DonnaGail

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    Whole30 Basic Mayo

    Does anyone know how long the Whole30 basic mayo will last in the fridge? I can't seem to find an answer anywhere on the web. Thanks!
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    Hash browns

    They were actually turning as fast as I could shred them. I will check out google. Thanks!
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    Hash browns

    I saw at the grocery store that all the hash browns have sugar so I bought a bag of potatoes to make my own, which I am doing as we speak. I am noticing they are turning color before I can even get them in the freezer. Wanted to shred some for future use. Any suggestions as to what to add to keep them from turning brown or pick before I put them in a freezer bag?
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    Carbs needed for energy

    I found it amazing that everything I had in my pantry had added sugar! And learning to eat without the added sugar in food doesn't even change the flavor. Guess it is all about getting people hooked. The soaking in apple juice sounds like a great idea!
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    Carbs needed for energy

    I like to hike mountains and multi-day backpacking at high elevation and need carbs for energy. The trail snacks I usually take along for energy are peanut butter, trailmix which I make my own with almonds, cashews, raisins and other nuts (no peanuts) and beef jerky. I found the website for Chomps and ordered the jerky. I also found a website, I think it was Elements? that provides Whole30 freeze dried meals which I usually take for breakfast and dinner. If I am local hiking, I can bring fresh fruit, but it's too heavy for backpacking in remote areas of the wilderness. Any Whole30 ideas of what I can use for high sustainable energy since I can no longer eat peanut butter? Thanks!
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    Carbs needed for energy

    Just found this testimonial from Jared who needed fuel to sustain long bike rides. Awesome ideas to chew on... https://whole30.com/2016/03/jared/
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    Carbs needed for energy

    Yea, I saw that word 'silpat' and have no clue what she was talking about so I figured I would Google it. I purchased Chomps beef jerky sticks, but that is more protein isn't it that carbs. Guess I will learn to dehydrate and make some potato slices for the trail and eat them like chips since you have to eat during the hike, right? I guess as a trail snack you gotta snack to keep the energy level up. :-) When and if you find cranberries Jihanna with no sugar let me know. I suppose it has to have 'some' natural sugars, right? Just like tomato sauce and paste has natural sugars occurring during the cooking process.
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    Carbs needed for energy

    Uh, oh. Lorna...are those M&M's I see in your DIY trailmix bag? LOL!
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    Carbs needed for energy

    These are all good ideas, which I hope will give me the energy and calories needed for long backpacks. It's not about just backpacking for a week then starting the Whole30, which I have already done, but I hope to make it a sustainable lifestyle change. I hike several times a week 8-10 miles, so I am looking to replace my trails snacks to Whole30 that provides ALL energy items during the hike. When I backpack, I usually do not have a fire. A long 15 mile day carrying a 45pd backpack in the Rockies, a campfire is not a good match as you are so exhausted by the time you pitch your tent, you just use a backpacking stove, freeze dried meals and go to bed. I have used instant potatoes while backpacking because it is such a lightweight item, but I haven't read through the ingredients to see if it is Whole30 compliant. Of course, instant potatoes would not be a viable source of energy while actually hiking from Point A to Point B. I found 'Elements' that provide backpacker meals which I plan to try. Guess I need to also learn how to freeze dry carb loaded trail snacks. Thanks for the tips. I prefer purchasing ready made snacks, but it looks like I will have to spend a lot more time in preparation when I am hiking or backpacking. UGH!
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    Bacon

    Very good advice. I was wondering why they would add that under the label when they said Zero Sugar. Thanks for the tip. I'll stick to the Jones brand and serve house guests the bad stuff. LOL!
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    Carbs needed for energy

    I wonder what I would put the almond butter on since I can't have bread or crackers which is what I put the peanut butter on. Not sure how long the potatoes would last on a week long trip. Can't do the olives and I don't think those would pack well for days on the trail. Hum...I may have to cheat. Ha!
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    Bacon

    Kelli, I purchased bacon too that at the grocery store that states NO SUGAR UNCURED BACON by Jones. Ingredients are: Pork, Water, Vinegar & Lemon Juice concentrate, Salt, Cultured Celery Juice. Under the label, it says: Not a significant source of Dietary Fiber, sugars, Vit A, Vit C, Calcuim and Iron. So I assume it is compliant but I don't know how the pig was treated. I also found bacon by Applegate that is total zero sugar, uncured, no antibiotics, etc. and the pig were raised humanely so that passes. But although the ingredients state: Pork, water, sea salt and contains less than 2% of the following: cane sugar, celery powder. Now...that makes me question. Applegate does sell in the grocery stores beef hot dogs that actually have the Whole30 label on them, so I kind of assumed the bacon was compliant. Any thoughts on that?
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    Bacon

    Ah...never thought about what the stores coat the chicken in prior to baking. I will try to do better and cook my own when I can. Thanks!
  14. I have been studying the Whole30 information pretty extensively this second go-round and this time actually changing my pantry into Whole30 compliant foods. What I find confusing after researching food and ingredients are the following items on the Whole30 Shopping List that are compliant. Under PANTRY: Coconut Aminos - I picked up the Simple Truth Organic Brand the other day. Total Sugars 6g, which includes 6g added sugars. In general, this is compliant? Mustard ALL - ALL seems inaccurate as there are all kinds of mustard with sugar, honey, soybean oil, etc. How can ALL be compliant when they contain noncompliant ingredients? Pickles ALL - The pickles in my pantry have lots of ingredients, but it says 0 sugars, so I can still believe ALL pickles are compliant? I didn't see Peperonicini peppers on the list. Is that because one of the ingredients is Sodium Bisulfite added as a color? Tomato Paste - The Hunt's tomato paste I have in my pantry has 4g of sugar, yet 'tomato paste' in general is compliant because it is on the shopping list? DRINKS: I read where 'Juices' are all compliant. Yet on the forum someone responded that juices are only compliant when used for cooking or flavoring. Yet, that is not what Whole30 states by saying all juices are ok. So, to me as it was printed in black and white means, OJ, cranberry, etc. are all ok to drink, not just cook with. ONE MORE QUESTION: In some instances, labels do not list the sugar content but under the label is states: Not a significant source of trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, etc. As in Simple Truth Organic Cold Pressed Unrefined Virgin Coconut oil. I didn't know if I should buy the liquid, cold press, etc. as which kind was not specified. I have been researching all this for about a week and it appears that almost every item in my pantry is not compliant so I am using the Shopping List to replace with compliant items. $$$$! I appreciate any clarity I can receive on these questions from experienced Whole30 viewers as I move forward in my journey. Donna
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    Whole 30 Shopping List - Confusing

    Thank you, Jihanna for clarifying this for me. It was getting very confusing trying to understand what is ok and what is really NOT ok. You have helped me tremendously. I am wondering now how well I will be able to refill the pantry. Looks like I might starve! I suppose setting about 4 hours aside to go grocery shopping and looking at 'ingredients' is in order. :-) So glad a can still use a splash of cranberry juice in my water, but I need to start buying regular and not diet 5 calorie. Thanks again!
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    Bacon

    Can I just boil my bought rotisserie chicken bones like I have done in the past, add a little salt and it will be Whole30 compliant?