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WHOLE 30 DIARY: WEEK 1

February 25, 2016 , In: Eats , With: One Comment
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Welp, guys, I’m going to be that person talking about my “cleanse” for a while. I have primarily cooked paleo or Whole 30 compliant for the past few years, but I’m finally doing what I told myself I should be doing all along- committing to a real Whole 30! Instead of 30 days, though, I am doing it for all of Lent.

What is Whole 30, you ask?

In short: No Alcohol, Dairy, Grains, Legumes, Sugar

That’s it! Just eat lots of clean meats, veggies, and fruits. It’s meant to not only help you train your body to eat REAL foods, but also to repair your relationship with food. Eliminate the emotion from it and eat for sustenance and not to out of boredom, sadness, etc. For an in-depth explanation of Whole30, I highly recommend reading the book It Starts With Food and then pick up the Whole 30 cookbook– I live out of this thing!

Don’t get me wrong. I AM A FOODIE. I love food! But what makes me happy is cooking my own meals, or sharing one with a friend. Whole 30 teaches you to appreciate and enjoy the cleaner foods you feed yourself, and cut the addiction that we all have to sugar.

Here’s my Week 1 Diary, and just a heads up I get a tiny bit TMI:

Here’s my featured recipe of the week, from the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.

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Halibut with Roasted Vegetables

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup small white mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds halibut steak, cut into 6 pieces (I used Tilapia instead- it’s cheaper!)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped finely
  • Juice of 1 lemon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss the vegetables and herbs on a large baking sheet with the olive oil, and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until soft and slightly browned. Do not burn.
  4. Place the halibut steaks on another baking sheet, and season with the tarragon, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and lemon juice.
  5. Roast for 10-13 minutes.
  6. Top the halibut steaks with the roasted vegetables.

Refrigerates wonderfully for leftovers! 🙂

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I'm Kylie, and you've just been BLONDE-SIDED! I'm a TV Host/Red Carpet Reporter/HGTV Producer & lover of all things deliciously social. If you love DIY, cooking, and want a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my red carpet life, then you've come to the right place. Please excuse the snark, but it's not my fault- I'm a millennial!

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