Whole 30 Day 11

24 Apr

So as I said before, I tried out some new recipes today and they turned out fantastic! first I made some turkey meatballs in a tomato sauce that were really yummy, then I made some paleo friendly macaroons.

Turkey Meatballs

- Cut one Green Apple into quarter inch cubes

- Shred one carrot

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- The recipe didn’t call for this but I slightly blended the combination of the carrots and apples to blend them easier

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- Add 2 tablespoons of almond flour

- salt and pepper

-Add 2 pounds of minced turkey

- combine the mixture together with your hands until well blended

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- Roll the meatballs into 1 1/2 inch balls and put them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil

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-put into oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 mins

Sauce

While the meatballs are cooking, its time to make the sauce

- fill the bottom of a small pot with olive oil

- saute one onion, shredded carrot and minced garlic in medium low heat

-Lower heat to a simmer and add one can of diced tomatos

- season with oregano, salt, pepper and whatever other spices you want to use

- Leave sauce on the stove to simmer until the meatballs are done

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- let meatballs sit for a couple of minutes, then enjoy!

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The whole thing took me about an hour, its super easy to make and really yummy.

 

For the Macaroons

- In a bowl combine 3 egg whites, 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of almond milk

-Mix the three together until the mixture is frothy

-Fold in 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut

- Roll the macaroons into small balls and line onto a wax paper covered baking sheet

- pop them in an oven set at 300 degrees until the top gets golden brown (about 10-15 mins)

- Once done, let sit for 15 minutes then enjoy!

again, a super easy recipe and everyone loved it!

So now that I gave you the recipes, here are my day 11 meals

Breakfast-

- Plain Omelet (2 eggs)

-Tea (sweetened with honey)

Lunch-

didn’t really eat much of a lunch yesterday

Dinner-

- 4 turkey meatballs

Snacks-

- Macaroons

 

Whole 30 Day 10

23 Apr

10 days!! only 20 more to go… :/

So there is nothing super special to say about day 10 so I guess I’ll jump right into the meals.

Breakfast-

- Plain omelet (2 eggs)

- Tea

Lunch

- Garden Salad with Grilled Chicken

- Apple/Pineapple smoothie

Dinner

-Tilapia fish

-sweet potatos

-carrots

Snacks

-Apple

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See, nothing special about day 10 at all except that I decided for day 11 that I would try one of those delicious paleo friendly desserts I keep seeing all over pintrest. I haven’t decided which one yet, but I’ll keep you guys updated and post the recipe on here..if it’s successful, if not we’ll never speak of it again.  Also another question for you guys, are pickles paleo friendly? Until next time, happy eating :)

Whole 30 day 9

22 Apr

I CHEATED!  i had 4 hershey kisses, I can’t lie to you guys, I feel so guilty…not really though cause they were delicious, but now I’m back on track, I swear! I can’t believe I broke on day 9, my best friend jess and i agreed that we’re not doing any more challenges around any holidays, especially ones that are centered around candy. Also jess if you’re reading this, don’t kill me, I was too scared to tell you about the hershey kisses haha. Anyways, so day 9′s meals went a little something like this

Breakfast

- Strawberry, banana, apple smoothie

Lunch

- left over pot roast

-green beans

-mushrooms

-brown rice

Dinner

- grilled chicken

-steamed broccoli

-steamed cauliflower 

-brown rice

Snacks

- 4 hershey kisses ( :( I’m repenting for my sins on here) 

- salad (between breakfast and lunch)

 

Whole 30 Day 8

21 Apr

Day 8 was funny because it was Easter Sunday and I had so many people asking me if I was going to cheat, but I didn’t, thankfully. Although all the chocolate was tempting, I didn’t indulge (maybe I had a tiiiiny bite :\) but then again I think chocolate might be ok. I saw a recipe for paleo chocolate chip cookies last night, I didn’t look through it but unless its carob chocolate chips then I’m pretty sure we’re allowed to have chocolate. I’ll try to find an answer to that, or maybe one of you could let me know. Anyways yesterday wasn’t as hard as most people thought it would be.

Day 8

Breakfast

- 3 eggs, scrambled (I was hungry)

-Tea (no sugar)

Lunch

- Strawberry, Banana smoothie (I should have had more than just a smoothie but I was beginning to get my ingredients together for Easter dinner so I didn’t really have time)

Dinner

- Beef pot roast

-Mashed sweet potatoes with carrots

My overcooked pot roast

My overcooked pot roast

-grilled green beans and mushrooms

- garden salad

- brown rice

It was my first time making a pot roast, it turned out pretty good but slightly over cooked, next time i’ll know not to put it in the oven for an extra 20 minutes “just in case”. I also got in a pretty good workout yesterday, 40 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weights. I should have done less cardio and more weights but ‘No Strings Attached’ was playing and I love me some Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. Anyways, thats all for day 8, as always keep the tweets (@itsmelayan) coming! Until tomorrow, happy eating :)

Whole 30 Day 6 and 7

20 Apr

I wasnt able to post about my day here yesterday cause it was a pretty busy day so I’m going to do two days in one post. As I said before, every day has been getting easier and easier. Day 6 was mostly spent at work which was a bit of a struggle considering it was good Friday and there were treats all over the place. I stayed strong but it was hard, really hard. 

Day 6 Breakfast:

-2 eggs scrambled

-tea no sugar

 

Lunch

-left over bbq chicken

-garden salad

-strawberries

Dinner- 

-baked salmon

-steamed broccoli and cauliflower

-brown rice

Day 7 was a little trickier because I went on a day trip to London to visit my best friend who is also participating in the whole 30 challenge. We spent the day shopping and tried to avoid the temptation of all the easter chocolate literally all over the place. My eating schedule was a little off whack on day 7. I didn’t really have much of a breakfast, I snacked on fruits and cashews on the car ride over, in London we grabbed a smoothie and made lunch with consisted of a fertata and a garden salad and dinner was also mostly just snacks (healthy snacks). I’d say Day 7 has been my worst eating day so far. I can’t believe a week has passed already, time is flying and I’m feeling better and more energized every single day. I honestly would recommend this challenge to everyone. 

 

Whole 30 Day 5

18 Apr

tumblr_magpnv053h1rrny6mo1_500So its pretty clear that this challenge is getting easier and easier by the day. My bestfriend Jess (who is also doing the challenge) and I were talking about all the changes we have gone through in such a short amount of time, just by cutting some junk out of our diet, its pretty amazing. We were also talking about how all we wanted was some ice cream or a starbucks frap more than anything in the world, but I’ll leave that part out. I think the hardest part right now is the fact that easter is coming up and there is chocolate absolutely everywhere, it’s almost like I’m being tested. I actually had a dream about chocolate, that I had to dip green beans in chocolate fondue in order to have some. My mind is clearly confused, anyways yesterday’s meals were pretty protein packed which kept me full mostly all day, preventing me from snacking too much.

Day 5

Breakfast:

- 2 egg’s scrambled

- Tea (no sugar)

Lunch:

-Salmon Fillet cooked with olive oil, onion and garlic with some dijon (not sure if dijon is allowed.. oops)

-small portion of brown rice

-left over fatoush salad from the night before

Dinner:

-BBQ chicken

-Garden salad

Snacks:

-Cashews

-Banana

Since cutting sugar from my diet and drinking nothing but water all day, I’ve noticed that my skin has cleared up so much, one of the many, many perks of the whole 30 challenge. Only 25 days to go! until then, happy eating! :)

Whole 30 Day 4

17 Apr

Day 4 has probably been the best so far, I’ve gotten more creative with my meal ideas which has allowed me download (2)to eat healthy, tasty meals without missing all the junk in my diet. The hardest part of my day was when cookies and doughnuts were brought into work by some extremely considerate employees (I use the word considerate very loosely here). It was hard watching everyone devour the baked treats but I was proud of myself when I was able to resist them. Yesterdays meals consisted of

Breakfast:

-2 eggs, scrambled

-Cup of tea

Lunch:

- Left over chicken from the night before

- Spinach salad

-a serving of brown rice

Dinner:

- Mediterranean mixed grill (chicken, beef, lamb)

- Fatoush salad

-Vegetable soup

Snacks:

-Roasted Cashews

-Banana

-Mixed berry smoothieimages

 

Although it’s still pretty early in the challenge, I have noticed some improvement. I feel as though I am able to sleep better, I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized rather than groggy and cranky, and I also feel a lot less bloated these days. It’s crazy how some minor changes in your eating habits can effect you so much. That’s all for day 4, until next time, happy eating! :)

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