We’re halfway there! Actually, if you want to be picky about it, we’re 55.7% of the way there, but who’s counting? I’m getting into the groove, and not experiencing too many cravings now.
Something I’ve noticed lately is that doing a nutritional challenge like this forces me to be intentional about the foods I’m eating and serving to my family. Because I need to actually look at every ingredient label and carefully consider what’s in the food we eat, I find myself thinking more deliberately about whether a particular food is something I want to feed myself or my children.
That’s not to say that we’ll be moving into the country and growing our own food or raising our own livestock anytime soon. I still think there’s room for goodies and special occasion treats. I do think it’s important to be conscious of these decisions. I don’t want to just go along on autopilot and eat what we’ve always eaten just because it’s a habit. Being intentional about my food decisions (and other decisions too, of course) keeps me moving towards my long-term goals.
On this week’s Whole30 meal plan we have some old standbys and a couple of new dishes I want to try. I picked up a pork shoulder at our local butcher this weekend, and I’m planning to make some Asian pulled pork in my slow cooker and serve it in a lettuce wrap. Making it fun (and yes, when you’re two and four eating food with your hands is fun!) helps keep it interesting. Hopefully that recipe will make an appearance on the blog next week.
I’m also going to try my hand at making some potato fritters with our steak on Saturday. Even though white potatoes are now okay during a Whole30, we don’t need the extra carbs so I’m going to sub with sweet potatoes instead.
Follow me on Instagram at @thiswestcoastmommy to see the Whole30 goodness I’m making and eating. I’d love for you to share your Whole30 challenge with me too! Tag your Instagram pics #Whole30BlogChallenge.
Whole30 Meal Plan for January 19-25
Monday, January 19
Asian Pulled Pork in Lettuce Wraps
Roasted Curry Cauliflower
Tuesday, January 20
Wednesday, January 21
Spice Roasted Chicken with Apple Stuffing
Thursday, January 22
Friday, January 23
Saturday, January 24
Grilled Striploin Steaks
Sweet Potato Fritters (recipe to come)