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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. Yes, have the food at each meal one day, then go back to Whole30 for at least two days. If you were to have a reaction that takes more than two days to recover from, don't reintroduce the next thing until you are feeling good again. Once you've reintroduced a food, you don't have it again until you're completely done 2with reintroductions, so even if beans go well, you wouldn't have been and rice together when you reintro rice. As for doing several non-gluten grains or just one, that's kind of up to you. You can do non-gluten grains generally, and have maybe oatmeal, rice, and corn a
  2. No. If you check the rules (, under the do not consume added sugar rule, date syrup is mentioned specifically.
  3. You don't need to use ghee. If you know you're severely lactose intolerant, there is no reason to try ghee and risking making yourself ill. Earth Balance has several products, you'd need to check ingredients for the one you want to use. There are options other than any kind of butter-like spread. For cooking with, you could try olive or coconut or avocado oils. For salad dressings, olive oil, or if you want a more neutral flavored oil, sunflower oil. There are tons of other oils that are Whole30 compatible too, if you want to try them, but the ones I've listed are some good basics.
  4. Whole30's stance is that this is between you and God. If taking communion is an important component of your faith, take communion.
  5. I think most hoisin sauce has some sort of sweetener, which would definitely rule it out. I haven't cooked with it a lot, so I'm not sure if there's anything that would be a direct substitute, but I did find this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo that might work for you:
  6. Chickpeas and edamame are generally fine, you'll need to check the ingredients for particular products to check they don't have sweeteners, carrageenan, sulfites, or grains (like cornstarch). The crackers are out, both because they're crackers and baked goods like bread and crackers aren't allowed, and because they're rice-based and rice isn't allowed because it's a grain and grains aren't allowed. Likewise, corn is considered a grain and therefore popcorn isn't allowed. If you haven't already, go here: and click Download the Prep Pack. You'll need to
  7. The barley and rye are both grains and aren't allowed for Whole30. There are other brands of dandelion tea, you can probably find one that is only dandelion root, and that would be fine to have.
  8. The exchange isn't 1:1 in some recipes because coconut flour is more absorbent than almond flour, so it can definitely affect the amount of liquid you'd need to use. In other recipes, for instance if you're just breading a piece of chicken or fish before cooking it, it may not make much difference. If there's a particular thing you want to make, I'd suggest looking for a version of the recipe that uses almond flour rather than coconut flour. Try googling the recipe plus the words almond flour, so for instance, chicken tenders almond flour. Enough people can't do coconut or don't like coconut t
  9. You'd need to check the ingredients. As long as the ingredients are Whole30 compatible they are fine.
  10. There's a meal template that shows approximately how much of what types of things to eat. For the original Whole30, it's here: Or if you're doing the plant-based Whole30 instead, go here: and look for the link that says Download the plant-based prep pack -- you'll need to provide an email address, but you get a pdf with all the info you need to start the plant-based Whole30, including the meal template, which is a little different than the original.
  11. Raisins in general are fine, and sunflower oil is fine. Be sure they aren't sweetened and don't contain non-compatible ingredients like sulfites.
  12. Someone posted this recipe several years ago:
  13. The only "pasta" allowed on either original or plant-based Whole30 is vegetables cut into the shape of pasta. This pasta would not be compatible with Whole30.
  14. This is the official guidance on whether or not to start over:
  15. If you haven't yet, if you go here: and where it says Download your Prep Pack, put in your email address, you can get a pdf file with a shopping list and rules and other info for the plant-based Whole30. It mentions some specific brands of proteins that you can have. For soy milk, you're looking for unsweetened versions with no carrageenan or sulfites or other non-compatible ingredients. I'm not sure exactly which brands, you'll need to check ingredients. Hemp protein powder in general is ok, you'd need to check the ingredients to be sure any brand i
  16. This looks OK. This is aimed more at colds &bflu, but maybe you'll find helpful information in it:
  17. You can certainly opt to have more fish or chicken instead of beef or pork. You can limit or completely leave out things like bacon or sausage. However, for many people dietary cholesterol (cholesterol in what you eat) doesn't affect blood cholesterol levels as much as previously thought. Here's a bit of a summary: and I'm sure you can find more information online.
  18. This looks fine to have on Whole30, and Whole30 does not say anything about when you can have food or beverages, so yes, you can have this before bed if you want.
  19. You should get the replay, I'm told probably by Wednesday. So watch whatever email you used to sign up, and if you don't get it by the end of the week, let us know and we'll see what we can do.
  20. No. Not for either the Original or the Plant-based Whole30. The corn maltodextrin, hydrolyzed carn and soy protein are not Whole30 compatible. You might want to review the rules:
  21. No, the plant-based Whole30 and the original Whole30 are two separate programs and aren't meant to be combined. If you eat two types of animal-based protein (eggs and salmon), you can do the original Whole30 using those two protein sources, but not including soy or other protein options from the plant-based Whole30 that aren't allowed on the original Whole30. If you prefer not to eat that much animal protein, you could do the plant-based as it is written, the using the reintroduction plan for people willing to eat animal-based protein to reintro the salmon and eggs afterwards.
  22. The only "pasta" that is allowed on either the original or the plant-based Whole30 would be vegetables cut into pasta-like shapes. So, butternut squash cut into "noodles" using a spiralizer or mandolin. I'm not sure exactly what recipe you're talking about but if it involved pasta made from a mix of vegetables and some type of flour to form noodles, it is not compatible with Whole30. Plant-based Whole30 contains protein sources that are not allowed on the original Whole30, like soy and other legumes, because people who choose not to eat any animal-based items would not have enough protei
  23. Regardless of what the recipe says, you should aim to make your meals match the meal template (Download it here: Everyone is different, so that serving size may have worked for the person who made the recipe, or they might serve it as part of a larger meal, who knows. But you definitely want to eat as much as you need to, no matter what their serving size says.
  24. It can be mixed in coffee or tea or soups. It's more a supplement than a stand-alone protein.