I am currently using Hazelnut Nutpods. I have to use a lot to get it to a remotely creamy consistency, but the flavor is good. I do not like coconut flavor in my coffee, so the Better Half stuff was not good for me. Prior to starting Whole30 (I'm 10 days in), I put heavy cream in my coffee, no sugar. Needless to say, it is what I miss and crave the most!
10 Feb 2019 -- reintro day 11, peanuts
Meal 1 -- 13:00
pork loin, braised greens, roasted butternut
apple slices with peanut butter
Meal 2 -- 19:00
2 burgers (10 oz pre-cooked), sauteed onions and mushrooms
small serving of sweet potato
small bowl of salad greens
I think I need to start getting up at 5:45 or 6:00 on weekend mornings, instead of letting myself sleep as long as my body might want... if I feel like I need more sleep, I can nap during the day or (better yet) go to bed earlier. What's happening is that my eating habits are thrown off on weekends because of sleeping so late. I don't eat breakfast until a couple of hours after I wake up, which is usually fine because I can eat at 8:30 and still have a good period of time between that and a reasonable lunch time, which leaves room between that and dinner. If waking at 8, though, I'm not hungry for breakfast until 10 or 11, which shuffles everything else... and it's truly not good on Sundays, when our "family meal" is scheduled for 1pm. I can't do anything about the timing of lunch on Sundays, because that's just how my parents do things (and they don't want a big dinner on Sundays), so I've got to re-arrange my own sleeping schedule to accommodate this, instead.
Alternatively, I could try eating as soon as I'm out of bed, but I've never been one of those people who can do that... despite the recommendations for Whole30. I don't know. I think I want to try the sleep schedule change as my first line of attack, and see if that helps before I start trying to eat before I'm feeling hungry in the morning.
Apple slices and peanut butter. It's about the only way I could think of that I would use peanut butter in everyday life that wouldn't leave me with any leftovers. I don't eat much peanut butter overall, really -- I go through phases where I'm a PB junkie, and then phases where I can't even stand the smell of it, but even leading up to Whole30 I'd been cutting back on it. I did have to keep reminding myself not to lick my fingers after making a sandwich for my youngest, though!
Oh, that pork was so good! I'm going to have to remember the recipe, and how I tweaked it! So delicious! Using just kale worked fine, too, at least for me and my dad (my husband was "okay" with it, but said that they were a little bit too lemony for him this time).
My dad kept making comments about how nice a "really messy bacon cheeseburger" would be... I said better would be a messy bacon mushroom burger... and my husband stepped in to make us some burgers, served up with sauteed onions and mushrooms. Hubby had bread with his, and he and dad both grabbed cheese, but mine was slathered with homemade ketchup and eaten with a fork!
There will be no meal 3 for me tonight. I know dad plans to eat his other burger before bed, but I can't do the eat right before I lay down thing, it causes reflux for me so I avoid that at all costs. I'll just have to try to approach next weekend differently with my wake-up times, so I can keep myself on a better eating schedule overall.
The small amount of peanut butter I had this afternoon didn't seem to affect me at all, until this evening when I had some gas that wasn't entirely pleasant feeling or smelling. It wasn't BAD, but it wasn't comfortable, either. Based on just today's reaction, I could probably manage to do peanuts occasionally, but I can just as easily avoid them so it's not really a big deal.
I prefer a milder sausage, myself, and generally have to make sure my 9yo can also enjoy it because it's one of the few meats she'll eat. This is the recipe I've been using for my breakfast sausage:
For every 1 lb of ground meat (I use turkey for mine) --
1-2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch marjoram, dried
pinch cloves, ground
I adapted my recipe from this one: https://40aprons.com/easy-whole30-breakfast-sausage-paleo/
When I first made theirs, I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp per pound of meat, and even that was a little on the salty side (but everyone liked it so I kept it that way in my notes). I also added in marjoram because I like it in my sausage, and skipped out on the poultry seasoning and crushed red peppers from the original recipe (I didn't have either one, but neither is actually needed for me to enjoy the result!)
We also regularly purchase Aidells Chicken & Apple sausage, which we enjoy on its own or mixed into other dishes. It makes a nice break from the home-made stuff, too, especially if we've run out and I haven't prepped more yet!