Monday, November 10, 2014

While I'm spilling my guts over here, you may as well know: I’m on Day 22 of a Whole30 Challenge. A long time ago (last month), in a galaxy far, far away (the gym) some ladies from the Circuit class were commenting on how they weren’t losing weight. Neither was I, and I knew why. My arch nemesis: food.
Loooong story short, I was overdue to clean up my diet post-partum and post-nursing. So I proposed to the ladies that we think about a Whole30 Challenge together. We hemmed and hawed for a couple of weeks, but three of us ultimately decided to go for it.
The question I keep getting most from the ladies that opted not to join us is: do you miss eating anything?
Um, yeah. Try all the stuff.
Except all that stuff? It was making me feel terrible. And now I feel better. The system works!
Well, it being autumn and everywhere you turn there’s something pumpkin in your face, it’s not surprising that the biggest things I have been missing are all those pumpkin things. In my face. So one morning I decided to improvise:
Pumpkin Spice Scramble
3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
3 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
2 Tbsp almond butter
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 large eggs
Handful of raisins and sliced almonds
Ghee or coconut oil, for the pan
Heat the oil in a skillet. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Cook like you would scrambled eggs, adding the raisins just before the mixture is cooked through.
Sprinkle sliced almonds on the top. Makes about 2 servings and doubles well.

I’ve now made this for everyone (it’s a good substitute for the oatmeal we are accustomed to having on Sundays before church); the Mayor loves it, Miss Thang doesn’t complain about much (unless you’re holding out on her), and Fella is supportively willing to eat it (I suggested that he might like it better with a little maple syrup). 
It’s no PSL, bit it hits the pumpkin craving spot when your options are limited!


  1. Good for you! I knew you were talking about it before I moved and happy to hear you tried it and feel better. We are planning on doing another in February. We have stayed close to Whole 30 all year and have never felt better.

  2. Congrats on sticking to it! Do you plan on sticking to this Whole 30 plan even after the 30 days is up?

  3. I do plan on staying as paleo as possible, although I definitely miss dairy (cheese! yogurt! cream!) Thankfully I don't think dairy is a problem for me, but we'll see!