Whole 30 – Day 9 – Meal 3

So I’ve really been slacking on the blog but I really hadn’t made any new recipes – the last few days have been much of the same. But tonight I did try another recipe from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott. The recipe I made was a chicken stir fry and I must say it was the bomb. Actually it was a 2 part recipe but was really easy and let’s just say I got my fix of chinese with this stir fry.

I thawed 3 organic chicken breast and planned to cook them tonight to use for several different meals throughout the week. It’s a pretty basic recipe for shredded chicken breast.

Shredded Chicken Breast

Ingredients: 2 lbs pastured chicken breast (skin on) ( I didn’t have this type on hand so I used skinless), 1/4 salt, 2 Tbsp solid cooking fat, 1 cup bone broth (I didn’t have time to make bone broth so I used organic chicken broth).

1. Rinse the chicken breasts with cold water and pat dry. Bring to room temperature and sprinkle them with salt.

2. Heat the cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat.

3. When the fat is melted and the pan is hot, place the chicken top-side down and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until browned. Flip the chicken, add the broth, cover, and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

4. Let cool and shred the meat.

Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp solid cooking fat, 1 yellow onion (chopped), 6 cloves garlic (minced), 1 1/2 inch piece ginger (peeled and minced), 3 large carrots (thinly sliced on the diagonal), 1 lbs broccoli (chopped), 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 cup coconut aminos, 2 cups mushrooms (chopped), 2 cups shredded chicken breast meat, 1/2 lemon (juiced, about 1 tbsp)

1. Heat the cooking fat in a wok or a large skillet on medium heat.

2. When the fat has melted and the pan is hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring for another minute. Add the carrots, broccoli, salt and coconut aminos and cover. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. The vegetables should be firm yet cooked.

3. Add the chicken and stir to heat throughout. squeeze with the lemon juice and serve warm.



Whole 30 – Day 2 – Meal 1

I procrastinated this morning to get outta bed! I can’t be the only one out there that hit the snooze button 4 times before actually getting up this morning can I? Well days like this definitely put a damper on making breakfast. Luckily I am prepared for days like this morning.

I always stock up on hardboiled eggs. I know that 2 eggs are just the right amount of protein for me for one meal. Since doing the Whole30 requires the refrigerator to be basically stocked with veggies it was easy for me to just grab the entire bag of asparagus. Gotta have the healthy fat on hand so an avocado went in to my bag as well. And since I like to eat some fruit with my breakfast I grabbed the carton of raspberries and out the door I went. So amazing right…2 hard boiled eggs, asparagus, an avocado and raspberries. I bet you can’t wait to try this combination of amazing foods. Honestly it’s a little strange but it packed all the nutrients I needed.

Once I got to work I steamed half the bunch of asparagus in the microwave. Little trick I learned not to long ago is if you wet some paper towel and wrap your veggies in it then put them in the microwave for a few minutes you get perfectly steamed veggies. Once the asparagus was done I added my hardboiled eggs and avocado to my plate and voila, meal 1! I can’t say my breakfast was completely normal but it kept me full till lunch and that’s really all that matters.

Oh I also had some black coffee 🙂