Whole 30 Diary: Start

Whole 30 Diary

Day 1

Breakfast

Eggs fried in lard on my cast iron skillet

Lunch

Whole 30 Lunch | Boholistic Mom

Huevos Con Chorizo

+ a handful of pecans

Dinner

What did I eat again?

+ an orange

Day 2

Breakfast

Paleo Bacon (Doesn’t have the sugar that normal bacon has. Did you know that your bacon has sugar?)
Eggs fried in the lard from the paleo bacon in my cast iron skillet

Lunch

Roasted Root Vegetables

Dinner

Hamburgers from the grass-fed beef that we are getting in our basket from Blooming Colors!

(no bun, but with pickles and homemade mayo that I’m about to make, but I’m scared!!!!)

and

Something vegetably (I know that’s not a word. Today it is!)

 

Whole 30 Diary: Day 1 and 2

If you haven’t heard of the Whole 30 Diet, you should definitely look it up.  While some people are doing it as a “diet” as in do this and you’ll lose weight, I find the Whole 30 much more than that.  I think it is a GREAT first step toward a healthier lifestyle.  I couldn’t care less about how heavy you are, how skinny you are, how much medicine you are on, or how much pain you are in . . . because that’s just a starting point.  Who cares where you are now when the possibilities are endless on what can change?

Here are my reasons for doing the Whole 30:

  • I have a lot of back pain that is due to inflammation.  The Whole 30 […]

Huevos Con Chorizo Perfect Whole 30 Recipe

Huevos Con Chorizo Recipe

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I really enjoy Mexican food.  I love the atmosphere, I love the spices, but I do not love the MSG.  Sometimes it’s hiding in a sauce, sometimes it’s in the meat, and sometimes it is hiding in my Huevos Con Chorizo.  I really dislike additives!

I’ve been doing the Whole 30, so I really have to find ways to make my own food and not rely on restaurants as much.  So voila!  I found a Huevos Con Chorizo recipe online and made it work for me.  I love lard, so I switched the oil to lard.  I also made sure that I could find a good quality chorizo sausage that had no MSG and didn’t have any sugar.  If you are Paleo or do Whole 30, you understand that struggle is REAL!

And as usual, it utilizes eggs.  So many of my go to Whole 30 recipes include eggs.  Protein and nutrients!

Huevos Con Chorizo is one of my Easy and Fast Whole 30 Meals!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon lard

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

3 sausages of Chorizo (without MSG and without sugar – see picture)

And 4 eggs

Chorizo | Boholistic Mom

Heat up lard in cast iron skillet (okay . . . any skillet will do fine).

Add diced onion.

Sauté until it begins to brown.

Add diced garlic.

Let cook for a minute.

Simple Chicken Curry

Make a chicken curry in a hurry

Simple Chicken Curry

I absolutely adore curry.  I used to think that curries were hard things to make and very complicated . . . until I realized that they were simply a method of adding ingredients together in a certain order.  Use these ingredients or switch it out to other similar ingredients.  You are the artist in this kitchen.  I hope you enjoy your chicken curry and whatever other curry you dream up!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, or Ghee

1 Large Onion

1-2 Cloves of Garlic

1 tablespoon Curry Powder

1 cup of Yogurt

1 – 2 cups of Chicken or Vegetable Broth or Raw Milk

2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, or Hazelnut Butter

Leftover Chicken Meat

1 teaspoon of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Sea Salt (as needed)

Preparation for Chicken Curry

Sauté on medium heat the onions in 1 tablespoon of oil.  As the onions begin to get transparent, add the garlic.  When the onions and garlic are almost fully cooked, add 1 tablespoon of Curry Powder (more or less, to taste).  As the curry powder smell fills the air, begin to add in the yogurt.  The yogurt will release its liquid very fast and you will then add in the broth or milk.  Let this cook down until the yogurt, curry, and broth are combined fully.  Add in the nut butter to thicken your curry.  Since your chicken meat is already cooked, add the meat in at this point to avoid overcooking.  As the chicken becomes warm and your curry thickens, add in the vinegar.  Serve in a bowl with rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.

Additional Resources

Nom Nom Paleo – Simple Cauliflower Rice

Real Food Hummus: Fantastic Snack or Side

Real Food Hummus Recipe | Boholistic Mom

If you are searching for a recipe for real food hummus you have come to the right place.  Real food hummus is great; hummus is adequate, but not fabulous.  Considering hummus is so easy to make, why not make it fresh and as real as possible?  Try this real food hummus recipe and get your family snacking right!

Real Food Hummus

2 cups – Chickpeas, cooked or canned (or Garbanzo Beans)

1 tablespoon – Tahini (or Peanut Butter)

2 tablespoons – Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 small – Garlic Clove

1 small – Lemon, juiced

1/4 teaspoon – Salt

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a heavy duty blender.  Continue to blend ingredients until smooth.  Add extra olive oil to the bowl when serving, as desired.

Remember, a recipe is only as good as you decide.  If you want more garlic, add more garlic.  If you want more lemon flavor, add more lemon juice.  Tweak the recipe until it is your own and just the way you like it!

Possible Additions

2 tablespoons – Roasted Red Peppers

2 tablespoons – Italian Roasted Eggplant

1 teaspoon – Cilantro

1 teaspoon – Parsley

Add one of these additions to a batch of hummus to add a new kick to your hummus.

Additional Recipe Ideas

Hummus is all in the taste of the beholder . . . or at least of the one eating it.  If you don’t like my particular recipe, no problem!  Try making it another way and I’m sure you’ll find the combination you like.  Remember, if you don’t like a food one way, just keep trying.  You will find a way to […]