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WHOLE30: DAYS 1-7

I am officially over one week into my Whole30! I have had some delicious meals and terrible headaches.

Read on for more insights to my first week!


P.S. Sorry for all of the breakfast pics, I'm making an effort this week to take more pictures of the rest of my meals!

NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST 2019

I had SO much fun at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim at the beginning of the month! It was truly foodie heaven - every single one of my favorite brands was represented. I walked over 15,000 steps and 5 miles every day and I never went outside... and I still didn't visit every exhibitor.

No worries, I still managed to visit a ton of booths, try a lot of food, and make a lot of new friends! #blessed

Natural Products Expo is exactly what it sounds like - a convention where hundreds (maybe even thousands) of food brands come and release new products. All of them are on the healthy side of things too (hello they're natural) so many of the booths featured gluten and dairy free products, clean meats (no hormones or antibiotics), and real ingredients. SIGN ME UP.


I've been thinking about how to break this post up but I think the best way to do it is just to dive right in. Follow me!

(Editor's note: I realized as I was writing this that there was a 0% chance I could even do this post justice. I tried! But really the only way to fully understand Expo is to attend in person.)

WHOLE30 RECIPES I'M EXCITED TO TRY

One of my 2019 goals is to complete the Whole30! Unfortunately, I made that goal before really knowing my travel schedule and things have been crazy for me personally and professionally and everything is changing and IDK what's happening, so right now I'm unsure if I'll get to complete an actual 30-day challenge.

So, I'm currently doing a Whole30-ish, meaning during the weeks I'll be 100% Whole30 compliant and hopefully most weekends too, but I already know I'll have to break it this weekend. That's life, though!

Today I've rounded up some Whole30 recipes from the depths of Pinterest that I'm looking forward to trying either this year for a whole30-ish challenge or in 2020 for an actual Whole30. Enjoy!


**WARNING** do NOT read this post on an empty stomach!