Friday, March 29, 2013

Rollin' along...

So it seems all I have to do is focus and commit to cleaning up my food. It's really not that hard, I just needed a push in the right direction. I admit that I miss dairy. Butter, plain greek yogurt and cheese have become staples in my daily meals. I've been transitioning away from them this week, so that the April start to Whole30 will be easier.
Want to see my food yesterday? I'm sure you're holding your breathe in anticipation...no? Well, here it is anyway.
Coffee with coconut milk. Green smoothie (spinach, frozen berries, ground flaxseed, bee pollen, egg whites & hemp seed). Repeat lunch...tuna, massaged kale and to jazz it up, a couple 6 minute eggs in all their gooey glory. Mid afternoon snack was half of a sweet potato with a bit of coconut oil. Breakfast for dinner (once a week in our house). Cabbage, asparagus, mushroom & kale sautéed in olive oil and egg white/egg scramble. I did 6 egg whites & 2 whole eggs.
Simple and delicious. Food budget is tight this week so I'll have to get creative.

What's your favorite budget friendly meal? Please share.









6 comments:

Jeanette said...

Doing the Whole30 last April myself, I worried that it would be really hard to give up some of the biggies (dairy, legumes, wheat, alcohol, sugar).... but for the month I was doing it, it actually was pretty easy!!! My boyfriend at the time got some withdrawal-like headaches, but after that, we both had an easy time of it.

I find it harder to say no to the foods I shouldn't eat NOW, when I kind of sneak them in every once in a while. The total abstinence thing is best for me, I learned!

Emily said...

My hubby makes a mean ground beef curry, we have it pretty much every night he cooks. 1 lb of ground beef, coconut milk, onion, curry powder, tumeric, and cumin. I throw in on a bed of spinach for extra greens. I've worked with him to make sure the recipe is Whole30 approved ;)

Tiffany Campiotti said...

That's a yummy idea Emily! Thanks for sharing!
Jeanette- I get it. When you aren't as focused on the " I'm doing this for 30 days" things start to creep back in and it's easy to eat "just a little". Then you stop and look at the big picture and realize how you are eating more of certain things that aren't the best. Actually looking forward to the ridgity of the Whole30 to help me stop and think.

Jess @ PaleoJess said...

A favourite budget friendly meal for us is anything using ground mince, so that will become meatballs, beef coconut curry (like someone has already mentioned), and I'll even turn it into a stir fry sometimes. Good luck, I can't wait to get started!

Scribbles said...

I always find people's meals interesting. I like seeing what other people eat!!! Do you buy eggs or do you have chickens? Eggs here at the supermarket are $6+ a dozen carton for none-caged birds, and $4+ for caged birds eggs.

Tiffany Campiotti said...

Scribbles- thankfully eggs aren't as expensive here. I bought 2.5 dozen for about $4. I also didn't plan as well as I should have this week when I went shopping, so I had 2 choices for lunch...tuna or eggs lol.