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  1. Hello dear Whole30ers! I am doing my first whole30. I am currently in Sweden and I find it quite hard to find a Coconut Milk without added sugars. However, the majority declare 0.5 gr or <0.5 gr. I checked some whole30 approved coconut milk such as Thai Kitchen and Whole Foods 365 and they declare at least 1gr. Therefore, the ones available here should be ok to consume? I appreciate your comments. Thanks!
  2. suhavisalmon

    Energy Balls

    Hi! I recently saw a recipe for energy balls with ingredients that are all Whole30 compliant, but I'm not sure if this is a dessert replacement. These are the ingredients: 2 cups medjool dates (pits removed); ½ cup roasted almonds; ½ cup almond butter; ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided; pinch of salt. I thought I would ask since I'm on day 14 and definitely NOT interested in breaking my Whole30 for this. Thanks!
  3. Hello, I am on day 1 of Whole30. I know it is still early, but I am concerned with not getting enough fat. I am not a huge fan of coconut or avocado. I don't care for the consistency of avocado or the flavor of coconut. I am looking for meal suggestions or ways to disguise these foods into my meals. I found myself very hungry at about 10am after eating breakfast at 7:15am. I ate a hard boiled egg and a small apple for a snack. Breakfast included: 1- Palm sized mango chicken sausage patty, 1/2 cup diced sweet potato home fries, a handful of blueberries, and one egg.
  4. So, I read your coconut milk cream is supposed to settle to the top. But I opened my can this morning and it’s on the bottom. Is this the right stuff?
  5. Lunch

    Coconut Yogurt

    Hello there, Found some Coconut Yogurt that is made in-house at a health cafe close to work. Wondering if it complies? Pectin is obviously a gray area since it is a sweetener, but what do you all think? Coconut Yogurt: Coconut, Tapioca, Pectin, and Probiotic Cultures
  6. Deliloh

    Organic Dried Coconut

    Could I have Mavuno Harvest Organic Dried Coconuts? To have on hand for occasional snacks - not daily consuming, of course.
  7. Hello, I really want to make my own coffee creamer. I know it is preferred to drink our coffee black, but I just prefer to add something extra to my coffee to make it a little fancier. Does anyone have any good recipes? I tried just plain unsweetened coconut milk but that didn't do much for me. I've also heard that "Nutpods" are compliant, but some of the ingredients make me skeptical. Are these ingredients okay? Purified water, coconut cream, almonds, natural flavors, acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt.
  8. Twall58

    Sugar vs added sugar

    Starting the #JanuaryWhole30 next week and I have been doing a lot of reading but I still need a little clarification. The question is are products that naturally have sugar okay on the whole 30? Looking to make a compliant catsup and have not found a tomato paste with no sugar. Found one at Whole Foods with 3 grams of sugar and "No Added sugars". Is this okay? Another example is Good Belly probiotic drink. Most have added sugar so they are out but I have a Good Belly Coconut Water with NO ADDED SUGAR although it has 13 grams of sugar listed on the label. Again, my main question is, are items that naturally contain sugar Whole30 compliant?
  9. Emily.russell

    Coconut Milk Substituons/Allergy

    Hi! I am new to whole 30 and wanting to begin soon! I read the book yesterday and noticed many recipes are made with coconut. I am allergic to coconut, nuts, and avocado, and I was wondering if anyone could reccomend a good substitution for coconut milk, specifically. I cannot do cashew, almond or any nut-related milk due to my Nut allergy. Thanks in advance!
  10. Greetings, All! My life was coconut-heavy before this past January. My first Whole-30 attempt was swimming in coconut, and I couldn't figure out why I was still experiencing lethargy and several other symptoms at seemingly random times yet I felt awesome most of the time; I did not make the coconut connection. Fast forward to this August and I'm revisiting old recipe favorites and new finds- often involving coconut cream ... does anyone have ideas of how else I might achieve a creamy texture in soups and casseroles? I had thought about blending avocado, but then wondered if the longevity of the dish would then be affected? Thanks in advance, Brooke
  11. Meiyonce

    Are this milk compliant?

    Hey lovely people, so I love lattes and I usually go to this coffee shop that I love and asked them what alternative choices for regular milk they have and they said "almond and coconut" so I asked them if they could show me the boxes they came in to check in for the ingredients ( they were super nice and agreed immediately) so this is what they serve: Are they compliant or nah? The ingredients are in spanish so I really don't know.. it looks compliant to me but I also I was thinking it was to good to be true that my favorite coffee shop had compliant coconut or almond milk.. so what do you guys think?
  12. Hey All, I am getting ready to start a Whole 30, but still in the planning/getting past upcoming events stage. And I was wondering what do people do with the leftover coconut water when making their own coconut cream from coconut milk (as outlined on page 178 of The Whole 30 book)? Thanks,
  13. First time user of coconut aminos. Just purchased yesterday. When I went to open bottle it almost popped due to foaming, which has settled down somewhat. Normally I would discard this but while looking for a substitute to use in recipe I am making, I saw that this product "ferments". Is this safe to use or would you considered spoiled.
  14. Looking to buy unsweetened organic coconut to make coconut milk. Looking at offerings from "Let's Do Organic", Bob's Red Mill and Now Foods. Wanting to know if anyone has any recommendations or has used any of these before.
  15. eboyle86

    Coconut Vinegar

    I came across this stuff at the grocery store the other day. The ingredients are 100% coconut water. What type of things can you use this for? Has anyone had it? What does it taste like? It did have little bits of coconut husk floating in it. I didn't buy it but if it's good then I may go back and pick it up
  16. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst for you, how bad is "monkey salad"... i know that a lot of forum people have been very scathing but banana, macadamia butter and coconut flakes just hit the spot!!! I am on day 24 of my first whole 30 and doing okay. I would probably be regarded as being at goal weight (I have not weighed myself so I don't know) and I am ramping up my running after an injury. I started the whole 30 to crack my 15 cup a day addiction to coffee and skim milk and a pretty savage junk food tooth. I have not really had a problem with giving up any of the forbidden foods except the coffee and skim milk... and I am still learning to enjoy drinking it black... not 15 cups a day though. Is "monkey salad" SWYPO?
  17. Hello All I am on day 13 of my Whole30 and so far would classify it as a success. There are parts I love and parts I am struggling with. I have been good about preparing foods and following the meal template. I have increased the fat in my diet and have therefore been more satisfied than I expected. I suffered some nasty insomnia and weird heart racing palpitations at bedtime.. it was so odd because I have never had anything like that before. I have also had amazing nights sleep, 10 hours solid. There are days I am not hungry in between meals and can go to bed feeling content and there are days where I could eat all day long and still feel hungry. I will eat some nuts or coconut to stave of hunger, or try a piece of fruit with nut butter but I fear I am relying too much on nuts, coconut and nut butter in between meals. I am also trying to vary my meals so I don't get bored AND I don't create some sort of inflammation or intolerance by eating avocado, potatoes, eggs, ect every day. I would fight through the hunger but unfortunately I suffer from migraines and hunger and sleep deprivation are huge triggers. I have had to take my prescription meds 3-4 times in the past 2 weeks and that is a lot. I do feel well over all, bowels are doing great! mood and energy are up for sure! HELP! How can I stay full and what is going on with my roller coaster sleep and eating patterns?? I want to feel amazing and try and drop some pounds while I am eating all these veggies but my nut, dried fruit, and coconut binges are really hindering that.
  18. Hi, I'm doing my first Whole30 (I'm in the UK) and really confused about drinks. I have a Purdey's multivitamin drink which contains fruit juices from concentrate. Am I right in thinking this makes it non-compliant? Its the same with my coconut water but coconut water from concentrate. Does anyone have any recommendations for complaint cold drinks in the UK other than water with lemon and limes? Thanks
  19. Okay, so I'm looking into transitioning into a paleo lifestyle (and hopefully W30 when I think I've got that down!), but my major issue is with coconut: it's everywhere! Oil, milk, flour, everywhere, and I'm allergic. I can just sub other fats for coconut, right? Thanks!
  20. Item 1: Coconut Yogurt, made with coconut milk, coconut water, and non dairy yogurt cultures. Item(s) 2: Pasture Raised pork made into deli meats and sausages. Ingredients: pork, sea salt, celery powder, individual spices (no sugar, no carrageenan, no nitrates other than celery salt) I am aware that they may be considered SWPO, and thus will not comprise a majority of my diet
  21. Hi, I am on day 30 today. Results have been amazing! I am no longer depressed, and my moods are better and skin and nails are amazing. I do have to wonder though just dawned on me today after some reading over the weekend. Do I have an egg allergy? I think this because I never wheeze anymore when I run and my asthma has virtually disappeared the last few years from allergy shots. I take them for dust, dander, spring tree allergies. I don't think spring allergies would be in action yet due to the cold weather. But I wonder about eggs due to the fact that before whole 30 I hardly ever ate them, now I always eat 2-3 a day. Do you think I could have an egg allergy? Or is it due to the fact I'm not getting grains and those help asthma? I'm not sure which it is. Should I start introducing other stuff first or first figure out the egg allergy. Eggs would be in a lot of breads and such. Perhaps it's that I could have them baked into things if just one egg in one cake or something like that, but not 2-3 a day. Should I skip reintroduction and take eggs out for a few days? Or just take them out for a month and start reintroducing other foods? I'm kind of in a dilmena. I also have noticed my eczema on hands is almost gone, but not all the way. It's freezing cold out here in Minnesota too so could be due to dry/air weather. Oh and i feel like when I went to the allergist 3 years ago I was never allergic to eggs, as I think they tested for that. Could have changed I guess or maybe a sensitivity? What are your thoughts on doing eggs and how long to eliminate and then reintroduce? And should I wait for other foods until I figure this out? THanks any thoughts would be amazing!
  22. LosAltosAngel

    Trader Joe's Low Fat Coconut Milk

    Hello All, The label says ingredients are just coconut milk and water. What do you think? All I want to do is add something to my coffee. Label attached. Thx.
  23. I was wondering if anyone had experience with a histamine reaction early on. I've developed a wheezy productive cough since day 2 that feels a bit like asthma, and some intermittent sneezing and post-nasal drip that seems to be worse after eating then resolves (congested bronchi feeling stays though). I've had very mild seasonal allergies in the distant past, and have a slight mold allergy. I've never had any kind of noticeable reaction to anything I've eaten before, and at first I thought it was possibly a "healing crisis" carb flu type reaction to not eating dairy or grains. (I've done low carb before but always with full fat dairy and a little whole grain (like Kavli crackers). The is the first time I've ever been dairy and grain free.) Has anyone ever heard of a histamine reaction to foods like almonds or coconut? I'll list my four days below in case anyone has any ideas. Other than some nausea, which resolved, I've been feeling pretty great except for the allergy symptoms. I'm coming off of a really terrible carb, sugar and PUFA laden diet. This seems to be getting worse, so I'm not sure if I should let it run it's course (if it's more of a detox symptom) or medicate (benadryl) or try to lay off the nuts and coconut (which would really be depressing). I guess I'm leaning towards wait and see, watch and wait, but after my last meal, I'm getting some swelling in the roof of my mouth, so I don't want to aggravate any possible developing allergy by keeping on with the food. Anyone have any thoughts about differentiating allergies from detox symptoms? Thanks for the expert advice folks! I love this forum.... Day One 1. coffee with coconut oil 2. Baby greens and tuna 3. Baked salmon with turmeric, ghee and steamed asparagus, coconut oil baked sweet potato cubes, mango with lime, fresh mint and blueberries 4. Handful of macadamia nuts Day Two 1. black coffee 2. scrambled eggs with ghee and dry salami, salad with avocado, tomato and chopped snap peas with an avocado cilantro shallot dressing, melon slice SNACK - young coconut water 3. 2 tablespoons of pecan cashew butter and some strawberries Day Three 1. black coffee 2. baked snapper with cardamom and limes crusted with sliced almonds and coconut meal, asian pear slaw with cilantro, grated carrot, snap peas and scallion dressed with coconut oil and lime juice. Sliced peach. 3. sliced pot roast with avocado chimichurri, baked sweet potato cubes, and garlic kale, strawberries Day Four 1. black coffee, strawberries and 1 tablespoon of pecan cashew butter 2. Baked chicken tenders with baby greens, leftover asian pear slaw, melon and creamy cashew vinagrette 4:30 SNACK - strawberries and a small handful of cashews 3. Almond meal baked chicken tenders with coconut cream mustard dipping sauce, brussels sprouts, melon slice with blueberry compote.
  24. aquatineeyes

    Favorite coconut milk?

    Hey there guys! I just wanted to post to see what your favorite coconut brands to use were and why. I've tried some pretty gnarly ones and some that are okay, though my favorite one so far is also the most expensive so I'm looking for alternatives. Here's a link to my top choice: Cha-cha-cha-check it out.
  25. I don't really like sweet potatoes and I detest coconut in any way, shape or form. But I see these two ingredients in tons of recipes. Can I do this plan without them? Thanks, Barbara