Our first guest blogger (and she has committed to at least a weekly contribution!) is my dear friend Sandra. I have to give credit where credit is due, Sandra's health journey was the catalyst for me first exploring the grain free world. Last year she was diagnosed with Celiac and wanting to offer support - and make the occasional treat for her - I started to research the disease and requisite gluten-free diet. It was my quest to make treats not filled with empty starches that led me to grain free and shortly after, Paleo and Primal food frameworks. I am so looking forward to her posts - she never ceases to make me laugh and I'm sure her candid entries will speak to you. This is her first real Whole30, but she has been gluten free for 18 months.
the source and/or buy their amazing book, It Starts With Food. For recipe compilation, you have to really be aware of what's not compliant before using the internet as many recipes tagged as Whole30 compliant are not. In fact, some of the items I will make or eat may fall into the SWYPO category that is frowned upon - so design a road that's right for you. My first Whole30 I was pretty strict with everything and I found that helped me really tune in to what was happening with my body. I am building from those past two experiences this time around.
Finally, we love feedback and questions so please let us know if you have any. November 1 is just around the corner, so let's get ready!
*Disclaimer: this type of dish could be interpreted as SWYPO in the eyes of Whole30 creators Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Having not eaten oatmeal in over a year due to grain avoidance, I didn't find this dish was a "gateway" food for me, starting a craving for traditional oatmeal. It was just a filling, warm and healthy breakfast that was a change from my egg-centric morning meals. I'm good with that.