-Kara reacted to Plantas in Why Costco and Sam's Club are bad for my Whole30
So true!!! The struggle is real. I have been trying to buy only frozen ground beef, chicken, romaine lettuce, tortillas and burger buns (for the non-Whole30 guy) and the frozen Normandy Mix vegetables when I go to Costco. I also get the little fingerling potatoes sometimes because they are about 15 times the cost in the grocery store. I do admit to rewarding myself with a pair of workout pants to get out without other delicious things though. I also buy toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant etc. at Costco because I hate to shop and prefer to have it on hand as long as possible.
-Kara reacted to slemo58 in Why Costco and Sam's Club are bad for my Whole30
omg so true
sometimes I wonder around and forget why I am there! so I come home with something I do not need and never get what I went there to purchase. these stores are overwhelming and probably best avoided unless you are indeed putting on a dinner for 12.
they do have good prices which is what attracts only after do you realize the waste as you toss it out. I have even said I will freeze them, package them into individual servings etc. truth be told usually does not happen
I also chose to go to the smaller stores and shop more frequently
-Kara reacted to Marysmith929 in Compliant Pesto at WholeFoods - Seggiano
I did a forum search a few days ago in search of a compliant pesto sauce and most of what I found was that as most pre-made pesto sauces contain cheese, it's best to make your own. I'm on Day 15 and being half-way through was dreading the idea of more food prep on my treasured Sunday, but was willing to make the sacrifice for pesto...
Lo and behold, I randomly picked up this jar to find a totally compliant brand of pesto! NO DAIRY! Can you believe that? Even the cashier, without prompting, took a look herself and was shocked since she herself was a vegan and had no idea it existed in store. It's the little victories, people...
Anyway, here are the ingredients listed below - found in the Italian/Tomato Sauce aisle at my local Whole Foods:
Seggiano brand, Raw Basil Pesto
"Made from our producer's own fresh Ligurian basil, this is a fabulous, raw, unpasteurised pesto packed with fresh, aromatic flavours. The tender top leaves are washed, chopped and preserved in olive oil within hours of being hand picked. It doesn't contain cheese, so it's suitable for vegans.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, CASHEW NUTS, FRESH P.D.O. BASIL 30%, SEA SALT, PINE NUTS"
-Kara reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.
thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.
-Kara reacted to ladyshanny in Why Costco and Sam's Club are bad for my Whole30
Oh my gosh! I get a "flyer" every week that shows ACTUAL PHOTOS that some gal goes and takes of all the sale items in Costco. And I sit at my computer at work and imagine some alternate life I have whereby I need a caesar salad kit for 12 people or a prawn tray that would feed 6 people or 4" of sliced roast beef deli meat or 20# of potatoes. And then I bring it home and we eat it. All of it. Because we don't want it to go bad.
When we move next week Costco will not be close enough to be regular anymore and I am more than good with that. Because instead of shopping for our actual life of a married couple who should be watching what we eat, I keep shopping for this imaginary life of abundance and cheer and then we eat it all and now we need to go shopping for our real life of needing new pants.