I’m not going to lie, as I sit here staring week 4 in the face, I’m having some crazy cravings. Wasn’t this supposed to be done by now?
The cravings aren’t necessarily specific food cravings either, just craving to be unrestricted, a little less planned, and well, ok, maybe a cookie or two.
This week’s Whole 30 tip:
If you don’t want to throw out all of your condiments in your fridge, and/or if you don’t want to read the ingredients labels every time you go to reach for something quick, this is your perfect trick! I wish I could say that I came up with it on my own, but my mom actually opened my eyes to this after she’d already gone through the Whole 30 experience before.
All it takes is some green and red labels to place on the top of your jars so in one look you know if that item is approved or not. It makes it so easy when you’re making homemade salad dressing or spreading some extra flavor in a marinade.
This practice of going through before I even started and labeling all those jars (we all have them there in that fridge door!) really helped. The salsa I had been planning on using with my breakfast hash had, what do you know, SUGAR! Before I looked I was sure there wouldn’t be – “it’s from Whole Foods”… it’s “all natural”… “organic”… etc, etc, etc. A good reminder that those don’t guarantee a sugar free food!
So grab your dots and get to sticking, welcome to your new organized, easy to navigate fridge!
Oh, and I did use a yellow dot on a few things. Sesame Oil is one of those – Whole 30 says to use it in moderation, so yellow it was to remind me it’s ok in moderation.
What I’ve eaten this week: