I am THINKING ABOUT doing a Whole30 — my first, coming up in October, so I have begun researching Whole30 approved recipes.
What is the Whole30?
The Whole30 involves 30 days of eating real food, including meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables and fruit, and healthy fat, including coconut, avocado and olive oil.
Sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy are avoided.
According to its website: “The physical benefits of the Whole30 include improved body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, attention span, mental attitude and athletic performance.
The psychological benefits of the Whole30 include changing long-standing, unhealthy patterns related to food, eating and your body image, and a dramatic reduction or elimination of food cravings, particularly sugar and carbohydrates.
Testimonials from Whole30 participants reflect the prevention, improvement or “cure” of: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, asthma, allergies, skin conditions, PCOS, infertility, migraines, depression, bipolar disorder, heartburn, GERD, joint pain, ADD, thyroid dysfunction, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, IBS, Celiac, diverticulitis, and ulcerative colitis.”
I’ve never done a Whole30, simply because I like to drink wine and didn’t want to give up my alcohol — but I’m thinking now might be a good time to give it a shot!
I’ve been researching Whole30 complaint recipes, and one such recipe is Monday’s “Daily Delicious” — and it happens to fit with my second blog post for Monday, in which I feature my Deconstructed Cheeseburgers I enjoyed Friday night for dinner.
Monday’s “Daily Delicious” features Deconstructed Gyros, courtesy Melissa Joulwan at TheClothesMakeTheGirl.com.
Gyros are typically served on pita bread with a sauce made with yogurt, but this recipe delivers original flavor without the dairy and gluten — making this a Whole30 approved recipe.
The recipe calls for a lamb shoulder roast that is cooked on the stove for about 2-3 hours, after it is slathered with dried mint, oregano, cumin, pepper, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
The dressing consists of dried mint, homemade Paleo mayo, fresh parsley, zatar, which is a popular blend of the Middle East, garlic and lemon juice.
The lamb and dressing is served with raw vegetables, to include diced tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, shredded lettuce and fresh parsley/mint — creating a Greek salad.
I personally LOVE Greek food, and this looks so healthful and delicious!
If I can get myself to commit to doing a Whole30, this will be one of the first recipes I try out!
GET THE RECIPE via TheClothesMakeTheGirl.com.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Whole30.