I can’t believe I am two weeks into my whole30! At the start it felt like it was going to be an eternity but the time as really flown. Being frantically busy with organising myself for Low Carb Down Under, planning renovations and work have probably made the time zip past quicker.
The first couple of days of week two, I really started to hit my stride. I was feeling great, all bloating was gone, getting up every morning and exercising, eating was well planned and perfectly executed. Then for some reason over last weekend, my sleeping was little out of whack and I really noticed a difference in how I felt. Monday morning I woke up tired and flat, maybe I didn’t snap out of it so quickly because I didn’t get up an exercise in the morning. But I really think it was a few days of low quality sleep that stopped me from feeling great.
In addition to this, I had a slip in my diet. DON’T PANIC, I didn’t smash a Big M and a sausage roll. I ate nuts (gasp!). So technically I didn’t cheat on my whole30 as nuts are whole30 approved items but I had set the goal of eliminating nuts completely to help with my gut healing. The nuts that I did eat were fresh, soaked and activated so really shouldn’t have affected my digestion. But something has thrown me a little out of whack in the last couple of days. The bloating feeling has returned. Morale of the story… Stick to my own protocol. I made the changes to my diet for a reason. It may not have been the nuts, it could have also been sleep/stress related but I want to reintroduce foods in a more controlled context.
Exercise wise I am actually really loving my little routine. I think getting up and doing it first thing is definitely working best for me. Especially during the work week. Even if it is just a gentle walk it still makes a huge difference to how I feel.
This isn’t going to be a pretty recipe shoot today. It is more a quick whole30 meal solution, in the door and on the table in 15 minutes. I love fish, in particular fresh salmon and sardines. But I really can’t stomach tinned salmon the same way I do tuna or sardines. These patties are a really easy to solution in making them more palatable and flavoursome. I made a single batch because that is all I had on hand but it can be doubled, trebled or quadrupled. Make sure you mash in all the bones from your tinned salmon, full of extra calcium and you can’t even tell they are there once it is cooked.
Quick Salmon Patties
Quantity for a single serve
100gram tin Wild Alaksan Salmon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, dill and basil are nice
zest of a half a lemon, plus you will use the rest for juice to serve
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1. Drain salmon and place in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the salmon into individual flakes.
2. Mix in egg, herbs, zest and coconut flour. Then use your hands to shape into two patties.
3. Heat a fry pan and melt your coconut oil. Gently fry patties until both sides are crisp and golden.
4. Serve with a salad and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Quanities to serve 4 people
410gram tin wild salmon
4 tablespoons coconut flour
4 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs
zest of 1 lemon, plus extra to serve
This recipe is gluten, dairy, grain and FODMAP free!