August Whole30 – Day One!

The Whole9 Community has an official Whole30 in the month of August every year, so this time I decided to join in on the fun! Although this will be my 3rd Whole30, this will be my first time blogging about it, so I’m pretty excited.

One of the main reasons why I decided to do a Whole30 this month is to make sure I’m in tip-top shape for Pole Expo 2013 in September. Pole Expo is an annual event held in Las Vegas where they host a bunch of workshops, have different pole-related vendors, and have a big competition. This is my first major pole event that I will be attending and I am SO excited that not only will I get to meet my pole idols, but I’ll also get to learn from them; after all, they are the best of the best in this field. So far, I’m signed up for 7 very intense workshops, so I need to make sure that my body will be ready for next month. And what better way to do that than eating fresh, wholesome food for 30 days?!

Here’s a brief recap of what I ate today:

Breakfast: Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage, grape tomatoes, and Wholly Guacamole Homestyle. Nothing too fancy here, but it was still delicious!

8.1.13 Breakfast

Lunch: Zoodles and squoodles pizza casserole from PaleOMG. I made this last night because I needed to use up my ground turkey, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The zucchini and summer squash give it that lasagna-y texture, and I am sold when it comes to anything sun-dried tomatoes. This is a dish that I will definitely make again.

Dinner: Canned salmon from Trader Joe’s with homemade paleo mayo and a bit of spicy brown mustard, and the World’s Best Braised Green Cabbage from Nomnompaleo. Michelle was NOT lying when she said it’s the best braised cabbage ever. This was by far the tastiest cabbage recipe I’ve ever tried. Something about the ghee mixed together with the caramelized cabbage, carrots, and onions made it heavenly; I seriously wanted to finish the entire dish tonight.

Salmon

Salmon

Braised cabbage

Braised cabbage

Not the prettiest dishes I’ve ever made, but all my meals were an excellent start to my Whole30!

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