Ok this Whole30 thing is not that bad. And this Whole30 breakfast skillet is pretty much the bomb. Full of good-for-you sweet potatoes, this awesome chicken and apple sausage, and any veggie you love and have in your fridge. And you top all of that with your favorite type of eggs (favorite recipe here). Can't get any easier or more delicious.
So, really not that bad?
At least not what I thought it was going to be. I had an image in my head of me crying (literally) at the end of the day for anything sugar or non-fruit/potato carb based food item. That is not the case. Not at all. When I did the Atkins years ago in my 20s I did cry…cry and then proceeded to fill my face with croutons in the dark in my tiny town home kitchen, alone.
And I haven’t cried once. I have been a salty bitch a few times, and we almost had a domestic violence call on us over a pureed vegetable drink the first week, but no crying.
We have eaten well the entire week and I haven’t felt hungry once. I do, however, often feel unsatisfied with my meal. There is plenty of food, but not the food I want to be eating. I cook all the time for our family and it really wasn’t very different cooking this way, but at all my meals we eat bread, garlic bread, biscuits, French bread…something. And every meal this past week was missing bread. We had delicious stuffed peppers, and all I could think was how great a big piece of French baguette would be to soak up all the sauce, and all the man could think of was how a glass of red wine would be perfect with the meal. It's only 30 days we keep telling ourselves.
What do you miss most when doing a Whole30?
Things I miss the most and genuinely yearn for:
Bread and even more than bread, and I cannot believe this because I never felt like I ate that much of it…peanut butter. Oh. My. God.
There have been moments where I would actually consider cutting off a body part for some peanut butter, no joke. And I don’t eat peanut butter sandwiches on a regular basis or peanut butter off a spoon often, but I do sometimes. Every time I opened the peanut butter for the kids I almost cried, but I didn’t instead I got really salty and cranky…swear words started flowing. The kids could not stop laughing.
Other than that, I don’t miss the cookies as much as I thought and I haven’t been displeased with anything I have made us. I have made every single thing the man has put in his mouth since we started and he hasn’t had one complaint, and he is far less salty than I am when he gets a craving...which is nice for me.
Whole 30 breakfast skillet
- 2 sweet potatoes cooked I cook them in a microwave
- 2 Chicken and Apple Sausages diced
- 2 cups of chopped veggies of your choice I used red onion, mushrooms, red peppers and asparagus
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
- olive oil
- 4 eggs 2 per person, cooked your favorite way
- salt and pepper
- Scoop out the inside of the sweet potatoes and mash roughly. Heat olive oil in the pan and add sausage, and all the chopped veggies you are using. Season with salt and pepper and cook until sausage is slightly browned and vegetables are tender, roughly 5-7 minutes. Add the sweet potato and season again with salt and pepper, feel free to add a touch more olive oil to the pan if it appears dry (I did). Cook until the sweet potato beings to caramelize. Throw it on the plate and top with your favorite style of eggs and a lil salt and pepper.