whole30 endings. baby beginnings {and soup}

consider this an intermission of sorts from my regular blogging.

speaking of intermissions, i must confess that i didn’t finish the full 30 days of the whole30 because at some point toward the very end (maybe day 27 or so), i started to feel really crummy. my energy level crashed, and i was completely fatigued all of the time. about a week or so later, i discovered the cause = surprise: a baby! so there must be something to all of these claims whole30 makes about boosting fertility… 

even without completing the 30 days, i lost 8 lbs and had a ton of energy (til the end, of course), so i strongly recommend it!

now i’m stuck in that first trimester, nauseated, low-energy rut. you know, where you’re hungry all the time, but nothing quite hits the spot, except for the occasional (usually unhealthy) strong cravings? my best (worst) ones so far have been: chick-fil-a’s spicy chicken sandwich, and taco bell’s double decker taco. luckily, i have a thoughtful husband who loves to cook, so he made his own rendition of the double decker taco, which obviously was much healthier, AND tasted better. 


otherwise, soup has been first and foremost on my list of desirable meals. the problem is, i am no soup master. today i threw together some leftover veggies and chicken stock for a cozy cabbage soup, and that is exactly what i needed. i need more broth-based soup ideas, so this time, i’m asking that you share your favorite recipes. pretty please?


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3 thoughts on “whole30 endings. baby beginnings {and soup}

  1. xericstyle says:

    That taco looks DELISH! Soup cravings and spicy cravings, eh? …Brett makes the best collard soup. Saute onions and lotsa garlic until caramelizing – deglaze. Add organic veg or chicken broth. We like to add lots. Then add your chopped collards and mustard greens. A little salt and pepper to taste. Oh, and to satisfy your spicy craving…put some vinegar based hot sauce on before you dive in. MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm

  2. Marci says:

    Ok, now I really want a double decker taco. Going to have to recreate one, too.
    I don’t know if you would be interested in this, but my mom and dad always made the BEST cauliflower soup. You put a little cheese on top, salt and pepper..Mmmm. You should try it 🙂

  3. osaymerrysee says:

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower unless it’s soft/cooked, so I bet I’d love cauliflower soup!

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