MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    2 pounds ground chicken (I use ground chicken thighs as it's moister...if you use ground breast, add some of the bacon fat for richness)
    1 pound bacon, diced and cooked until very crispy, then drained
    1 bunch cilantro chopped
    a handful of chives from the garden...or a couple scallions
    Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
    Form into patties...and then in that magical depression that you make in the middle of a burger to stop it turning into a baseball when you cook it? You jam a bunch of pickled jalapeños.  
     
    I would have preferred to mix the jalapeños into the burger meat but husband doesn't like spicy so I had to do it so that he could pick them out/off.
     
    I grilled the ones I have on hand right now but have also done them in the oven...on a rack placed on a cookie sheet and baked at 500F for 10-12 minutes.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    How I love those Elvis burgers. On this week's menu I think.
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Breakfast today was 2 BIG mugfuls of a variation of the gingered zucchini soup in well fed 2. I started out with green onions, 4 cloves of garlic, fresh ginger, 2 zucchini and leftover steamed broccoli from dinner last night. Cooked till the zucchini was really tender -- about 45 min then I added in 4 HUGE handfuls of power greens (chard, kale, spinach) and let them wilt down.OH and I cooked it in bone broth that I am still simmering-- just ladled out what I needed for the soup and put the lid back on the bone broth! Poured it in batches into my food processor and blended away! Chopped up a hard boiled egg and mixed it into my mugs of soup and had a meat patty and raw bell pepper along side. Yum!
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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Leftovers from last night for me:
     

     
     
    Steak topped with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and garlic, sweet potato wedges, and tomato-cucumber salad with sunflower seeds.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning's breakfast...served cold.
     
    Chicken bacon jalapeno burger, greek salad (minus the feta, of course) & half avocado.  And lots of rock salt.  And coffee.
     
     
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    MeadowLily reacted to Oldehiker in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Some of these photo's require drooling.. especially the salmon on the potatoes, broccoli, etc... YUM  
    Thanks for sharing the pics!  It really helps to see what you're eating!  
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Super easy one yesterday.  Ground beef/turkey combo, diced red pepper, snow peas and a big handful of baby kale.  Served with some pickled jalapeños and a blop of mayo.
     
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning:
     
    Diced greek chicken thighs (made with this seasoning and grilled on the bbq last night)
    Diced precooked sweet potato, snow peas, orange pepper & a bunch of baby kale
    Dollop of mayo
     
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to missmary in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to JenX in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning's Meal 1, shredded yam and zucchini, leftover chicken, lightly curried with a touch of coconut milk. Who needs eggs??

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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning was hamburger patties, the last of some tricolore salad I made for the week (thank goodness -- it's good, but getting soggy and I'm tired of it. Next time, I'll only make a half batch), tostones, jicama, tahini dressing, and berry-lemon-ginger kombucha.
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning I made compliant breakfast sausage and tossed in frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and spinach. I topped that with Lizard Sauce. When I don't have Lizard Sauce I stir in homemade mayo instead. Since it takes 5 minutes to make, I always have some! Add coffee & coconut milk, yum!
     
    Yesterday I had ground beef, onions, green salsa and avocado with some chopped cilantro from my garden. Heaven! I do usually top my meat and veggies with an egg or two, but it's just as delicious when I am out of eggs.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Oh, fun!  
     
    As it is currently Eight Billion Degrees here today, I thought I'd start off this morning with a salad.  And yes, I ate it out of a huge tupperware because as we always say, your salad needs to be huge and all my large bowls were busy.  Contained potatoes, olives, pickles, peppers, tomatoes, greens, cucumbers, a hunk of meatloaf and this dressing.
     
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    One of the most common questions here on the forum is, what can I eat for breakfast? Maybe it's someone used to eating pancakes or pop tarts or just coffee or nothing at all, or maybe it's someone who's been eating eggs and is tired of them or wants to try the AIP protocol that doesn't allow eggs, but most people at some point during a Whole30 wonder about this. I thought maybe we could have a thread about unusual but tasty breakfast options that we could direct people to when they ask.
     
    So, if you eat the kind of breakfast that makes your non-W30 friends think you're weird, things that aren't your standard eggs and bacon or sausage combos, tell us about them here. If you want to show pictures, go for it.
     
    (Posts showing or describing obviously non-Whole30 foods like paleo pancakes, fauxtmeal, or coconut yogurt-fruit-nut creations will be deleted without warning. Please stick to meals that meet the meal template.)
     
    I'll get us started here -- this morning, I had leftover braised round steak, belly dance beet salad, and crisp sweet collards with pecans and raisins.
     
     

     
    So what did you have for your Meal1 this morning?
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I am 5'1 (on a good day) and I can hold up to 4 eggs in my hand, and my husband who is 5'6 can hold up to 5 in his hand. maybe try again? If you don't want to eat eggs everyday for breakfast, that is understandable, but do have more protein than the 1 egg in your coffee. It is important to follow the template guidelines to get the full benefit of doing the Whole30. If you choose not to follow the guidelines, then you are not doing a Whole30, you are doing something else. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    OMG, there are three sugars just on the raisins!  
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    MeadowLily reacted to LucieB in The crazy things people say   
    Friend bought some yogurt covered raisins and offered me some, then said "oh I'm sorry, I forgot, you don't eat dairy".  
    Then followed that with, "I eat them for the calcium from the yogurt."   
     
    Ingredients:  yogurt coating:  sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, nonfat milk powder, yogurt powder (contains nonfat yogurt powder and sodium citrate), color added, lactic acid, lecithin (an emulsifier), and vanillin (an artificial flavor). Raisins:  tapioca dextrin, dextrose, whey powder, powdered sugar, confectioner's glaze. 
     
    Probably more calcium in the raisins alone!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tom Denham in Confused about date syrup?   
    Let me elaborate.. a syrup made from dates is not acceptable during a Whole30 and a crappy idea at any time because sweetening your food with such a product erodes health. It does not make anything better. Making a puree with dates in order to sweeten your food is maybe 10 percent more acceptable than using a date syrup. You know where 10 percent better leaves you? Ninety percent away from where you belong if you want to be healthy.
     
    The person behind the dessert recipes thinks eating a frozen date helped her during her Whole30. This is not true. Feeding a sugar craving keeps the craving healthy and strong. The Whole30 approach to sugar cravings is to starve them unmercifully until they die. There is no room to negotiate with a sugar craving. They are cunning and powerful. Trying to placate a craving with just a little something has ended many Whole30s prematurely. Don't listen to the soft crowd. Listen to the old timers. Go cold turkey regarding sweetness. 
     
    Let me explain where it really is okay to use something to sweeten your food... when you are making pickles. Here is a good recipe for making quick, refrigerator pickles... Submerge your sliced cucumbers in a mixture of half apple cider vinegar and half apple juice plus spices like salt, garlic, peppercorns, etc and let soak for 12-24 hours. Making pickles is an acceptable time to use a sweetener during a Whole30. Seriously. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    LOL! I really hope you looked at this friend and said with a straight face something like "tasty tasty animals". 
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    MeadowLily reacted to dreamweavers3621 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I know with the bypass, sleeve or band the protein drinks etc are full of sugar. I had the sleeve done and it has been 8 years. i have had to drink the sugary protein and carb drinks for the first year. after that I was able to eat more at a meal. I can now eat most of what a normal person eats. hence why I have gained weight back. The nuturtionst at the gastic center 8 years ago didnt mention this. but I have found that the bypass etc only last for a specific amount of years. if we dont change the way we eat we go right back to what it was we were eating before thinking the bypass will keep us losing weight or maintain. It does not.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Schnauzy in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    The symptoms are gone now since this morning. I'm eating whole30 today and tomorrow (until dinner for my gmas bday). I'll reintroduce dairy some time after. Thank you jmcbn 
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    Gas, nausea & chest pains are fairly common reactions to diary. Back pain does happen along with joint paint, but isn't quite so common. What exactly did you eat? Is this your first dairy reintro?


    ETA: Just read your other post about dining out during reintro & see that you only had whole milk at one meal. The back pain could then be indicative of a lactose intolerance although it seems quite extreme given that you only had a small amount. I'd be inclined to go back to template meals until the symptoms subside (which may well take longer than two days) & then maybe try a mature cheese or natural yoghurt (both lower in lactose) to see if you have a similar reaction.