I’m done! I completed the Whole30! I just realized that I made a lot of recipes with lemon during this Whole30. That might mean that I am deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral. Anyone know? Maybe I’m just trying to have plenty of Vitamin C so I don’t get sick. It has worked so far 🙂 Well, I have reached the end of my Whole30 and it has been great. This Whole30 helped me get rid of sugar cravings, gave me more energy, and kept me focused. There wasn’t any life altering changes because this wasn’t too far from how I normally eat. I had gone a little over board during the holidays with the treats so it was nice to have a little detox. I’m going to continue to eat this way and try to keep the treats to a minimum (Valentine’s Day excluded). My next goal is to try and reduce stress and get more sleep, which has been hard for me. I’ve been running on fumes lately and I think if I continue down this path it will have negative affects on my health.
How did your Whole30 go? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Day 30 Meals:
Breakfast: Sausage with roasted carrots
Lunch: Leftover Lemon Pepper Chicken with broccoli
Dinner: Taco Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mexi-“rice”
My meal plan for the week is the following (Breakfast will usually consist of leftovers or sausage with veggies and Lunch will definitely be leftovers):
|Lemon Pepper Chicken (recipe below) with broccoli|
|Taco and Mexi-“Rice” Stuffed Acorn Squash|
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons
- 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup quality oil of your choice
- To make the marinade, combine all of the ingredients (except the chicken) in a baking dish.
- Place the chicken in the marinade and turn the chicken over to coat on all sides. Marinate for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Season the chicken with salt, to taste and place skin side down in the baking dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes, flip the chicken over and bake for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- For extra crispy skin, broil the last few minutes of cooking.
Net Carb Count*: Lemon Pepper Chicken: 11 net carbs (for the entire recipe)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.
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