When people ask about this Whole 30 diet and I explain that I can't have any alcohol, sugar, dairy, grains or legumes they ask "what CAN you eat?"
There's actually a great deal that can be eaten on this diet, it just takes more planning and cooking. Let's just say I don't eat out much any more.
Here are some of my favorite new recipes.
This is the Thai Red Beef Curry. It uses cheap charcoal steak that is cooked for 7 to 8 hours in the crock pot and is soooo yummy.
For a fish meal I cooked this coconut crusted fish with veggies. It's just cod topped with a mixture of almond meal, unsweetened flaked coconut, shallots and coconut oil. I baked it in my nuwave oven and it couldn't have been any easier to prepare and is so flavorful.
I always have a bowl of salad ready to go for a quick meal, including for breakfast. This is the Napa slaw, the first salad I fixed up from my cookbook. It's so fresh and crunchy.
I'm finding that I really appreciate the flavors of the foods now that the sugar has been eliminated. Everything tastes so fresh and vibrant.
I spend a lot more time in the kitchen these days, but on my "prep" days when I'm slicing and dicing and getting stuff ready for the week I just put on some of my favorite music and dance around while I work, or I pick something to watch on my TV in the kitchen.
Life is good.
Long Live the Queen of the Whole 30 Diet