I was hoping since I’d done Whole30 before that things would be a little easier this time… they kind of are, but not really. Whole30 is hard work. Definitely doable, but hard work.
I decided to stick with some of my old stand by recipes for the first week. I knew it was gonna be rough getting back into the Whole30 groove, so I didn’t want to make it even harder with new recipes. That was a great plan as it made meal planning a prep pretty simple. It also meant that I knew exactly what I needed to get on my first trip to the grocery store.
Just like the last time I did Whole30, I’ve been craving Diet Dr Pepper all week. During my last round I was still craving it at the end of the 30 days. It was the one craving that never went away. I was hoping this time it wouldn’t be as bad since I knew what to expect going in, but no such luck. Do I miss beer, cheese, and bread? Sure thing – but I’d do unspeakable things for a Diet Dr Pepper at the moment. Just kidding. Mostly.
At the end of my first week I decided to try out a new recipe from the newest Whole30 cookbook that I got for my birthday. I tried the Mexican Twice Baked Potatoes and they were SO good. I switched out the ground beef for ground turkey (I never buy beef) and used sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. It took a little bit of time to prep, but it was so worth it. It made enough for three meals, so I had leftovers to take for lunch the next two days. Seems like a win win to me.
So what’s in store for week 2? Week two will contain another new recipe along with some quick and easy stuff. I have to throw those in because as much as I hate to admit it, cooking still isn’t my favorite thing. Its fine when I WANT to do it, but when I have to do it every single day it starts to get old. So I always make sure to have some Whole30 stuff on hand that is quick and easy to prepare.