Nothing looks good as healthy feels! The New Year has gone by and it's now 4 months into 2017! I started to meal plan in the beginning of the year and it's so hard to stay on track as a mom of 3! The Whole30 diet is what I want to try out. When you're on Whole30 diet you moderate the amount of seafood, meat, and eggs incorporating more vegetables and fruit! Stick to natural fats, herbs, spices, and seasonings. Eating foods with very few ingredients is the main focus. Here's a round-up of Whole 30 Approved Salads. You can see more here
No: Avoid for 30 days.
- Do not consume added sugar, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, stevia, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
- Do not consume alcohol, in any form, not even for cooking. (And ideally, no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
- Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, sprouted grains, and all gluten-free pseudo-cereals like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn, and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch, and so on. Again, read your labels.
- Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
- Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat, or sheep’s milk products like milk, cream, cheese, kefir, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.
- Do not consume carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
- Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients. Recreating or buying sweets, treats, and foods-with-no-brakes (even if the ingredients are technically compliant) is totally missing the point of the Whole30, and will compromise your life-changing results. These are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, even if it’s made with coconut flour.
Whole30 Approved Salads Recipes
I can't control everything in life but I can control what I put into my body. We need to be patient with ourselves and know that as we evolve small healthy choices will add up and the end result will be a better us in the end. Remember that success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
You can read more about Whole30 here