Mountain Girl

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  1. Mountain Girl

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    Is anybody else more scared/nervous than excited about day 31? I am so afraid of going backwards....I feel like I am scared of food now. But I am so over being the difficult one when ordering at restaurants and being the teetotaler at a bar or concert. But my non scale goal of better sleep which eluded me in my first whole30 has arrived this time. I am sleeping so well. I don’t want to give it back.
  2. Mountain Girl

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    ROLL CALL: Asheville, NC here @Charlene33 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And, hey, I was in Raleigh this weekend (for the Carolina/N.C. State basketball game) Yesterday was a delightfully slow Sunday here. Made this for brunch. Too time consuming for a weekday breakfast, but it was amazing on a rainy Sunday morning. And I can’t remember who doesn’t want eggs, but there are a few eggless servings as made. (I doubled it....and we had leftovers this morning. I just poached some more eggs for the top)
  3. Mountain Girl

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    @eriefairy if you mix your strong mayo with something else to make dips, you won’t notice..we love the avocado mayo (Though for time sake, I buy fresh in house made guacamole at my local grocery store. Only ingredients are avocado, onion, pepper, tomato and it a little more kick than just avocados). We also LOVE the creamy roasted red pepper one. It’s awesone for dipping perfectly seared chicken breasts and roasted veggies. And if you are looking for kid friendly recipes, both are good with these sounds more labor intensive than it is, and very family friendly
  4. Mountain Girl

    February 5, 2018 Accountability Buddies

    I am starting today, too. This is my third round in just over a year. My first went great but went to Paris on day 33 and reintroductions were blown. Did the second about two weeks after the end of the first. I am doing this one to get more info from reintroduction so I am going to have to go slowly with them. Specifically I want to break down the legumes group and the non gluten grains groups and see which ones agree with me best. Today is not a piece of cake, but I don’t want to wait until tomorrow to start. I am flying most of the far had fresh veggies and compliant jerky and a larabar. I know it’s not ideal and I need some fat soon....but I am doing my best. I have all the ingredients for a quick and easy shrimp and “grits” (cauliflower rice) for dinner tonight when we get home. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all.
  5. Mountain Girl

    Starting January 2!

    @BeckyB I don’t have a link. The recipe was originally posted on the whole30 Facebook page via instagram, I think....want to give credit. I took a screenshot of the recipe off my app and I will try to attach it. Quick, easy and crowd pleasing! You can rice your cauliflower yourself and shred your own cabbage....but I was after quick and easy.
  6. Mountain Girl

    Starting January 2!

    @MaineacMom thanks! I knew I would be short on time today and was counting on leftovers, but the salmon sounds awesome as a fall back. Or even a “desperation dinner”. And as it happens, I have a freezer full of wild caught salmon from my husband’S trip to Alaska. Do you thaw it first? Or bake it frozen?
  7. Mountain Girl

    Starting January 2!

    Ok, so I would REALLY like a glass of wine. But, I am sipping cinnamon tea and checking in with you guys instead. Last night I made the biggest batch of unstuffed cabbage rolls...counting on it for lunch today. My fridge is still full of holiday leftovers that I can’t eat...and my kids ate all the leftover unstuffed cabbage, so I had to scramble for lunch. I ended up with turkey breast wrapped around carrots and dipped in guacamole. So, tonight I made my single serving of leftovers for lunch tomorrow before I even served dinner and hid them in the back of the fridge. They think there are none. I made a ton of spaghetti squash tonight. Topped it with browned house-made Italian sausage and sun dried tomatoes and pesto. It was colorful and delicious. We have a ton of leftover spaghetti squash which will return as hashbrown patties for breakfast with some eggs and a little prosciutto.
  8. Mountain Girl

    Starting January 2!

    Hi, guys! Started my third whole30 yesterday. I did two almost back to back early last year that were, in fact, life changing. I am doing this one for more specific information when reintroduction come. So, glad to be on this journey with you all! Have been reading your posts and catching up. I find these group threads to be incredibly helpful. It’s great to have such a mix of “rookies” and “veterans “. @D.M. Yes, I think no snacks is the goal. That was definitely a takeaway for me from my first that has stuck. But it doesn’t happen immediately. The first week or so can be so hard. If you are hungry, you should eat! I believe we are supposed to try to have snacks that include all three groups (protein, veggies, and fat) but AT LEAST two those. Give yourself permission to snack at least for the first week or two. But notice when you need it...either your previous meal wasn’t large enough, or it’s habit, not hunger. @DebCoop109 re:thinking about food all the time making you hungry. 1. If you are hungry, eat. 2. Make a plan and do some prep. If you have a plan, you will spend less time thinking about what comes next. And 3. This can be a HUGE change for some people. I thought I cooked a lot before but the prep and planning for this was so time consuming. But I promise it gets easier. Planning and prepping become second nature. You learn when/where shortcuts are worth extra money (frozen riced cauliflower and pre-peeled and cut butternut squash come to mind). @LaVesta re: cauliflower tortillas...would love to see a mod pipe in here. On one hand, one of the cool things about this is trying new things...some of which you find you like and become permanent changes. On the other hand we are supposed to avoid “sex with your pants on”, or recreating non compliant foods with compliant ingredients... re: black coffee...I hate it too. In my normal life I am used to a little stevia and nut pods, but when I can’t have the stevia, the nutpods don’t really cut it for me either. The best coffee on whole30 for me is this: put 1/4 cup of coffee, 1/4 cup of coconut CREAM, and EITHER 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa (I like the cinnamon best) in the blender. Pour this in your mug and fill the rest with coffee. It won’t replace a latte, but it works for me for 30 days...and I find I use less stevia when I go back. i got an instapot for Christmas...would love some recipes for it if you guys have any!