Friday, February 27, 2015

Whole 30 - Day 5 - Healthy Foods and Whole 30 Recipes

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Remove less healthy foods from your diet. They mess with your brain, hormones, gut and immune system. Modern technology has stripped the nutrition from foods, replacing it with empty calories and synthetic chemicals that fool our bodies and give our brain signals to keep eating.
To see the food recommendations of Whole 30 go to downloads and print the shopping list.

Breakfast
2 scrambled eggs
1/2 avocado
banana

Lunch
Turkey and vegetable soup

Dinner
Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Recipes
Turkey and Vegetable Soup
I used the crockpot and after adding water and stock cube I chopped up celery, carrots, onion and turnip and cooked for most of the day. I added diced roast turkey an hour before serving. Salt and pepper to taste. Rosemary might be a good addition too.
(Note: I used leftover vegetables, you can use anything that's on the Whole 30 shopping list)

Southwest Stuffed Peppers
(I converted Kaylyn's Southwestern Stuffed Peppers to fit with the Whole 30 plan)
6 bell peppers (I used red and green)
1/2 onion (diced)
zucchini (grated)
1 can tomatoes - 14 oz
1 can diced chilis (with juice) - 4 oz
1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
Brown turkey. In a bowl combine grated zucchini, tomatoes, chilis, chili powder and cumin. Saute onion and add to the mix. Add browned turkey to the bowl and stir well.

Cut tops from peppers (I sliced the tops up and froze them to use for another recipe)
Take out seeds and place hollowed peppers in a baking dish (they need to be packed so they won't fall over) Fill the peppers with the mixture and bake covered for 45 minutes at 375 (cook longer if you want the peppers soft)
Note: If you have family members who are not on the Whole 30 plan, add to some of the peppers black beans, rice and top with cheese as in Kaylyn's Recipe
Freezing: I made a double batch and froze peppers in individual bags. Kaylyn's recipe suggests thawing these in the fridge before heating up.

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Any information in this blog should not take the place of medical advice from a professional. I am simply sharing my journey.