Day 2 of our whole30 challenge was not too bad. The cravings haven’t been unbearable and I’m not as tired and grouchy as I was the first time. I was even able to get in a quick pilates workout which makes two days in a row. A pretty successful day in my book. I had a wisdom tooth yanked from my mouth which was a dark cloud over my afternoon, but the pain pills are keeping me smiling. Even if I have no idea what I’m smiling about.
We have been fed and full with few complaints but tomorrow I really, really need to go food shopping. I have a gift box of Omaha Steaks including burgers and filet mignon, eggs, spinach and a turkey breast. I also have a freezer full of frozen veggies. Yesterday, Day 1 of our challenge, my husband ate steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know, I know, the poor guy.
I have said it many times, that if you don’t plan ahead, paleo is nearly impossible. So not having any groceries is very challenging. The nice thing is I don’t have any “modern” foods in my house so I am staring at an almost empty refrigerator rather than one full of food that is bad for me. I did have eggs twice today (spinach too) but I could have hit up a drive-thru twice instead, right? (not proud to admit that I have done that before) Thankfully, the turkey breast was defrosted and we had that for dinner with my new, favorite sweet potatoes and frozen cauliflower. With an 8 pound breast, we’ll be enjoying it for breakfast and lunch tomorrow too.
Tomorrow is food shopping (pay) day so we can have more “good choice” food and less “only choice” food!
My sore gums and the freezing cold weather are calling for soup so I will be throwing together a chicken and faux-tortilla soup tomorrow. Stay tuned for that recipe…. but for now, here is the sweet potato recipe:
My Favorite Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes – I use one sweet potato per person which usually leaves me some leftovers, peel and cut into one inch cubes
Olive oil – enough to coat the sweet potatoes evenly
Salt, pepper and oregano – to taste
Preheat oven to 375
Place the sweet potatoes in 9×13 oven safe dish and coat with olive oil
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano to taste
Stir sweet potatoes to spread the seasoning
Bake for 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft when stabbed with a fork, I stir the potatoes about halfway thru to redistribute the olive oil