Friday, October 04, 2013

whole 30 // week 3 (+recipe!)

o1; thai beef & green beans  o2; salmon  o3; thai chicken & broccoli 
o4; pot roast & veggies 

my husband decided to start doing whole 30 this week, so that's been nice having someone doing it along side of me. we tried a two new recipes this week: crockpot pot roast and thai chicken & broccoli. they were both super delicious! the pot roast was very easy since it's a crockpot recipe. that's my kind of cooking - dump everything in the pot, leave it on while you're at work, then instant dinner when you get home! can't beat that! 

my energy level is still great during the day, and i'm still sleeping great at night. i could get used to this! :) i haven't lost a huge amount of weight, but all of the weight i've lost has been stomach weight. so, last weekend i fit into a pair of pants i haven't been able to wear in 2 years. that's always a good day! losing some weight is a good side effect of eating healthy, but the thing i love the most is feeling healthy! 


Crockpot Pot Roast & Veggies

- 1 chuck roast (2-5 lbs)
- 1 head of celery
- 1 lb of carrots
- 1 large yellow onion
- 3 tbsp of minced garlic
- any other vegetables you'd like to add 

Dry Rub:
(we just guessed on how much we would need, i guaged we used about 2 tbsp of everything)
- 2 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp ground pepper
- 2 tbsp galic powder
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1-2 tbsp oregano (you can subsitute whatever herb you wish!) 

- cut your vegetables into bite size pieces, but not too small. you may want to cut the onion into rings.
- season the roast with the dry rub on all sides
- place the roast into the crockpot, and surround it with your veggies
- pour in some chicken broth (enough to cover most of the roast)
- set your crockpot on low and cook for 8-10 hours

**when our roast was done, we shredded the meat, but you can leave it in chunks if you wish. 
**keep some of the juice from the crockpot if you are saving leftovers. it's so much better the second time if it sits in the juice while in the fridge!

what are some of your favorite healthy recipes?


  1. This was really great! I used this recipe, and threw in about 1/2 a cup of unsweetened applesauce (read it on another review- it seemed like a good idea), and it was FANTASTIC!

  2. i'm so glad you tried it!!! adding unsweet applesauce sounds AMAZING! i will definitely have to do that when i make this next!! :) thank you, Ashley!!