Whole 30, Day 4

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Today was no different. No, I haven’t broken my Whole 30, or even been tempted to. Surprisingly, after spending yet another morning in the grocery store, I found that I wasn’t hungry in the slightest. At nearly 11am. And I had yet to make breakfast. I couldn’t believe it myself. I was actually worried if I’d be able to eat three meals today because I couldn’t envision my body even craving any sustenance at that moment. If this kind of satisfaction with what I’m eating continues I’ll be a very happy Moose.

My issue today was trying to find some form of traditional breakfast protein that did not have sugar in it. With the aisles and racks and stacks and piles and endcaps and coolers full of sausage and bacon there had to be at least one product that didn’t have some form of sugar in it, right?

Nope. Not one. Even the uncured bacon listed turbinado sugar as an ingredient. Not one single brand of bacon or sausage was without some form of sugar in it, even those listed as all-natural. Sugar is natural, right? It just doesn’t naturally occur in pork belly until it’s added in. So I had to leave without any traditional breakfast meats.

Correction. I did take one. Chorizo. Pork. Vinegar. Salt. Spices. Simple. I used to jokingly blame chorizo for my weight so I laughed a little inwardly as I added it to my basket. But I needed a new scheme for breakfast, my planned eggless skillet was now without protein having struck out with bacon and breakfast sausage. I found a good replacement in a mushroom chicken sausage from Bilinski’s (read your labels if on a dietary plan, not all Bilinski’s products are created equal).

I also picked up fresh, wild-caught salmon to sit along side the spaghetti squash that I thought I had, but found out when I returned home that I only had acorn and chayote squash. I was determined to eat my salmon, though, so I powered on and just adjusted my meal plan for the day.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Breakfast – Mushroom Chicken Sausage Skillet with Mushrooms and Spinach

Mushroom Chicken Sausage Skillet with Spinach and Mushrooms

Lunch – Pan-seared Salmon and Chayote Squash with Herbs

Pan Seared Salmon and Chayote with Herbs

Dinner – Herbed Pork Chop with Pan-Fried Apples

Herbed Pork Chop with Pan-Fried Apples

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