So I’m gonna keep it short and sweet this week, people!
I’ve been trying to simplify, simplify, simplify in every aspect of my life. And this week, that meant having meals that were Whole 30 compliant but didn’t bog me down to the kitchen 24/7. Between work, hosting class, this blog, Stella & Dot, hosting gigs, working out, and life in general, I got other things to do than obsess over what I’m eating all day long.
I will preface this, however, by saying Week 3 is the first week my stomach growled since I started Whole 30! The first 2 weeks I never felt hungry. I feel like my body is getting accustomed to this clean eating and I’m digging how happy, healthy, and energetic I’m feeling!
WARNING: THIS IS A SERIOUS “WHY I’M DOING WHOLE 30” EXPLANATION AND IF YOU DON’T CARE THEN SCROLL DOWN FOR A RECIPE 🙂
There are a few other reasons I’m doing Whole 30 that I gloss over in this video, mainly because they are really boring like “I want to love my body and I feel like this will get me step closer to doing it!”. Along with the fact that as I get older I have become very aware of my mortality and I think a lot about my family medical history, and it scares me to think that my previously unhealthy lifestyle could be the reason why I cause pain on my family in the future. The first few years of my adulthood I dealt with some family deaths that were really hard on me, and I often worry that I may experience the same unfortunate health issues. So, I’m eliminating anything that I feel my body and mind could respond negatively to in the long run. Woof, that was really serious. I’m not going to bore you with that, because I know everybody has those thoughts – but if you do want to talk more about serious stuff like that, I’m here.
I’d like to share a favorite recipe from the Whole 30 Cookbook that I can whip up in less than 5 minutes, refrigerates beautifully for leftovers, and is a quick snack or light meal that I can easily pack up and take to work. Plus, the substitute for mayo is… AVOCADO! So, you’re giving yourself healthy fats to give you brain power plus upping the delicious factor 1000000%
Mayo-less Mexican Tuna Salad