Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whole30 Day 2 - Dinner

It was so nice cooking with my new pans. *swoon*

Dinner tonight was local grass fed skirt steak marinated in avocado oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and rosemary garlic spice mixture. Then cooked stove top in avocado oil. Served with steamed fresh sugar snap peas and fresh boiled french green beans. I topped the steaks with slices of avocado.

The steak was good. Some of the pieces were much less done than others. The taste was great though. This was my first time eating avocado and I was too scared to try it alone so I put it on the steak and mashed it up a bit. It was REALLY good like this wow. We will be doing that again for sure!

Day two is over and done. In addition to the food listed here today I also had a small tupperware bown with strawberries, green grapes and 1/2 a clementine in it and a small bowl of cashews. (All before noon, no snacks after noon.)

I did MUCH better today with eating than I did yesterday. I felt full all day, unlike yesterday where I felt hungry all day. No headache today either. *YAY* Going to the store is hard, a big test of willpower. They were baking bread when I was there earlier. I started the day feeling pretty low and slowly the day got better. I feel pretty good right now and I am looking forward to tomorrow.


  1. You're doing GREAT, Tracy! I'm still trying to figure out how to do this comment thing, so bear with me. :-)

  2. Ah ha! I figured it out! Okay, so I'm glad that you love avocado! It's a lifesaver. So, for breakfast, try that sweet potato/HB egg/avocado/S&P combo--trust me, it's good.
    For lunch, keep a big thing of salad greens in your fridge. I add shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes (although I know you're not doing those), a diced up sweet potato, 1/4 avocado, and a serving of protein. I've come up with a really good salad dressing if you want the recipe.
    Or, if you're going with the leftover protein route, spice up your veggies with a dab of coconut oil, lemon juice, and of course, S&P.
    Dinners are a little easier, since they're much more traditional. Do you like fish? I find that's one of the easiest things to do, especially if you top it with something like a mango/avocado salsa, like we're doing tonight.
    Anyway, I just wanted to send you big props. I know it can be overwhelming. Just an FYI, day 5 was really hard for me (and my friend who was doing it). But weeks 2 and 3 were easy. :-)

  3. I do plan to try your weird breakfast sometime soon. Did you make it up yourself? Just curious so I know who you give props to when I post it in my blog lol

    I am still trying to get to know fish. I know I like tilapia, but I have not really had any others so I don't know if I like them, but we will be experimenting with fish soon.

  4. You're doing a great job trying new foods, it must be really hard. Avacado is an awesome food that you can easily jazz up with onion, garlic, lemon a bit of chillis.

    "Raw kale salad with avacado" is an awesome way to get your greens in. I would recommend this combo.

    I've never like fishy things, but actually what really turned me on to eating more fish was Salmon (especially sushi grade raw or flash fried), it's so not 'fishy' and has a gorgeous 'melt in your mouth' texture.

  5. Sorry, I don't get responses when I post something (I've never followed a blog before) so I didn't see this until now.
    Yep, just something I made up, mainly because that's what I had in my fridge and I wanted something a little more "carby" before I went for a run. I'm with Cheryl--Salmon is my absolute favorite fish (and it's got all of those good fats!), and my girls will eat it too.
    Talapia isn't my favorite fish (although cooked properly can be delicious), because I find it a little "fishy", so don't rule out all fish after trying it! :-)