Week three of Whole30. I’m supposed to be at the stage of ‘tiger-blood’ where I feel heaps and heaps of energy, and I got nothing.
I still am craving chocolate like crazy, and it seems like every weekend I am ready to quit and eat all the candy I can. At this point I’m supposed to have kicked my sugar cravings, so I’m not sure why this is happening. I haven’t cheated AT ALL. I’m starting to think my body just really needs candy/chocolate/baked goods and it’s in my DNA.
Not to mention I am not finding any of this newfound energy they speak of. I took a nap after work on Friday and it definitely wasn’t an exhausting day.
Regardless, I’m trying to be patient and just wait for my tigerblood. Maybe I will cut back on my fruit since that is still ‘sugar’ and might be tricking my brain.
Onto good news, I tried a new recipe this week and it is the clear winner of best Whole30 food I’ve had so far.
Crispy baked buffalo wings. Holy shit. These are so good. They might just be the best wings I’ve ever had. They came out SO crispy and cooked perfectly. They were so juicy, the meat was just falling off the bone.
I had been wanting to make these for a while, and I finally found hormone/antibiotic-free chicken wingettes at Wal-Mart of all places. I lathered them up in a bunch of spices: garlic lover’s Flavor God, dynamite Flavor God, sea salt, and some paprika and put them on a rack in the oven. You start with the temp low, then jack it up after 30 minutes or so. I didn’t use any baking powder or baking powder Whole30 substitute like the recipe intended (I forgot), and they were still super crispy. For the sauce, I mixed together some Thrive Market ghee and Frank’s red hot and the listed spices. I don’t really like spicy/hot sauce and this was the perfect temperature.
They also were approved by a non-Whole30’er Matt, and I think I earned some serious wife points for these. My only regret is that I didn’t make more, because they were gone way too fast. They do take a little while to cook, so I will probably only make these on weekends, not when I’m trying to bust out dinner really quick after work. I’ve also seen other recipes that have breading, made with almond flour so maybe I’ll try those some time too.
Here’s hoping that the next week passes with less chocolate cravings. I’m really looking forward to planning my re-introduction of foods. I was going to start with dairy so I could have chocolate lol but apparently dairy is recommended to save for last as it can be a difficult group to adjust to. Wish me luck over this next week! So close to the end!