Whole30 Challenge Day 13

Oodles of Zoodles

Still amped up with the excitement to try new recipes. I left cashews soak in water for the day and borrowed a food processor to try cashew Alfredo sauce. I found the recipe on “Stay fit Mom.”Recipe

Cashew Alfredo (Whole30 Approved)

2 cups cashews

Salt and pepper

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon ghee

1.5-2 cups unsweetened almond milk

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 cup sautéed onion

1 head of garlic (cover with foil and olive oil baked for 40 mins)

While I had high hopes for the recipe. The day had other plans.

Breakfast: banana, coffee and unsweetened almond milk

Lunch: mini Lara bar, clementine, strawberries, carrots and guacamole

Dinner: mini Lara bar, zoodles, cashew Alfredo sauce, 4 ounces of carrot juice and 4 ounces orange juice

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

Takeaway: I do not like zoodles. The cashew Alfredo sauce definitely looked like Alfredo sauce but I did not feel the taste or texture were comparable. On a scale of 1-10 for the zoodles and sauce I’d say a 3. It took a lot of prep to make the sauce and zoodles. There was mincing onion, sautéing onion, soaking cashews, spiraling zucchini, food processing, peeling, baking garlic. In my opinion, IT WAS NOT WORTH the hassle or cleanup. Especially as a working mom. Nope don’t like that. The recipe I used was okay and made enough sauce to try another day with heart of palm noodles.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe (not Whole30 approved at all)

2 8 ounce sour cream containers

2 bags shredded Parmesan Cheese

1 stick of butter

Salt and pepper

Garlic Powder

2 small cans of mushrooms

1. Melt entire stick of butter in saucepan on low

2. Add all sour cream and Parmesan cheese and stir occasionally on low to medium heat

3. Add drained mushrooms and stir

4. When all or most of the cheese is melted add about a teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons pepper

5. Stir and add 1-4 teaspoons garlic powder to taste

6. Serve with your favorite cooked pasta or use as an Alfredo dip for garlic bread or breadsticks ENJOY!

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