So, how did it go?
It was interesting to say the least. I discovered that gluten gives me a slight headache, but I can handle it in small doses. Dairy gives me digestive issues if I eat too much. Also, I’m just as addicted to sugar as I thought I was!
Everything in moderation!
I’m struggling a bit with sticking to the moderation thing. Sweets are my weakness. (Seriously, please don’t ever ask me to watch a cupcake for you. I will only watch it disappear….okay, I might watch it for thirty seconds, but after that it’s mine!) Pizza is also hard to stop after just one slice. For this reason, I try to not make these items often. Out of sight, out of mind tends to work well for me. I do feel another whole 30 will be in order in the coming months. I’m sure holiday eating will be rough!
In the end, I’m super glad that I did the Whole 30. It really opened my eyes to how strong of a hold food can have on me, and also what effects it has on me. I’m actually looking forward to my next one, and don’t feel nearly as intimidated as I did the first time around.
Thanks Whole 30!
To help motivate you to start you own Whole 30, I’m going to share another of the many yummy recipes I discovered on my journey. This soup is loaded with sweet potatoes, sausage, spinach, mushrooms, and flavor! My kids loved it as much as my husband, and I. It’s now one of our go to lunch options. Leftovers are great too!
Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Soup
Yields 6 Servings
Adapted From Peace, Love, Low Carb
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 1/2 Tbsp. Garlic, Minced
1 Large Onion, Diced
8 Oz. Mushrooms, Sliced
1 Lb.Ground Sausage
1 Lb. Sweet Potatoes, Washed and Diced
6 Cups Chicken Stock
12 Oz. Baby Spinach Leaves
1 1/2 Teaspoons Himalayan Pink Salt (Or any non iodized salt), or to taste
1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
3/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
In a large pot, add in olive oil, onions, and mushrooms, and saute for five minutes over medium heat until onions begin to soften. Add in ground sausage, and cook until almost done. Add in garlic, and continue sauteing until sausage is cooked through. Pour in chicken stock, and remaining ingredients except spinach. Cover, and c ook soup over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 40 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in spinach until wilted. Serve and Enjoy!