Week 2 of the Whole30 has come and gone, and that means I am more than half way done with the program! I'm seriously not counting down though because I don't think much will change after the 30 days- probably just some vodka-sodas and an indulgence at Chicago's Restaurant Week.
For last week's meals, I kept it pretty simple and the meal prep was really fast! I went with a theme of COLOR- try to get as many colors into my diet as possible. This meant trying new vegetables (i.e. small colored potatoes) and herbs (i.e. basil, thyme) to add in whenever possible. Here's what I came up with!
Week 2 meals
Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash- for breakfast or lunch
1 medium sweet potato, chopped and roasted in 425 oven for 25 minutes
1/2 white onion, chopped
Big handful of spinach
2 no-sugar added chicken sausage links (can sub ground Italian sausage, or any other meat)
Eggs over easy, fried in a touch of olive oil
While sweet potatoes are roasting, sauté onion in olive oil for 5 minutes until translucent. Add spinach and chopped chicken sausage. Cook until spinach wilts. Add sweet potatoes to pan when they are cooked through.
Transfer a serving to a plate and top with 1-2 eggs over easy. To finish, I added some salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and 1/3 sliced avocado!
Pesto Chicken, Steamed Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Colored Potatoes- for lunch
1 pound of boneless chicken breasts, sautéed in a pan with cooking spray
Homemade oil-free pesto (click for link to recipe)
Brussel sprouts chopped and steamed
Small colored potatoes chopped, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper, and roasted in 425 oven for 30 minutes
Turkey Meatballs with Zoodles, Broccoli and No-sugar added Marinara Sauce- for dinner
For the turkey meatballs:
1 lb 93% ground turkey
1/2 chopped white onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp almond flour
Salt, pepper, oregano, thyme
Roll into golf ball sized balls and cook in 375 oven for 15-20 minutes
Serve with steamed zucchini noodles, steamed broccoli, homemade or purchased no-sugar added marinara sauce. Additional toppings: red pepper flakes and nutritional yeast.
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