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I have about 35 days before my Whole 30 begins ( since I have a wedding to travel to & vacation planned).  I'm trying to understand what "cooking fats" I can use for Whole 30?   I used to use cooking spray, evoo, vegetable oil, or butter.  

 

 

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You can use rendered animal fats (lard, schmaltz, tallow, duck fat etc), olive oil, avocado oil (my personal favorite), coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, ghee (another one I love if I need the buttery flavor, and it's relatively simple to make).

No go: soy oil (often a component of vegetable oil and cooking spray unfortunately), peanut oil, hydrogenated oils (shelf stable blocks of lard are all hydrogenated unfortunately)

I'm sure I'm missing some.

There are a few that are allowed if you're eating out and there are no other options but I'm not listing them as it it's not home cooking ok

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http://whole30.com/2016/04/animal-oils-4/

 

 

http://whole30.com/2016/04/animal-oils-2/

 

 

http://whole30.com/2012/01/eat-local/

 

Google “making schmaltz”. Next time you break a chicken down into pieces for stew or something, save all the skin. Then you render the schmaltz out from the skin a pan over low heat. Not only does it result in a nice clear cooking fat, you get these YUMMY chicken skin chips out of the deal! Hmmm… I might just need to pull out my tupperware of frozen skin out of the freezer and make some today.

... get pastured chickens from a provider that uses a no-corn feed mix. An industrially produced chicken probably doesn’t have the greatest fatty acid profile. And they’re expensive enough that I really go beak to tail on them, the feet make awesome stock.

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Butter has dairy cream and while cream is very low in lactose, you can use ghee instead. See if you can find Purity Farms grass-fed. For the cost of organic butter, you get finished, pastured, grass-fed ghee.

 

Vegetable oil is a marketing concept. Corn and soy aren't vegetables. Cooking spray is vegetable oil under the pressure of Godzilla farts or some equally hideous chemicals.

 

If you're bringing basic EVOO above 320 degrees, you're eating rancid oxidation.  Plain olive oil with no virgins sacrificed has a much higher smoke point without the buck an ounce cost of HQ EVOO but you do lose that funky green goodness only virgins have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point

 

Karen and Lily gave you the go-tos. I pretty much stick to coconut oil and ghee for cooking and they don't stick to me. Sometimes I drown raw or cooled food in EVOO when the avocados at the market are craptastic and I need a fat fix.

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Sleeve, on 01 Jul 2016 - 5:37 PM, said:

Butter has dairy cream and while cream is very low in lactose, you can use ghee instead. See if you can find Purity Farms grass-fed. For the cost of organic butter, you get finished, pastured, grass-fed ghee.

 

Vegetable oil is a marketing concept. Corn and soy aren't vegetables. Cooking spray is vegetable oil under the pressure of Godzilla farts or some equally hideous chemicals.

 

If you're bringing basic EVOO above 320 degrees, you're eating rancid oxidation.  Plain olive oil with no virgins sacrificed has a much higher smoke point without the buck an ounce cost of HQ EVOO but you do lose that funky green goodness only virgins have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point

 

Karen and Lily gave you the go-tos. I pretty much stick to coconut oil and ghee for cooking and they don't stick to me. Sometimes I drown raw or cooled food in EVOO when the avocados at the market are craptastic and I need a fat fix.

 

You are hilarious! I lolled while reading your post!!

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