Cupcakes and Sunshine: Whole Lotta Love for Whole30

Monday, January 18, 2016

Whole Lotta Love for Whole30

I've been doing Whole30 for just over two weeks now and I'm absolutely loving it y'all. I don't think I ever want to go back. A couple of work friends and I started it just so we would have some guidance on eating whole, healthy foods. It's really simple: whole fruits, whole vegetables, whole meats/proteins. In all honesty, I have had constant stomach aches for the past few years and for the first time in months, I do not!!! So it has truly been life changing! The first 7 days were tough, but after pushing through the sugar/chocolate cravings, I don't even think about sweets anymore. (this is a miracle in itself.)

I meal plan each Saturday and meal prep/chop/cook each Sunday for the week ahead. And this has been a complete life saver during the busy school/work weeks. I get most of my recipes from Pinterest and keep an ongoing list in a Google Doc. with my meal plan for the week and a grocery list below it. & then I just pull up the grocery list when I'm grocery shopping. I also snack. all. the. time. So I always have homemade trailmix, apples and almond butter, and tons of fruit on hand.

If I go out to dinner or breakfast with friends, I simply just order the best choice- a veggie omelette or grilled chicken and a healthy side. No stress.

I have also ordered many things online through Thrive Market. Thrive Market is an INCREDIBLE online market with all healthy choices delivered right to your door. Y'ALL. It's great. Not only do they have wonderful prices and great savings, but you can also donate your savings to a family in need. And for every membership purchased through Thrive Market, a family in need is given a free membership for healthy food delivered to their door too. It's where I buy my favorite tea, almond butter, snacks, baking mixes, and so much more.

I'll be sharing some of my favorite snacks and meals soon so stay tuned! Hope you are having a marvelous Monday! 


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