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    Arlington, VA
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    Food. Accounting. Reading, fiction and nonfiction. Volunteering as a clinic escort. Law & Order: SVU for days.

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  1. ELemon30

    Dijon Mustard

    Might be wrong but I think this one is compliant. I am not on W30 anymore but I buy this regularly and really like it. https://www.amazon.com/Koops-Mustard-Organic-Dijon-Ounce/dp/B00FDZBY6Q Ingredients: Water, Organic Mustard Seeds, Organic Vinegar, Salt, Organic Turmeric, Organic Spices.
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    Day 15 - gag eggs, sweet potatoes

    Happened to me as well. I rarely eat eggs in the morning now but have no problem eating scrambled eggs for dinner. Taste and texture just didn’t appeal to me in the morning. Still can rarely eat eggs in the morning What did work for me: chicken sausage, meatballs, hamburger with sliced white onion and mustard, soup (ginger carrot soup especially), even NomNomPaleo’s tuna cakes were really easy and tasty for me.
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    Dealing with sugar withdrawl emotionally

    Hey Steph, it is really hard. I don’t have a connection to sugar but I do with things like fast food and pizza. They make me feel good and even worse I have relied on them my whole life to help me deal with things. Even simple things like nervousness before a meeting. My whole30 took the McDonald’s, the Papa johns away as a coping mechanism and all that was left were my feelings. Scary, right? Food can really mess with you, physically mentally and emotionally ... when you say “I couldn’t eat better” I believe you. Sometimes meditation can help. Journaling can help. Also coming here to talk to this community was an enormous help to me... have you read read this book? https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X/ there is a section on willpower and it really resonated with me. Basically, it says that willpower is a finite resource and if you are spent you might not be able to make the choice that is more difficult, delays gratification or has poor long term affects (effects?). A lot of it ties in to the ideas in Food Freedom Forever... It doesn’t get recommended enough but therapy can really help find a plan to problem solve on things like this.
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    Favorite crunchy foods

    I don’t do it often but I like to throw some pepitas in a dry pan and toast them. I’ve added them to the stuffing in stuffed peppers and really liked it! Also good for salads or on top of soup.
  5. ELemon30

    How often do you grocery shop?

    Since I work a traditional workweek, I do one trip on Sunday and meal prep that day. Ideally I could cover Monday - Wednesday. I also drop in once during the week if I have an idea or needed something extra, but it is easy for me to do that. Even so, I did still have to adjust during the whole30 to make sure my food wasn’t going bad. madness gave great advice and following that helped me on my whole30. Also, I tried to incorporate canned tuna, chicken sausage or scrambled/hard boiled eggs as my protein in meals near the end of the week. Canned tuna will last and chicken sausage can freeze and easily defrost in small portions pretty quickly. Eggs should definitely last through the week (I stopped eating them for breakfast and ended up enjoying them more for lunch and dinner... think it is a texture thing). That way you can save your chicken, ground beef, etc for early in the week.
  6. ELemon30

    Day 10 and struggling with ... Potatoes

    I had the same experience early on. I found that I needed to increase my fat intake but also that my portions of vegetables were too small so I really wasn’t eating enough. Then Adding more coconut or olive oil, ghee, mayo, some olives left me feeling satisfied.
  7. ELemon30

    What are good recipes for cold lunches?

    If you can find a compliant deli meat (this is one of the few i could find http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-roast-beef) you can make a deli meat wrap. I did: roast beef roasted red pepper or banana pepper homemade mayonnaise or avocado spinach or arugula
  8. You can cube and roast them in olive oil, salt and pepper. Then toss with lemon zest, lemon juice, thinly sliced red onion and chopped cilantro. This is good cold.
  9. ELemon30

    Batch of Mayo to use up, recipe ideas?

    Add curry powder and it's a flavorful dip or something to drizzle over veggies.
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    Brussel Sprouts

    I like them roasted with salt and pepper. I find the best size is when they're quartered and pretty brown. Tasty if you dip them in a mayo + curry powder mix.
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    I need SUPER easy recipe suggestions.

    Curried chicken salad is great if you have some pulled chicken (or just sauteed chicken breast that you can shred with a fork). W30 compliant mayo, curry powder, diced onion and also is great to add raisins or diced apple for sweetness. Chicken seasons with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and then sauteed with a mixture of roasted red peppers and mushrooms is delicious and simple. Throw in some roasted veggies and you are good to go.
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    Winter soups?

    I made a curried broccoli soup last night and it was great! Had it today as a side. Close to the linked recipe although I worked with what was on hand and had to leave out the apple and use yellow onion: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/2345953636/curried-cream-of-broccoli-soup Also, I swear by this ginger carrot soup! http://paleomg.com/ginger-carrot-soup/
  13. ELemon30

    I need SUPER easy recipe suggestions.

    I do this a lot, chicken thighs with frank's original in the slow cooker.
  14. ELemon30

    I need SUPER easy recipe suggestions.

    I can second the tuna cakes that Shannon mentioned. They're awesome. I really like taco salads. Really simple. I made a spicy green sauce with jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice and garlic that goes great with all kinds and cuts of chicken!!
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    The crazy things people say

    Wait... What?!!!!