pearlgirl2017

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  1. pearlgirl2017

    I need energy!

    Remember what is good for you is also good for them. Try to keep things simple the first 7-10 days. Take the meals you and they already know and like, substitute or leave out the non-compliant ingredients, and make double batches. Leftovers are your best friend. Any meat can be made into a completely different meal with a different sauce, set of veggies or served over a salad. New recipes are fun and exciting but can be overwhelming while trying to get the rules down. Add some rice or rolls to their meals occasionally if need be.
  2. pearlgirl2017

    WHOLE30 Newlyweds

    Lucky to have the company of your spouse. Try to keep things simple the first 7-10 days. Take the meals you already know and like, substitute or leave out the non-compliant ingredients, and make double batches. Leftovers are your best friend. Any meat can be made into a completely different meal with a different sauce, set of veggies or served over a salad. New recipes are fun and exciting but can be overwhelming while trying to get the rules down. Go through the spice cabinet. Just because it doesn't say sugar in the title (cough, cough, McCormick's Lemon Pepper) doesn't mean it isn't in there.
  3. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    I take magnesium supplements for my restless legs. Take it only at night because it can make you sleepy.
  4. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    Meal 1 this morning was 1.5 cups of this recipe https://boysahoy.com/whole30-slow-cooker-sweet-potato-chili-recipe/. I left out the bell peppers and put it over spaghetti squash. Forgot to add a fat. Meal 2 is 1.5 cups of https://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/, a serving of the No Fuss Salmon Cakes, and a container of olives-to-go. Meal 3 will be steamed yellow squash and pork chops simmered in orange juice. I'll add some olive oil to the pan after the chops are done and reduce it down till it's thickened. I'll get the hang of the template before the end of the 30 days...
  5. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    Men! Hide the scale or take out the battery.
  6. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    @Melanie S it's certainly a learning curve to get the meals figured out at the beginning. Keep it going and keep it simple. You'll get there. I find that, for me, apples and broccoli are like Chinese food...I can stuff myself with them and be hungry a half hour later. You might try a different set of veggies for a few weeks and see how that does for you.
  7. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    @Framed Cooks, I followed your instructions on your site - https://www.framedcooks.com/2013/06/how-to-make-a-perfect-poached-egg.html - and made some Perfect Poached Eggs. They came out great. I ate them over some leftover sauerkraut and had a pretty interesting meal 1.
  8. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    One of my favorites for breakfast. I usually will saute some spinach first in some ghee, then pour in the egg mixture (I use 3 large eggs). https://www.stupideasypaleo.com/2013/06/20/sweet-and-savory-blueberry-omelet/ Don't forget to add a fat - bacon, avocado......
  9. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    Not all of their products are compliant. You have to read the labels on all of them to find what is offered in your area. Or order from them directly online. Same with Pederson's, not all of the bacon in the store is compliant either.
  10. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    One of the most helpful things I did for myself was to buy a magnifying glass. I read all the labels on everything, including spices and condiments. I take it with me when I go shopping.
  11. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    Everyone has different results at different times during the program. I noticed a difference in my knees within the first 10 days.
  12. pearlgirl2017

    Starting January 2!

    My companion and I are aiming for Jan. 2 as well. So many of our family members have the flu right now that we have rescheduled our Christmas Eve dinner to New Years Eve. There is sure to be leftovers. There are always leftovers. I hope I have enough freezer containers. And we HAVE to have black-eyed peas on the first. I love simply prepared meals. Not a huge fan of chicken myself. Could pork chops be substituted for the chicken in these types of recipes? I usually cook the veggies, adding a salmon filet (from Schwan's) during the last 10 minutes. Happy Everything
  13. When I was a kid we made suet for the birds using empty egg cartons and muffin tins. We strung ribbon through the ones we made in the egg cartons and hung them directly in the lower branches of the trees. The 8" square pans can be filled, cooled and cut into quarters to fit a suet cage. You can even stuff the suet into pine cones, cool, and hang with ribbons.
  14. I've tried the Italian Lemon Chicken (cooked in the oven instead of the crockpot) from this site. We thought it was really good. https://newleafwellness.biz/2017/03/21/the-ultimate-whole30-slow-cooker-freezer-meal-plan/
  15. pearlgirl2017

    Prepping for January Start

    Sounds like you've got this!