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Keepin' it simple (for an ADD'er)


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I Love food that is:



Easy to make

Easy to eat


Fruit smoothie: orange, strawberry, banana, tart cherries, blue berries, 1tbs milled flax, 1 tbs coconut flakes. And 1 boiled egg


Chicken, snow peas, boiled egg, olives, tomatoes wedges


Chicken salad: romaine, tomato, olives, cucumber, vinegar, olive oil

Drinks today: 1 black coffee and lots of water

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Actually, you'd be best served to skip the smoothie entirely and have actual food for your very first meal of the day. This is the official Whole30 stance on smoothies, from the Can I Have list:


Smoothies: We’d rather you didn’t

This is a very popular question, with a very unpopular answer. Smoothies (generally made using lots of fruit) are technically compliant on your Whole30, but we strongly recommend against it. Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. Plus, smoothies are generally really fruit-heavy, and starting your day off with a liquid sugar-bomb sets you up for cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie.



For fast, easy breakfast foods, try egg casseroles or frittatas or meatballs, any of which you could make up on a Sunday evening and keep on hand for the week. They're typically good hot or cold, so if you've made them and divided them up into serving sizes, they're really easy to grab first thing in the morning. Add some vegetables (even something as simple as raw carrots, celery, jicama, snap peas, and cucumber), some fat like mayo or avocado or olives, and you've got a great meal. Or you can have leftovers for breakfast.


Also keep in mind that if you have eggs as your only source of protein, a serving size is as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand. And don't be afraid to add some starchy vegetables like sweet potato, potato, winter squash, jicama, carrots, pumpkin, or root vegetables into the mix -- most people feel best when they have at least one fist-sized serving of a starchy vegetable each day, and people who are very active, who are prone to depression or anxiety, or women who are nursing, pregnant, or in the week leading up to their period often find they need more. 

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