Whole30 Recap: The Final Days

23 May

Day 22

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With the start of our final week I had a sweet potato southwest style breakfast bowl. I remember lunch being super crazy this day because I was watching 2 kiddos along with Linden. I had about 10 minutes to throw something together and so I ate some tuna patties, frozen veggie mix with sesame seeds and an apple with almond butter. As a special treat to start off our last week, I made a SWYPO. A SWYPO is a no-no on the Whole30. It is basically something that mimics a non-Whole30 food like a healthy paleo muffin or pizza. I avoided making anything considered a SWYPO for the whole challenge but as a special treat I figured it would be ok once. So I made cauliflower pizza and salad with hard boiled eggs as my protein.

Day 23

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I still had a little bit of tempeh leftover from the BLTA’s  from last week so I tossed them into a breakfast egg wrap. For lunch I finished off the SWYPO pizza. We had an asian style dinner with cauliflower fried rice, “teriyaki” marinaded salmon and broccoli ginger broccoli.

Day 24

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My new favorite breakfast is the kale, tomato scramble. For lunch I had spaghetti squash with tuna and pesto. Dinner was leftovers of our asian dinner.

Day 25

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Can you tell how much I love kale scramble!? Leftover pesto lunch and mashed cauliflower, roasted asparagus, homemade applesauce and salmon cakes for dinner. Steven had pork chops on this day.

Day 26

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Another delicious southwest breakfast bowl.  I am getting a little tired of sweet potatoes though. Left over salmon cakes and vegetable bone broth soup for lunch and a smorgasbord dinner of veggies, almond spread, salmon cakes, apple sauce and sautéed zucchini.

Day 27

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Yummy Saturday breakfast of roasted sweet potatoes, almond spread and cucumber and burnt fried eggs! We were running out of food and went shopping later that afternoon which is why there is cucumber at breakfast. Also, I always manage to cook beautiful eggs for Steven and ultimately ruin mine every time because I am trying to do a million thing at once haha. Leftovers lunch: soup, salmon cakes, fruit and bell peppers. For dinner I tried a recipe for deconstructed fish tacos that turned out terrible. It looks nice in this picture but does not taste that great. I served it with watermelon and pineapple, almond coleslaw.

Day 28

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Sunday started out well. We had kale scramble for breakfast and then our day went horribly down hill when Linden had a seizure. Read about that here. We were at the hospital for 8 hours that day. We had been there for 3 hours when we realized it was 5pm and we had yet to eat lunch. Steven went to the hospital cafeteria and tried to find the most Whole30 compliant food he could. He did pretty well. My meal was a salad with balsamic and olive oil dressing with hardboiled eggs. He got a chicken salad but didn’t realize it had a soy ginger dressing. Soy is not allowed but C’est la vie! We thought we were doing well enough! We also were told we should be leaving soon after that. So we declined friendly offers for dinner because it seemed we would be home in enough time to actually cook up some dinner.  Little did we know that they lost Linden’s urine sample and we wouldn’t be discharged till after 10 pm. By the time we got to our car and went to the drug store to buy Motrin it was so late! We were absolutely exhausted and starving. Nothing was open, anything I could cook at home would take too long and too much energy and that is when our Whole30 died! We had horrible disgusting Taco Bell at nearly 11 at night. So close to the end of our Whole30 and it was ruined, cannon ball style! Bean and cheese burrito and nachos supreme no beef.

Day 29

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We had already meal planned for the week which included 2 more full Whole30 days and the start of the reintroduction phase. The reintroduction phase allows for dairy to be introduced on Day 1, gluten containing grains on Day 4, non-gluten containing grains on Day 7 and finally, legumes on Day 10.

Since we basically ruined that by consuming Taco Bell and defeated the purpose of a slow reintroduction phase, we decided to end our strict Whole30. As I said above, we had already meal planned and grocery shopped for the strict Whole30 and Dairy introduction so by default most of our remaining meals complied but for breakfast this day we celebrated by taking a walk to Starbucks for Americanos with cream and bagels with cream cheese.

Lunch was leftover nasty fish tacos, but I still had to cook them. I find fish is better freshly cooked instead of cooked and reheated. If I had already cooked it though, it would have saved us a Taco Bell stop haha.

Dinner was veggies, apple sauce and pork chops again because Steven said that was his favorite meal so far. I just had tuna cakes instead.

Day 30

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Our last day we had kale scramble for breakfast. I even had it for breakfast the past few days post Whole30 because it is so delicious. For lunch I had an apple with almond butter, soup and a cup of whole milk yogurt. Not very Whole30 compliant but close. I think I may have even eaten a slice of cheese as a snack that day too. We had leftovers for dinner.

We are finished. Not as strong as we had hoped to end this but life intervenes indeed!

I will write up my overall synopsis and results in another post. Stay tuned!

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2 Responses to “Whole30 Recap: The Final Days”

  1. msssjenna May 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    congrats on finishing your Whole30. you stuck to it for 30 days – you should be proud!

    • Amanda May 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      Thanks! We tried to finish strong but most assuredly had some extenuating circumstances haha

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