Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NSV Goals and Accomplishments

Most of us are familiar with the Whole30 NSV Checklist (click here to see it).

Well we got to thinking about the checklist and making it into more of a Before/After worksheet type of thing!

It doesn't take much to get me to dive into Excel to accomplish that!  I ran it by Melissa Hartwig and she has given the thumbs up to share this.

The idea is to go through the worksheet and in the first column, check those items you expect improvement with.  On Day 31, return to the worksheet and indicate whether each of those Expectations were met, not met, or stayed the same.  BUT....go through the entire worksheet to see if there were other areas you didn't expect improvement in that you had improvement (or even worsening) with.

Below are the two pages. Also, to download the Excel file to work with, click here - to download a pdf to work with/print off, click here.

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Aioli

Lauren Wheeler

Pictured above is also a breakfast egg sandwich!

Yet another great idea from Lauren Wheeler!

Roasted Cauliflower
First, pan fry the cauliflower until brown on both sides.

Then bake in the oven until tender @ 425 for about 20 minutes.

Garlic Aioli
3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Stir and serve!  Lauren and her family like it best after 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator (it lasts about 1 week).

This is great for just about everything -- meat, veggies, you name it!

Pecan Caper Salsa

Lauren Wheeler

Wow, does this look fantastic or what? And to top it off, it also serves as a plated fat!

Huge thanks to Lauren Wheeler for this idea!!!!

3 Tbsp rough chopped parsley, packed
2 Tbsp capers
1/3 cup pecans
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp currants
Pinch of salt

Just toss, and  you've got your plated fat as well as something really yummy.  Good idea for those who are getting tired of the hum-drum of their plated fats!