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  1. You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...

    We had 3 feet of snow from a storm in 2016. DH told me we were fine on eggs so I didn't stock up. My friends who were not snowed in were treated to a countdown of how many eggs were left as the storm progressed. (I believe we started with a dozen--really not enough for 3 people...)
  2. Start Date July 1

    Wegmans was out of the little individual cups of guacamole. Urgh. How am I supposed to function??? Also, DH put a completely empty jar of Primal Kitchen mayo back in the fridge. Luckily I bought more last weekend.
  3. Starting tomorrow - feeling nervous

    You've got this. I would just suggest you try for 4 days to get you through Saturday morning, especially if you have a brunch habit.
  4. Start Date July 1

    It is too hot here to roast veggies with any regularity. Insert sad panda face here. I often buy the Trader Joe's bag of spinach, kale and swiss chard and wilt it after my eggs are cooked. I just don't particularly like it! Since my last post, I have confirmed I don't like ghee/clarified butter. We are big fans of Kerrygold butter and that is hard to resist. Especially when 10 year old DS is making omelet's cooked in butter and filled with cheese. But so far, so good! Otherwise I'm feeling good--trying to sleep, drink green tea and not wonder where DH hid the box of chocolates I asked him to hide...
  5. Start Date July 1

    Started on July 1st as well. Repeat participant who knows how to eat but also can't stop when the cupcakes start talking to me. Day One was a little rocky-- meal 3 was supposed to be lamb chops, asparagus and a baked potato. Except that I accidentally cooked the little plastic bladder thing with the lamb chops. Yuck. I felt full after the baked potato and asparagus so I didn't stress about it. My biggest struggle is meal 1 vegetables.
  6. Can I have ham?

    It can be extremely hard to find but Wegman's carries one that is compliant and delicious. If it meets all the compliance tests, you are fine.
  7. Baked Buffalo Wings - healthier alternative

    I use the Mark's Daily Apple recipe and lard when I make mine. Except for the fact that you have to have someone stationed at the smoke detector, it is really lovely.
  8. How to lighten up meat-heavy chili

    I add a can of pumpkin or butternut squash to my Cincinnati style chili. It adds a hint of sweetness, more veg and is generally lovely.
  9. mayo...not

    Immersion blender--check Olive Oil--check Room temp egg--check mustard--check lemon juice--check And yet and I've had two failures in my last four mayo attempts. I made my husband stand there after the last failure while I tried again and read me the recipe from NomNomPaleo. The only thing I think I did differently was to but the egg in first with the success and the egg last with the failures.
  10. Compliant deli meat

    Compliant Deli Meats I have Found: Wegman's Organic Uncured Ham Wegman's Organic Roasted Turkey Wegman's Organic Herbed Turkey Applegate Naturals Turkey Bologna Applegate Organic Roast Beef Personally, for me, the unicorn out there is compliant bacon. People tell me it exists but I have never seen it with me own eyes... But the Wegman's ham is a game changer and makes me over the moon happy.
  11. Oncoming cold.....

    Don't forget kombucha!
  12. Really? This is where my line is drawn in the sand.

    Where does it say you can't have iceberg or romaine lettuce?
  13. Trying to eat better with kids - this is HARD

    Can you get the non-compliant stuff out of the house to reduce the temptation for your husband to feed them off-plan stuff? Or does he just bring new non-compliant stuff in? Not having both parents on board is hard!
  14. Any sort of deli turkey

    Applegate has a turkey bologna. And roast beef (but read the labels because some roast beef isn't compliant.) Wegman's has turkey and ham. Whole Foods has one turkey, I think from a company called Fresh Fields.
  15. Whole 30 Cooking with Kids

    Tonight I was making red sauce (onions, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and 2 pounds of ground beef) when DS came into the kitchen. He peered at it and asked, "Is it 30 compliant?" When I said yes, he asked, "Does it have grains, dairy, sugar or legumes?" When I told him no, he rushed upstairs to tell his father that it was okay, he had checked and dinner was compliant.