Good Things XVIII

New and convenient GF happy foods.

  • Remember to buy more next time.
  • Not spiky.
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Cute and tiny bags of popcorn. The tininess = double mitzvah: cheerful while low-carb PLUS economical. 16 packets for 5-ish bucks. 3g CHO. Happy Halloween. Not available again until Valentine’s Day.

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Trader Joe’s mini chocolate bars. $2 for 5 bars. 6g CHO and much larger than a same-carbs tiny Toblerone or Ghirardelli square. Dexcom included to illustrate scale. Not mini. Big!

This cake

Coconut truffle cake from Mom’s Munchies. As soon as the Whole30 ends: HELLO, CAKE. $7/two morsels. 24g spikeless CHO/cake. YDMV.

    For the Whole30, this probably comes too close to "attempting to recreate a dessert," but we didn't think of that until it was too late. You take your cold cup of coffee that you didn't get to finish in the morning, a glob of coconut cream, a banana, and a volume of ice equivalent to the volume of the sum of the volumes of the other ingredients. And you blend until smooth. And you think, "This is a not terrible Diet Coke or whiskey alternative."

This probably comes too close to “attempting to recreate a dessert” to really be drunk during a Whole30, but we didn’t think of that until it was too late. RECIPE: You take your coffee that you didn’t get to finish in the morning, a glob of coconut cream, a banana, and a volume of ice equivalent to the volume of the sum of the volumes of the other ingredients. And you blend until smooth. Drink with a straw while thinking, “This is a not a terrible Diet Coke or whiskey alternative.”

Good Whole 30:

    This is delicious. It rings all of the bells.

This is delicious. It rings all of the bells.

Day 26/30. Still crave cocktails, Diet Cokes. Still get headaches. Still crazy BG. So Whole30 probably not miracle Bigfoot looking for. But:

  • Joe has noticed some improvement in all areas of existence.
  • Possible reduction of undereye baggage
  • I will continue to make some of the things:
    • Mayo.
    • Afternoon coffee slush (pictured.)
    • Nothing says breakfast like salmon.

      Nothing says breakfast like salmon.

      Having cooked salmon and avocados in various levels of ripeness on hand at all times.

    • Odorless pre-riced cauliflower

      Odorless pre-riced cauliflower

      I learned I can rice cauliflower in advance without making my entire fridge/home smell like farts (store in an air tight container wrapped in Glad Press n Seal for up to a week.)

    • Family gatherings during Whole30

      Family gatherings during Whole30. Who cares what anyone else is thinking? FOOOOOD.

      Nothing says lunch like salmon.

      Nothing says lunch like salmon.

      Empathy lesson for GF diet: being restricted, unable to eat at parties/in public, non-participant in community via cake, etc. (But only for 30 days, not for life.)

    • Makes GF diet seem hugely varied and decadent. (CHEESE.)
    • I noticed myself daydreaming about taking up smoking during the Whole30. I should probably start knitting again. Or some other benign fidget-hobby.

      Nothing says dinner like salad.

      Nothing says dinner like salad with a side of salmon.

 

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