Clean Eating Day 30(!!) [SCD, GAPS, Whole30]

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This was a kid lunch…bell peppers are good dippers with guacamole.

Breakfast
Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and apple hash, orange slices
Lunch
Veggie Curry soup with avocado, chicken sausage or hot dog, guacamole and pepper slices
Snack
Apples and almonds
Dinner
Roasted turkey, mashed sweet squash with cinnamon, green beans, and sauteed celery, green onion, and mushroom hash

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Here is the turkey after dinner was over. It got moved back to the kitchen, but Thad decided he needed more of the yummy salty-crisp skin.

And so…our 30 day diet adventure ends. I’m not sad to see it go: although I will be cooking a lot of the same food in the weeks (months, years?) ahead, at least now we can add back in dairy and honey to broaden our food choices (and dairy is really great for a ready snack…).

So we’ve eaten a LOT of great food, and here’s where we stand:

Mr. Wonderful: lost 10lbs and 6 inches in two measurements (waist and belly)

Me: lost 4lbs and 3 inches in 6 measurements (pecs, bust, ribs, waist, belly, hips)

Favorite new habit: the “big” sit down breakfast as a family…with tea!

Favorite new food: roasted veggies…both the cauliflower and butternut squash. Ohhh…then there’s the Asian Meatballs…or Tiki Masala.

It’s been a great month.

Economical Natural Meat

Here’s a great way to buy natural meat for less; shop for natural holiday meats the day after the holiday. Yes, while others are camping out to snag electronic door busters, I secretly plot my haul of naturally raised, cage free turkeys. Oh the excitement.

Actually, my mom scouted out and bought the turkeys for me on Black Friday, as I was in bed with a new baby (lucky me) and mom was visiting to take care of my other sweeties so I could stay in bed (lucky everyone else). I have to confess that I don’t exactly remember what she paid per pound (baby amnesia) but I’m thinking it was $.79 per pound for Albertsons wild brand. This fantastic price almost has me liking Albertsons. Almost.

At any rate, my little boys loved the crispy, salt and herb crusted skin. You can see them here peeking over the turkey… Mmm, finger liking good!

Turkeys have a LOT of meat. I just roasted this one, then boned the meat and froze it again to become soups or casseroles.

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Six and Twenty Blackbirds, Baked in a Pie

OK, so I didn’t have black birds, just a turkey. But turkeys have a lot of meat, so after the initial roasted turkey meal, I usually do a lot of soup, sandwiches, and an occasional casserole.

But after such success with my GF pie crust, I decided to make a turkey pot pie.

Oh Yum.

I sauteed onion in butter, added GF flour, salt and pepper, simmered with turkey bone broth and some leftover GF gravy. I layered this in a GF pie crust with cut up turkey dark meat and peas and carrots. Baked until golden and flakey.

That’s comfort food.