I have officially completed my Whole30 cleanse! Celebrations are on hold though while I get into the really interesting reintroduction phase. This is where I will reintroduce each excluded food group one by one to truly understand my body’s response to each. But I will save that for a future post. Having made it through all 30 days of my Whole30 cleanse, I thought I would share with you my go-to dishes that saw me through the hardest times of the journey:
1) Tupperware lunch salad
This is so simple to make and was my standard lunch, especially when I had to be out and about. Simply grab some salad leaves and chop up some carrots, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, avocado and beetroot. Drizzle over some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and throw in either smoked mackerel, tuna or a couple of boiled eggs. And voila! A perfect and balanced lunch, suitable for even the busiest day.
2) Steak and veg
I know what you are thinking but no, not beef steak. Actually turkey steaks. They only take a few minutes in the pan with olive oil or ghee and some salt and pepper. I usual boil some broccoli and cauliflower with them and you are good to go in about 15 minutes.
3) Meditarranean fish and veg
This is an easy traybake. Crank up the oven to 200C. Grab your fish of choice: I typically have cod from the freezer. Chop up courgettes, peppers and sweet potatoes along with some garlic, ginger and chilli. Throw everything in the tray. Add salt, pepper and turmeric to tasteand drizzle over some olive oil. Then leave it in the over for about 20 minutes. Simples.
These are the ‘get-out-of-jail’ dishes that kept me strong on my Whole30 cleanse. All of them are substantial enough that after eating them you will be full and have no cravings while being quick enough that you can make them even when you have very little time or energy left. These are the strategies you need to develop to see you through your Whole30 cleanse. I would love to hear all of your go-to Whole30 cleanse dishes. Shoot me an email or DM me on Instagram.