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  1. Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?

    Another great explanation - thanks so much!
  2. Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?

    That is a great explanation - thank you!
  3. Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?

    Okay, I see your point about breaking habits... I've never really been a cereal for breakfast kind of person, so at least this wouldn't violate that principle... Really, I'm just exploring recipes for the rest of this Whole30 (and beyond), and I'm trying to figure out which ones to put in the "Whole30 compliant" folder, and which to put in the "After the Whole30" folder. I'll file this one under "After", just to be safe.
  4. Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?

    So how does making zucchini "noodles" pass the test, but "cereal" fails it? Truly, just curious... I have no problem staying compliant and following the rules, but this rule seems to have some grey area that I'm trying to pin down - specifically so I can *stay* completely compliant! Thanks again, Amy
  5. Hi all, long time reader, first time poster... I am currently on day 16 of my 2nd round of the Whole30 - I completed it successfully about 6 months ago and had a great experience, with my only complaint being lack of variety in my menu for the month. So this time, I have been experimenting with more recipes, and it's been a much yummier Whole30 so far. But this leads me to a question for the Whole30 experts... At what point does a recipe cross the line in SWYPO territory? I do understand the SWYPO concept, and am fine with not trying to Macgyver up some Paleo brownies or pancakes or bread... But at what point does it go from just "combining ingredients to make a yummy and healthy recipe" to becoming the Whole30 violation of "SWYPO"? For instance, this recipe for a baked cinnamon cereal. The website on which it's posted (http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/07/cinnamon-faux-st-crunch-cereal-3.html) says that the woman who made it did so to have as a breakfast during the Whole30... But I wasn't sure. Is this SWYPO? And if so, what part of it crosses that line? Makes six 1/2 cup servings 1/2 cup milled flax seed 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds 2 Tbl ground cinnamon 1/2 cup apple juice 1 Tbl coconut oil Combine the dry ingredients in a Magic Bullet, blender or food processor. Add the apple juice and coconut oil and process until fully combined and mostly smooth. Spread the batter out on a parchment lined cookie sheet until nice and thin – about 1/16 of an inch thick. Bake in a preheated 300 degree (F) oven for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 250 degrees (F) and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into squares about the size of the keys on your computer keyboard. Turn off the oven and put the cereal back inside for about an hour, or until it's crisp and breaks easily. If it's still soft, keep in the oven until completely dried out and crisp. Serve with unsweetened almond or coconut milk. Thanks in advance to those who answer... Amy