Day 30 of The Whole30 Program: LAST DAY!

My last day of the Whole30 program came and went without much fanfare.

At the stroke of midnight, I started in on some of the Paleo grub I packed for work. I’d packed a box of leftover sous vide chicken breast with roasted bell peppers, artichokes, and pearl onions for “lunch;” coconut flakes and macadamia nuts for a “mid-day” snack; and leftover slow roasted pork shoulder with roasted celery root and carrots and sautéed Southern greens for “dinner.” I polished off everything over the course of the night, and when I got home, I scarfed down another handful of macadamia nuts and coconut flakes before rolling up my sleeves for more cooking.

I quickly prepared some meats for future meals by vacuum sealing some rib eye steaks, chicken breasts, and pork chops. Immediately after dropping the steaks into my trusty SousVide Supreme, I hit the sheets for some shut eye.

After sleeping the day away, I got up to finish making the organic rib eye steaks and a bunch of sides: green beans, garlic cauliflower mashed “potatoes,” and herb gravy with sautéed mushrooms and leeks. Dinner (or, as I like to call it when I’m working the graveyard shift, “breakfast”) was on the table in just one hour.

(But that’s not all. I’m getting pretty damned good at multitasking — after lifting the steaks out of the water bath, I cranked up the temperature on the SousVide Supreme to 140 F and plopped in the chicken breasts and pork chops for a couple of hours.)

After tucking the kids in bed, I worked on my pull ups in the garage, packed up some grub, chilled my newly sous vided meats before storing them in the fridge, and headed off to work.

The final items I ate on the Whole30? Sauerkraut, a hard-boiled egg, and some coconut flakes. Not too exciting — but Whole30 compliant to the end!

When the clock struck midnight, I gave myself a mental fist bump ‘cause I’m gonna get me some butter, bacon, and dark chocolate tout de suite! Well, sometime in the near future. I’m not gonna gorge on cheats just ‘cause I can; it’s gotta be worth it.

Congrats to me!


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