The biggest question I got throughout the Whole30 process was “well, what CAN you eat then?!”. It does seem overwhelming to people when you say you are currently not eating any grains, dairy, legumes, soy, sugar, additives, corn, peas, potatoes or booze. But there are tons of things you CAN eat…you just have to put some thought into it.
I thought I’d share a typical work day meal plan.
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, and spinach served over yam hash cooked in coconut oil and topped with kalmata olives or avocado. grapefruit on the side.
Lunch: grilled chicken breast, 1/2 a baked yam with cinnamon and coconut oil, sautéed kale topped with pecan pieces.
Pre-workout: over easy egg with sliced avocado or a handful of natural almonds.
Dinner: sautéed shredded Brussels sprouts cooked in clarified butter, roasted carrots and beets, pan seared wild salmon filet, all drizzled with olive oil.
On Friday evenings I would throw in Dessert for Michael and I: chopped Altaulfo mango and sliced banana with whipped coconut milk and chopped almonds.
You’ll notice there is no photo for Post-Workout. I struggled the most with this meal because I workout after work…so I’m really ready for dinner when I get home from the gym. But the plan asks you to eat a portion of protein and a good carb right after your workout and this mini-meal shouldn’t replace a regular meal. So I would generally go for a hard boiled egg or a cold leftover chicken sausage and either some baked yam or some steamed carrots…really had to make sure I had some leftovers kicking around in the fridge.