It’s video time again! Can you believe I churned out two videos, two weeks in a row?! I can’t. Ha! Well, I’ve known about Jicama for a while now and had heard that people use it as a Paleo potato alternative but hadn’t tried it myself. They’re kinda of hard to find at my local grocer and when I do see them they look like they’re on their last leg.
During my last trip to the grocery store, I found a seemingly perfect one! So, I decided to make a video introducing you to this odd looking fellow (yes, I think it’s a boy) and share some examples of how you can eat/cook it. I’m only going from what I’ve heard and seen in recipe books as I haven’t tried it myself yet.
Have you cooked with Jicama or even used it fresh? I’m very curious and looking for recipes as I experiment with my own … Let me know. Also, please enjoy this little intro I put together for you. He’s cute in a rough and tubby kind of way.
P.S. Are you following me on Pinterest yet? Let’s pin together!
The sun is shining over here in Ohio-land and my spirits are feeling lifted. It’s day #4 of the ‘Dirty 30’ Whole30 challenge and I think the hardest part for me has been going without sugar. I’m amazed at how much sugar I gradually incorporated into my diet. Maple Syrup, honey, fruit and dark chocolate are all things that are allowed when eating Paleo and I guess I really was relying on sweet things. It’s crazy!
So, that’s been difficult but I know that if I starve my body from those sweet things for just a few days, it will start to go away. My past experience with the Whole30 was that by day 14 I felt no real food temptation to speak of and towards the end, I was barely having 2 servings of fruit a day. Our bodies are so amazing! It’s really awesome how we can train our bodies and minds to positively change.
Today I wanted to take a minute to share a really easy recipe that is Whole30 approved and is SO GOOD. It’s inspired by the Balanced Bites Stuffed Mushrooms recipe, which can be found in their amazing cookbook.
It’s time to get down and dirty … It’s time for the Whole30!
Or, “Dirty 30,” which is what I’m calling this next Whole30 adventure that begins Monday. There’s a group of us getting ready to take the plunge for the first or second time and … it’s going to ROCK. I’m excited!
My first Whole30 experience was back in August and it was amazing. I want to encourage you to join me on this next challenge and this post is going to provide you with the tools you need to change your body and mind forever. Remember, if you choose to do this, it is your CHOICE. You are not being restricted. It’s not something you HAVE to do. Instead, you are choosing to treat your body well and reap amazing health benefits for your mind and body. You may even lose some pounds along the way
So … Are you ready? The choice is yours. I hope you choose to join us. It’s just 30 days.
Simply put, you can eat: veggies, meat, seafood, fruit, nuts, seeds and healthy oils. Focus on foods that are completely unprocessed or have only a few ingredients to help ensure you’re making the right choices. Have a question regarding whether an ingredient is Whole30 approved? See the full list here or check the Whole9Life forum here or do a quick Google search.
Sugars of all kinds
Carrageenan, MSG or sulfites
Check out my video on Whole30 kitchen essentials to help you with your grocery shopping.
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