Welcome back for the Week 2 recap of my Whole30 experience! This week was so busy that I didn’t do a great job with meal planning, but I thought I’d share the few recipes that I have and my thoughts on how it’s going so far.
Coffee with Coconut Milk/Cinnamon
This has been a lifesaver for having with coffee instead of regular half and half. I bought a few cans of the “light” type because it had more water and wasn’t more solidified like regular coconut milk. I also used a milk frother a few times and it made a pretty good latte. Sprinkle a little bit if cinnamon on the top and it’s even better.
Chicken Sausage and Vegetables
This meal is one of my favorite things to make when you just need something quick and healthy. I love the chicken sausage that Aldi has in the store and all you have to do is chop up the links and saute them with whatever vegetables you choose.
Banana Almond Butter Muffins
This recipe was so simple to make and it only has 5 ingredients. I added in some blueberries toobecause they were on sale for .99 at Aldi. So this recipe actually had 6 ingredients, ha!
1 cup almond butter
2 ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend all ingredients together until well mixed. Pour batter into a silicone muffin pan. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let the muffins cool for a bit before removing from the muffin pan. Enjoy!!
Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
I made this soup the other day, for a dinner with friends, and it hit the spot after a really long day. Crock pot recipes are the best, aren’t they? This recipe is also Daniel Fast approved.
6 cups vegetable broth
20 oz chopped vegetables of your choice–I used celery and carrots
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid
3 large potatoes peeled and chopped
1 onion, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Combine all into a crock pot. Cover and cook on Low heat for 6-8 hours. Ladle into bowls and soup’s on! This is also really yummy if you top it off with some sliced avocado.
Whew, I’m ready for this weekend to meal plan better for Week 3. I’m excited though that I’ve made it 12 days and I’m starting to feel so much better. My sugar cravings are almost nothing what they were last week or the weeks during the holidays, and I’m sleeping MUCH better–which I’ve had problems with for months.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s Week 3 recap!