For Week 3 of the Whole30, I wanted to make meals that (1) did not include chicken and (2) could be made all in one pan. After three weeks in a row of recipes with chicken, I was over it. Needed a break. Love it, but can't overdo it. Also, I wanted the recipes to be simple and thrown together in one pan, but complex in flavors. I think I did just that!
Overnight Chia Seed Pudding for breakfast
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 scoop vanilla pea protein powder
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tbsp unsweetened almond butter
Additional toppings: unsalted chopped nuts, unsweetened coconut, dash of cinnamon
Directions: Mix everything but almond butter together in a Tupperware bowl and let sit in the fridge overnight. When ready to eat, drizzle almond butter on top and additional toppings if you want!
Mustard-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples for lunch (pictured above)
4 4-oz pork tenderloins
4 tbsp brown mustard (look for no sugar added)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Mix mustard and balsamic together and rub onto tenderloins with a brush on both sides. Salt and pepper both sides too. Spray saute pan with cooking spray and add tenderloins to the pan. Cook on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on the first side. Flip the pork and add chopped apple slices to pan. Cook for another 5 minutes and take out the pork. Let the meat rest while finishing sautéing the apples.
Serve over a bed of spinach, or add any other leafy green vegetables of your choice!
Turkey and Vegetable Asian Stir-fry for dinner
1 lb 93% ground turkey
1 stalk of bok choy, chopped
3 zucchinis, sliced
2 heads of broccoli, sliced
2 cups of pre-chopped carrots
3 cups of spinach
Red pepper flakes, garlic salt, pepper
Directions: Saute turkey in a large pan over medium heat, and break it up into pieces while it's cooking. While sautéing, add bok choy, broccoli, carrots and zucchini in a bowl with 1/4 cup water and microwave for 4 minutes to steam. Add vegetables to pan once turkey is browned. Add spinach and wilt it down.
Once everything is mixed together, drizzle coconut aminos into pan and top with seasonings.
WAIT- what are coconut aminos?
It is a sauce made from coconut sap that resembles a light soy sauce, but it is soy free and gluten free – making it the perfect replacement for those on the Whole30. You can buy it at any major store.
Also, here's a little roommate spotlight! My roommates are doing the Whole30 with me and I am seriously so proud of them. They are getting creative in the kitchen and even taking aesthetic pictures of their food for me to feature :) Nicole's turkey burger is pictured above with a bed of greens, 1/2 sliced avocado and some sliced jalapeños to add some flare. Pam's turkey burger is pictured below with allll the fix-ins: chopped red onion, tomatoes, kalmata olives, banana peppers, 1/2 avocado and of course a pickle!
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This section highlights any type of noteworthy experience I've had with food. It also covers some of my traveling adventures! I am an avid traveler and love trying out new cuisines and local foods wherever I go. I will give any and all the details of the food I've tasted around the world.