Today was the best day I’ve had during the Whole30, relating to food specifically. I found this great recipe for Protein Pellets over at The Clothes Make the Girl.
I altered the recipe a bit by using grass-fed ground beef instead of sausage because I’m on a mission to use up the 30+ pounds of grass-fed ground in the freezer. Also, instead of using the Penzey’s spice she uses, I made two with Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming (freebie from December, woot!), two with Nutritional Yeast Flakes, and one with just ground pepper. I have no idea which one I ate today, but I ate it with some of this, and it was beyond fantastic. It was pretty tasty, but what made it fantastic was that it kept me satisfied and super-charged until lunch time. Usually my stomach starts growling around 11am to alert me to the approach of feeding time, but not so today. For lunch I had a salad (romaine lettuce, spinach, turkey breast, blueberries, flaxseed meal, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, green pepper, cucumber, tomatoes and radishes). For dessert I had more blueberries. For snacks in the afternoon I had beef jerky and fat guacamole devils (using just two hard boiled eggs and a 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole packet). For dinner we had tilapia brushed with coconut oil and dusted with shredded coconut, pan-fried plantains in coconut oil, and swiss chard sauteed in olive oil. Totals: 1455 calories, 83g Fat, 70 Carbs, 106g protein. This is the closest I’ve gotten to my goals all month. I have great energy! If it was summer I would go out for a run right now, but it is too cold and I’m already in my lounge gear. Plus, it be cold outside.
If the two videos I’ve posted haven’t changed your life yet, take a read of this excellent article from Outside Magazine (thanks for the subscription Dad, I love this mag!) This might just do it.