Love the One You're With: A Whole30 Anthem
Sacrifice. It's a word you may hear associated with the Whole30 program. The notion that eliminating certain foods from your daily roster results in a net deficit seems logical, right? You had a thing. Now you can't have it. Kinda seems like deprivation defined.
Well, we've got news for you.
If you're drooling before your dipper's even dunked, it's not a sacrifice. If your kitchen smells undeniably dreamy, it's not a sacrifice. If the thought of breakfast beckons you out of bed, it's not a sacrifice. If you made something to make the something you made really something, it's not a sacrifice.
Point is, you are (perhaps temporarily) closing some doors while (likely permanently) opening others. You've done this before. You couldn't imagine life without your kitchen landline, your shopping mall, or your ex. Now your phone's in your pocket, you buy local, and you're with someone you truly love (or single... same diff). That to which you feel tethered may not be a forever fixture in your life, and that's okay! Because having it there could mean you've not been open to the advancement, the upgrade, the maybe-even-better.
We see that look of doubt. In fact, we had it ourselves. So, let us give you a peek into those doors that are opening. They smell and look and taste amazing. They will make you so happy you'll forget you're being so healthy. And if anyone gasps or groans at your "sacrifice," stifle your smirk and let them marvel at your mettle. You'll be working your way through a menu like this:
Snacks to have at-the-ready (emergency munching is a very, very real thing)
Make-ahead meals (big, delicious batches to last the week or freeze for later!)
Whole30 Sloppy Joes (made with Noble Made Tomato Ketchup and Coconut Aminos
Badass breakfasts (pardon our French, but this is how you start a Whole30 day, mon ami)
Condiments to keep on-hand (i.e. don't ruin your Whole30 goods with icky add-ons)