What's on YOUR plate? Whole 30 food photos!


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7 minutes ago, Liesl Clark said:

Thank you for the link! Ok, so what I'm missing in the breakfast is vegetables? I was thinking that I had enough protein in the almond butter. And, I guess I could've added an egg? 

For Whole30 purposes, nuts and seeds are a fat source, not a protein. So you've got fruit and fat. You definitely need vegetables and protein. If eggs are your only protein, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand, which is probably 3-4 -- or have an egg or two and some other protein, like sausage or whatever meat you have leftover.

Fruit is something you should think of as a bonus -- have your protein, vegetables, and fat, and then add some fruit if you'd like. A bunch of fruit first thing in the morning is going to cause your blood sugar to spike, and then crash, leaving you hungry faster than a combo of protein, fat, and veggies.

It can also be helpful to stop thinking in terms of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and think of meal 1, meal 2, and meal 3 -- all interchangeable. Anything that you'd eat for your last meal of the day will work just fine for your first meal of the day as well.

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Ok, this is really helpful. Thank you so much. I'll up the egg input (we have chickens!), and will work on figuring out what else I can do for protein. I know there are vegetarians in the program so I'll see what they do. I'm pretty committed to having a mostly plant-based diet, so I really do want to make meals that I'll then be able to eat after the program, that are realistic for our lifestyle. Again, thanks so much for this help!

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On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 2:56 PM, littleg said:

What is the stuff in the frying pan?  Looks like red onions and cheese :)

I take back everything I ever said about sunshine sauce!

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The stuff in the frying pan was four eggwhites left over from making two batches of mayo, plus red onion slices. It was SO DELICIOUS! What type of noodles have you got there in the bowl? That looks really good.

When I get home from NZ and Australia at the end of the month, I'm making some sunshine sauce. I got compliant fish sauce before I left for Iceland, and have had a jar of coconut aminos sitting sadly on my counter since my last w30, unopened, since I felt ambivalent about using it. :P

On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 6:18 PM, praxisproject said:

<3 Sunshine Sauce

I can't wait to try it!

On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 11:59 AM, Liesl Clark said:

I'm so excited that my image upload seems to be working! (I had some issues with trying to do this in my profile.) Anyway, I'm looking for a support community, as this is my Day 2. Not totally sure how to do that, so I'm posting this image of my breakfast this morning of a banana, some blueberries and an almond butter I made in the Vitamix (almonds, pinch of fleur de sel, and a little coconut oil.) It really hit the spot, with some green tea on the side. Hoping I'm doing things right here! I'd welcome guidance and any advice for where to go to create community and take part in a support system day by day. Thanks for your input, I'm so happy to be here!

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Looks delicious, but would look so much more so with three eggs and a giant helping of sautéed broccoli! ;)

Keep up the good work, I read your other posts in this thread after seeing the suggestions from the other forum members. Keep posting photos as you learn and explore with your Whole 30 eating! :D

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Food pics!

 

This is a combo of a few of my end-of-week meals that are mostly made up of leftovers from other meals. All are compliant - ie. dressings and chicken, etc. 

From left to right:

  • Salad with canned chicken salad made with ranch chia dressing, avocado
  • Spaghetti squash with Moroccan meatballs (found @Well Fed site) and green beans
  • Salad with crispy fried eggs (no dressing) 
  • Spaghetti squash with Moroccan sauce (no meatballs left) and chicken salad with avocado mashed in

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Fish, potatoes, green beans with speck (bacon). The fish was raw and the speck a bit too plentiful but this is a pretty normal german meal in certain regions. A bigger portion than I usually eat but a good option when my friends all had schnitzel and beer! 

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Lean beef hamburger patty broiled, wrapped in lettuce and topped with tomato and Whole30 mayo.  Side of TJs broccoli rice, fresh bell pepper strips and 1/2 and orange.  I roasted a ton of potato wedges with rosemary, salt and pepper.  Was hoping to eat just a few and save the rest for another meal but my boys loved them.

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On 12/30/2016 at 7:44 PM, NoMoreCrunchyCravings said:

Lunch at work one day last week - salad purchased at work, dressed in olive oil and vinegar, with cut up avocado and grilled steak I'd brought from home:

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Lunch another day at work - another serving of the grilled steak, served atop broccoli slaw mixed with homemade mayo:

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Another potato salad - this time with fresh parsley, red onion, celery, boiled eggs, Yukon gold potatoes, and homemade ranch:

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I love all your pics and posts!!  And how do you make those triangle shaped eggs.  They are wonderful!! 

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@Rchenderson Thank you! I love to cook and eat, and I love to share... so this thread is the best of all of my favorite things to do! Glad you're enjoying. The triangle shaped eggs are just a by-product of my 10-inch round frying pan and my desire to eat a lot of eggs - they all get kind of crammed in there and end up triangle-shaped. :)

On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 10:12 PM, ColleenSw said:

Food pics!

 

This is a combo of a few of my end-of-week meals that are mostly made up of leftovers from other meals. All are compliant - ie. dressings and chicken, etc. 

From left to right:

  • Salad with canned chicken salad made with ranch chia dressing, avocado
  • Spaghetti squash with Moroccan meatballs (found @Well Fed site) and green beans
  • Salad with crispy fried eggs (no dressing) 
  • Spaghetti squash with Moroccan sauce (no meatballs left) and chicken salad with avocado mashed in

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@ColleenSw - your meals look lovely! Please indulge my desire for food porn with full-sized photos! Unless you're trying to maintain an air of mystery with only giving me fractions of the photos, you cheeky minx... ;)

On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 5:21 AM, CateL said:

here's a couple of mine 

Bacon and avocado salad

 

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@CateL Looks lovely!

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A photo I just found on my phone from the three days I was home after returning from Iceland and before leaving for New Zealand - this was my attempt at trying to clear out the fridge while also still maintaining my W30 eating:

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And for my masterpiece, A Tale Of Two Mayos:

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I'm not exactly sure what happened with the first mayo - the two jars were almost identical, the only difference being that the second one (the one that worked) had a little blob of Whole Foods' German Mustard, and the first jar which did not contained some dried parsley and garlic powder. All the other contents of the two jars were the same - juice of a whole lemon, two egg yolks, two Tbps water, ground pepper, salt, two cups of oil. I always make mayo this way, and it's been fool-proof until today! Alas, I tried saving the first mayo by adding another egg, but it didn't work. So I'm just going to use it as a marinade for some fish that I will cook tomorrow. Stay tuned for more photos. :D

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Sigh. Failed mayo, again. Twice tonight. I'm not sure what's causing all of this. Its the exact same recipe, same ingredients, same brands, etc. that I always use... this time, it was two batches in a row, with each batch doubled, and there was nothing I could do to salvage it. So I used some of it to lubricate my pan, and seared up a beautiful salmon filet with a crispy skin, then I used some more of my failed mayo as dressing, and made myself some dinner - a bag of salad greens dressed with my failed mayo and topped with a hunk of pan seared salmon, half a sliced red onion, a whole sliced red pepper, and some sliced toasted almonds sprinkled on top. Made lemons into lemonade, sort of.

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@NoMoreCrunchyCravings

Good job making the best of a bad situation with the failed-mayo. At least the ingredients aren't going to waste, and they're still contributing to yummy meals. (Is there anything more delicious than crispy salmon skin?)

I've had such good luck with making mayo so far (in my Vitamix), but I'm sure I'm due for a random fail someday. I'll use your repurposing techniques if/when it happens.

I hope your mayo emulsifies perfectly next time!

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It's been a great first week, filled with great new meals. This dinner was one of my faves: 

Fried (cauliflower) rice with coconut aminos, turkey bacon* and boiled eggs — and loads of veggies. I made some red pepper oil to drizzle on it, too. This was so satisfying.

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*Took me all week to find a store that sold turkey bacon with no forbidden ingredients. I was jumping for joy!

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@Eccentrica Your dinner looks great. I have yet to try the coconut aminos that have been staring at me from my kitchen island for six+ months. :rolleyes:

Yes, do keep in your arsenal the idea that failed mayo makes wonderful salad dressing, topping for baked potatoes, and an excellent cooking oil/pan lubricant. Add some fresh or dried spices and it also makes a wonderful marinade for any type of protein. I've also used it in lieu of roasting-pan lubricant when I do rosemary roasted potatoes, roast asparagus, etc. Sometimes I put it into the crockpot if I'm using a lean protein like chicken breast to add a little fat and flavor. Other times I use it to dip my protein into when I'm doing "breaded" fish or chicken cutlets... so many uses, which is good because I now have almost 6 cups of the stuff (four from tonight's debacle and two from the last time I tried).

Meanwhile I'll have to alter my batch cooking for the next who-knows-how-long because I *really* enjoy mayo for dipping certain foods that I bring for meals at work (hamburgers, for example), and I can't stand the thought of having even *more* failed mayo in my fridge, so things that I typically would dip are off the roster for the next time being. Maybe it's a good time to reincorporate more salads as I haven't had them (aside from tonight) in quite awhile. :wub:

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What my kitchen looks like on batch cooking/weekly cook-up days:

On the stove was Chinese greens sautéed with failed mayo oil and egg scramble with peppers, onions, and spinach garlic chicken sausage.

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This is a close-up of the egg scramble with peppers, onions, and spinach garlic chicken sausage.

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This is a close-up of the sautéing Chinese greens.

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My mid-cook munching snack. Yum!

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Starting to assemble my meals - half a purple potato in each container.

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So many containers!

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The finished product - sautéed broccoli, half a purple potato, and a generous serving of egg/sausage/veggie scramble.

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Preparing the broccoli.

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Mmmmmmm - I love broccoli!

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Putting together more meals - baked chicken thigh, half a baked koimo potato, and a generous helping of sautéed Chinese greens.

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Another stack of completed meals. So much prep-work!

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