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  1. I used to use baby foot packets all the time as carbohydrate fuel on long hikes and backcountry climbs. I'd usually alternate the yummy fruit heavy ones and the ones from Serenity Kids that are gnarly in taste but full of vegetables like sweet potato, carrot, beet, and spinach. Plus, those ones have olive oil for some added fat. So yeah, I don't see a use for these in a regular day of eating at home, but they are great fuel while doing long outdoor activities!
  2. Here's a lasagna recipe that is legit amazing! I mean, you can tell it's not noodles but everything else tastes like a delicious, traditional lasagna. This was no poor substitute, it was just yummy. In particular, the cashew ricotta substitute is delicious! PS. You definitely need a mandolin so you can slice the zucchini really thin. I tried it once without and it simply isn't the same. You really, really need consistently thin zucchini for this to come together...
  3. I find that spiralized sweet potato soaks up sauces well. I made this lo mein recipe ( and thought the sauces soaked up into the sweet potato noodles quite well! Especially when I made the "noodles" a little bit larger!
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    Unfortunately, pizza, whether or not it is made with compliant ingredients, is not allowed on Whole30. It falls under the rule "Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients." See here for more information: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this is probably something best save for your Food Freedom! I highly recommend that you take something else delicious to eat for family movie night. You may not be able to have pizza but perhaps it's an opportunity to prepare something else delicious! I have lots of
  5. I think I had actually found this before and discounted it because it didn't look like salami (in fact I thought it looked kinda gross). LOL, it sounds like I wasn't too far off base as I don't love jerky... I'll save salami for special occasions and my food freedom! Thank you for all the great information!
  6. @SchrodingersCat Thank you for that information! That's super helpful! And now I can stop wasting my time trying to find it... LOL.
  7. I have never found compliant salami. Ever. And I've tried hard. Which is really a tragedy because I love me some salami. Turkey deli meat is pretty easy to find and might be your best bet. I've found a compliant brand called True Story at Costco. And I can find compliant Applegate Naturals turkey at most grocery stores. I'm not sure about buying online though... Are you open to trying a store? I will also say that these products tend to be expensive... I wish you the best!
  8. @Jim Baunach You're right that there isn't really a limit on portions or fat consumption. But the meal template is a great resource to serve as a guideline for portioning. It's not a rule to follow the meal template, but it is a recommendation and I've found it to be highly useful. You can find it here: Basically, you should fill your plate with 1-2 palm-size servings of meat, the rest of your plate with vegetables (1-3 cups) and a serving or two of plated fat (which varies depending on the fat source). That'll give you the very be
  9. @Jim Baunach Here's a good explanation of the Whole9:
  10. Congratulations, what a wonderful journey! I wish you the very best as you continue on! And, I might just try your hack for steak sauce. That sounds delicious!
  11. Mel Joulwan (author of the Well Fed cookbook series) has a recipe for pan-fried sardines that is absolutely amazing! It's super fast to prepare and oh-so-good. I do struggle a little bit with uncooked ones directly from the can, but these fried ones are phenomenal! I could eat them every day! Sadly, it's not one of the recipes she has online. But, if you have her cookbooks, check it out! Though I can't remember if it's in Well Fed or Well Fed 2....