Over the past few years I have been checking into various Food lifestyles. Keto and Whole30 seem to be everywhere. Ironically they are everywhere but for a novice hard to grasp or understand at times. Today I am focusing on Whole30 and a few tips or tricks I have discovered. But first what the heck is whole30 right?
Whole30 vs Keto
Whole30 is an elimination-style diet that asks dieters to ban all soy, dairy, grains, alcohol, legumes, and added sugars from their diet for 30 days straight
Keto Diet-The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat.
Basically Keto is a lifestyle adjustment and Whole30 is a temporary adjustment. Now not an easy temporary adjustment but one meant to help you change direction.
Before embarking on the Whole30, check with your Doctor and get prepared. So a few little tips to start you on your journey. Plus if you need to get started hop over to visit Randa at Bewitchin Kitchen, she does whole30 and living healthy right.
Top 10 Tips – Whole30
- When pan roasting meat or vegetables with balsamic vinegar, be sure to line your baking sheets first. The balsamic vinegar burns easily and can be very difficult to remove. Lining the pan first makes cleaning up afterwards a breeze. And that is a key tip in my book
- Flank steak is a relatively tough, but incredibly flavorful cut of meat. For best results, be sure to marinate it in advance and cut it into thin slices against the grain prior to serving.
- Buy several rotisserie chickens when they are on sale. Then remove and shred the meat before freezing in individual packages for quick and easy weeknight meals.
- Seafood can be a delicious and healthy addition to your diet. However, it is becoming more and more difficult to know what seafood is safe and sustainable these days. Check out seafoodwatch.org for the best options.
- Sugar and other sweeteners are not allowed on the Whole30 diet plan. However, roasting naturally sweet root vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes, is a great way to add a touch of acceptable sweetness to your meals.
Next top 5 tips
- Most packaged salad dressings are not Whole30 compliant because they contain added sugar and other banned ingredients. Fortunately, it’s really easy to make your own homemade versions. Add some fresh fruit to your vinaigrettes for a bit of natural sweetness.
- When possible, select a colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables for your recipes. This will add additional textures and flavors to your menu, and a more diverse assortment of vitamins, minerals, and others nutrients to your diet.
- Choosing more colorful fruits and vegetables for your recipes also lends more visual appeal to your presentations. Why be bland and boring when you can easily add healthy splashes of color to your table?
- Preparing pork loin can be tricky because it is so easy to overcook. For this reason, choose timed oven roasting over your much-loved slow cooker for consistently juicy results.
- Fresh herbs are a low calorie way to add tons of flavor to your favorite recipes. You can add them to Whole30-compliant smoothies, salads, dressings, and marinades for a satisfying dose of extra flavor. To save money at the grocery store, grow an assortment at home on a sunny windowsill, deck, or patio, or in your garden. A nice mix of basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, cilantro, and oregano is ideal.