Whole30 Challenge Day 12

Beauty Sleep

As a mother and educator nothing quite compares to a Monday off. I was able to sleep in thanks to the hubby. It felt like Sunday all day. We relaxed from a long weekend of traveling and finished laundry. I took my son out shopping and to a new favorite coffee spot ‘Bon Bon’s.’

Sleep seemed to make a big difference. The cravings and endless hunger are gone. I have a renewed energy to try some new recipes. Tomorrow we will be making cashew Alfredo sauce with zoodles or angel hair palm. (The cashews need to soak 6 hours). I also bought butter, glass jars, and a strainer to try making homemade ghee.-super excited about this by the way.

Brunch: scrambled eggs, coffee with unsweetened almond milk, strawberries, paleo pancake with clarified butter

Lunch: mini Lara bar, shot of espresso with unsweetened macadamia milk

Dinner: cauliflower garlic rice, spring vegetables, baked cut sweet potatoes with Dijon mustard, carrot juice and orange juice.

Snack: banana, almond butter, unsweetened almond milk, and cinnamon

Takeaway: I know I know I know avoid pancakes on Whole30. These were compliant, but they are highly discouraged. Okay, I’m guilty but I wanted to try them. Let me save you the trouble. Don’t do it! They were TERRIBLE. I made two and completely regretted it and only ate part of one. On the positive side I didn’t feel the need to snack much at all today.

Ghee is super easy to make and it will likely be something I continue to use long after Whole30. I watched YouTuber “TwoSleevers” “Homemade Ghee from Butter.”

Click Here to Watch Two Sleevers’s: Homemade Ghee From Butter

Check out my ghee! It took 8 sticks of unsalted butter about $6.00 to make all of this. The ghee I purchased at Kroger was $10.99 for about the size of the middle jar.
I strained using a metal strainer but you can use a coffee filter or cheesecloth too.
Took about 15-20 minutes. I scooped the bubbles/foam off as it bubbled. I used a ladle and a deep tablespoon to scoop the ghee off into the strainer/jar. I didn’t pour mine into the jar, but you can. I honestly just like any excuse to use a ladle.

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