*Update- I have Liquid Aminos pictured here, but you actually need to look for COCONUT Aminos to be Whole30 compliant! My mistake… I’m still learning over here!
Happy Monday, everyone! If you follow me on insta-stories, then you already have in the inside scoop. If you don’t, here’s the deal: I’m making my own rules and doing a Whole15 right now! Woooo!
Before you judge me for not doing the full 30 days, let me explain myself. I had a trip earlier this month and I didn’t want to be picky or difficult when eating out… and I have another trip planned in February + Valentine’s Day + you know, LIFE. Finding a whole 30 day period to stick to this commitment seemed near impossible, but 15? I’m much more confident in that number 🙂
To be honest, I don’t eat THAT far off from this diet to start. The hardest part for me will be giving up the love of my life – carbs! Also, I love my grains and legumes, which are now off limits. I’ve realized that I’m going to eat more meat than I usually do which might be interesting… but other than that, it’s all about meal planning! I shot two recipes yesterday and both were delicious, so stay tuned for those!
As for this grocery haul, I need to remind all of you that I am NOT a nutritionist or a Whole30 expert – I am solely sharing my experience! But if you’re cool with that, I tried to stick to the ingredients I needed for specific recipes. I hate seeing food go to waste, so I wanted to make sure a head of cauliflower didn’t just sit there until it went bad… and on that note – do you guys know that Whole Foods sells RICED CAULIFLOWER?! It’s seriously a lifesaver. Keep it in your fridge all the time so you can heat it up with a piece of salmon on a busy night. So easy. (Trader Joe’s sells Riced Broccoli, too!)
But now I have a question for YOU! I know about apples and almond butter, the compliant flavors of Lara Bars, and nuts… but what other snacks do you eat?! I’m such a snacker that this is going to be tough for me. I found freeze dried strawberries at the store, but I obviously don’t want to eat the whole bag… (it could easily happen haha) Any suggestions for me?!