Whole30 Food Journal ~ Thurs., Jan. 19

by Angie Anew on January 19, 2012

Before I share my  Whole30 food journal entry, a few thoughts . . .

Several times over the past month, I’ve found myself in conversations about food variety. The prevailing wisdom is that eating the same foods each day is boring. We need to spice things up!

In theory, I agree. And whenever I look at food-related websites and blogs, I find myself scanning the weekly meal plans. Chicken fajitas one day. Lasagna the next. Shrimp curry midweek. And so on.

Some sites — especially healthy eating ones — will even share meal plans with something different for every day of the month.

In theory, great! In practice? A lot of work!

That’s why most people only browse meal plans that offer such variety. Then they fall back on old standbys. The options are typically less than stellar. Sugary lattes for breakfast. Frozen convenience meals for lunch. And takeout for dinner.

A bad rut.

But a rut doesn’t have to be bad. In fact, I’d say that I’m in a bit of a rut right now. Green smoothies for breakfast. Soup for lunch. [Insert protein of choice] plus veggies for dinner. Dried fruit for dessert.

A good rut.

I guess this is all a long way of saying you’ll see a lot of familiar friends in my Whole 30 food diary entry for today. And I’m okay with that.

Enjoy!

Whole 30 Breakfast

Thursday breakfast: Chicken sausage; avocado slices; green smoothie (1 clementine, a few chunks of frozen fruit, 2 large green kale leaves, unsweetened coconut milk and kombucha); black coffee.

Whole 30 Lunch

Thursday lunch: Repeat! (Last time this week.)

Whole 30 Dinner

Thursday dinner: Chicken leg/thigh, sweet potato rounds, green beans, and water; later snack of green olives and celery sticks with unsweetened Sunbutter; dessert of dried mango.

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Alissa January 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Do I have to wait until tomorrow to see what you are having for lunch? Your Thai chicken soup inspired me to do a Thai soup for Shabbat which I am excited about eating.

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Angie Anew January 19, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I think you will have to wait until tomorrow to see what I’m having for lunch . . . because I don’t know what I’m having for lunch yet. ;) We’ll see what I can pull together.

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Alissa January 19, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Oh yeah looking at your twitter feed on your page, there is esearch on diabetes on carb restriction. Look at Good Calories Bad Calories, but my guess is you have already read it.

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Angie Anew January 19, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I have! I love that book! I guess he came out with a new one that’s written more at a consumer level. Haven’t checked that out yet.

I’m frustrated that (apparently) there isn’t any long-term research about low-carb diets and diabetes. I suppose there’s no profit potential in getting people to eat protein, veggies and healthy fats. (Do I sound jaded?)

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