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  • Made sweet potato hash browns from paleo.comfort foods for lunch. Subbed im ground lamb and pork for sausage and topped with a fried egg. It was amazing!!

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    • Whoa sweet potato hash browns?!? Post that recipe please!
      -Chuck

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      • Just got home from the farmers market. Picked up some fresh Mahimahi, lettuce, cucumber, cilantro, tomatoes, zucchini and sweet potatoes. I'm so excited to eat all of them!! Going to the pool with my hubby and kids soon I'm excited to get some "PLAY" time in. Have an awesome weekend everyone!!

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        • Jenn I completely know how you feel, my kids have been driving me crazy lately also. I think my short temper has a lot to do witht he quiting smoking and some of it is the sugar. I can only hope that my patientce reapears soon. After going to the farmers market this morning, which they were great up until the end when they both decided they wanted to be the one holding the cherry tomatoes, my son was just so whiny so when we got home they both had to go clean their rooms. They are 4 and 2 and I told them that anything left on their floor was going in a bag and going to the goodwill, well my daughter had a big white bag of toys taken out of her room and I havent checked my sons room yet because I was making lunch. I will probably just put the toys in the basement for now though because I just brought a load to the goodwill. now I have to finish my lunch then clean like a crazy lady because my husband is coming home from work on Monday and he gets iritated if the house isn't to his standards. Yay for cleaning day.
          Schuyler

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          • I'm about to pan-fry a bunch of fresh asparagus in ghee, salt, pepper and minced garlic, to bring as a side dish to my friend's house for dinner. Nom!
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            • And I forgot to mention that my son who only wants to drink only milk all the time has gone one whole day without it and hasn't realy thrown fits over it, we got coconut milk instead and I told him why milk wasn't healthy. Yay for him.

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              • Awesome, startin em young!

                I feel like I'm killin this whole30 so far! Just had 2.5 lbs of snow crab with clarified butter and roasted brussels sprouts, and even a sweet potato, 1026 cal 32 fat 113 protein 56 carbs. I gotta go find some more fat... might go back to the coconut milk as a tasty treat. I saw this pinterest deal where you put the can of coconut milk in the fridge, then it will separate, and you can skim off the "cream" and whip it into a whip cream like stuff... it's SO good.
                -Chuck

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                • Today, I realized that with my added activity (biking a couple times a week, lots of random bodyweight exercises and some strength training with the kettlebell)... I need to eat more! This fruit will not go to waste I foraged a bit at my parents house (had an apple after dinner because I ate all the sweet potato fries and was still hungry, finally felt full after that), but made it work. The sweet potato fries were made from a frozen batch, I'm forgiving myself for breaking my no-potato rule and moving on.

                  I foresee more hunger pangs tonight. Hoping I can just hydrate through it and re-asses tomorrow.
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                  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                    Today, I realized that with my added activity (biking a couple times a week, lots of random bodyweight exercises and some strength training with the kettlebell)... I need to eat more! This fruit will not go to waste I foraged a bit at my parents house (had an apple after dinner because I ate all the sweet potato fries and was still hungry, finally felt full after that), but made it work. The sweet potato fries were made from a frozen batch, I'm forgiving myself for breaking my no-potato rule and moving on.

                    I foresee more hunger pangs tonight. Hoping I can just hydrate through it and re-asses tomorrow.
                    Hi there- my whole30 success guide says sweet potatoes & yams are approved foods whilst on whole30... They just say no to white potatoes.

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                    • Originally posted by impala454 View Post
                      Awesome, startin em young!

                      I feel like I'm killin this whole30 so far! Just had 2.5 lbs of snow crab with clarified butter and roasted brussels sprouts, and even a sweet potato, 1026 cal 32 fat 113 protein 56 carbs. I gotta go find some more fat... might go back to the coconut milk as a tasty treat. I saw this pinterest deal where you put the can of coconut milk in the fridge, then it will separate, and you can skim off the "cream" and whip it into a whip cream like stuff... it's SO good.
                      YUM!! So glad to hear you're firing along... & very much liking the sound of your food! Will be sure to post the oven baked sweet potato crisps recipe later too.... just got to get lots of approved food ready for a family picnic in the sun today. First social event of this whole30... My mantra: 'just say no to Mum's chocolate cake'

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                      • Needed a few hundred more calories on the day and kinda wanted a "desserty" type thing so whipped this up in the mini blender:
                        about 1C coconut milk, 1/2 square of unsweet chocolate, a few strawberries and a few ice cubes. Turned out really tasty!! Can't wait to redo it after the whole30 with a little wildflower honey. Btw unsweet cocoa powder probably would have worked way better than chopping up a square :P


                        btw: 502 calories, 49 fat, 5 protein, 16 carbs
                        -Chuck

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                        • Originally posted by impala454 View Post
                          Whoa sweet potato hash browns?!? Post that recipe please!
                          It's in paleo comfort foods, so I wont copy word for word but here is the gist

                          some cooked sausage (I used ground pork/lamb instead)
                          2 sweet potatoes grated
                          1 onion
                          2 tbs of coconut oil

                          put coconut oil in frying pan, cook onion until translucent, add sweet potato (grated), cook until it's soft and starting to brown, add sausage (or ground meat chunks) cook for a bit longer until the potato is browning and maybe getting a bit crispy... add 2 teaspoons cumin, a pinch of cayenne and salt and pepper to taste. I topped with a fried egg. It was magical!

                          My SO loves sweet potatoes and I think he liked it too.

                          Also... in other news I went for another nice bike ride today, feels great to get active.

                          I made a big ass salad for dinner... then went to the local rib-fest and watched people eat delicious looking ribs from around North America *sigh* I wasn't as tempted as I was bored. Who goes with friends to rib-fest when they are w30ing? SO much fun watching people eat and drink- NOT!

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                          • I undertook the butter clarifying experiment this afternoon. I think I pulled it from the heat too soon so I'm not sure I actually got out all the milk solids, alas. For dinner, I didn't have any organic or grass-fed beef, so I just used conventional beef for a meat scramble. And wow, I could really tell how inferior it was! I don't think I ever really appreciated the flavor of meat before I started trying to be more mindful of my sources. Now, it's hard to go back.

                            I've also realized just how much of my social life is structured around food and alcohol. I turned down dinner out with some friends tonight in part because I knew there would be nothing remotely Whole30 on the menu and it would be hard to say no to some delicious, local microbrew. I'm definitely going to need to develop some coping strategies for this month and would be glad to hear everyone else's!
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                            • Nopie, that recipe looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it.

                              Originally posted by SAdams View Post
                              now I have to finish my lunch then clean like a crazy lady because my husband is coming home from work on Monday and he gets iritated if the house isn't to his standards. Yay for cleaning day.
                              Schuyler
                              My DH isn't allowed to comment on my house cleaning ability/inability anymore. I told him that if the way I clean didn't meet his standards, I would gladly step down and he could do it himself. End of discussion.

                              All this talk about coconut milk and fresh coconut cream is making me want to crack open my can... I ate a couple big chunks of creamed coconut earlier today. It seemed to cure whatever I was craving b/c the pseudo-hypoglycemia I was feeling went away shortly after eating it. Musta needed some fats... Now it's 9 pm and I'm still not hungry for dinner.

                              Speaking of dinner, the lobster and shrimp dish at OG was good, but very spicy. Not sure what kind of lobster they used, but there were lobster claws in it that were edible! I didn't know you could eat a lobster claw! Needed lots of salad to put out the fire, but it was good. No meat was left after the meal.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • So, I ended my test run of Whole30 (going to be running a Whole42 starting Monday, for the newest NF challenge) for the sake of my wife's baby shower and connected goings ons with some family in town.

                                But man, Primal is already starting to ruin me for my off days. :P

                                I was okay eating a few mini pastries from my all-time favorite bakery. Even a few mike & ikes (one of my fav candies). But when I went to grab a coke, I just sort of stared at the nutrition thing, at the 39g of carbs all in liquid form that I knew I would down in just a couple of minutes.. and ended up putting it back.

                                Still, really looking forward to going the 6 weeks. Those moments of "oh, I'll just keep shoveling things into my mouth because they're in front of me" was definitely coming back, and I am just not a fan of that. I like being in control.

                                That was a nice realization, at least. And I think when my 6 weeks ends, I'll be a lot less likely to veer too far off the healthy path, and mostly stick to standard Primal for my indulgences, because, really, its not much of an indulgence if I don't seem to have a choice. That's just an addiction.

                                Kind of sad to realize you're pretty much just a socially acceptable alcoholic, though.
                                SW: 324.6 ----- CW: 310
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