Day 27 – Travel Day

Well, today is the day that we are going to travel for the first time on the Whole30.  I packed my meals for the road and packed some snacks as well so that I will not have to rely on fast food or snacks from a gas station on this road trip.

Breakfast – Sweet Potato and diced apple with ghee and Leftover Meatloaf.  I ran out of eggs and did not have time to run to the store, so leftover meatloaf was my morning protein.  Improvising!  🙂

Lunch – Spaghetti Squash with Meatloaf and Walnut Pesto Sauce.  This turned out really good!  I loved the Walnut Pesto sauce.  It adds so much flavor to the spaghetti squash!  Yum!

Dinner (on the road) – Leftover Pumpkin Soup.  I heated the soup and placed it in a Thermos before leaving, so it was warm for me when I was ready to eat it.  It was interesting to eat it in the dark, but that’s all part of the fun.  Plus, we managed to fit all the food into a small hotel mini-fridge.  Winning!  🙂

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Day 26 – Cooking Up a Storm!

Well, I am about to face my most difficult challenge yet on the Whole30…traveling.  We are going on a road trip tomorrow, so I have been cooking a lot to prepare.  I’ve made two servings of breakfast (sweet potato hash with egg), two servings of pumpkin soup, spaghetti squash with walnut pesto, sliced celery and green apples, along with almond butter and coconut flakes to take with us.  Whew!  It takes me longer to prep and pack my food than it does my clothes.  🙂  I’ve come so far, and I don’t want to let traveling get in the way of completing my Whole30.  Everything is finally done and ready to go for the trip.  My meals are packed, I have food ready for me in the fridge when I return, and I even have some dishes in the freezer to eat later.

Breakfast – Sweet Potato Hash with Diced Green Apple, Ghee, Egg, and Cinnamon

Lunch – Leftover Meatloaf with mushrooms

Dinner – Pumpkin Soup

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The Walnut Pesto I made was from the cookbook “Everyday Paleo” by Sarah Fragoso.  You can find it here: http://everydaypaleo.com/grilled-chicken-with-walnut-pesto-sauce-and-warm-arugula-salad/  It turned out really good!  I can’t wait to try it on the spaghetti squash tomorrow! 

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I like to listen to educational and information podcasts about health while I cook, and today I listened to more speakers from The Gluten Summit.  I wanted to share this quote from one of the lectures I listened to.

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I have to admit, after all the cooking today, I was beat.  I did two rounds of dishes, and my sweet husband is now doing the last round for me.  🙂  Eating healthy takes time and energy, but it is an investment in yourself.