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