Let me start by saying that Whole30 requires some serious planning. I feel like I’ve been in the kitchen all day prepping food. I had trouble finding approved foods so I had to improvise a bit. Like, I wasn’t able to find sausage to use for these paleo breakfast “muffins” so I had to make my own out of ground turkey. Just little things like that which ended up adding a lot of time to meal prep.
I went to Aldi this morning thinking I’d be able to stock up on a lot of produce, but they were pretty picked over, unfortunately. I was able to get everything in the above photo:
yogurt tubes, two heads of cauliflower, cans of kidney/black/garbanzo beans, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, two bags of grapes, Greek yogurt, almonds, rice cakes, pineapple, bottle of olive oil, chocolate covered bananas, green bell peppers, bananas, roma tomatoes, and two avocados
I spent $41 there. I saw some people I follow on Instagram putting avocado, salt, and tomato on rice cakes. It looked pretty good so I picked some up during this trip to try.
I got the following from Whole Foods:
ghee, lettuce, 2 1/2 dozen eggs, strawberry kefir, a red onion, ground turkey, chicken breast, and dates/cashews/pumpkin seeds from the bulk bins
and spent $37. Kind of crazy that it was almost as much as my trip from Aldi, but I was buying meat, eggs, and the ghee (which was $8 on its own).
My original plan for dinner was salads, but when I saw this cauliflower mash recipe I decided to move things around and make that and turkey burgers tonight. Here’s the recipes used for dinner:
My husband had two of the turkey burgers and said they were great. I tried the mashed cauliflower and was pretty impressed! My three year old, not so much 😂
Then I made these no bake date, cashew, and coconut bites. These are really good!
I totally forgot that I didn’t have my food processor, so I had to make do with the Ninja IQ blender. It took care of the cashews no problem, but needed an extra tablespoon of water when I added the dates and coconut. I have to say that it did an amazing job considering it’s made more for smoothies and juices.
So, that was day one. It’s a big relief that breakfast is taken care of (these paleo muffins) and dinner leftovers can easily become lunches for the next day. I feel like I’ll get into the groove by the end of the week, hopefully!