the family party that was near my house. That left the temptation of cheating out of the question. However, I knew at my family BBQ there really wouldn’t be anything whole30 compliant either besides salad, fruit, and more salad. I decided to take a dry rub recipe out of Everyday Paleo’s cookbook and make myself some burgers to bring over. It was quick and easy!

At the BBQ, I ate my burger with some salad. My aunt made a mango shrimp salad that was smothered in fish sauce. Luckily, she put aside a little portion that didn’t have any sauce in it. I quickly noshed on that as well. :-). I also munched on lots of fruit while I was there. Sorry no pics of Saturday.

On Sunday, I started the day with some fried eggs. Then we took both kids to the Mountain View farmer’s market. I love this market! They have so much more stuff than the Campbell farmer’s market. I got a great deal at Full of Life Farm. They were selling all their pork roast for 30% off! SCORE! It was worth it to venture out to Mountain View.

Anyways, we ended up having a really late lunch, but I snacked on SeaSnax and watermelon. We finally decided to get in-n-out for lunch, and of course I got the double-meat protein style burger with grilled onions and pickles…hold the sauce. I scarfed that down within 5 minutes.

For dinner, I marinated two pieces of grass-fed rib eye steak with the leftover rub that I had from the burgers on Saturday. We paired the steak with roasted broccoli and stir fry mushrooms and cabbage. I ate about 1/4 of the steak that was pictured. Guess I wasn’t hungry because of the burger.


PHEW! I made it through the weekend…one day at a time!

Whole30 – Day 5(08/05/11)

7 Aug

This is going to be a quick post because I’m doing it late and forgot what I had. I know it was all Whole30 compliant, and I did go out to eat too!

For breakfast, I had 1 fried egg that was left over from lil’ munchkin’s breakfast.

Lunch rolled around, and I quickly scarfed down the leftover Curry Beef Stew that was sitting in the fridge. I probably had some watermelon and mangoes to go along with it.

I had a groupon to Habana Cuba that was expiring soon, so hubby and I decided to be daring and take the kids out to eat. Boy, we never ate so fast in our lives!! I think it took us 45 minutes to sit down, figure out what to order, eat, and then rush out.

I ordered the Lechon de Cuba, which was roasted pork in cuban spices.

Hubby ordered the ropa vieja, which is slow cooked beef with bell peppers and onions in a tomato sauce. I added steamed yuca and steamed veggies to go with our dishes. Rice, plantains, and black beans also came with our order but we didn’t touch it.

We left as soon as one kid started to get fussy. Surprisingly it was the lil’ AMRAP. We thought he would just sleep the entire time, but I guess he was HUNGRY too! I left not satisfied at all! I need more food! LOL. I ended the night with more watermelon.

I know I’m eating a little too much fruit for snacks. Maybe my next challenge will be the 21-Day Sugar Detox. Because everyone here knows I sure need it!

Whole30 – Day 4(08/04/11)

7 Aug

Another day in the books. I didn’t have much of a breakfast, because my mornings are pretty hectic. I fried up 4 eggs for lil’ munchkin’ and I, but I ended up eating maybe 1/3 of it. After I fed lil’ munchkin’, I quickly prepped dinner, which was Red Curry with Grass Fed Brisket by Nom Nom Paleo. I used red curry because we like spice, but I should start stocking up on the yellow curry as well.

When it was about 11, I was able to finally warm up some leftover slow cooker chicken and carrots to munch on. It wasn’t much, so I was supper hungry, and snacked a lot. I ate mangoes, hard boiled eggs, and some procscuitto.

My order of Seasnax arrived just in time as well, and I had two packets. They are yummy! I’ve tasted the onion and original flavor. I love that it doesn’t have any soybean oil in it. Can I bring these to the sushi restaurants and ask them to use these wraps instead?!?!? Wishful thinking huh?!

Once we got the kids to bed, hubby dug into the curry beef stew. He said it was DELICIOUS and had about 4 bowls. Not full bowls though. If you know my husband, he doesn’t pack on a full plate at once, unlike yours truly. He just gets enough to eat, then go back for more. He says it’s fine dining…maybe that’s why he never gains any weight.

Here’s the pics of my eats…

Whole30 – Day 3(08/03/11)

4 Aug

I made it to Day 3 without a cheat. I was very close to caving in and going to get a cookie or something. I was out and about all day, and my dad had lil’ munchkin’ for half the day, so it there wasn’t too much juggling around, until the afternoon/evening. Still very tiring!

Anyways, we started off the day taking lil’ AMRAP to his two week appointment. Everything is all fine and dandy! Unfortunately, I was not able to eat breakfast. I just grabbed some proscuitto and stuffed it in my mouth as we were racing out the door. When I got back from the appointment, I quickly warmed up 1 duck leg and some veggies for my late breakfast.

I didn’t eat lunch until 2, and I picked up a “double-meat” protein style burger at IN-N-OUT. That was delish. Too bad I couldn’t get any cheese. I scarfed that burger down within 5 minutes. Yes, I know I need to chew my food, but I was famished!!! And I had to take care of lil’ munchkin’ who was dying for attention. I also munched on mangoes and pineapple.

I had a snack around 4, which was a leftover duck leg from Day1 and some avocado. Lil’ munchkin’ couldn’t get enough of it. I didn’t cook dinner either, because we had leftovers from the night before. Lots and lots of chicken! I had a small bowl of chicken and carrots, and I forgot to take a picture of it.

Day 3 in the bag. Not sure if I’m going to make it. All this chaos makes me want to relax with a cup of ice cream in my hand. And I miss my coffee with heavy cream!!!