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This challenge I want to focus on my eating. The last few months I’ve been pretty bad about home cooking, coffee and sugar. Because I’ve been so lazy about food, I go the easy route which is pre made foods or snacks which tend to be sugary treats. I know that diet it essential to getting healthy and losing weight and it’s something I always struggle with. It’s time for my yearly Whole30!

 

 

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Start 8/13 - End 9/11

Complete 30 days of no Dairy, Sugar, Grains, Legume and Alcohol.

Try 4 new vegetables.

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  • Review recipes I try and share them here
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Continue with previous August habits

Health = Cleaning

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Floors/Counters/Mail/Trash/Laundry

 

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Constitution = Food

Home cooked meals

Whole30

Reduce Snacking (3x a day)

 

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Emergency Foods

Freezer : Egg muffins, Meatballs, 

Pantry :  Canned Green Beans, Certain Lara Bars, Certain RXBARS, Plantain Chips, Shredded Coconut, Unsweetened Applesauce, Certain EPIC bars

Fridge : Carrots, Apples, Aidells Chicken Sausage

Restaurants :   Chipotle : a bowl with no rice (or a salad) with carnitas, pico/salsa, and guacamole ---- Panera : Cobb Salad With Avocado with lettuce, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado. Ask for no cheese, no chicken, and no bacon, plus ask for plain olive oil and vinegar dressing.. Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. ---- Five Guys : Order a lettuce bun with their burger and stick to veggie toppings (jalapeno peppers, green peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles). Leave out the mushrooms as they are reported to have high fructose corn syrup on the Five Guys nutrition/ingredient sheet. Their hot sauce is also compliant. 

 

Whole30 Staples

Butternut Squash Soup - 10 servings

Asian Meatballs - 6 servings

Sweet Potato Hash

Coconut Aminos

 

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I made mayo last night, after I went out and bought an immersion blender from Target. Haha

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43 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

I made mayo last night, after I went out and bought an immersion blender from Target. Haha

I love homemade mayo!  Following for the food!

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4 hours ago, Mr.Six said:

I love homemade mayo!  Following for the food!

 

I had carrot salad and some tuna with the mayo and it turned out really good. The bitter taste from right after mixing it went away and is delicious now. 

 

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53 minutes ago, Jayim said:

Wow. The Whole30 is a tough challenge. I'm about 70%ish there, but I don't think I could go further long term. 

 

Uggh me either. I like doing it once a year to pull me back to thinking about food and what it does to my body. 30 days is about all I can take. :)  

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Whole30 sounds pretty intense. I don't think it'd actually be able to eat anything if I tried it, unless I wanted to eat nothing but veggies...

 

In my previous goes, it's not that bad as long as I plan. I can still eat lots of food as long as I make it at home.:) 

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in! I can't wait to see what new veg you try out. I am all about trying new veggies.

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6 hours ago, karinajean said:

in! I can't wait to see what new veg you try out. I am all about trying new veggies.

 

Veggies scare me. I very much stick to the basics and only have one that I know I want to try. 

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26 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

 

Veggies scare me. I very much stick to the basics and only have one that I know I want to try. 

 

 Veggies are scary, but they can be delicious. Sometimes it's best just sticking with your comfort veg and just trying new ways to prep them.

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Hmm. About the only veggies I don't like are collards, kale, radishes, and kohlrabies. Everything else has at least one method of cooking that makes it great. And the 'standard' veggies are all absolutely delicious when prepared correctly (carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions, GARLIC!, broccoli, etc). 

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11 hours ago, Jonesy said:

Veggies scare me

I wasn't scared of them, but there was a time I didn't know how to eat more types of them, and I began mixing new ones with old ones. Here we like to eat hot "purées" (we call it cream but there is no dairy on them; we call it cream because the consistency is way softer than a purée but it is not a soup, and I don't seem to find an appropriate name for it in english). So, the basic ingredient is onion (and for some people potato as well, but I like my veggie intake clean :D), and you can mix it with almost any other vegetable. A sweet one is onion with squash, or onion with turnip is also nice. Then you can try adding courgette to any of those. Another day you can try onion and courgette and throw in some green beans. Then you can add parsnip to your original turnip-onion mix. And so on... If you change one thing at a time, you won't find barely any difference and you'll get used to new tastes without noticing.

You can use the same technique of adding a new one every time when cooking vegetables in the oven. Toss some of those you like on an oven tray, and then add a different one. You can put anything in there. I specially like to add brussels sprouts or broccoli because roasted they are delicious.

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Hmm @zenLara that is a great idea! I also had to look up what a courgette was. :) 

 

DAY 1

Day 1 did not start out the greatest but it started. Lol. 

 

Went grocery shopping and my tuna brand changed their ingredients and it now has soy, so that sucked. Made my breakfast and Monday's lunch in between naps all day. Sunday I was so tired. I'm going to bed super early now and plan on getting up early to make Roasted Pork in the crock pot. 

 

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Hmm @zenLara that is a great idea! I also had to look up what a courgette was. :) 

 

DAY 1

Day 1 did not start out the greatest but it started. Lol. 

 

Went grocery shopping and my tuna brand changed their ingredients and it now has soy, so that sucked. Made my breakfast and Monday's lunch in between naps all day. Sunday I was so tired. I'm going to bed super early now and plan on getting up early to make Roasted Pork in the crock pot. 

Glad to help :)

Maybe you use the zucchini word?

 

Something similar happened to me last week. I loved this yogurt brand, with only milk from pasture cows and a bit of sugar, and lately I began to find them so so sweet it was gross. I take a look at the ingredients and now they've added glucose syrup, dextrose, modified corn starch and I don't know what else. Sad.

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I'm not a huge fan of veggies, so my go to's are these (if any of this is new to you, the idea is to provide things to try that might be more approachable?)

 

- Literally just sticking a handful of kale or spinach in my protein smoothies. It changes the color a bit but you cannot really taste it. It's a total cheat. My favorite smoothie is MyProtein chocolate smooth, frozen cherries, and almond milk. With a handful of greens that I can't taste over the chocolate cherry.

 

- Zucchini chopped in triangles sauteed in a little bit of oil with Slap Ya Mama spices

 

- Roasted broccoli w/ light oil spray and salt & pepper

 

- Roasted yellow squash same way (also works great with Slap Ya Mama)

 

- Sauteed kale w/ oil & salt & pepper (or even that huy fong chili garlic sauce if you want some Asian-style zing)

 

- Raw carrots and broccoli with dip

 

- The superfood side at Chick Fil A, kale salad at Cowboy Chicken, both solid veggies.

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Kale is one that I want to try. I've had it once before but I've never prepared it myself and I have a few ideas for it. I also want to try eggplant, beets, and acorn squash.

 

I choose not to spend my money at Chick Fil A but thank  you for the emergency recommendation! 

 

Also currently have Pork Roast w/Sweet potato, Apple, Onion and Raisins cooking in a crockpot.  I took it from this recipe but didn't want to sear the pork so I just threw it in. Also did not read the instructions fully to see that the ghee is used for searing and I ended up putting it in the crockpot...oh well! 

 

 

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin (altered by me)

Ingredients

1lb pork loin

2 tablespoons FOC (ghee, butter, olive oil, lard, tallow, or coconut oil)

2 apples, one diced and one sliced

1 large sweet potato

.5 sweet onion

Handful of raisins

Sprinkled cinnamon

Sprinkled salt

Sprinkled pepper

Sprinkled nutmeg

 

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Place diced sweet potato, one diced apple, and diced onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper and add a handful of raisins and 2tbsp of ghee.

Make slits in the pork loin and stuff with the other sliced apple. Transfer to slow cooker and sprinkle the entire mix with a little cinnamon.

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24 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

Kale is one that I want to try. I've had it once before but I've never prepared it myself and I have a few ideas for it. I also want to try eggplant, beets,  acorn squash.

 

I choose not to spend my money at Chick Fil A but thank  you for the emergency recommendation! 

 

Also currently have Pork Roast w/Sweet potato, Apple, Onion and Raisins cooking in a crockpot.  I took it from this recipe but didn't want to sear the pork so I just threw it in. Also did not read the instructions fully to see that the ghee is used for searing and I ended up putting it in the crockpot...oh well! 

 

 

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin (altered by me)

Ingredients

1lb pork loin

2 tablespoons FOC (ghee, butter, olive oil, lard, tallow, or coconut oil)

2 apples, one diced and one sliced

1 large sweet potato

.5 sweet onion

Handful of raisins

Sprinkled cinnamon

Sprinkled salt

Sprinkled pepper

Sprinkled nutmeg

 

instructions

Place diced sweet potato, one diced apple, and diced onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper and add a handful of raisins and 2tbsp of ghee.

Make slits in the pork loin and stuff with the other sliced apple. Transfer to slow cooker and sprinkle the entire mix with a little cinnamon.

Cook on low 7-8 hours.

 

I am making this this week. OH EM GOODNESS.

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6 hours ago, Jonesy said:

 

 

 

That looks so good!! 

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