Thursday, January 08, 2015

Whole30 Days 1-7 & Ranch Dip/Dressing Recipe

Ah! Day 7. It feels great. I am done with most of my sugar withdrawals now and the cravings have lessened.

It has been a fun journey so far. And alot easier than I anticipated. The first 2 or 3 days were the hardest as I had to make myself conscious of not just grabbing a handful of sugary snacks. I got a headache on the evening of day 2, and it lasted until the end of day 3.

I am super proud of myself for making it this far without giving up. A lot of things I would have cheated by now. I am glad the Whole30 is so strict for this reason.

The biggest change in my body that I have noticed so far is clearer thinking and more evened emotions. I just feel really level headed and relaxed, which is super odd for me. I feel like I am able to focus on things a lot better. I love eating like this and I don't want to stop at 30 days.

My favorite recipe to date by far has been the Cracklin Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo. So good and hard to believe it is healthy.

Our second favorite is Ranch dressing. On day 1 I attempted to make mayo, but I miserably failed. I made it in my magic bullet and it ended up a watery mess. (I used this method for my second batch and it turned out perfect) So I used the mixture for ranch dressing. It was our favorite dressing for salad. Today we had none left at lunch and decided to make more.

I already had the fool proof method of making mayo, but I also knew how to screw it up.  So because we wanted dressing, I decided to whip out the magic bullet blender. Well wouldn't you know it, it turned into a perfect batch of mayo! Shoot. We tried making ranch with it anyways and the result was super yummy!

Dueck's Ranch Dressing or Dip:

1  batch of Homemade Mayo, (we use 1 egg, 1 1/4 cup light tasting olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder)
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic (we have the prechopped stuff in a jar, but you could press your own)
2 tsp dried parsley
2tsp chives (we used freeze dried)
1 tbsp white vinegar.

Stir all together. Let sit for 10 minutes or so and stir again. Enjoy on salad or with your favorite fresh veggies!


Stacey said...

Being a nosy person, I'd love to know a couple things.

First off, what do you eat for breakfast? I don't have time in the morning to cook. I eat oatmeal everyday so I don't have to think about it. I also don't really like eggs...

And the most nosy question...
Is this even remotely affordable? I can't imagine eating so much meat and it still being affordable.

I'm really interested in this, just super cautious. I hate failing at things.

Lindsey Dueck said...

Your not being nosy at all!

I do have eggs for breakfast, but I love eggs. I have onions and peppers cut up in the fridge and I add those to get some extra veggies in. And then a little bit of fruit.

There are some FB groups out there and I have seen people post articles and recipes for alternative to eggs for breakfasts, but I haven't read them because I love eggs and I find them super fast.

As for affordable, it is probably a bit more expensive. But not because of the meat, because of the all the veggies. I try to eat a palm sized portion of meat and at least 2 cups of veggies for lunch and supper. So we go through veggies fast.

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