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  1. 2 points
    MaineacMom

    Starting January 2!

    Hey guys, I have been enjoying reading everyone's posts. I haven't been on in a while... super busy in here and we had a nasty cold go through the family that has knocked me for a loop. I really wanted a warm bowl of oatmeal to help with the sore throat and I find oatmeal to be a comfort food. So, instead, I made homemade unsweetened applesauce and had that with some scrambled eggs and leftover veggies. I have a bunch of friends who are doing W30 too and they have a facebook page and I get frustrated when I read about what they are eating. They are using compliant ingredients but making pancakes and muffins and other things that look delish but I am going strict W30 so I share posts of my avocados and sweet potatoes with eggs and roasted veggies, or my big ol' taco salad. I keep telling myself that it will all be worth it. For some reason, it's been harder this time around. (This is my second whole 30). I don't know if it is because it is winter and I live in a cold state and just want comfort food lately or what but boy, I have to give myself pep talks all day long. Dinner smells awesome tonight. I am slow cooking a pot roast with chicken broth, lime, garlic, cumin and coriander and I will pull it apart and serve it on top of a salad for myself and serve with tortillas and taco fixings for the crew. Made up my meal plan for the next week or so: Crackling Chicken Thighs with sweet potato, roasted zuchinni and summer squash with onions, salad. Chicken Sausage Stirfry Lemon and Thyme Roasted Chicken with veggie medley and roasted potatoes Baked Lemon Cod with steamed asparagus and salad Crock Pot Pork Chops with warm apples, mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon, and spinach salad Pan Steak and veggies What's cookin' in your neck of the woods?
  2. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    Child with Crohn's on Whole30

    The SWYPO rules are suspended for kids but if the reason he's doing this is to reduce inflammation and possibly find flare up triggers, dairy isn't exactly ideal. He sounds like he's reasonable, doing this because he wants to feel better so is there a way you can work with him to find veggie things he might like to eat? Can you go online with him and look through some Whole30 bloggers recipe sections and see if he can find something that looks good? I'm not going to type it out again because advice on how to become less picky about food (adults and kids) is already all over this forum so you can google 'whole30 picky eater' and get some advice there. His lunch has no fat so altho you don't list out his meals, make sure they're template based with protein, fat and veggies and then the other thing that we recommend against for adults but exception for kids is snacking so he should eat when he's hungry (if you can have things like hard boiled eggs or leftover meatballs or guacamole and cucumber slices or something available so he can pick good options).
  3. 1 point
    LagunaRover

    Starting January 2!

    Yea day 18! Someone at work this morning told me I was looking really good and that she could see some changes in my tummy area! (She's a good work friend so that wasn't an inappropriate comment, by the way...) In fact today I do see and feel some changes. I'm wearing a pair of pants which used to be uncomfortably tight and now they are just tight (hey, I'll take that!) I have a few go-to dishes that I eat all the time and always have leftovers, and this weekend I'll experiment with some other recipes too. My work days are manic with meetings the entire day, including lunch meetings, and I just go in there with my compliant food and fill myself up while ignoring all the other food unless there are some items I know I can eat too. How is everyone doing this Friday?
  4. 1 point
    diamonds422

    Starting January 2!

    That's wonderful. The Whole30 helps me with my mental health, too. It's not a complete cure for me either, but it makes a huge difference. Y'all, I would just like to echo again how freaking amazing Mel Joulwan's chocolate chili is. I made a double batch a couple days ago and usually I freeze half, but this time my husband and I are just eating our way through it! Let it simmer as long as possible and you will really taste the difference. I like to throw a big handful of fresh spinach in my bowl and mix it in to get more veggies in there. Tonight I'll be making Nom Nom Paleo's sheet pan chicken fajitas with avocado crema. I'll report back and let everyone know how it is. It's only now, on my fourth Whole30, that I'm getting the hang of cooking on a schedule without it taking over my life or randomly running out of food in the middle of the week. Practice makes perfect, I guess! https://nomnompaleo.com/2017/06/13/20170613sheet-pan-chicken-fajitas-avocado-crema
  5. 1 point
    JohannaE

    Starting January 2!

    This weekend will be the most challenging for me. We're headed to New York City (to see Hamilton!), where there is so much food (bagels!) and so many friends who want to grab a drink! We've found a couple great places for meals that I'm actually looking forward to, and are going to make it a lower key weekend than we likely otherwise would. I do take satisfaction in knowing that it will surely be a healthier weekend than it otherwise would have been!
  6. 1 point
    BeckyB

    Starting January 2!

    If you feel like your Whole30 progress isn’t showing you results fast enough, I’d like to share a thought I had this morning. It occurred to me that a huge NSV for me was the feeling of control I’ve been having. Everyone has so much in their life that they have zero control over. Those things we can’t control affect us, our lives, our loved ones, and we have to deal with the fallout every day. Each day we have to, once again, reconcile ourselves and accept them. Controlling what you eat via the Whole 30, and doing it day after day, has slowly given me a feeling of power that I quite enjoy. It resonates. I CAN control something that affects me in a very big way. It feels GOOD.
  7. 1 point
    GraceMelodie

    Kids On The Whole 30

    I am on Day 16 and my husband is on Day 9 of the Whole30 and we have two kids (Boy 8, Girl 5). Both kids are very healthy and have no allergies. We serve the kids the meals we eat but they sometimes request and eat homemade sourdough bread, pasta, grass-fed butter, paleo pancakes, rice and dark chocolate. Their diet has become much healthier and they are eating a a wider variety of meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and nuts because that is all I have in the house. I stopped buying sweets, cereal, chips, milk, cheese, yogurt & ice cream which has made a huge difference. Out of sight, out of mind. When they are hungry they eat nuts, hard boiled eggs, salami, veggies & fruits. Here is the paleo pancake recipe I use: https://thenourishinghome.com/2012/05/fluffy-little-almond-flour-pancakes/ I also recommend making pulled pork roast, pot roast & roasted whole chicken. That way you make food that lasts a few meals and don't feel like you are constantly cooking. Good luck!! moderator note: the paleo pancakes are fine for children but are still out for the adults making them.
  8. 1 point
    Sjodo

    Kids On The Whole 30

    I consulted with a nutritionist before doing the Whole30 bc my daughter is on chemo. She said the whole 30 is great for kids, but if if kids aren't eating enough because they don't like the food or need the extra calories like my daughter she said to keep dairy and gluten in the diet for the extra calories. So I do whole grain cereals for when the kids don't want eggs, and I keep simple things like chicken nuggets and Mac and cheese, spaghettis things like that if it's a meal I know they won't like at all. I also keep cheese sticks yogurt and milk in the house for them as well. But so far they have been good about it. They r 5 and 3.
  9. 1 point
    What are some of the choices of compliant Olive Oil you are all using? Also I have a really tasty aged Balsamic from one of he new Oil and Vinegar stores this one in Newburyport MA. Link Below... I asked and they said there are no added sugars it's all natural aged Balsamic... Just want to make sure, as I was having a maple one from this company, and my friend who had done WHhle30 said it wasn't compliant. I am using their garlic infused olive oil... I'm sure that is complaint right? https://port-plums.myshopify.com/collections/balsamic-vinegar
  10. 1 point
    TSchall

    Potato Chips?

    Hey all, please note that effective April 1, 2017 all store bought chips are no longer Whole30 compliant. This decision was made with our Whole30ers in mind so that everyone can get the most out of their Whole30 and clear up prior confusion. Best wishes!
  11. 1 point
    With any product, you need to read the ingredients label. Their aged balsamic vinegar is compliant according to what's listed on the website, but always double check the actual bottle you have, in case they've changed recipes or anything. For most balsamic vinegars, they're going to contain sulfites, but as long as they're naturally occurring, it's fine. The ones with added honey or maple would not be because the honey or maple syrup are sweeteners. Garlic infused olive oil is compliant. Most olive oils are compliant, so if you have one you like, it's probably okay to use. I personally have found California Olive Ranch to be consistently good, decently priced, and available at my regular grocery store, so that's what I use for my extra virgin olive oil. If you make your own mayo (which I highly recommend, if you've never done it before -- so much tastier than the store bought ones), you'll want a lighter flavored oil. A light tasting olive oil will work -- some people don't want to use those, which is fine, but it's definitely the cheapest and easiest to find option for a light-flavored oil. Some people prefer to use other oils, like avocado oil or macadamia nut oil -- these will have different flavors, but still should be mild enough for mayonnaise. EVOO makes bitter mayonnaise that most people do not like the taste of.