Yay! You’ve made it to Day 2! The big question is: are you feeling hung over yet? My pal Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30, attributes the “headache-y, foggy, weak, slow, lightheaded, and lethargic” symptoms to the dreaded Whole30 Hangover:
This is where the ghosts of your high-carb past (cookies, chocolate chips, ice cream, muffins, bread, wine) come back to kick you in the butt—or the head. The amount of suck you are feeling today is in direct proportion to the amount of junk you ate before your Whole30 began….The “hangover” is totally normal as your body starts to transition from running on sugar to being a fat-burning machine.
Don’t worry—like all hangovers, this is just temporary. Besides, I know just the cure: Sheet Pat Chicken Fajitas + Avocado Crema!
They’re super simple and you’ll even have time to make a wonderfully creamy Avocado Crema to accompany your fajitas while the chicken cooks. (Psst! The crema will last for about 4 days in the fridge, and tastes delicious drizzled on anything and everything!)
This one-pan supper is the perfect way to continue your Whole30: It’s dead-simple, deliciously hearty, and budget friendly. Best of all, my super-secret technique helps avoid the sogginess that often befalls other oven-baked fajitas recipes. (Hint: Just between you and me, it involves using a stainless steel wire rack to elevate the ingredients over the pan.)
Trust me: This sizzling combination of marinated chicken strips, bell peppers, and onions will make a believer out of you.
What are you waiting for? Go get the recipe here! I’ve even updated the post with a short video showing you how to make ’em!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Whole30 recipe—a hearty, rib-sticking meal that you can make in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop! (Who says I’m not flexible?) And if you missed it, don’t forget to check out Day 1’s Sheet Pan Salmon Supper, too!
A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2018 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!
And remember: Throughout January 2018, I’m partnering with Whole Foods Market nationwide! In all Whole Foods Market stores, you’ll find my personally curated Nom Nom Paleo Picks on the shelves, a rotating menu of ready-to-eat Nom Nom Paleo dishes in the hot bar, and even my famous Magic Mushroom Powder available for sale!
Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!