I started the Whole30 three days ago and I’m not sure I will do the whole 30 days. It’s not because I don’t think I can make it that long. I have done the Whole30 for the full month a few times previously. In fact, the first time I did the Whole30 I was six weeks in when I fell off while trying to eat a meal at a restaurant when out of town during a family emergency. So it’s not that I don’t think I can go thirty days. It’s just that after the holidays I need to get bad habits in check. I was on vacation for eleven days and enjoying myself. I baked my paleo chocolate cookies. I enjoyed some alcohol, even putting an occasional nip in my coffee (which seemed like an awesome idea when it was 18 degrees outside). I ate corn chips and dip. I went to a Brazilian steakhouse for a three-hour meal. I actually enjoyed myself into tighter fitting pants. I know myself and know that I need a hard break from sugar and snacking. Because I generally have a very healthy diet, I may feel that my sugar dragon has been slayed in two weeks. Maybe it will take 3 weeks. Who knows; I may find myself at the six week mark again. Time will tell. Cravings will tell.
I have been putting together some very simple meals. Meat and veggies. Nothing tricky. Nothing time consuming. Today for lunch I made a quick stir fry using three ingredients: Andouille sausage, carrot and yellow potato. On the side I put sauerkraut. It filled an entire 9-inch plate and my stomach. I don’t count calories but curiosity led me to look up everything. It was only 350 calories which surprised me. It was simple, healthy, fast and filling. Win!
Simple Lunch Stir-fry
- 1 (Whole30 approved) Andouille sausage, sliced (I used Wellshire Farms)
- 1 small carrot, sliced
- 1 medium yellow potato, sliced
- 1 cup sauerkraut (I used Wildbrine Arame Ginger)
Sauté first three ingredients together in covered pan over low heat until carrots and potatoes are fork tender. Plate and add sauerkraut to side.