Christy’s No Fuss Stir Fry

recipe by Christy E-M, written by Jennifer Palermo

Having friends that can cook is awesome. Having friends that are doing a round of Whole30 at the same time you are is a hundred times more awesome. Having friends who drop off Whole30 food for you at supper when you had nothing planned and were going to cobble together supper with whatever you found in the fridge is all sorts of awesome.

This incredible stir fry was something that my friend Christy just threw together. Thankfully, she jotted down the recipe for me because it tasted out of this world!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 8 stalks of bok choy
  • 8 leaves of savoy cabbage
  • 1 small carrot
  • 8 oz. of Shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Coconut aminos to taste
  • Coconut or avocado oil

Directions

  • Prep your veggies by chopping the bok choy and savoy cabbage into 1″ pieces.
  • Grate your carrot
  • Slice your shiitake mushrooms.
  • Sauté and drain your ground pork and set aside.
  • In coconut or avocado oil, sauté your mushrooms, and add your greens. Once done, add your carrots and spices in. After a minute, mix in your pork and dinner is done!

Enjoy and don’t forget your plated fat.

Ideas for an At Home Workout

By Felicia Arnold

The idea of working out while on a Whole30 can be daunting. 

From experience, I know the first few days of a new round can be difficult but ultimately, I have more energy than ever and my workouts feel amazing! I owe much of my newfound energy to the Whole30 way of eating. It’s more than just the 30 days for me. It’s truly become part of my lifestyle!

If you are just starting an exercise routine, it’s not necessary to have a gym membership – you can get effective workouts in at home! Also, if you are like me and live in a cold winter state, it can be hard to get out early in the morning before work to go to the gym. It’s much more appealing for me to wake up and head to my warm workout space instead! At-home workouts can even become part of your routine when you are traveling for vacation or for work!

I have been incorporating at-home workouts early in the morning before work in order to avoid leaving my house in the cold and to avoid skipping a workout all together due to being busy in the evening. With Whole30, I am getting plenty of sleep and feel more ready than ever to wake up and get moving at 5am!

I am sharing a workout here that you can hopefully add to your movement routine! This workout requires minimal equipment but you can definitely add hand weights as desired to increase the intensity! 

I have added modified notes to make the exercises easier or harder based on your need. I have also suggested a number of reps and rounds – but you can adjust based on the time you have for the workout and your fitness level. The more you do it, the more rounds you should be able to accomplish!!

Have fun!

Pushups (10 reps) – Modify by dropping your knees to the floor but still keeping a straight spine.

Wide leg squats w weight (20 reps)- Modify by using no weight

Mountain climbers (30 secs)- Modified by doing toe taps, still knees towards chest

Plank (30 secs)

Repeat 2-3 rounds

Alternating front shoulder raise and side shoulder raise (20 reps total) – Use resistance band or hand weights

Alternating Lunges (20 reps total) – I tend to do reverse lunges as it is easier on my knees

Side skater jumps (1 min)-Modify by just stepping side to side and still staying low in a squat

Abdominal Bicycle kicks(30 total)

Repeat 2-3 rounds

Bicep curls (20 reps)- This can be done using hand weights or resistance bands

Burpees (30 secs) – Modify by stepping back and stepping up instead of jumping back and jumping up. Also, you can modify by using a steady raised surface to avoid bending down too much.

Repeat 2-3 rounds

All Things Buffalo

By Molly Winsten of @onmollysplate

OK. It’s February. It’s cold (in most places) and the shine of the holidays has long since worn off.

So what is there to get excited about? Valentine’s Day of course! And what do you need to SPICE UP that special evening? Buffalo spiced everything!  

This post has some classic Whole30 recipes, along with some new and creative ideas to make your spicy evening all the more fun. Now let’s spice it up!  


Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings

Spicy, crispy, a tad salty, and a total crowd pleaser, this recipe could not get easier!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, cut into drums and flats
  • ½ cup hot sauce (I like classic Frank’s Red Hot)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or extra light tasting olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Extra tablespoon oil of choice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a rack on a cookie sheet. Place wings on rack, drizzle with extra tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for until crispy and cooked through, about 30-40 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk other ingredients together. Toss sauce with wings in a large bowl. Serve with celery, carrots, and Whole30 compliant ranch!


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • ½ cup hot sauce (I like classic Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 8oz dairy free “cream cheese” such as Kite Hill, or 4 oz coconut cream
  • ½ cup homemade mayo
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Extra tablespoon oil of choice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Recipe:

Melt “cheese” or coconut cream in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in all other ingredients. Heat until bubbling. Serve drizzled with Whole30 compliant ranch and topped with scallions. Delicious over a baked potato or to dip veggies in!


Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ cup hot sauce (I like classic Frank’s Red Hot)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or extra light tasting olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with foil. Mix all ingredients except cauliflower together. Toss florets in sauce, and place on foil lined sheet. Bake for until crispy and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly. Serve with Whole30 compliant ranch!


Buffalo Chicken Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup hot sauce (I like classic Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 8oz dairy free “cream cheese” such as Kite Hill, or additional 6 oz coconut cream
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Recipe:

In large soup pop, sauté onions, garlic, carrots, and celery in olive oil until translucent. Stir in shredded chicken and broth. Bring to a boil and add hot sauce. Add more or less depending on desired spice level! Reduce to a simmer and stir in coconut cream and “cream cheese.” Simmer and stir until smooth. Add in lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Top with cilantro and red onion!

Molly Winsten, MS, RD works in the world of allergy-friendly cooking and baking. Her goal is to make everything #foodinclusive for any and all dietary restrictions. She lives in the Boston area. Find her on Instagram at @onmollysplate.