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    brandyontherun reacted to ShannonM816 in How do you drink your coffee on whole30?   
    I use canned coconut milk, the full fat variety. I probably use 2-3 oz in a large cup of coffee.
    If I want something fancier, I will blend coffee, the coconut milk, and a bit of coconut oil, sometimes with cinnamon or even with garam masala which is a spice blend with cinnamon and nutmeg and other stuff in it. (If you do this in a regular blender, take the center piece out of the lid and hold a folded towel over the opening so the steam doesn't make the lid pop off. Or just use your immersion/stick blender if you have one.) Blending helps keep the oil emulsified, otherwise you get a pool of oil on top of your coffee. And the oil helps the whole thing feel thicker, closer to the half & half I really prefer.
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    brandyontherun reacted to kirbz in Make Ahead Recipes please share here!   
    I've fallen in love with soups! So here are some of my favorite soup recipes. I make a double batch, put them in mason jars, freeze them, and pull them out for breakfasts. I struggle with veggies for breakfast so creamy soup and scrambled eggs has become my go-to meal! Delicious! 
    Soup Recipes 
    Golden Cauliflower Soup: http://meljoulwan.com/2012/10/24/golden-cauliflower-soup/ Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup: https://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/  And here are some other recipes that would give you a good number of delicious meals to store and eat through the week. I haven't froze any of these and don't know how they would do (I don't generally do the make-and-freeze type of cooking), but you could at least use them for a few meals. Mostly, I'm just passing them along because they're delicious and some of my favorites! 
    Other Recipes 
    Spinach Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-potatoes-paleo-whole30-vegan/  Breakfast Egg Roll in a Bowl: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/breakfast-egg-roll-bowl-paleo-whole30/ Salisbury Steak Meatballs: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-salisbury-steak-meatballs-whole30/ (I make a double batch of the gravy, which I've heard can be frozen and used for later)  Anyway, good luck to you! 
     
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    brandyontherun reacted to christineUF in Make Ahead Recipes please share here!   
    I did meal prep this week with ground beef stuffed peppers, made 4 at once - you could make even more if you don't mind eating the same thing multiple days.
    I also meal prepped hard boil eggs and grilled chciekn for salads.
    Besides that I chopped up my tomatos, onions and peppers to throw in eggs/salads/other dinners throughout the week!
     
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    brandyontherun got a reaction from tmt578 in January start!   
    Hi, I'm a mom of 1 girl (6yrs) and am hoping to start in January as well.  January 2nd start date.  I've started picking out recipes to prep but that's as far as I've gotten in terms of planning. 

    I did the whole30 once and had seriously fantastic results!  But this past year has been rough but I'm looking forward to getting back on track. 

      
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    brandyontherun reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 take 2   
    HI, @eheinrich -- Welcome to Whole30. I just wanted to mention that since you have a history of depression, it's probably a good idea to have at least a fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable each day -- like potato, sweet potato, turnips, beets, carrots, or other root vegetables, winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, or plantains. Going too low carb sometimes seems to depression or anxiety symptoms getting worse in people who are prone to them. Also, especially if you start feeling down, check out foods that help boost serotonin levels, like turkey, salmon, spinach, and eggs. And obviously, if you start feeling down and you can't seem to shake that feeling, please talk to your doctor or therapist for advice. 
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    brandyontherun reacted to ladyshanny in January start!   
    Hi Betsy, when you do cook, cook in bulk. An entire tray of chicken thighs, a dozen boiled eggs, huge sheet pan of roasted veggies. Then you can "grab and go" and still feel great! Lots of people also do huge egg-bakes for the morning - I used to cook one every sunday and we'd eat it for breakfast for a week. Doesn't take more than 20 minutes or so to prep and then you bake and you're all set!
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    brandyontherun got a reaction from Wendy5001 in Make Ahead Recipes please share here!   
    Hello!
    I'm starting a whole30 in January and am looking for make ahead meal prep recipes. Ideally big batch recipes that can be cooked and frozen.  
    I have the whole30 book but any additional recipes would be fantastic!
     
    Please share recipes and links here :)
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    brandyontherun got a reaction from tmt578 in January start!   
    Hi, I'm a mom of 1 girl (6yrs) and am hoping to start in January as well.  January 2nd start date.  I've started picking out recipes to prep but that's as far as I've gotten in terms of planning. 

    I did the whole30 once and had seriously fantastic results!  But this past year has been rough but I'm looking forward to getting back on track. 

      
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    brandyontherun got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Drug addiction to Food addiction- help getting started?   
    8 years ago I was addicted to drugs and alcohol; I got sober, became active, and started a new life and routine successfully until about 6 months ago.  In December, I developed a back injury and it limited my ability to be active.... then I started full time work in April (after 8 years of working pt, and being in school for 5 yrs) and have been struggling ever since.  I've been eating so much that I've gained 20lbs, have started developing new physical symptoms, my routine is a mess, and I'm just really struggling with how much I rely on food as both a coping mechanism and as a social crutch (work and eating out it huge).
    I'm reaching out to other supports, but I'm wondering also if the whole30 (or 60) can help as well.  I've been on the fence and having a hard time taking the leap.  
    I did the whole 30 one year ago and saw so many great improvements in how I felt..... but went back to sugar shortly after.  Yet this is the worst my relationship with food has ever been.  
     
    I'm posting here for some accountability and maybe to get the push I need to start really planning this instead of just thinking about it.  
    I have the original whole30 book; if you have additional recommendations for resources, please share!