It’s the final countdown and week 4 had me feeling pretty damn good! Plenty of energy, my jeans damn near falling off, sleeping like a bear during winter and decreased joint pain and inflammation. I will admit my food wasn’t very interesting this last week, I was sort of on food prep burnout so I kept it simple going back to some of my favs, but did add a few new recipes like broccoli slaw and a few #whole30 approved snacks for the big game!
I wrap up my official 30 days tomorrow and then start the reintroduction phase of adding certain foods back into my daily diet to see if there is any reaction. I am most excited to add in a glass of wine and regular peanut butter. Almond butter just isn’t my jam, but I did find an all natural peanut butter with no extra sugar. I plan on staying as grain free as possible or using gluten-free substitutes and staying away from access sugar, as well as dairy, so I don’t think the reintroduction phase will be too bad, but it will definitely be interesting to see how my body reacts, so be sure to keep an eye out for the Whole30 Follow Up blog.
Last week I made Whole30 approved broccoli slaw and it was delicious so I wanted to share the recipe
Whole 30 Broccoli Slaw
- 1 bag of broccoli slaw (broccoli, carrots, red cabbage)
- 1 small red onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup of organic raisins or cranberries (I used a raisin medley with gold, red and purple raisins * no added sugar)
- 1 granny smith apple (peeled, cored and finely diced)
- 1/2 cup or roasted sunflower seeds, almond slivers or walnuts (I used walnuts)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup of whole30 approved mayo
- 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk (from can)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine the dressing ingredients with a whisk. Then add the slaw, , raisins/cranberries, apples, nuts and red onion. Fold all ingredients together until slaw is completely coated with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
TIP: If you allow the slaw to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, it softens up a bit and the flavors come together. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, but if you plan to keep it longer than two, wait to add the raisins and nuts/seeds just before serving.
My last weekend also happened to fall over Super Bowl Sunday, which is a day most people consume their weight in chicken wings, chips, beer and more! The average person consumes 6,000 calories on Super Bowl Sunday! That’s four days worth of food for me on average!!! Being 28 days into my Whole30 journey I wasn’t about to let one day ruin it, so I decided on a few healthy options that the entire family could enjoy. The kids and I made boneless buffalo chicken bites along with cheesy cauliflower bread sticks for them and regular cauliflower bread sticks for me, and what super bowl party would be complete without a little dessert, so we finally made some Chocolate Shakeology Bark!
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