I cannot believe I am about to say this but I am breaking up with fruit!
Sounds crazy right? But I have fallen into what I can only refer to as a Whole30 induced fruit overload. I know, I know I am only supposed to be eating fruit in moderation but occasionally I forget to pack food for the office. When this happens I am left with processed snacks, bread, or fruit. Let’s just consider the blood orange the gateway fruit because after I had one for a quick breakfast last week I couldn’t stop. I ended up buying predominantly fruits on my Sunday grocery trip and I kid you not had fruit for 3/4 of my day on Monday.
To some this may sound like a dream day but around 2pm when I started to feel sick I was not a fan. I realized I had absentmindedly replaced my snacks for the past week with fruits and then my breakfasts. While I can confidently say I have avoided scurvy for another year (pirate humor) I had also not eaten an egg or anything green in days!
That is where Whole30 is actually a blessing. I knew instantly what was making me feel not my best. Instead of wondering what was in the food I just consumed or any number of other concerns prior to this month I was able to easily pinpoint where I had taken a wrong turn.
That being said I knew it was time for a break. This weekend I had the most amazing Cajun sweet potato wedges from Whole Foods so I knew I wanted to incorporate some of that flavor into a meal. Additionally, I have been musing about blackening spices for a while so why not combine the two?!
This salmon recipe is the love child result. I was honestly surprised how simple and quick this recipe came together, one pan people! The flavors were delicious together and definitely reminded me what I had been missing. With my sweet tooth curbed for the time being I am excited to get back on track with more vegetable and protein, read: well rounded, recipes to finish out my month of Whole30.
Have you fallen into a similar situation with Whole30 or other diet changes? I would love to hear how you realized it and corrected!