A day in eats + super quick dinner idea

Hey guys!  How is your week coming along?  My little guy had me trying to hide my laughter at his bedtime delaying tactics last night.  When I brought out his jammies he offered to do my hair for me instead….little cutie.

Today I thought I would share a day in eats, this is from Monday and is a full day of eats that accommodated my Whole 30 plan I am doing right now.  I also finally got around to ordering the Whole 30 book and am excited to learn more (I have done quite a bit of online research, and check out some of the recipes).

I started the day with some unpictured black coffee, and lots of water.  I am always a pretty good water drinker, but find that I really rock it when I add a little fruit for flavor.

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For breakfast I munched some hard-boiled eggs, raw veggies with salsa, and some berries.

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A short time later I snacked on some cashews, almonds and dates (about double what is shown, I was snacking while getting a bowl).

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For lunch I enjoyed some of my prepped sweet potato, onion, kale hash with some chicken sausage and a clementine on the side.  You guys, it took some work to find sausage with no sugar in it, but I am glad I did, it is pretty good.

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After work I snacked on about 843 of these beauties.  I LOVE Rainier cherries, between baby girl and I, these were gone within two days.

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Dinner was a thrown together creation that turned out awesome!  So awesome that I wanted to share it with you.  This recipe was super easy and is Whole 30 and Paleo friendly if you are into that sort of thing.  It could be called Trader Joe’s to the rescue, because it is primarily items from Trader Joe’s that joined together in perfect harmony.  But I will go with the Three C’s sauté since it is carrot noodles, cauliflower and chicken.

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Quick Three C’s Sauté 


  • One head cauliflower riced, or one bag pre-riced cauliflower (I had some purple cauliflower in the fridge.  Any cauliflower will do, but colors are fun)
  • 1 package carrot noodles (from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken (I diced up two plain chicken patties from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe’s)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Heat oil and ghee in pan and add frozen carrot noodles, cover and cook 3-4 minutes.  Remove lid and gently separate noodles with spoon.  Add riced cauliflower and sprinkle in all seasonings, gently mix to incorporate seasoning.   Add in diced chicken and continue cooking another 5-7 minutes, until hot throughout and veggies are cooked to your liking. Serves 3.

Do you have any stumbled upon/thrown together recipes that have become go to meals?  This was so quick and easy, I could definitely see it showing up on rotation.


11 thoughts on “A day in eats + super quick dinner idea

  1. That sounds so good! My thrown together meals usually consist of some sort of veggi and eggs. Making it a disassembled omelet 😂 But hey, it works!


  2. I NEED to try that Everything Bagel seasoning! And it’s so annoying how many products have added sugar. I like the Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage, but can’t find a bacon at my local store without sugar.

    1. Try it, it is so good on veggies and eggs (and probably other things). I haven’t seen bacon without sugar at Fry’s or Trader Joe’s but I am going to keep an eye out for it. I will have to try the Aidell’s sausage. Thanks for the suggestion.

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