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Those Pizza and Beer Nights…

June 12, 2014

Let’s talk about the fact that while being extremely edifying and undeniably good for you, Whole30 is both expensive and very time consuming. Part of the good thing about it being time consuming is that it causes you to realize that you are worth spending time on…your health is paramount to everything else, so taking 15 extra minutes to prepare a thoughtful and nourishing meal is worth it. BUT some nights…you know them, we all have them…those nights when you would normally order a huge pizza and drink 4 beers? Continue Reading…

Coconut Cream Coffee

June 10, 2014

This coffee drink has changed my life during Whole30. Thankfully we’re allowed to have coffee – in moderation, of course – but I still don’t love it black, so adding a little coconut cream makes this extra enjoyable for me. I love having a warm and comforting beverage in the morning, and this always hits the spot. Continue Reading…

Homemade Mayo

June 3, 2014

Never did I ever think I would be making mayonnaise from scratch, but when condiment choices are slim to none I’m willing to go to great lengths to get my hands on some delicious mayo. But guess what…this isn’t even hard! It’s about as easy as a recipe can be, especially if you have a high powered blender or food processor. And it’s delicious. And it’s Whole 30 approved. Win.Win.Win. Continue Reading…

The Joy of Sweet Potato Fritters

June 1, 2014

The idea for this recipe originated from Planks, Love and Guacamole, so I take no credit for it’s genius. It’s just so, so good that I had to do my own post about it. As happy as I am to eat a burger in a lettuce wrap, sometimes I just want something warm and gooey and…let’s face it…a little bit starchy. We paired these with burgers and slathered them with homemade mayo, fresh avocado and a beautiful yellow heirloom tomato. SO GOOD. These would be great simply eaten by themselves, or paired with fried eggs. You could also use them as the ‘bread’ for chicken burgers, BLTs or even pulled pork. Endless possibilities!

Sweet Potato Fritters (to be eaten alone, or used as buns)     { makes 4-6 patties }

2 heaping cups sweet potato, peeled and shredded (use a food processor or cheese grater)
3 eggs
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond meal
Salt, pepper and onion powder to taste
Ghee or Bacon fat to fry

In a skillet, heat fat over medium. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until ingredients are integrated, and then form into thin patties. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden and crispy. Enjoy!

*Sorry the picture isn’t that great…I’ve had so many things going on that I’ve only been able to take iPhone photos of our Whole 30 journey, and I was so hungry before I ate this that I couldn’t even wait until I got a perfect picture!

InstaLove

May 31, 2014

One of our saving graces during this Whole 30 has been following a few awesome people on Instagram. Whenever I feel in a rut with our food, or I’m looking for inspired recipes, or even if I just want to read how other people are going through the same things as me, I’ll take a look at one of my favorite Instagrammers. Some of the best food we’ve made on this journey has come from these people, and they’re a big reason we started this in the first place! Here are a few of my faves:

amazonashley

@amazon_ashley

This inspiring lady came up with the genius idea of using a sweet potato as a bun, and it’s basically changed our lives. Her story and pictures are really inspiring, and a true testament to the effectiveness of Whole 30.

wholeamy

@wholeamy

Amy is the owner of the super cute kid’s clothing company Little Hip Squeaks, and she recently did a couple of Whole 30s. She’s silly and real and fun to follow.

jennaskitchen

@jennaskitchen

My favorite because she was my first! She (through instagram) introduced me to the idea of Whole 30 a few months ago. She has some really great ideas for short cuts and ways to make life easier, plus she posts all kinds of awesome Whole 30 finds while she’s out shopping. The community she has created around her account is extraordinary. That’s where I go when I need encouragement, if I have questions, or if I need to remember why I’m doing this in the first place.

planksloveandguac

@planksloveandguacamole

This lady has some seriously awesome recipes! We’ve made several of them and everything has turned out amazing. She’s a nursing mom, too, so I turn to her page when I’m looking for delicious snack ideas, or something good to make for dinner. Her most recent recipe for sweet potato fritter buns was amazing, and it will be my next post!

(all photos are from the Instagram accounts mentioned)