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  1. Hi everyone, I just started my second whole 30. My first one wasn't a success. I ended up eating some food items that might have been not allowed (not on purpose), and after that lost the motivation. But this time I'm starting strong! I have planned my meals for every day of the week and have gotten the groceries and informed everyone around me about the restrictions. I'm looking for advice on breakfast though. I'm a person of habits. I normally have the SAME breakfast for months and rotate through the year. My rotation goes from yogurt with fruits and granola, to cream of wheat, etc. Mainly because I can prep ahead for the week (and I have to leave the house really early for work). I would like to have the same breakfast with whole30, even if I have to switch it up every week, I'm always afraid I'm missing out on some protein/fat. This week I prepped a frittata on Sunday and I have been eating that all week long. It has zucchini, peppers, onions, turkey sausage and 12 eggs. However, it seems to me that I might be missing out on potatoes or squash? If anyone has breakfast ideas that can be prepped for the whole week, that are recommendable on portions, I would love to hear it! THANKS!
  2. My head is spinning because I’m preparing to start my first Whole 30 in two days! I’m mostly excited but really stressed about how to navigate breakfast and my mornings on my work days. I’ve always been a committed coffee and toast for breakfast person and have never been able to stomach anything more or heavier in the morning, especially the early morning. I’ll start by describing what my mornings have always looked like until now and then get into my questions if that’s ok. Monday to Friday I’m up at 5:30 and at the gym by 6:00, having eaten half a Cliff bar on the drive there. I do a moderately challenging 45 minutes of either a Spin or strength training class. I rush home and get showered and ready for work. At 8:00 I quickly have my coffee and toast before heading out the door at 8:10. I start working at 8:30 and can’t stop (or eat at my desk) until my 15 minute coffee break at 11:00. At this time I’ve always eaten Greek yogurt and berries. My lunch is at 1:30, when I generally eat veggies and meat. So besides the obvious question of how am I going to get myself eating eggs, meat and veggies before noon (as an aside, I’ve actually been doing a ‘soft start’ this week and so tried to make myself eat a boiled egg before the gym the other morning and I almost threw up!) I’m freaked out about a couple of things: 1. Since I’m not doing a super intense work out, do I have to eat pre and post work out mini meals (ugh! More unbearable morning foods?!) I do feel like I need a little something before the gym since I haven’t eaten since dinner but REALLY don’t feel like eating right after the gym. 2. Breakfast (first real meal) has to be between 7:15 and 8:00 before I leave the house so since I’m not supposed to eat a snack between breakfast and lunch, it’s a really long time until 1:30, even if I can somehow eat lots of fat and protein (ugh again) for breakfast at 8:00. I would be way more comfortable with eating a mini meal at 11 and then a big lunch. After that I know I’ll be fine until dinner at 5:30 or 6:00 I know we can make ourselves do (eat?) almost anything for 30 days if it’s important enough to us, so yes, I know I can probably do anything you suggest for that long - but the fact is that my real hope is that this will lead me to life long changes but at this point I’m so freaked out about navigating my mornings that I’m honestly scared that I will at best endure them for 30 days and then go back to my toast as fast as I can! I sure would appreciate some help with this. Thanks!
  3. Hi, there. I am on day four and just ate the biggest breakfast I've had in years. But now I'm hungry and am trying to hold off snacking :-) Here's what I had 2 slices of frittata (equivalent of three eggs with onion, tomato, potato, mushroom, bell pepper, and spinach), a palm-length chuck of sardine, and half a palm's worth of cut up fruit. And black tea to drink. What should I do differently? A long time ago, I used to not eat a big breakfast because I felt hungry an hour after. More recently, I would eat half a bagel with cream cheese and margarine, and coffee with cream. Then I would graze most of the day at work, starting with a bran muffin about two hours after breakfast. I went on Whole30 because I felt that the carbs weren't filling me up and that I needed more protein. But I had tons of protein today, and still I'm hungry. Thanks for any tips! Barb PS I am drinking a black coffee at the moment (at work). I do have some good (I think) snacks on hand: mixed nuts with a few raisins in there, an olive/veggie antipasto, a boiled egg, and an avocado. Just not sure what to have when. Hoping to go for a run in two or three hours.
  4. My recipe for a tasty low carb celeriac and courgette tortilla. Makes a great warm breakfast and also keeps well for lunch.
  5. Moms of babies/toddlers, what do your mornings look like? Do you manage to eat soon after waking up and if so, how? I just started today and need help with the logistics of eating breakfast soon after waking up. I know that is important, and it definitely makes my day better. Right now, my 6 month old is sleeping in our room but will be transitioning to sleeping in her room soon. She wakes up as soon as my husband’s alarm goes off, usually 5-6. I get up, go to the bathroom, get my coffee, turn on the lights in her room, and usually that’s about all she can take. I change her, nurse her, she plays while I pump, then if she is still happy I eat some cereal. Often I don’t eat until she goes down for her first nap, which leaves me pretty weak. I used to get up before her to eat and pump, but she’s too aware of what’s going on now. She is starting solids as soon as we get a booster seat from my mom, and I’m hoping that will help. I’m thinking then after I nurse her she can play in her high chair while I cook and then we can eat together (we are doing baby led weaning, so she’ll just eat what I’m eating). What other ideas do you have?
  6. Hi! The program says the pre and post workout meal cannot replace the breakfast, but what about if the workout is the first thing in the morning? In my case I wake up at 6 am and I have a 30 minute session of exercising at home [A non-equipment routine of jumping jacks + running in place + blurpees + lunges + abdominals + squads + push-ups + body extension] before having breakfast, take a shower and leaving to work. What is an ideal snack that I could have in order to get some energy for the workout and then be able to have a full breakfast in the morning? So far I've been having a small meal like: Orange juice + chicken/egg (protein) + avocado + few nuts (sometimes a banana) therefore, my post-workout meal is my breakfast, what can I have then? I appreciate any advice THANKS!
  7. I started the Whole30 8 days ago - going great so far. I also restarted a low intensity core strength course and getting up at 5am. I get up, have a handful of nuts, and barely break a sweat for about 45 minutes. The problem starts after the workout. I need the morning to do school before my kids get up, so want to spend 5:45-7 doing school, not eating an intentional breakfast (I found myself reading and eating today, which is not ideal) I would like time to enjoy my coffee and read / do my coursework and have breakfast with my family. Could I bridge this gap with some coconut milk and collagen in my coffee? Any other ideas? I know I could scarf something down, but I'd rather not do that
  8. Hi everybody, I am on day 15 of my first Whole30, and everything is going really well for the most part. I feel good, my clothes are fitting better, and I'm not feeling super deprived or craving anything too badly. Yay! However, I'm starting to struggling with my first meal of the day, particularly with getting enough vegetables. I can eat eggs every day no problem, as I was basically doing this every day prior to starting Whole30. But vegetables in the morning gross me out. I love veggies for lunch and dinner, so I thought maybe it was just a matter of getting used to eating them in the morning, but halfway through this thing and I still can't do it. I can stomach sweet potatoes for the most part, and I suppose there are worse things than having sweet potatoes every day for breakfast, but I'd love to know if anyone else has ideas about how to add some variety in the morning. I've tried making an egg bake with veggies in it, tried sauteeing greens with lemon and salt (nearly made me puke, had to throw it out), have done roasted all just makes me queasy first thing in the morning. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  9. Hello, I'm 23 weeks pregnant and have finally got my taste back for vegetables. I suffered with bad nausea up until a few weeks ago. To combat the nausea, I ate a lot of crackers and rice and bread. To make matters worse, my husband and I moved a couple of weeks ago. It was tough trying to cook in a kitchen when you don't know where anything is located. We ate a lot of meals out too. I've put on more weight than I should have so far. I'm ready to get back on track, but I'm having a problem with breakfast. I take the train to work. I'm up at 5am to catch the 6am train. I don't have a lot of time in the morning. I have to shower in the morning, so it doesn't leave a lot of time for making breakfast. I have such long days and I find it's better for have two mini breakfast. I have enough time to quickly scramble some eggs for breakfast at home, but I find once I get to work, I'm in need of more food before lunch. I don't have the appetite to eat anything more than a few eggs when I first get up, so eating more at home before I go isn't an option. Any ideas on a quick portable breakfast I can eat once I get to work? If it's something I can make in advance and freeze for the week, that's even better.
  10. Breakfast Advice

    Hello, I am in need of assistance about breakfast. I am on day 6 of my first Whole30 and so far doing...okay. I am definitely feeling the negative side effects mentioned (I'm exhausted even after doing nothing) but I haven't eaten anything non-compliant. My biggest struggle is breakfast: I cannot stomach having a big, full meal. I'm not a morning person and before this I wouldn't always eat breakfast, and if I did it was cereal or oatmeal, maybe yogurt (plus or minus fruit). The idea of eating eggs or anything hot and cooked literally makes me feel nauseous. Even a hard boiled egg turns my stomach. So far I've been having a banana and black tea. I know it isn't ideal but it is the only thing that doesn't make me feel nauseous. I was thinking of adding some almond butter as well (I am really missing peanut butter, ngl...). Any other suggestions for something light and easy? Thank you!
  11. Great breakfast/brunch

    I have made this a few times on Whole30 - and it is staying as part of my repertoire. Great for a weekend breakfast/brunch... Source - GREEN EGGS AND HAM SHAKSHUKA WITH LEMON DILL PESTO Makes: 2 servings (can easily be doubled) INGREDIENTS Lemon dill pesto: - ½ cup parsley, packed - ⅓ cup neutral flavored oil - ¼ cup dill, packed - Juice from 1½ lemons - 1 large garlic clove, minced - A generous pinch of sea salt Green eggs and ham shakshuka: - 1 tablespoon olive oil - ½ medium onion, thinly sliced - ½ cup diced ham or farmer's sausage - 2 garlic cloves, minced - 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper - ¼ teaspoon ground cumin and sea salt - 5 cups finely minced kale, from about 10 stalks - 4 good-quality eggs - Olive oil, dill, Aleppo pepper, and black pepper, to garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 2. Place all the ingredients for the Lemon Dill Pesto in your blender or food processor. Process on low until everything is finely minced, but not completely smooth. 3. Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron or ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. Lower the heat to medium and continue to cook until the onion is very soft and starting to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the ham or sausage to the pan and cook through, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Aleppo pepper, cumin, and sea salt and cook for 1 minute, until the spices are fragrant. Add the kale to the pan and let it wilt. Add the kale in batches if needed, letting some wilt before adding more. 4. Take the pan off the heat and make 4 wells in the kale. Crack the eggs into the wells and place the pan in your oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the white are just set. Note: you can cook the eggs on the stovetop by keeping the pan on medium heat and covering it for 3-4 minutes. The only difference is the eggs will turn cloudy this way. They will taste the same. 5. Serve the green shakshuka topped with the lemon dill pesto, and any or all of the optional toppings. MY NOTES 1. I sometimes add more veggies - mushrooms, asparagus, diced tomatoes in particular 2. I use less lemon juice in the pesto - starting with juice from half a lemon and then add more to taste 3. Found it hard to find ham without sugar, used sausage instead 4. Made my own sausage - beef, turkey or pork.
  12. I can't seem to eat enough for breakfast to sustain me throughout the morning because I just don't have a big appetite. I'm eating based on the Whole30 meal template but can't eat much more beyond 2 eggs or a Whole 30 perfect sausage patty cooked in fat, plus a small portion of fruit/veggie. I really can't eat much more than this first thing in the morning. But then I find myself starving around 10:00-11:00. Advice??
  13. Hi! I'm almost halfway into my first whole30 and I tried something a bit different for breakfast this morning that I wanted to make sure was okay for the program (yeah I know I should have checked first...). I had poached eggs, a cup of sautéed spinach, half a small avocado, 7 sticks of red pepper, and a small apple that I had baked with some ghee and cinnamon. If the Apple is part of the meal, is that okay?
  14. Pre Post Workout and Breakfast

    Given my workout (running) and when I do it (in the morning, before work), I'm a little strapped for time. is it possible to add a little bit of food to my pre and post workout meals and just make them breakfast? im not necessarily hungry for both and don't really have the time? thank you in advance!
  15. I know breakfast has been discussed to death on the forum, but I have to ask in a specific context if anyone has any ideas. Pretty much all my adult life I have experienced morning nausea (no I am not pregnant is my mantra). It seems to be tied to dehydration- although I drink around 60oz of water per day which is sufficient for my body weight and I drink water first thing when I wake up, before coffee or anything else. It may be related to medication, can't say for sure and can't really test that. The result is I have no appetite in the morning and food grosses me out. My first whole 30 I did a lot of eggs for breakfast but I got burnt out by week 3 and now I can't even look at eggs. Then I tried doing a template meal- veg, meat, fat- and that sometimes works but most of the time makes me gag or worse and I can't get it down. I know I need to eat in the morning- not just because of the rules but for my body's best health, but I just can't seem to find anything appetizing in that first hour. Has anyone else dealt with morning sickness/ extreme food aversion in the morning? Any thoughts on gentle compliant breakfast ideas without eggs? Thanks in advance.
  16. Breakfast on-the-go HELP!

    I work a 8:00 am - 5:00 pm job so I have little time for breakfast. Is there some recipes for something I can pick up as I'm walking out the door and eat in the car. Right now I am eating a banana and some cashews but I want something a little more satisfying.
  17. 1 meal x 5 days (could be breakfast, lunch, or dinner) Ground turkey + Roasted brussel sprouts + sweet potatoes What You Need (for meals for one person) 1 lb brussel sprouts 2 large sweet potato 1.5 lb ground turkey Cooking spray Olive oil Spices- garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper Foil Two baking sheets Large Skillet Preheat oven to 400. Slice brussel sprouts in half if they are large. Put foil on a baking sheet and spray. Pour brussels onto baking sheet. Drizzle with small amount of olive oil. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Put in oven. (don’t worry if it’s not fully preheated, it will be fine) Set a timer for 20 minutes. Peel sweet potato. Chop into bite sized pieces. Put foil on another baking sheet and spray. Pour potatoes onto baking sheet. Drizzle with small amount of olive oil. Season with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Put in oven. While these are cooking in the oven, start the ground turkey. Spray a large saute pan and turn heat on medium. Put in ground meat and start to brown, stirring often. As this starts to brown, season with garlic, chili powder, paprika and cumin. Salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to keep an eye on brussels and potatoes. When a fork can easily pierce through, they are done. Remove all food from heat when it is finished cooking and allow to cool. Portion your meals into containers.
  18. Anyone aware of a compliant pre-packaged frozen shredded hash brown? I have a great omelette recipe that I used pre-Whole 30 with hash browns and smoked salmon, but everything I find has dextrose in it (Ore-Ida, Giant Eagle, etc.). I would super prefer not to break out the knuckle-grater!
  19. Wellshire Farms Sugar Free Paleo Bacon at Whole Foods (Hyde Park Chicago) @ $5.99 for 8 oz. super yummy!!!
  20. So tired of eggs

    So, to explain why I seem to have little time. Husband deployed. I have a toddler, and 4 month old. And I work from home. Eggs seem to be my go to. They are quick, and easy to add things too. The problem is. I am sooooo over eggs now! What are your super quick meal go to's? This weekend I plan on meal prepping and planning. But am looking for inspiration in case I forget to pull out the prepped freezer meal.
  21. I'm usually rushing out the door in the morning because i have 2 kids i've got to get ready and then myself ready and off to work. So if i do eat breakfast it's usually something quick like cereal or nothing at all. I have friends who are telling me that breakfast porridge would be SWYPO or a compliant breakfast muesli recipe I found might also be SWYPO because it's the spirit of "cereal". I'm not wanting to commit to cook every single morning because I know that just isn't gonna happen no matter how early i got up or how much prep i did the night before. So I'm hoping to find a nice porridge i can make int he crock pot that i can add some side veggies and fruit on top of to have a quick breakfast that i know i can sustain past the 30 days. Is this possible? would I ruin my whole whole30 if I tried to do this possible "SWYPO"?
  22. So I need some help here with my hubby. He decided to join me on this Whole30 journey (started August 1st) - he's a diet soda addict as well as a Splenda addict - so I'm really happy to have him join me. The problem is Veggies. I have made him scrambled eggs, which he loves, along with compliant bacon, but getting veggies into him has been a challenge. I have tried fresh tomato slices with a little salt, pepper and olive oil (and these are fresh Jersey Heirloom tomatoes - soo very tasty ). He claims that he can't eat tomatoes (or for that a vegetable) at breakfast because "they aren't breakfast foods". (Just an FYI - he also does not like to have any form of eggs for lunch or dinner because "they are breakfast foods"). One thought is that I make him an omelet - he said he would give one a try with mushrooms - does any one else have any ideas?
  23. Substitutions for Chia

    I saw a delicious breakfast recipe in which chia pudding was the base. I don't like the texture of chia seed in pudding form and was wondering if there is anything else that could replace the chia in this recipe. Would tapioca be okay? The original recipe is: 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cups coconut milk 1 hearty dash of cinnamon (optional) Mix all together, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Thanks!!!
  24. Meal 1 1/4 lb homemade turkey breakfast sausage 1/2 sweet potato Equal amount Brussels sprouts 1/2 avocado
  25. Hey, so for breakfast I'm having a bowl of: -1/2 avocado - one banana - two strawberries - 15 blueberries - dried goji berries - cacao nibs - acai powder - bee pollen. Is this too much sugar? I believe it's all compliant but just want to make sure this is cool. Thanks in advance!