Whole30 Food Log, Days 1-10

I’ve completed the first third of my Whole30! The experience has been incredible so far. Although being on antibiotics (only four days left!) has aggravated my chronic health issues, the rest of my body feels amazing and I can tell it is a result of this new way of eating. I already know I’ll incorporate more Paleo meals into my diet after the program is over.

I’m keeping a food log during the Whole30 process and I’d like to share it with you! I hope that it can help you if you decide to do your own Whole30. An important thing to point out is that I’ve never felt hungry or dissatisfied during this process. It’s quite the opposite: I’ve felt a good deal more satisfied with my meals. Bloating has decreased tremendously and I feel light as a feather. I actually experienced a bizarre hour or two yesterday where I felt like I was missing something, only to realize that it was simply the absence of the sluggish, heavy feeling that comes with feeling too full!

I’m following the guidelines of the Whole30 program with the exception of one recommendation. Whole9 advises against, but doesn’t strictly prohibit, smoothies. I’ve decided to continue to drink them (with only Whole30 compliant ingredients, of course!) because they are a great way to quickly fill up at breakfast and because I love them! I haven’t been having them every day, however, so I feel confident that I’m still succeeding at one of the programs primary goals, which is to break unhealthy food addictions. I’ve also fallen totally in love with dairy-free smoothies – something I probably would never have tried if it weren’t for this program. Coconut milk is the bomb!

Whole30 Food Log, Days 1-10

Day 1
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs with Sautéed Spinach and Banana, Peach, and Coconut Smoothie
Lunch – Baked Chicken and Sweet Potato
Snack – Roasted Almonds
Dinner – Beef Stew and Watermelon Slices
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Day 2
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs, Peach Slices, Banana, and Chamomile Tea
Lunch – Beef Stew
Snack – Roasted Almonds
Dinner – Garlic Salmon with Asparagus and Kale, Apple
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Day 3
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs, Asparagus, Fruit Salad of Blueberry, Watermelon, Apple, and Mint, and Chamomile Tea
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Lunch – Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad
Snack – Avocado
Dinner – Asian Roast Chicken with Carrots and Red Pepper and Banana with Carob Powder

Day 4
Breakfast – Fried Eggs and Banana, Apple, Spinach, Basil, Coconut Smoothie
Lunch – Baked Chicken and Roasted Artichokes
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Snack – Raw Cashews and Chamomile Tea
Dinner – Turmeric Spiced Salmon with Kale and Carrot Stir-Fry and Half a Microwaved Sweet Potato

Day 5
Breakfast – Half a Microwaved Sweet Potato and Raw Cashews
Lunch – Salad from Great Food Hall Salad Bar
Snack – Raw Cashews and Banana
Dinner – Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Sautéed Cabbage and Peaches

Day 6
Breakfast – Asian Style Scrambled Eggs (made with Coconut Aminos and Cilantro) and Minted Avocado Smoothie
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Lunch – Spinach Salad with Roasted Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Garlic, and Beetroot
Snack – Roasted Almonds and Banana
Dinner – Roasted Butternut Squash with Red Pepper Ragu and Blueberries with Coconut Milk

Day 7
Breakfast – Almond Crusted Pork Chop, Sautéed Spinach, and Blueberries with Coconut Milk
Lunch – Roasted Butternut Squash with Red Pepper Ragu
Snack – Banana
Dinner – Chicken Breast with Cilantro Carrot Slaw and Microwaved Sweet Potato
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Day 8
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs and Peach, Pear, Banana, Coconut, and Mint Smoothie
Lunch – Almond Crusted Pork Chops and Cilantro Carrot Slaw
Snack – Roasted Almonds and 1/2 an Apple
Dinner – Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps and Blueberries and Raspberries
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Day 9
Breakfast – Oven Baked Salmon and Blueberries and Raspberries in Coconut Milk
Lunch – Roasted Pumpkin with Asian Ground Beef

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Snack – Banana and Raw Cashews
Dinner – Grilled Calamari Appetizer and Organic Chicken Breast with Avocado and Spinach at Divino (Yes, eating out during a Whole30 is possible!)

Day 10
Breakfast – Banana and Raw Cashews
Lunch – Salad from Great Food Hall Salad Bar
Snack – Raw Cashews
Dinner – Rotisserie Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Carrot Juice

Before I started this program, I didn’t know if I would be able to make it through, but now I’m happy that I still have 20 days left! I actually find this diet easier to stick with than my normal diet, probably because I love the challenge. I’m interested to see if my eating patterns change over the course of the next 20 days or if I continue to eat the same general breakdown of food as I did in the first ten.

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