DIETARY REBOOT – Days 11 and 12

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 11 and 12

One of the challenges of this Whole30 adventure so far

is finding things like sausage that don’t use grains as a binder.

Sure we could choose to give it up for the sake of 30 days

but I have a craving for sausage and sauerkraut

and apparently cravings is one of those side effects at this stage of the game.

Scoring some gluten-free sausage at our local market has allowed me to scratch that itch.

On the menu board for breakfast…

Bangers and Mash with Sauerkraut

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And to use up the last of leftover mashed potatoes

from our Lemon Chicken dinner (see days 9 & 10 here),

today’s lunch was a super easy and quick  to make

Mashed Potato Soup

made with chicken broth in place of milk.

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(recipe link here or click on the image above)


Supper was a fresh light

Chicken Waldorf Salad

what you will need for 2 servings

1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 apple, cored and chopped

1/4 cup walnut pieces

1/2 cup halved grapes

Several Boston lettuce leaves for serving

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for the dressing

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1/3 cup commercial mayonnaise

or try my sugar-free Grapefruit Dressing (recipe here)

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putting it all together

Add all salad ingredients (minus the lettuce) in your serving bowl.

Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon and seasoning.

Toss the dressing with salad

and serve on a bed of lettuce.

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It was like a fresh taste of summer on this dreary cold winter day.

Dairy and bread of any kind is off limits  for our Whole30 session

but if you happen to have a little salad leftover,

about 1 cup,

try mixing it with about 4 oz of cream cheese

and making yourself a yummy Panini for tomorrow’s lunch.

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To add to the challenge on Day 12 we had an unexpected

but very welcome dinner guest who arrived with 3 dozen oysters.

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What a feast it was!

Wine (not allowed) was served.

A fine Camembert (not allowed) was served.

Bread (not allowed) was served.

But I am very proud to say, we resisted temptation.

At one point, Francois, the bread monster, reached across the table for a slice,

an automatic  reflex.

He pulled his hand back with a look of surprise

and we all laughed.

If nothing else comes of this, it will have been an eye-opening journey.

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