Whole30: We’re done! Or is it just the beginning?

While I can imagine carrying on like this forever, I also daydreamed about scarfing down a heart shaped chocolate chip donut today (day 31) while passing this poster at Dunkin Donuts…

Chocolate heart donut

We have 14 Dunkin Donuts within one mile of our apartment. No joke.

Don’t worry, I won’t do it. I hope. I don’t think it would taste nearly as good as it looks and it’s bound to have dairy  or something else that the baby is allergic to anyway, right?

I did try looking for a bar of 90% dark chocolate as a treat while I was out running errands today. The highest I could find was 85% and it had “milk solids” as one of the ingredients, whatever that is. So, the Whole30 continues…

Here’s what we ate the last two days:


Whole30 Day 29

Day 29

Breakfast: 3 eggs with spinach and slow roasted tomatoes, sweet potato hash

Lunch: Applegate sliced roasted turkey breast, red leaf lettuce, rosemary mayo, scallions, fermented ginger carrots, slow roasted tomatoes

Dinner: ground beef liver over kale, onions and mushrooms (cremini and shitake)

Whole30 Day 30

Day 30

Breakfast: 3 eggs with green peppers, slow roasted tomatoes and parsley, sweet potatoes, chicken bone broth

Lunch (not pictured): beef hot dog dipped in tomato paste, avocado, pumpkin butter

Dinner: leftover ground beef liver, sauerkraut, kale, shallots, baked Japanese sweet potato, ghee

Peter’s lunches

Peter's lunch day 30

Day 29: chicken avocado salad from Pret

Day 30: mug of chicken bone broth, salad (red leaf lettuce, carrot sticks, green peppers, turkey breast slices, tomatoes), dressing (rosemary mayo), Crispin apple


I think I forgot to write about snacks last week. I’ve been working on reducing how much fruit I eat (goal is one or two pieces per day). I’m finding that it’s much easier now than it was at the beginning of the month when I was still missing sugar. I also have heard from Paleo and GAPS people that you should have fruit in between meals and not with meals since your body digests fruit differently than meat and vegetables. Here’s what I’ve been snacking on lately:

  • Bone broth
  • Avocados
  • Hazelnuts and walnuts (Peter isn’t allergic, yay!)
  • Cold hot-dogs (100% organic, grass-fed beef)
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruits
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Apples

What do you think?

It turned out to be so much easier than I expected to eat this way. Would you ever try the Whole30?