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  1. So has anyone seen the Netflix documentary What the Health, Its mostly about how bad meat and eggs is for you. I'm freaking out and trying not to fall into the hype but I look up everything they mention and they're not wrong. Has anyone else seen it? Any thoughts?
  2. Hi all -- there does not seem to be a definitive place where full ingredients/allergens from the fast-casual Caribbean restaurant chain Pollo Tropical ( are readily available. I haven't had luck in finding out from my local branches (due to a language barrier on my part), and there is very little information about this online, including on their own website (where you can find out whether products contain dairy, eggs, or gluten, but not the rest of what we'd need to know on a W30). Here's what I've gathered so far, from reading others' blog posts: There are supposedly 4 different meals on the menu that Pollo Tropical claims are free of the 8 most common allergens -- though I have yet to see a list of what those meals are, as everyone's links to this list are unfortunately broken. I did see a post from someone who had ordered Pollo Tropical's roasted chicken, balsamic tomatoes, and sweet plantains while on a Whole30, but I don't feel that I can trust that post for accuracy since there weren't any ingredient investigations cited; for all I know, the blogger could have made wrong assumptions and accidentally eaten something non-compliant. Given those frustrations, I wanted to start a formal thread on the official Whole30 forums where we can hopefully collaborate to post the definitively compliant items from the Pollo Tropical menu as we discover them (myself included -- I'll keep trying!). Thanks all! Looking forward to your insight and/or recommendations.
  3. Coleman Chicken Sausages

  4. Curry chicken soup

    I am so over eating the same foods ( not eating eggs makes it even worse) so I came up with a new recipe. Cooked up some garlic and onions and chicken breast in olive oil in a big saucepan. Added a heap of veggies, some pre-cooked like eggplant and green beans. Added water, stock, and chilli powder and curry powder to taste. Surprisingly tasty!
  5. I bought this whole chicken, it stated 100% natural. I planned on cooking it for dinner and had it defrosting. As I turned the package over to defrost the other side, my eyes caught the ingredients portion. It read...contains 2% or less carrageenan!!! I didn't expect to have to read labels on raw meat packages too! Sounds dumb I guess but I am grateful I saw it before I consumed any of it! I absolutely cannot afford to purchase grassfed beef, free roaming organic chickens, cage-free eggs, and organic veggies. I'm doing the best I can with what I can afford. I will read labels and do what I can where I can. I just don't have the financial means to do this to the T. Especially not for a family of 6! Totally bummed but trying!!!
  6. Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage I love Aidells chicken and apple sausage. The ingredients listed in link look good to me but just checking in case I'm missing something. Ant thoughts, concerns would be greatly appreciated!
  7. Chipotle Chicken and Salsarita chicken

    Hello Guys , I am on day 14 of whole 30 going good so far , Have couple of questions, Can we eat chipotle chiken , they say it is grilled and Salsarita chicken ?
  8. Almost a decade ago I was diagnosed with Oral Allergy Syndrome, specific to chicken meat (not eggs). Over the years I have rarely and inconsistently reacted to pork and various fruits as well. Knowing this, I eliminated chicken during my Whole30 and severely limited exposure to any other food items to which I have previously reacted. I am 20 days in today and reacting to ground turkey - a product which has never given rise to symptoms before. Has anyone else seen increased food allergies during W30 or familiar with adverse reactions related to OAS?
  9. WHole30 baby

    Hello ALL!!! This isn't my first day this is actually my 3rd day (April 7 2016) but I am still a whole30 baby and like all babies I am throwing food tantrums but with a few sips of mint tea and extra GALLONS of water I am happy to say that I am still going strong. Please feel free to recommend any egg-less breakfasts options, recipes with chicken (seeing how it is the only meat that I eat) and most importantly snack options even though I know snacking isn't recommend but a girl's gotta EAT! Love you all!!
  10. Hi, I wanted to make chicken pot pie for dinner this week. I haven't had it in a while but I would love to try this paleo/whole 30 version of it! I know we can use almond flour but I'm not sure if this would be considered a no because of the chicken pot 'pie', and might fall under the category of paleo baking... Am I in the clear?
  11. Hi wonderful people! I'm on Day 3 of my Whole30 and looking forward to all the success that comes with it...right now, I'm a little cranky. I searched the forum and found 2 posts about Nando's Peri Peri - both inconclusive about whether some of their options would be Whole30 complaint. Both were from about a year ago, so sorry if I'm breaking the rules by posting this again - but wanted to see if anyone had any updates. I did find this when reviewing their menu; which means the Macho Peas that others thought is complaint, are actually not (it contains dairy): D Contains dairy G Contains gluten SL Contains sulphites S Contains soy sauce/soy flour SM Contains sesame E Contains egg V Suitable for vegetarians Anyone ventured to one in the US and have success with their meals?
  12. I am making bone broth for the first time in my life and I'm using my slow cooker. It's been about 18 hours now, I was thinking to go to 24 and stop, but I see the water level has dropped about 3/4 of an that normal? And can I just add a little more water now to bring the water level up? Or just let is be and I'll have a little less that what I initially poured? I only opened the lid once at around an hour into it, but since then the lid has been down.
  13. I was STARVING Monday after work, and had to go straight to pick up my little boy, to take him to an evening class. I stopped in at Madina, Meditteranean Food , it is a chain that we have here in Toronto. The owner was there, so I spent a few minutes talking to him. He made all of the salads himself, so told me what he added sugar to. I had an amazing meal of Chicken Shawarma over salad, with tahini. His garlic sauce looked creamy, but he told me it was just made with eggs. HE had a delicious Beet salad, and I was just so excited and satisfied!!!! I used the Tahini for salad dressing, and was over the moon excited . I wanted to share.
  14. I have never made chicken stock in my life and I looked high and low around my area for chicken broth that was whole30 compliant...but nothing was available that didn't have sugar (evaporated cane juice to be exact.) So....I have decided to try out the recipe from the book to make my own broth. My question is, do I just use the bones from a chicken? I asked my mom what she normally does, and she told me to use a whole chicken...meat and all. I don't recall the recipe mentioning to cook a chicken in the pot...just use a leftover carcass of a chicken. What's the difference? I don't really want to have a boiled chicken (I am not making chicken soup). I just want to have some chicken broth available for other dishes that require it. So, do I just buy some chicken bones from a butcher and continue on? Or do I need the meat on it? Thanks in advance!
  15. Hi guys! I'm on day 9 now, but on Saturday I was on day 7 and very close to blowing it!!!! ... My family and I went a friend's gathering... beautiful day, catching up with old friends, kids having a blast. On the way there, I announce to my husband that I'm sticking to Whole30.. I'm going to be able to make it through this one social event! Huge spread of munchies.. some good, some bad... when I did find myself near the table I chomped on fresh carrots and celery. Seltzer water in a wine glass. All is good. Then the grill fired up and out came some ribs, and hot dogs and chicken wings. So no go on the ribs... I could only imagine the sugar on those puppies, and then I saw the brand of hot dogs, also... no go! So the chicken (wings, breasts, drumsticks...)... they looked they were just garnished with some seasoning. Great!... right?... WRONG! ... So I put two chicken breasts on my plate, go to fill up my water-in-a-wine glass, and it hit me. WOW... this Whole30 is no joke. I had read so much on previous forum posts about trusting you friends and the food they make, and gambling with ingredients... going back to day 1 for one lousy mistake would be devastating! I asked my friend... 'What did you put on the grilled chicken? It is so good!' ... Answer: soaked in marinade. That was too close for comfort. I was able to transfer them to my kid's plate. And that was the end of that. Came home and made a lovely Whole30 compliant dinner. Ohhhh yeah!!! Day 9 and going strong! TCT2015
  16. Sunflower chicken salad

    I haven't updated my blog/notebook ( in a while (I will soon) and just came across this forum. End of the day exhaustion set in early yesterday evening because I was low on sleep. I had no leftovers remaining in the fridge and nothing ready to go. Luckily I killed some time at the Union Square farmers' market earlier, so I threw this together: 1 medium bowl of sunflower shoots (greens) 2 grilled chicken sausages, chopped/diced ( 6 baby potatoes, baked/microwave-baked 1/2 medium white onion, sliced 1 asian pear, diced 1 dill pickle dressing: 1/2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp dill pickle brine 2 tbsp fire-roasted, dried and minced tomatoes ( 1 pinch of salt (to taste) 1 pinch cayenne pepper (to taste) 1 pinch garlic powder (to taste) Unbelievably delicious.
  17. Hello! This past week while meal planning, I decided to make a couple of basic dishes to eat for breakfast/lunch throughout the week. I made compliant egg salad, and a compliant chicken salad spin off. Both were made with whole30 mayo, and for the chicken salad I mixed diced chicken with mayo, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, and we're wonderful options throughout the week. Since they were packed with protein and fat, they kept me full for a long time! Going into this next week, I'm looking for some alternatives that are similar to these dishes. I don't want to make the exact same things two weeks in a row, because I know that I'll get burnt out of them and won't want to eat them. I was wondering if anyone else have made some similar dishes that they can fall back on? I'd love to hear ideas! Thanks!
  18. So this recipe looked delicious: like REALLY delicious. Obviously, heavy cream and parmesan are out, so I tweaked the recipe - take out the bad stuff and substitute with 3/4 cup of coconut cream... CRAZY GOOD!! (It goes without saying: brown the chicken in ghee.) You don't miss the cream and parmesan at all, and you don't taste the coconut - you just get the creaminess. I made it for company and they went nuts over it. Making it next time we have people for dinner too (don't judge - they don't know each other ).
  19. Meat Marinades

    I have attempted the Whole 30, lasted 5 days and gave up. Unfortunately, I didn't pick a great time in my personal calendar. It was loaded with social engagements that made being compliant extremely difficult. I have however, found great value in following the shopping lists and meal plan template! I am trying to do the best I can with what my schedule and budget will allow. I have historically purchased my meat in bulk and then packaged them in smaller bags with a marinade. This has been great because I have been able to pull them from the freezer and while they thaw they marinade. This has allowed me to not eat the same boring plain chicken/pork each night. I have been using the Lawry's 30 min marinades - which I know is not compliant! I am looking for simple compliant marinades that are flavorful. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  20. I'm on day 23 of my first Whole 30. First off, I'm loving it, I have nothing bad to say about it and I am already experiencing huge improvements, however I have noticed a new weird aversion to the taste of chicken. I remember somewhere reading that my tastes might change and wondering if anyone has experienced that. I don't think that I have been relying on chicken as a protein too much, I have actually been pretty varied on that. I have been eating beef, bison, lamb, turkey, several kinds of fish, and chicken. But starting in the second week i just can't seem to eat chicken, whether that be in a salad or grilled. It just doesn't taste good to me anymore. This is very odd for me as I usually eat it all the time.
  21. I see a lot of recipes for chicken wings and wonder if eating the skin is compliant. I've looked every where for an answer...please help! BY THE WAY, if you parboil them first and then bake them, they come out crispy and delicious! Here's the recipe: 2 lbs chicken wing pieces salt 3 tbsp Frank's hot sauce 2 tbsp ghee dash of worcestershire sauce (MAKE YOUR OWN!) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Heat up a big pot of boiling water. Season the water like you would for cooking pasta (taste the water, it should taste a little repulsively salty, like sea water). Boil the chicken wings for 7-8 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack so the excess water can drain off. Let them drip dry a little bit, then dry them well with a paper towel. Place the chicken wings directly on a sheet pan. Bake the chicken wings for 25-30 (if large, then about 40 minutes) minutes on one side, then flip the wings and bake for another 5 minutes on the other side. The wings should have crispy crackly golden skin on the side that was in contact with the sheet pan. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, heat up the hot sauce, butter, worcestershire sauce until melted and combined. Toss the hot wings in the sauce, and serve immediately. Gobble them up while they're still crisp, and coated with sauce. Enjoy!
  22. Love to cook

    So I go shopping and all the broths and stocks have a lot of crap in them. Eeven the organic stuff. So I bought a whole chicken, veggies, and herbs to make homemade chicken stock (already did this with the Thanksgiving carcass). Then I freeze it. Looking to do the same with beef but need grass-fed bones and everyone was out. Same with almond milk. So I made my own yesterday. easy and not too messy. ~jj
  23. Need a good massaman curry recipe!

    I'm looking for a non-spicy (that is, not chili pepper spicy!) Whole30-compliant recipe for massaman curry, preferably for chicken breast, and even better if it can be done in the slow cooker. Thanks so much!
  24. deli meats? (canada!)

    Hello everyone! I'm a few days into my first Whole30, and I'm having a lot of trouble finding deli meats that actually meet the "no added sugar" rule. I live in Canada, so I don't have this "Whole Foods" store you keep talking about, and I'm a broke college student with no ways of buying it from a farmer because my wallet really can't take it. Does anyone know of a brand in Canada that would fit the criteria? Talking about things like sliced chicken and roast beef, by the way.
  25. Hello All- Hungry me came up with a recipe yesterday: Lettuce Wraps: Sauce: 1.4 c aminos 2-4 tbsp garlic ( I used 3 cloves) 2-4 tbsp of ginger â…“ c of toasted almonds Combine in blender or food processor, until smooth. I then added some water because it was more like paste than sauce. 1-2 cooked chicken breast 1.5 c coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage I threw the dressing away) 2 tbsp ( or as needed) coconut oil 1 head of Iceberg or Butter Lettuce Add the cabbage to a pan on medium with the coconut oil it in, meanwhile cut the chicken into bite sized amounts. Once the cabbage is sizzling and looking a little wilted, add sauce and chicken. Stir for a few minutes then remove from heat. It may need a little salt and pepper to taste. For lettuce wraps I cut the head in half, core it (take out the stem), and rinse it. Then I place it, cut side down in a towel or paper towel. Gently peel the top of and fill it full of the filling (I usually put it in a container on the table).