How I Whole 30 – Week 4

We’re in the home stretch. Have you been enjoying the recipes? Have you tried any?

I haven’t been completely faithful to the plan. Because…. The Green Bay Packers baby!! Win against the Tampa Bay Bucaneers today we go to the Super Bowl. This does involve alcohol!! That’s where I’ve lost it. But the recipes; They’re delicious.

Here is the Week 4 menu.

Whole 30 Lettuce Wraps – 40 Aprons

This is one of my favorite recipes. I have never been to PF Changs, so I don’t know how they compare, but I love these.

40 Aprons Whole 30 Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken – Savory Lotus

I love my slow cooker. I lived on it for years when Kiddo was in the house and Hubby was in school. Kiddo had basketball practice and the time changed. If she had a 5:00 PM practice I wanted her to have good nutrition before she went to practice so I’d make something that was ready for her when she got home from school and then I’d eat when I got home from work. Now if I have the late shift on phones at work I don’t get home until almost 7:00. I don’t want to start cooking then. Instead I can walk in to my house and dinner is done.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken from Savory Lotus

Italian Sausage & Potato Soup – Paleo Newbie

This is another great slow cooker meal. It’s a take off of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. Kale holds up really well in this as well.

Paleo Newbie Italian Sausage & Potato Soup

Stuffed Acorn Squash – Paleo Running Momma

Paleo Running Momma ir right up there with 40 Aprons as to my favorite bloggers and recipes.

I love, love, love acorn squash. This recipe is so easy and keeps well in the fridge or freezer. When I lived in Dallas I regularly went to lunch with a co-worker at a place called Good Eats. They had a veggie lunch dish. You could get 5 veggie dishes, or 3 and a soup. I often got the potato soup, and the acorn squash. The other items varied but those two were consistent. They roasted the squash and just put butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg on it, but it was delicious! This is even better than that.

Stuffed Acorn Squash Paleo Running Momma

Slow Cooker Gumbo – Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Even my non Whole 30 husband loves this one. If you’re not sure if you like okra, this is a good place to try it. You can get frozen okra which is the easiest and probably the freshest, unless you live in the south where it’s readily available. The okra is the thickening agent in this recipe so it remains gluten free and Whole 30. This makes several meals and reheats very well.

Slow Cooker Gumbo Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa – Creme de la Crumb

This is another favorite. So simple, yet so delicious. The fruit pairs so well with the salmon. If you don’t want to slice the mango check out Costco. They have mango in chunks. It makes for a great snack with some almond butter. Or check out Aldi. They have pre-cut mango, but it’s not in chunks. You’ll just have to chunk it. When I make salmon for leftovers I undercook it just a bit so that when I reheat it it don’t get dried out.

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa from Creme de la Crumb

Slow Cooker Carnitas – Spend with Pennies

This is by far one of the easiest and most versatile recipes there is. I’ve even dumbed it down from this. One onion quartered, one bell pepper sliced, and some all purpose seasoning. Add chicken stock as needed and let it go. I have it with veggies, use it as the protein in a salad, mix it into a “burrito bowl” and much more. Hubby and Kiddo eat it as sandwiches with a little Sweet Baby Rays mixed in, or even straight. When you take it out of the slow cooker it will literally fall apart.

Spend with Pennies Slow Cooker Carnitas

Cinnamon Fruit Frittata – Athletic Avocado

Bear with me on this one. It sounds gross but it really is delicious. Eggs and fruit don’t normally mix, but in this case they do. Berries will not be good in this. Take my word for it. Stick with stone fruits. Just give it a try. Make. a small batch if you’re not sure about it. I tried it on a whim and loved it.

Cinnamon Fruit Frittata Athletic Avocado

If you’ve been following along what has been your favorite recipe? Have you followed Whole 30 or just checked out some recipes?

Published by chaoswithsparkle

I am the mother of two children who we adopted from foster care. My husband and I have been married for 30+ years. Yes, that is our wedding picture on the home page. Yes, we were children. I turned 21 two weeks after we got married. Our youngest child left the nest about a year ago, so we sold our home and we're downsizing (by about half) and moving into a rental town home for a while. I have been a blogger in the past on issues related to foster care and adoption. I want this blog to be for the "average' woman. I hope there is a topic that appeals to you. It's the chaos that rattles around in my head, and what becomes my life. Some topics will be things that people have asked me to write about. Others will be things that I tried to find online and couldn't find what I was looking for. Some topics will be the things you might be afraid to ask, or didn't know someone else was dealing with. I will be honest. Product reviews are products that I have purchased on my own. Not something I am paid to review. (But if it becomes that, YAY!) I will also be honest and tell you that I deal with depression and anxiety. I have for nearly 20 years. I think a lot of people deal with it, but are afraid to talk about it, or aren't sure what it looks like. So, join me on this ride called life.

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