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    CGinDC got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fifth W30   
    It's been a hectic couple of days. I have three major deliverables due for work next week, and we're behind. I have a feeling the next 7 days will really test my resolve to stick with this one - I know tonight has been difficult, there i nothing more I'd like to do than kick back with a beer or glass of bourbon since I just finished work at 11:00 PM.
    M2 yesterday was leftovers - kabobs and veggies from the night before, and zucchini soup with a dollop of mayo
    M3 yesterday: my darling husband cooked what he thought was a W30 compliant pot roast with carrots and potatoes, except when he checked the seasoning ingredients he somehow didn't see that it had sugar in it, plain as day. Luckily I checked it before I ate anything, so I ate the rest of the kabob leftovers with roasted carrots and onions
     
    M1 today: same thing as yesterday
    M2: Since I couldn't eat the leftovers from last night I made one of the primal kitchen stir-fry meals. It was chicken fried "rice" and holy shit, it tore my stomach up. Not sure if it was because of the cauliflower or what but my stomach has been LOUD all day since.
    M3: Made some chicken salad with homemade mayo, carrots, celery, and radishes. Had it over lettuce with lemon dijon dressing.
     
    This week has taught me that even though I've done this many times before, I still need to do a fair amount of prep this weekend since I know I'm going to be exhausted from work and willpower will not be the best.
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    CGinDC got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Primal Kitchen frozen meals - serving size   
    Update: I had one for lunch today and it's definitely not enough food, volume wise. Could work for a mini-meal or if you're supplementing with other food (like I did today, since I didn't have enough prepped for a full meal).
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    CGinDC got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Primal Kitchen frozen meals - serving size   
    It does, thank you!
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    CGinDC got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Primal Kitchen frozen meals - serving size   
    I just started my fifth Whole30 and was happy to see Primal Kitchen's frozen meals at my local market. I have two small kids (19 months and almost 4 years old) and life is...hectic. I've been a little worried about my ability to prep enough food with everything going on so I'm glad to have this on hand for those days that meal prep just isn't possible.
    I noticed that each of them has a serving size of about 250-270 calories though. I know we're not supposed to pay attention to calories on the Whole30, and I usually don't, but this does not seem like enough calories for a meal that's supposed to keep you full for 4-6 hours. Any thoughts from the moderators?
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    CGinDC got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fifth W30   
    M3 yesterday was beef & lamb kabobs, grilled asparagus, and cauliflower (about a cup of each), and a clementine. And I wasn't hungry before bed! For the first time in a while I got myself into bed by 10:00 - I was so beat, and just dragging and feeling overall pretty blah. I woke a few times at night but didn't have any trouble getting back to sleep, thankfully. My period started this morning so that could have been part of it.
    M1 today was a breakfast hash with sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and chicken sausage, topped with two fried eggs and mayo. One cup of coffee with hazelnut nutpods and I'll probably go grab another in a few minutes.
     
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    CGinDC got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Fifth W30   
    It was - super easy, and both kids liked them! I was literally scrounging for some extra veggies because my husband ate most of the leftover cabbage we had. We had some baby carrots so I just put them in a sautee pan with a little avocado oil, a few dashes of coconut aminos, a little ginger powder, and little water, then covered them and let them cook for maybe 15 minute over med-low heat stirring every few minutes so they didn't burn. It will definitely be in our rotation from now on!
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    CGinDC reacted to SugarcubeOD in Primal Kitchen frozen meals - serving size   
    I have not seen the actual meals (Canadian here) but you're right, I would have thought the same thing.  It brings to mind a discussion that was had surrounding the same concern on the Walmart Whole30 meals and the general consensus was that these are for emergencies... much the same as eating a couple Applegate hotdogs and roasted potatoes on a super busy day should be considered 'good enough', these would fall into that same category.  Also, nutrition is cummulative so if you've been eating template meals for a couple weeks and then one day you end up needing to press one of these frozen meals into service, it may not keep you as full as your own home cooking but it might just be good enough to stop you from going to a drive through or eating the leftover ice cream cake in the freezer (just silly examples).  if you were relying on these for every meal (or even a meal a day) for your entire program, you would likely need to eat more than one or supplement with extra veggies and maybe a fried egg.
    Does that help?
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    CGinDC reacted to SugarcubeOD in Do I really need 4 meals?   
    Olives? Sundried tomato in olive oil? (Costco sells a compatible one - just make sure to read your labels).  Make some mayo based sauces like ranch?  You can also look up recipes for batches of pesto (make sure you read the ingredients before you start making to ensure it's W30), chimichurri sauce, tahini sauces etc... there are loads of amazing Whole30 sauce recipes online and if your budget and location allows, there are also a great deal of pre-made sauces including our own W30 line of dressings and sauces.
    https://www.theendlessmeal.com/7-staple-whole30-sauces/
    https://eatthegains.com/6-whole30-sauces-that-arent-mayo/
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    CGinDC reacted to BabyBear in Fifth W30   
    @CGinDCwelcome aboard!  Keeping a log and journaling has helped me a lot process what is going on with my body.  It helps me to realize and name what’s happening that way I can move past it rather than muscle through it.  
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    CGinDC got a reaction from BabyBear in Fifth W30   
    Starting my 5th W30 today. My last one was when my almost 4 year old son was just about a year old, and now I have a 19 month old as well. I'm in major need of a reset, my fatigue and brain fog has been awful lately. Not to mention heartburn has been acting up a lot, and I know it will get better with the W30. I'm also looking forward to better quality sleep, but not looking forward to this first week because I have a feeling my sugar hangover is going to be pretty bad.
    Breakfast:
    Compliant sausage sauteed with mixed greens, topped with two eggs fried in avocado oil and homemade mayo. It was hard to get it all down - I've been really bad about eating a full breakfast lately and I can definitely tell that my body is not accustomed to that much food soon after I wake up. I had planned on also having a cup of pureed zucchini soup but I couldn't stomach it. 
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    CGinDC reacted to LadyM in Fifth W30   
    Welcome back! You'll feel better soon and be so glad you recommitted to yourself. In the meantime, hang in there!
    There are a few of us keeping logs. I'm nearly on Day 50 of a W30 after many years away and now I can confirm it's like riding a bicycle. . . . 
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    CGinDC got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Mama in need of a reset - starting late October   
    Hi everyone! I've done I think 4 Whole30s before, the last one maybe two years ago, once I had weaned my son (he's 3.5). My daughter is 18 months and we've had an enormously stressful year, even aside from the pandemic, and I've just gotten way off track with unhealthy eating habits. My body feels weak and tired, and I'm in desperate need of a reset.
    Trying to do this with two young kids will be a challenge for sure. Is anyone else planning to start towards the end of October? My husband are out of town this weekend, then I want to spend next week doing some freezer meal prep so I'm not having to cook every day. Aiming to start the week of October 19.
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    CGinDC got a reaction from BabyBear in Mama in need of a reset - starting late October   
    Hi everyone! I've done I think 4 Whole30s before, the last one maybe two years ago, once I had weaned my son (he's 3.5). My daughter is 18 months and we've had an enormously stressful year, even aside from the pandemic, and I've just gotten way off track with unhealthy eating habits. My body feels weak and tired, and I'm in desperate need of a reset.
    Trying to do this with two young kids will be a challenge for sure. Is anyone else planning to start towards the end of October? My husband are out of town this weekend, then I want to spend next week doing some freezer meal prep so I'm not having to cook every day. Aiming to start the week of October 19.