I had my first Whole30 food dream today. In my dream I had a whole bottle of pink decorating sugar in my mouth before I remembered I was doing a Whole30. I tried to spit it out but, of course, it didn’t work. I woke up pissed as hell I ruined my Whole30 over something sooooo stupid. It took me quite a while to realize I was still in bed at home and not at work where I have access to big bottles of pink decorating sugar. It was just a dream.
The literature says dreaming about eating non compliant food is your brain’s last-ditch attempt to get you to go back to eating the way you did before your Whole30. All I know is my food dream was the start of the hardest day of my Whole30 yet. I spent the whole day battling the desire to get in the kitchen and bake and the desire to eat all things. I watched movies, took a hot bath with a good book, dug through the Whole30 blog, crocheted, absolutely anything I could think of to distract me from the thoughts going through my head about baking and eating. I am proud to say I won this round of Julie’s brain fights back but it was a close thing several times.
I have a hard time finding some of the compliant premade foods that the people doing Whole30 talk or when I do find it is so expensive I can’t afford it on my budget. I am constantly looking for ways to make homemade versions of those things. This one version of chicken apple sausage I found.
Chicken Apple Sausage I
1 TBS coconut oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
In a medium size bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the coconut oil. Mix well. Form into equal size patties. In a medium frying pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side. You could also cook it without forming it into patties and use it in salads, omelettes and breakfast bakes. Keep covered in the fridge for a few days or freeze for a few months.