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


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.

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