So Wednesday is my half day. I’m in the office for the morning and then leave around noon. That means, I need to pack a lunch and of course my go to lunch option is a sandwich. What else is there really?
- 3 eggs sunny side up
- Sauteed onions, green peppers and about 3 cups of spinach
- Black coffee
- Salad in a jar – dressing, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, grilled chicken, onion, lettuce
- Raspberries and banana
- Hard boiled egg
- Burger sliders on lettuce, with Whole30 mayo, caramelized onions and grilled red peppers
- Zoodles (zucchini noodles made with this) sauteed with some olive oil and fresh parsley and basil
I really had a fear about packing a lunch, but the salad in a jar was perfect. You just put the salad dressing on the bottom, so everything else doesn’t get wet. Then I layered in sugar snap peas (which soaks up some of the dressing and softens them), cucumber, chicken, onions and a ton of lettuce. You can get a lot in a jar. Then when you are ready to eat, just shake it up and eat. I’m going to get a wide mouth jar so that eating out of it will be easier. But it’s still doable with a regular mason jar.
I was still waiting for the hangover, but so far so good. I felt really good yesterday and I find that the food I’m eating fills me up for a long time, which means I’m not looking to snack in between. I was so full from the salad and fruit, that I couldn’t eat the pistachios or the egg. When dinner came around, I wasn’t famished either. I was hungry, but not that overwhelming hunger where I just want to stuff whatever I can in my mouth as quickly as possible.
I exercised for the first time since starting Whole30. 3 hours in the pool was just what I needed…plus the fresh air and sun. It feels like the more good food I put in my body, the better I want to treat myself in other areas as well. I think this might be really important!
I went to bed pretty late and didn’t feel tired at all. I could have stayed up longer, but I forced myself to sleep. It was restful and I didn’t get up at all. I woke up this morning feeling really good and ready to take on my crazy schedule.
I ordered some coconut chips and they arrived yesterday. I’m looking forward to incorporating them in some meals soon. I’m feeling less anxious and more excited about trying new food.