Friday, September 4, 2015

Whole 30 - Day 1 - Plunging In without planning, Homemade Mayo and BBQ

Hi all,
This is Rina. I have been working with Sophia for the past 6 months trying to spread the word about the wonderful Grass Fed Jerky Chews. I have been eating a pretty clean Paleo/Low Carb diet for the past few years, but still decided to jump right in and try the Whole 30. I'll be blogging daily about my experience for the next 30 days.

I considered getting organized and planning a week ahead, but ended up just using what I had. It shouldn’t be too hard. I eat pretty healthy already. I just need to remove the little dairy I do eat and the dark chocolate. I convinced myself by reminding it’s only 30 days, I am strong, I can do it! Right?.... We’ll see.

Breakfast - packed to go since I was running around with my kids (it's what I usually do). Fried 2 eggs and 3 strips of Applegate Chicken with Apple breakfast sausage and leftovers of zucchini with greens, mushrooms, dried tomatoes and tomato sauce. Packed it all in my thermos container.

Lunch - didn't have anything ready so assembled a can of sardines in water, half leftover avocado, leftover 2 small beets (Trader Joe’s), tomato, persian cucumber, half hard boiled egg white (leftover from my daughter) and a little bit of green beans.

Dinner - Nom Nom Paleo crispy smashed chicken recipe. It's in her iPad app or the cookbook. It came out terrific. Even my picky kids ate it (although not super enthusiastically.....).

I had it for dinner with tons of leftover veggies. I also made coleslaw from scratch with my new mayo (more details below). I am pretty happy.

Homemade Mayo 

I used the recipe from Well Fed 2 book. It turned out well but I only had extra virgin olive oil and my mayo came out very strong. Next time I will use regular olive oil and hope it will taste better.

BBQ Sauce

The BBQ sauce came out great. I used the recipe from It Starts With Food and only added one little strip of anchovies. I totally love it. It is so easy to make I don't need to buy in the store any more.

I had a good first day. I am not missing my two squares of chocolate nor my once a day 1 tbs of heavy whipping cream in my afternoon coffee.

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