Hello! I'm new, too. Being German, I am not a native speaker, so I am sorry in advance for any misunderstandings that may happen because of my English.
My start day was Jan 2nd, 2018, so it's already day 47. I feel so much better, it's amazing! The recipes are delicious, so there isn't much that I miss. I want to go on for a while to get rid of my bad snacking habits, especially when I'm stressed out.
To those of you who are about to start or suffering from deprivation effects: hang on, it's really worth it! If there is anything I can do to support you, please let me know.
I know there are "best gadgets" and "kitchen tools" threads all over in the back pages of the forum but sometimes it's fun to see a current list for new folks. Plus, there's new and awesome stuff out there!
If you've done a Whole30 before, what would you suggest our January starters put on their Christmas lists that would help them in their Whole30? I'll start:
mason jars for storing/freezing leftover soups, bone broth, sauces, dressings
good quality food storage containers (eg, glass or stoneware)
immersion blender for mayo, dressings, blended soups
cast iron or ceramic frying pan - leftovers tossed into a fry pan and reheated (maybe w/ an egg on top) is a super quick anytime meal!
large, high quality sheet pan
good quality chopping knife
silicone muffin pan
Whole30 books, cookbooks etc
OK, let's help build the list! Reply below and I'll add your responses to this first post as well as an easy reference guide!