Whole 30, Day 14: Products that are Saving Me
We've reached Day 14 and for the most part, I feel like we're on autopilot. It's really not the hardest thing--the biggest thing I miss is all of the unnecessary snacking that I typically do at night. Which is unnecessary, so it's good that I'm not doing it.
This round of Whole30 brings with it SO MANY Whole30 approved items that simply were not in existence the last time I did this, 6 years ago. Here are some of the products I'm loving that are making this Whole30 go more smoothly.
This is one of those things that I rarely eat, although when I do, I always love it. I'm really enjoying it on Whole30 as a dip for raw veggies, grilled chicken, or just about anything. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I love savory and super flavorful things and this ticks all the boxes for me. I've even mixed it with this Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce to make a delicious barbecue ranch dressing for a salad topped with smoked pork. YUM!
2. Organic Avocado Mash + Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel seasoning
Getting plenty of fat is essential for feeling full on Whole30. I eat this about once a day with a meal. Its so convenient, especially not needing to wait on an avocado to ripen! And the seasoning is the perfect savory addition I crave.
3. Savory Nuts
The perfect snack to keep in your purse or your car. When you get held up at an appointment or forgot to pack a lunch....these are just enough protein and fat to get you through to your next proper meal.
4. French Vanilla Nut Pods
Heavy cream is my weakness for coffee. I do not sweeten my coffee or like flavored coffee, but the french vanilla in this takes the edge of the almond/coconut flavor that I don't like in these types of creamers. Do not misunderstand that this is in any way the same as heavy cream. However, it is adequate. Dare I say that at Day 14, I'm starting to like it. I did not like the hazelnut flavor and I did like the pumpkin spice flavor, but the french vanilla is my favorite.
Whether it's sloppy joes, chicken salad, carnitas, grilled chicken, bacon burgers, meatloaf, or salmon patties--having a pound of protein in the fridge or freezer is perfect. Didn't plan ahead for dinner? You don't have to fall back on the old stand by: eggs. Just add some veggies or a salad and you're good.
What have been your lifesaver Whole30 products or hacks? I still have 16 days to go!