All posts tagged: gluten-free

Whole30 – first week

  Today completes my first week on the Whole30 program and I am in love with vegetables.  Here is a summary of my first week. PROS: Sleep:  Sleeping better than prior to Whole30 eating.  Slept very well the first 3 days, and then found myself exhausted upon waking on the 5th day.  Went to bed early that night and slept for 10 hours (very unusual for me!) Energy Level: Pretty good.  I usually have low energy so can’t say that I am zipping around or feeling especially “high”on energy this week, but then again I am not dragging at all – so feeling positive about this. Hunger:  Am used to eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily.  Or on weekends, I just tend to “graze” a lot of the day.  Since I am eating only 3 meals and no snacks, I found I was usually ready to eat my lunch at Noon, and by 6:30 or 7pm when I got home, I was ravenous for dinner.  Since I made some dinners on the weekend, and then had …

Orange Salad with Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts and Raspberries

I want to start off the week with some healthy menus, so looking to salads for lunchtime meals.  I actually don’t like a lot of lettuce in salads, rather use it as the foundation to pile on lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.  The following salad has a nice citrus background, some salty briny flavors with the Kalamata olives, sweetness from the raspberries, and healthy benefits from the artichoke hearts (high in potassium, folic acid and Vitamin C). Because the Kalamata are brined, they contain sodium – so I don’t add any salt to the salad.  I ate a portion of this salad along