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What I Ate Wednesday on the Whole 30: July 8, 2015

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It’s Wednesday!  But this is not just any ‘ole Wednesday.  This so happens to be the first What I Ate Wednesday of my very first Whole 30.  As a result, I thought it might be fun to show you exactly what I ate in an entire day on the Whole 30.  Hopefully it gives you some ideas, and also helps you to see that the Whole 30 isn’t all that bad.  Here’s to hoping it helps me feel better!

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday on the Whole 30: July 8, 2015

P.S. I took these photos on my phone on a whim, so don’t expect anything too pretty!

wiaw breakfastI chose a not-so-great day to start my first Whole 30.  On Monday I was driving back to Omaha from a weekend in my hometown.  As a result, breakfast had to be eaten on-the-go.  I selected an apricot +sesame seeds Kit’s Organic fruit and seed bar that I dipped in natural almond butter (no sugar added).  The Kit’s bars are very similar to Larabars, and I love their unique flavor combinations!  I also ate an organic red delicious apple.

wiaw carrots guacamoleSnacks are not normally encouraged on the Whole 30, but since I am mostly tackling this challenge as a diet elimination to see if I get relief for my chronic joint and muscle pain, I am not so focused on the “eating habits” portion of the plan.  Therefore, if I am hungry for a snack, I am going to eat it!

I snacked on some organic baby carrots dipped in guacamole mid-morning.  This snack also helped keep me awake while driving, which was important!

wiaw lunchI ate lunch once I arrived to work.  It consisted of leftovers from dinner the night before: a burger topped with mustard, grilled asparagus, a plain baked potato, and fresh organic grapes and blackberries.  It was delicious and kept me full for hours!

wiaw banana sunflower seed butterI knew that I would not be able to make it until dinner without eating a snack because I had grocery shopping and unpacking to do after work.  I ate a perfectly ripe banana dipped in some sunflower seed butter (no sugar added).  I am loving this combination right now!

ground turkey plantain nachosI ended the day with my Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos.  I am still so obsessed with these, so this dinner really hit the spot.

And that’s right… no evening snack.  When I truly asked myself if I was hungry, the answer was “no.”  Though I have to admit that I really wanted some popcorn!

There you have it!  My first Whole 30 What I Ate Wednesday.  There are plenty more to come, too.  And if you want to see even more of my Whole 30 meals, be sure to follow me on Instagram.

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  • Jessie July 8, 2015, 2:15 am
    Sigh... even though asparagus is delicious, leftovers never look that appealing. Wouldn't you agree?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 7:23 am
      Yeah... it is a pretty ugly veggie. Poor asparagus! :(
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 8, 2015, 6:57 am
    Good luck on the rest of the Whole 30! Alex and I are cutting out added sugars for a few weeks and it's made me realize how sugar is in EVERYTHING! Glad you found some good nut butters! Liz @ I Heart Vegetables recently posted...Sugar Free Meals (Week 2)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 7:24 am
      It is seriously is SO many things... I'm really missing ketchup and Sriracha right now!
  • Kate July 8, 2015, 7:25 am
    Good call on the snacking aspect :D However, I could probably skip over my night snack most nights. It's definitely more out of habit than hunger. Kate recently posted...Recipes I’ve Tried Lately #2My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 12:45 pm
      A lot of the times it is definitely more of a habit for me, too. That is the reason why the Whole 30 wants people to keep snacks to a minimum in an effort to break those habits.
  • Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen July 8, 2015, 7:27 am
    Mmmm those plantain nachos! I am definitely going to have to try those. Pinning for later! :) Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen recently posted...Maple Balsamic Quinoa Lentil SaladMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:11 pm
      You absolutely need to! They are SO good!
  • katerina m July 8, 2015, 7:41 am
    Those snacks and all the food looks delicious, filling and totally doable! I have been trying to start a diet not to lose weight but to start eating healthy and this might be it! Thanks for sharing - Kat | http://www.DeliriumStyle.com
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:12 pm
      The Whole 30 could be great for you. It is definitely not about dieting, but more about finding the foods that work well for your body and kicking nasty habits (like sugar)!
  • Emily @ Sinful Nutrition July 8, 2015, 7:45 am
    Yay for you! Hope it gives you some answers! I'm think a low FODMAP diet is better suited for me rather than whole 30, which I feel like may be harder. No more apples! :(
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:12 pm
      No apples? Boo! :( I might have to look into low FODMAP next if this doesn't help. You should try it out and let me know how it goes ;)
  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 8, 2015, 7:48 am
    I should probably stop and ask myself if I'm truly hungry before I snack more : / Good for you for truly listening to your body and not just indulging it what you wanted vs. what you needed. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted...WIAW: Beaches & Cream ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:32 pm
      I'm trying... It is definitely not easy, though. Baby steps, right?
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 8, 2015, 8:10 am
    That's the best sunflower seed butter <3 Never buy any other brand!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:33 pm
      I LOVE it! At first it took me a bit of time to get used to it since it doesn't contain as much salt as other brands (or sugar!), but now I LOVE it so much.
  • Liz July 8, 2015, 10:27 am
    Yum! Looks like a pretty delicious day on Whole30 ! I just finished it.... and wrote all about it on my blog if you'd like to check it out! Good luck :) Liz recently posted...I Gave Up Grains & Dairy for a Month and I SurvivedMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:34 pm
      Oh cool! I'm heading over right now to check it out!
  • Dana | fresh simple five July 8, 2015, 11:33 am
    I've never done a Whole 30, so I don't know a ton about it, but I never knew it discouraged snacking. Kudos to you for listening to your body and giving it what it needs... even if that means a snack or two. I couldn't imagine my day without my little snack breaks! Dana | fresh simple five recently posted...Time to Hit PauseMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:37 pm
      I think the main purpose of limiting snacks is to break the habits of eating when bored, etc. as opposed to eating when hungry. But I am definitely one who NEEDS snacks or I get haaangry and moody and just don't feel well.
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks July 8, 2015, 11:49 am
    I have to try plantain nachos!!! Bah!! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...WIAW – Traveling to Olympia EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:38 pm
      Yes, you seriously must. DO IT. They are so good!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul July 8, 2015, 12:29 pm
    Those plantain nachos! <3 Way to go on a successful Whole 30 day!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:42 pm
      Thanks Erin! So far, so good :)
  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl July 8, 2015, 12:38 pm
    I need to give those plantain nachos a try - good luck with the Whole30! Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl recently posted...WIAW #18: Sweet Summer EatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:46 pm
      Thanks so much, Alyssa! I hope you try them :)
  • Lauren Allen July 8, 2015, 1:41 pm
    OO I love sunflower seed butter! Thanks for all the yummy ideas!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 1:48 pm
      Isn't it the best? I'm so glad that I finally tried it a year ago. It's amazing!
  • Ashley July 8, 2015, 2:32 pm
    I really hope that this helps you feel better!!! I need to pick up some sunflower seed butter ... I keep forgetting when I'm at the store! Ashley recently posted...Fresh Corn, Zucchini and Black Bean EnchiladasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 4:55 pm
      You absolutely need to! It can be a bit of an acquired taste at first, but I LOVE it now.
  • GiGi Eats July 8, 2015, 4:30 pm
    I need to get me some of those Wholly Guacamole minis!!! GiGi Eats recently posted...NO “BULLOCKS” with Christine Bullock!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2015, 4:55 pm
      You do, you do, you do! They are amaaaazing!
  • Jamie | The Kitchenarium July 8, 2015, 9:38 pm
    I hope you find some relief! Jamie | The Kitchenarium recently posted...Diabetic Living: Meals in MinutesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 9, 2015, 12:33 pm
      Thank you, Jamie! Me too!!
  • Joanna @Makingmine July 9, 2015, 7:42 am
    You make Whole30 look like a breeze (and even your iPhone photos are beautiful haha) - I'm going to have to fill you in on my status tonight. Definitely picking up some plantain chips before the weekend! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...finding YOU time as a stay at home momMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 9, 2015, 1:55 pm
      YES for plantain chips. They are seriously my addiction right now!
  • Jen@jpabstfitness July 9, 2015, 2:47 pm
    mmmm- those nachos look incredible! Jen@jpabstfitness recently posted...What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:32 am
      They are easily one of my favorite things ever right now. You should definitely try them!

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