I’m nearing the home stretch! During my 4th (and final!) week of the Whole Living Challenge I get to add animal proteins like chicken and beef, and gluten back into my diet. Oh how I’ve missed pasta!
As of this Monday here is list of things I can eat:
Nuts & Seeds
Beans & Lentils
Gluten (like pasta)
Still on the list of things I cannot eat are all processed foods, sugar, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol.
One more week and then it’s welcome back chardonnay and Starbucks!
This week is actually a much closer representation of how I eat on a regular basis, so I don’t anticipate it to be a major struggle. I hope to finish this week, and this Challenge, by continuing to push myself to try new recipes that I’ll incorporate into my diet from here on out.
Here’s what I’ll be eating during Week 4:
My Breakfast Options
Scrambled Eggs (no dairy added)
Green Machine Smoothie*
Avocado, Apple, Celery Green Smoothie**
Mixed Green Smoothie (for Vibrant Skin)
Ginger Orange Smoothie*
Mango Coconut Water Smoothie*
Beet & Carrot Smoothie
My Lunch Options
Leftovers from dinner
Lettuce Salad loaded with veggies, hard-boiled egg, seeds, etc, topped with avocado dressing***
Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds
Almond Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes*
Chickpeas/Brown Rice Veggie Burger
Black Bean & Millet Bowl*
Sweet Potato, Apple, Celery Salad*
Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage & Carrots
Spicy Black Bean Salad*
My Dinner Options
Grilled chicken breast*
Roast beef and veggies*
Shrimp Scampi over Angelhair pasta*
Rice Noodles with Broccoli-Almond Pesto*
Halibut with Sweet Potato Fries & Lime
Broiled Shrimp* (without the breadcrumbs)
Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash* (without the Parmesan)
Carrot Ginger Soup* (sans garnish)
Spiced Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Citrus
Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cannellini Beans
Grilled Salmon with Orange Avocado Salsa*
Salt & Pepper Tofu*
Roasted mixed veggies in olive oil (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)*
My Snack Options
Smoothies from my breakfast list
Sesame Kale Chips
Roasted Spiced Chickpeas*
Any Bean Dip
Sliced veggie sticks*
*Things I’ve already tried that I know I’ll like.
**1/2 an avocado, 1/2 a Granny Smith apple, 1 celery stalk (makes 1 smoothie)
***1 avocado, juice from 1 lemon, 1/4 t. lemon zest, 4 basil leaves. Blend or process until smooth and creamy. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Join me, Jenna, Frances, Karyn, Jennifer, Sara, Marlena, Andrea, Christy, Melissa, Katie, Kerri, and others on All Things G&D on Facebook as we discuss our ups and downs of the Challenge and share our favorite recipes! I’m also posting my meals and snacks each day for reference. We’d love to hear from you, too!