Food: Scrambled Eggs with Sweet Potatoes, Tunafish with a Green Salad, Flank Steak with Mixed Green Salad
I’m a little late in writing this post for a good reason: I met up with one of my nearest and dearest homegirls last night. She was in Silicon Valley for work, so I hopped in my car and met her for dinner. This was my first foray into dining out on the Whole30, and just like everything else on the plan, preparation was key.
She and I had met up last summer when she was out for work. I’m not super familiar with the area there (it’s about 35 miles away, and starter homes there are about $1million so…) and so we chose to eat at the same place we did last time. I scoured the menu ahead of time and decided that the best options for me would be a mixed green salad and a flank steak. I had a sad little club soda with lime to drink. When we got there, I double checked with the server that there was no banned ingredients used in the preparation of the steak. And I asked for the salad dry. When it arrived, I might have heard a few “oooh” and “ahhhhs” as I produced my own dressing from my purse. This is how it’s done, people! No shame.
We had a lovely time, and it was great to have a meal that I didn’t prepare. My choices were pretty limited (well, I could have probably attempted a few other items, but they would have required a lot of modifications and I felt like I was already pushing it by being a lady with dressing in her purse). It was totally worth it for a special occasion like this, not to mention my buddy paid using her business lady money, but it’s definitely easier and more cost-effective to eat at home on the Whole30.
I got in a workout earlier in the day at my usual CrossFit class. The workout called for 3 rounds of running, burpee box jumps and pull-ups. Running is not my forte but I was already feeling zapped by the second round. I figured I was either dying or didn’t have a big enough breakfast (or both!) but after my much fitter classmate mentioned that it was tough for her too (even though she pretty much lapped me).
For breakfast I roasted some sweet potatoes and we had those with scrambled eggs and spinach, onion, salsa and avocado.
I had to eat lunch quickly in between my workout and some errands I wanted to run before getting my son from school. So I made a green salad and added tunafish on top.
And you already heard all about dinner!
So…takeaways from today: it is possible to have a social life on the Whole30; don’t be afraid to bring your own condiments, but try to use a nice purse to counter balance your faux pas; there’s nothing like seeing an old friend!