Sunday, September 21, 2014

Whole30 - Day 21

Day 21: Whoamygosh, the temptation.

Must. Not. Give. In.

I actually sent my friend a text today that said, "I can't help it... I just feel like my life is incomplete without cheese."

The cravings today, for me, were insane. I wanted to eat everything in sight and then some. The pack of Twizzlers sitting on the shelf in my pantry had to be thrown in the trash before I succumbed to the evil, Whole30-wrecking temptations. Instead, I took what I had on hand and made a "dip" of sorts.

The dip was originally supposed to be "bites," but nothing was holding together, so into a tupperware bowl it went. I used this recipe as inspiration, but changed the game a little to fit what I had on hand. The last place I want to be on a Sunday afternoon is at the grocery store.

Fruit & Nut Spread:

  • large handful of sliced almonds
  • small handful of crushed pecans
  • 1/2 c dried apricots
  • 1/2 c dried figs
  • 4 TBS coconut oil
  • 3 TBS 100% cacao 
Put everything in a food processor and blend until well combined, but not so much that it's liquefied. If you have the patience, put it in the fridge for an hour or so and then form the mix into little balls or squares. 

If you don't, dunk an apple in it. 

Or a spoon. I'm not judging.

Day 21 Recap:

Breakfast: coconut milk latte with cinnamon
Lunch: grilled avocados with shredded chicken, jalapeno cabbage slaw and pico de gallo
Dinner: sweet potato with grilled chicken 

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