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    Starting March 1

    I've been doing research and planning for about 2 weeks now. I plan on starting March 1st and doing this with my cousin. I have been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses. All of them stemming from digestive issues. I'm hoping this will help with the chronic pain. If anyone else is starting March 1 I'd love to keep in touch!
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    Lorna from Canada

    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    Yes - why get dressed in the morning when you're going to be chopping all day anyway??
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    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    @Lorna Thank you so much! I started thinking along the lines of buying fresh cranberries, and this is exactly what I need. Pretty soon I will be living full time in the kitchen.
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    Lorna from Canada

    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    I make my own. It's very easy. Put a bag of fresh cranberries into a bowl. Heat up a cup (more if you have a lot of berries) of apple juice to not quite boiling and cover cranberries with it. Let sit for 8 hours or longer in the fridge - I often leave mine overnight. Drain and pat dry - spread on a silicon baking sheet (like a silpat) or parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 160F and put berries in for as long as it takes to dry them. Ususally a 4-6 hours will do the trick - sometimes longer if there's lots of natural humidity.
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    Picky eater

    I don't know if it would work for him, but when I make creamy soups, I'll mix ground meat into them to get my protein. It's still noticeable but maybe it would be helpful? I usually just heat up a serving of meat and add it to a serving of soup, rather than making a whole thing of soup with meat in, just so i can still have the soup as a side if I'm having a different protein. I make a butternut squash soup similar to this one a lot: https://reciperunner.com/curried-butternut-squash-cauliflower-soup/, and sometimes this: http://meljoulwan.com/2012/10/24/golden-cauliflower-soup/. If hiding the texture of meat helps, something like these salmon patties might work: http://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ -- they do freeze well, so if you make them and he doesn't care for them, you can freeze them for yourself for times when you need something easy to fix.
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    Lee Shee

    Apple cider in Fast and Easy recipe

    Brilliant! Thank you for the clarification!! If you asked someone for an apple cider in Australia, they'd give you a sweet, alcoholic, apple flavoured, beverage! Apple juice makes much more sense! Being a novice cook, I would have put a cup of vinegar in and not thought twice about it!!! Thanks for saving my soup!
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    I love reading your reintro log, you seem to have a lot of the same thoughts that I'm struggling with going into it, so thank you for journalling and being so honest!
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    Hey hey! week 2, yeah! I must admit that I was kind of sick of the food for the past two days. I didn't really crave something, but I just couldn't eat a salad again. I'd rather not eat anything. I somehow got through it and today the sun is shining again. my favourite whole30 foods I discovered this week were: Tuna Salad (Downshiftology) Pulled Pork Salad (Downshiftology) Apple with almond butter Egg roll in a bowl. This week I'd like to make a chicken soup, I feel like needing it right now. On the menu are also fish curry, another egg roll in a bowl, maybe Zupa Toscana, but I'm not sure I can live with coconut milk instead of cream in a hearty dish and definitely some kind of stew. I already prepped sauce Bolognese (to eat with zoodels or similar), some red cabbage (cooked and raw), sauerkraut, spicy shrimps and zoodels. also I must say that I'm sometimes jealous of American convenience-noseasonalveggies thingy, because I can't get half of the ingredients where I come from. I'd kill for a spaghetti squash, but it's only being sold here for a few weeks in autumn. Also riced cauliflower, wow! No one is selling that here - compliant sausages and bacon, compliant sauces - forget it. Rant over. you all have a great week!
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    Super Slow Reintro

    Hey all, day 35 here and what is officially the end of my W30. But I'm in for the super slow reintro, because I'm simply not missing the things I've excluded and not desperate to add back in. I have a BBQ at a friends place this weekend so I'm going to avoid grains, legumes, dairy, but not sweat the sugar in marinades and dressings, and have a couple of lower sugar alcoholic ciders. Then back to compliant until the following weekend, when I'll intro something else. The plan is that weekdays are completely compliant, and weekends are when I reintro single food groups. I'm also (like most of you) splitting them down - soy will be on a different day to beans, cheese will be a different day to butter and milk, corn and rice will also be separate. A lot of the things I cut with W30 I don't eat a lot anyway, so I'm pretty comfy doing the slow reintro. The health issues I started W30 for are also pretty significant and the fact that they have resolved makes me not at all keen to see them come back. Plus, I lost a bunch of weight on round but I have a lot to go, and for the first time I'm losing weight without weighing and measuring everything I eat and plugging it into a calorie counter, and I want that to keep going!!
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    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    I haven't tried ALL of our local stores, not even all of the local "healthy" ones, but we tend to order certain things online and this is one that I've found that doesn't have any added sugar: https://www.amazon.com/UNSWEETENED-lb-Moisture-Dried-Cranberries/dp/B007A2LQRM
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    Glad your son is Okay. My adrenaline rushes are usually good for cleaning house, not so much for chopping vegetables. Had a memorial for two of my man's aunts yesterday so didn't get the groceries yet. Will be doing that today. Hope we both get off to a great start Monday morning!
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    Starting March 1

    Hi Sarah! I am also planning on starting March 1st. What a great goal you have-i would love to support one another. My main goal is to get RID of my acne and drop some excess weight. At 25, I’m embarrassed to still have acne, and I know it is related to my diet. Best of luck! :) We can do this!
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    My understanding from other posts is that sugars listed in the nutrition panel do not disqualify a food item but sugars listed in the ingredient list do. A case in point is Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos, which is specifically called out in the Whole30 website as compliant. It has no sugars in the ingredient list but the nutrition label shows 1g of total sugar and 0g of added sugar. It appears that natually occuring sugars are OK but added sugars are not. Do I have this right?
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    Breakfast: Bacon Spinach Quiche Lunch: Mexican Stir Fry Grocery list (for one, double amounts for two) Produce 1 onion 1 bell pepper 3 carrots 1 bag broccoli florets 1 bag of spinach 1 bag of cauliflower rice Protein 1 lb ground meat 1 package bacon (no added sugar for Whole30 approved) 10 eggs Staples you’ll need: Cooking fat Spices 1.5 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp chili powder ⅛ tsp cayenne 1 tsp salt Hot sauce to taste (optional) 1 tsp oregano Garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste for quiche and cauliflower rice Preheat oven to 350. Spray pan you are using for the quiche (you can use a pie pan, spring form pan, baking pan, even muffin tin! Just adjust cooking time accordingly). BACON: Roughly chop the bacon. Heat a large saute pan and cook bacon on medium high heat. While bacon is cooking, chop half of the onion. Remove bacon from pan onto plate with paper towels. Remove most of the bacon fat. QUICHE VEGGIES: Cook onion in same saute pan until translucent. Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix with bacon pieces. Spread mixture on roasting pan. EGGS: Crack eggs into a separate bowl. Whisk with small amount of water or compliant almond milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over spinach and onion mixture in pan. Put in oven. Set a timer for 20 minutes.(don’t worry if it’s not preheated yet, it will be fine!) STIR FRY VEGGIES: Chop all veggies into bite-sized pieces. STIR FRY MEAT: Brown meat in a large saute pan (can use the same one as before) on medium high heat. Season with a little more than half of the seasoning mixture and optional hot sauce to taste. Remove from pan into separate bowl. STIR FRY VEGGIES: Add in onion, carrots, and bell pepper to same saute pan. Cook covered for about 3 minutes, then add in broccoli. Cook for about 5 more minutes, adding small amounts of water or cooking fat if needed and stirring often. Add in the rest of the seasoning mixture and optional hot sauce. CAULI RICE: While veggies are cooking, heat another saute pan with small amount of cooking fat. Add in cauliflower rice and cook on medium for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Season with garlic powder, salt, and oregano. When timer goes off for quiche, check to see if the eggs are set or if it needs more time. https://www.thepracticalprep.com/single-post/Easy-30-Whole30-Meal-Prep
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    It's really, really tough. Hubs said, "well, let me know if you can't drink it any more and I'll get cracking on the cellar while you're gone." Lots of support there . I know there are worse things but, this one is tough.
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    First of all - OMG, bike accident!! I'm so glad you're ok!! Yay for the bread stuff not messing with you! Wine gives me terrible hangover anxiety and bad sleep. I feel your pain being in Adelaide with all that amazing wine country and having that reaction