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Last Week of SeptemberWhole30 Prep

Somehow it is the 24th of September. DAY 24 of Whole30?! Yay! Not that I want to just eat junk, but having a little flexibility will be a welcome change. Typically in the Whole30 timeline, Day 21 is regarded as the day of “I am SO over this.” Well for me, that wasn’t true. Day 21 came and I was just excited and couldn’t believe that day had arrived. Things were going great and I couldn’t imagine being bored. Day 22 was fine and then BAM. Day 23 hit me like a train. Suddenly, I.did.not.care. Maybe it’s because I took my daughter to an art festival and there were food trucks everywhere. Some really great trucks with BBQ that I would love to enjoy in food freedom. Then, I got my daughter some froyo because she was behaving so well and it was in the upper 90s. I can’t have dairy but that sorbet was the most tempting thing I’ve seen this round (again it was in the high 90s!). I was this close to saying “screw this,” but thankfully got through it.

What do you do when you want to give up? Find some excitement in SeptemberWhole30!

For me, excitement meant a good recipe. And thankfully my boredom occurred on a weekend where I’d have some time. I decided to make some veggie cakes. They were zucchini, sweet potato, and cauli-rice based. They turned out great! The next morning (aka today), I woke up ane realized there was zero food prepped. I looked through our cupboards and consulted my favorite cookbook, Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan {link!} and decided that Chocolate Chili would be the recipe, except done in the crockpot because it’s still over 90 degrees. The best part was that we already had almost every ingredient, so I only had to spend $2.50 at our local grocery store. Beecause I had them, I thre in some sweet potatoes, cauli rice, and matchstick carrots for bulk. I plan to serve this over my Toasted Cauli Rice for even more veggies!

Then, hubby got home (he was out camping with a friend) and asked me to make tuna cakes. Thankfully I have every ingredient, so it was a cinch. I don’t have a recipe to follow but loosely based it off Mel Joulwan’s Oven Fried Salmon Cakes from Well Fed 2 {link!}. Note: I didn’t intend for this to be a Mel Joulwan appreciation post, promise! I just like so many of her recipes! We love tuna/salmon cakes so I knew this would give me something to look forward to all week.

Having meals prepper means I’m less likely to stick it out. After all, there are only SIX MORE DAYS! Stick around and I’ll let you know my reintroduction plan!

With Motivation,

Rachel



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