Day 21: Today I received a loving package of food out of the kindness of my mother’s heart. Among items in this package were paleo kitchen staples like coconut cream and almond flour. However, a non-staple item that my mom decided to send me was a box of a dozen cookies. I KNOW RIGHT?! how rude. Not only did she send them while on Whole30, but they’re not even paleo! That means I can’t make an “excuse” to have them post Whole30. Doesn’t she know that cookies are my weakness? Of course she knows, I take after her.
So Halloween was full of treats, obviously, but also full of tricks… and temptation.
Alas, here is how the cookie crumbled, or rather how it didn’t.
Green Eggs and Ham Frittata!!! ( I doubled this recipe for a later date)
-1 1/2 eggs
-1 cup spinach
-2 Tbs chopped onion
-1/2 clove garlic
-4 oz ground pork
*Cook in the skillet with onion and garlic. Meanwhile, blend spinach and eggs in a blender. Pour over pork mixture. Cover with a lid to steam. I got a lot of peculiar responses to the picture of this. I think I nailed it as far as getting it as close to the Dr. Seuss inspired recipe name as I could.
Leftover Coffee Rubbed Steak with added mixed greens
*I made double of my coffee rubbed steak last night but realized I had some mixed greens I needed to get rid of so I threw it on top… Quite literally.
Shrimp Bahn Mi with Plantain Bun ( I doubled this recipe!)
-2 tbs flax
-5 oz shrimp
-1 clove garlic
-1 tsp cilantro
-1 tsp white vinegar
-1 TBS coconut oil
*This recipe was actually done in two parts. I had the luxury of staying home today so I made my plantain buns during the time I had my lunch. To do so, Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel plantain and make flax “egg”.(2 tbs flax with 6 tbs water) Let flax egg mixture sit for 10 minutes to form a gel. Place plantain in blender or food processor. Add in flax egg and baking powder. Add in coconut oil, or place oil in pan. Either way, the bread will come out. Bake bread for 15-20 minutes.
The second part was the shrimp and it goes like this… Thinly slice cucumber and two teaspoons of carrot. Put into bowl with salt and white vinegar. Meanwhile, cook shrimp in a skillet with coconut oil and minced garlic. Once cooked through, remove from heat and squeeze lime juice. Make your sandwich with the plantain bread while layering with shrimp, cilantro,and pickled veggies.
This definitely tasted nothing like the gold that is the true Bahn Mi from Vietnam, but it’ll do for now… I guess.
Tomorrow starts a 21 Day Healthy Habits Challenge at my CrossFit. I know, crazy, right? I’m doing Whole30 and then basically extending it ten days longer for the Healthy Habits Challenge. As part of the challenge, we get various bonus challenges. Today, the bonus challenge was to do as many burpees in 3 minutes….
yeah… that bad. I’ve done and AMRAP of burpees before. I’ve even done a 5-4-3-2-1 AMRAP of squats, lunges, burpees, sit-ups, push-upse… But today was not my day. Afte all of the chest work I did yesterday this performance was laughable. LOL at my struggles.