Our family is starting another Whole30 today (which is simply really clean Paleo eating with no treats for 30 days). We like to do this every 4-5 months as a sort of cleanse/recharge. This will be my first time to do a Whole30 while pregnant, so I’m interested to see how it will be for me. Actually, I was doing a Whole30 when I got pregnant, and made it to about day 24 before I started spending my days over the trash can 🙂 Anyway – my husband and I are very strict while doing Whole30 (we don’t have any “cheats”, cut out most condiments, cream from coffee, etc.). Our kids eat what we do when we’re home (which is most of the time), but I don’t worry about it if they get a treat from Mimi or whatever.
So I thought I would post our dinner menu for the week throughout this month.
M: Roasted Chicken, our favorite carrots, green beans (just got carrots and green beans from the farmer’s market. YUM!)
T: Mini burger (in lettuce wraps), guacamole with raw veggies, roasted sweet potato fries
W: Grilled Chicken Salad (see below)
Th: Rosemary Bacon Chicken, roasted broccoli, carrot and cauliflower mash
F: Greek Meatballs, asparagus, roasted veggies (squash, mushrooms, onions)
S: Breakfast for dinner (scrambled eggs, bacon, veggie sauté (we like kale, onions, mushrooms, garlic, and red peppers), may make some almond flour muffins for the kids)
1 Whole Chicken (about 4 lbs)
Wash and dry chicken then place in a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper on the inside and outside of the chicken. Roast at 450 degrees for about an hour (maybe 1:15 depending on size). Let rest about 10 minutes before serving
I’ve been marinating and grilling some chicken breasts at the beginning of the week to have for lunches. This is the best marinade ever. Seriously.
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T mustard
1/3 c coconut aminos (soy sauce sub)
1/3 c olive oil
6 cloves garlic
Put all ingredients in a large ziplock and let chicken marinate at least 4 hours, but I prefer overnight. Grill.
Our Favorite Salad (right now 🙂 )
Nitrate/sugar free pepperoni
Hard boiled eggs
Over a bed of baby kale and spring lettuce mix
½ c EVOO
½ c white wine vinegar
1 T dry basil
1 T dry oregano
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
½ t each salt/pepper
Shake in a jar. Keeps well in fridge.
What are you eating this week?