I'm not sure I'm going to be doing a day by day breakdown of The Whole 30 but I will be updating it periodically with my progress and thoughts.
I was so hungry yesterday, even went to bed hungry and with a headache. I made sure I ate more today by adding a fourth smaller meal. That extra meal has made a huge difference in how I feel today.
I did more batch cooking today. I made a delicious Italian Basil Beef in the crock pot. So easy, too. I browned a grassfed chuck roast on all sides then placed it in the crock pot. I added a thinly sliced onion to the meat. I deglazed the saute pan with a bit balsamic vinegar and added some tomato puree and crushed garlic and poured the mixture over the meat and onions. I added lots of fresh basil and cooked it on low for 8 hours. The meat shredded like butter and melted in our mouths. I served it with cauliflower and a big green salad.
I'm going to add mushrooms to the leftover beef and then stuff zucchini boats with it for another delicious dinner. I also made a tandoori chicken and butternut squash coconut curry. That's for dinner tomorrow evening, but curry is always better after it sits in the fridge overnight so I made it today.
In other news, I invested in a pair of original Birkenstock sandals and they are amazing, worth every penny! I got the dusty purple suede straps and they make my feet, hips and back feel really good, especially while standing in the kitchen today. I have hope for my right leg now, I plan to be walking the dog, back at the gym and back to work soon.