Whole 30, day 20

it was a starchy day. whatever, it’s fruit season. that’s my story and i’m sticking with it.

peaches are ridiculous right now.


go get a peach.

i guess i’m 2/3 finished with my challenge! i’m doing just ok. i’ve been struggling with fruit. i’m fine if i don’t eat it, but if i allow myself just one piece, i’m a goner. i just can’t quit. i guess that’s how sugar works! i had a fruit binge today. i’m over it.

breakfast: 2 eggs, 3 strips of bacon, a tiny tapioca flatbread. coconut cream in coffee.

lunch: leftover chicken from a sesame stir-fry, raw baby carrots.

snack: watermelon, raw kale chips.

dinner: pork butt, crispy sweet potato fries (OMG YUM).

dessert: 2 peaches. sweet, juicy, slightly soft peaches with just the right amount of fuzz on the outside. they are homegrown. i have no regrets.

results: it was a tasty day, and a successful day, but i do feel a little bloated. sugar just isn’t good for me. i know that. i’m working on it.

let’s talk about these sweet potato fries, though.

i mean, can you tell me that crispy sweet potato fries don’t sound amazing? yes, i batter them in a little tapioca. they are crisp, they crunch, they are just… a dream… the tapioca flour called for in this recipe, since it is just a batter, a minimal amount is actually consumed. i know. -the starch content from the tapioca. let this fall under the “just this one time” category. listen. i know this probably fell under the “SWPO” category, but it happened, it’s over, and i have to live with my decision.

worth it.

this recipe serves 2.

crispy sweet potato fries

1 big sweet potato

1/2 cup of tapioca flour for coating

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

few tbsp olive oil

method: peel your tater. cut it into fry shapes and soak in cold water for 30 minutes or up to a day.

meantime, preheat your oven to 425.

combine the dry ingredients in a large baggie. a few at a time, place your drained potatoes in the bag. shake it up.

shake off the excess batter.

coat each fry in olive oil, and place onto a cookie sheet. do not allow fries to touch.

bake for 15 minutes. after 15 minutes, remove from oven, and drain onto a paper towel. while they are draining, wipe down the cookie sheet. place fries back onto sheet and bake for 10 more minutes.


4 thoughts on “Whole 30, day 20

  1. Congrats on making it so far into the whole 30! I follow your blog and kept meaning to comment–I do something like this from time to time–it is a solid program and a good reset!

    • thanks, blackberriesandbloodoranges!
      it is a worthy challenge, and i’m feeling great! wish i would have gotten the gullies to try something like this much earlier!
      which program do you reset with?

      • generally when I need a reset I either do the whole 30 (tough but worth it), the whole 30 plus yogurt (which is not really the whole 30 at all but makes for an easy description), or I just eat a fairly paleo type diet most of the week and have a few treats on the weekends (this is generally what makes it to my blog). i don’t eat tons of grains anyway so ditching the remaining dairy and sugar isn’t too terrible. good luck finishing and glad you are feeling so great!

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