Another Whole 30 Days 6-10

These five days were pretty fun. I developed a few new recipes that will be keepers! The chili on the baked yam was delicious!

Day 6
Breakfast
I love Saturdays. I took my time and made a great breakfast. A handful of packaged broccoli slaw sauteed in coconut oil, then a 1/4 cup of cooked and crumbled Homemade Sausage thrown in with an egg and scrambled. Thrown on top of some fried yams and topped with salsa.
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Lunch
Leftover Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk from earlier this week. I love leftovers.

Dinner
I got treated by my cousin who made a totally Whole 30 Approved meal!
Baked Chicken Breasts
Roasted Zucchini, Broccoli & Onions
Kale Salad with Balsamic Viniagrette
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Day 7
Breakfast
Fried Yams & Egg

Lunch
Chicken Taco Bowl
Seasoned Chicken with Tomatoes, Cliantro & Avocado

Snack
Cashews

Dinner
Spicy Beef Pho from Plate Full Paleo
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This was delicious and nourishing. Even my dad, who swore he hated Pho, gobbled it up and ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day. So good!

Day 8
Breakfast
Almond Milk, Banana & Almond Butter Smoothie

Lunch
Curried Chicken Salad wraps
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These guys are not too pretty, but an amazing flavor explosion!

Snack
Cashews

Dinner
Leftover Curry from earlier in the program

Day 9
Breakfast
Almond Milk, Banana & Almond Butter Smoothie

Lunch
Cook Eat Paleo’s Avocado Tuna Salad over greens

Snack
Cashews & Carrots

Dinner
My mom’s AMAZING Shrimp Guacamole Salad
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Shrimp and Guacamole Salad
Ingredients
1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped*
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
1/2 cup small diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded (2 peppers)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and 1/2-inch diced

Directions
Place the shrimp, cilantro, tomatoes, yellow pepper, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large
bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper and pour over
the vegetables. Toss well.
Just before you’re ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad. Check the seasoning and
serve at room temperature.

Breakfast
Fried Potatoes & Coffee

Lunch
Turkey Chili over a Yam with Avocado
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This was simple, kind of a toss whatever in type of recipe. I’ll definitely have to fine tune it, but here’s the rough draft version:
Chipotle Turkey Chili
Ingredients:
1.25 pounds ground turkey
1 small onion, diced
2 bell peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 crushed tomatoes
1/2 t salt
1 tablespoon cumin (I LOVE cumin)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (Depends on how hot you like yours. And keep in mind, even if it is a little spicier than you’d like, if you serve it over the yam with avocado, that will kick it down a bit.)
Optional: Yam, cauliflower rice, avocado, cilantro, green onions

Directions:
In a large pot, cook the onions, garlic and turkey together over medium heat until turkey is cooked through. Add the peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Serve over a baked yam or cauliflower rice and top with avocado, cilantro or green onions.

Dinner
Spaghetti squash with a meaty homemade tomato sauce and green salad
Many spaghetti sauces contain sugar. Fortunately, making your own can be really simple.

Homemade Tomato Sauce
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
16oz crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons Italian seasonings
Salt to taste

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Then, add the tomatoes, seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Check the flavor and adjust as needed.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you so much for the delicious chili recipe!! Looking forward to following your blog for more inspirational whole30 meal ideas!!

    PS – I nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂 http://shoniejenkins.com/2014/05/05/liebster-award/

    Have a wonderful day!!

    1. Ashley Howe says:

      Thanks Shonie! How fun! I can’t wait to check your blog out as well!

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