What are you eating? What is the food like? -- We get asked that ALL the time.
I'll admit, before we started, I was afraid of the food too. I was not sure how I could possibly stomach eating sugar-free, dairy-free for an entire month. Would the food be good? Would it be edible? Would I cry every single day dreaming of Oreos?
The food has been DELICIOUS. Simply delicious. We have had only one or two "meh" dinners. I have not been even remotely creative with lunch or breakfast...
Again, lunch is nothing earth-shatteringly crazy for us. Stu packs a huge cooler every morning. It's full of fruit, eggs, tuna, carrots, water. Stuff to get him through the day. His job often requires him to eat out with clients... he's come to love (not really) salads with no cheese, no croutons, no dressing.
We ordered some ranch dressing from Tessemaes. It's fantastic. We use it on everything. I also ordered to-go packets of the dressing. So Stu usually throws one into his cooler in the morning. That way, if he's out, he can put it on his salad.
Reagan and I have come to like tuna with homemade mayo. I will add either some fruit or carrots to my meal. Reagan typically goes for Goldfish (NOT on the Whole 30), but whatevs, she's 9.
Here's where we shine. The recipes in the Whole 30 cookbooks are SO good. And most are very easy to make. I have been intimidated by a few (bone-in pork chops and jalapeño turkey burgers on the stove), but the cookbook is written so well. It's like a friend is in the kitchen with me, walking me through the steps, giving pointers and tips, assuaging my fears. I dig it.
Stu wants me to share with you some of our favorite meals. And I will, just not in this post. Each meal will get its own post.
For now, I want to share some resources I have found incredibly helpful. If you are contemplating or taking the plunge yourself, earmark these. Trust me, they will help.
Alrighty then. I'll see you next time. I've got to go get my brisket in the crockpot (so so so yummy).
Not A Chef
I like to cook, but I am no chef. I don't have the vision to create masterpieces from scratch. I am excellent at following recipes and tweaking them to fit my pantry or family. And I have a great collection of recipes to share.