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Earlier this year, myself and a few friends went through whole30 and while it was difficult it was so very worth it. One of the main staples we consumed was "cauliflower rice". We're ramping up to go through another 'round' in January, and I began thinking - why is cauliflower 'rice' ok, yet cauliflower 'wraps' are not?

I'm trying to understand the logic, but unfortunately no where does the website or other posts list any type of reasoning behind this. 

https://whole30.com/2013/12/pure-wraps/

https://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/

I suppose my question / thought process comes down to - I understand that we don't want to continue to enable the 'dependency' we have on certain items. That's why it's recommend to not make 'compliant SWYPO' items, and I 100% support that. But looking back, I'm not sure how having a replacement for rice isn't supporting that dependency, while somehow having a 'wrap' would be. 

Any thoughts on some of these gray areas? If I make my own wraps is it somehow now ok? {Similar to slicing my own 'chips' and baking them myself?} If I buy pre-riced-cauliflower is that off limits because of the convenience aspect?

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This question has been discussed at length on these forums... google 'whole30 cauliflower wraps' or 'whole30 cauliflower rice' or 'whole30 swypo'.  In short, cauliflower 'rice' is diced cauliflower... one ingredient chopped small... just like 'chips' if you choose to bake them yourself are thinly sliced pieces of a one vegetable item like potato or beet.  A cauliflower wrap is cauliflower processed with other ingredients to make it into something that is similar to a wrap but not quite.  That said, if you have a dependancy on rice in your non whole30 life, then you may want to leave it out... additionally, if all you eat for veggies is cauliflower rice during a Whole30 and the thought of giving it up gives you the sweats and panic, then it's something to consider limiting or leaving off entirely.  Just like 'zoodles' are only sliced up zucchini and not actual noodles... 

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Thanks for the speedy reply! I did search for those, but unfortunately 99% of what I found was recipes. I must have overlooked something. :)

That makes sense for wraps that are pre-made, such as http://www.thepurewraps.com/ ; But what about in scenarios where I would make them at home and it's just cauliflower & egg? https://paleoleap.com/cauliflower-tortillas/

I suppose it comes to really being honest with myself on what I have a dependency on though. I.e. what's just adding variation in our day to day meals vs. that cold-sweat panic of "what if I can't have this!?!" - is that accurate?

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5 hours ago, alance1099 said:

Thanks for the speedy reply! I did search for those, but unfortunately 99% of what I found was recipes. I must have overlooked something. :)

That makes sense for wraps that are pre-made, such as http://www.thepurewraps.com/ ; But what about in scenarios where I would make them at home and it's just cauliflower & egg? https://paleoleap.com/cauliflower-tortillas/

I suppose it comes to really being honest with myself on what I have a dependency on though. I.e. what's just adding variation in our day to day meals vs. that cold-sweat panic of "what if I can't have this!?!" - is that accurate?

Yes, you do have to be honest with yourself because we don't police everyone's homes but the rules are that no baked goods made with compliant ingredients, even cauliflower and egg 'wraps' - sorry.  If you want to wrap fillings, you could use chard leaves or lettuce or seaweed sushi paper (check ingredients).  If you decide to do the cauli and egg thing in your food freedom, that would be totally okay but again, yes, make sure you're not dependant on them :)

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all the cauliflower frozen rice and fresh I have found in packages have said 2 grams of sugar in it. I don't understand how it is aloud. 

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57 minutes ago, dinely said:

all the cauliflower frozen rice and fresh I have found in packages have said 2 grams of sugar in it. I don't understand how it is aloud. 

Look at the ingredients list, not the nutrition facts. Added sugar -- which would have to be listed as an ingredient -- is not allowed, but many items, including all fruits and vegetables, have naturally occurring sugars, and those are okay. 

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On 3/13/2018 at 9:56 AM, ShannonM816 said:

so if it's on the nutrition part it's allowed to say sugar ?? I am only looking at the ingredients for other sugars or added. I misunderstood the rules lol does this apply for everything?

 

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Almost everything natural will have some naturally occurring sugar.  The ingredient list is what we are concerned about so you need to read the ingredients and ensure that there is no sugar, sweetneer or sneaky sugars (there's a link to the sneaky sugar pdf in my signature below).  

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