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
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.
(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
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)
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.
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.
To add to the challenge on Day 12 we had an unexpected
but very welcome dinner guest who arrived with 3 dozen oysters.
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.