Welcome to my Quick Blend Whole 30 Mason Jar Sauces. Three amazing sauces are my go to during my Whole 30 as my replacements for salad dressing, mustard sauce and ranch dressing. Three staples of everyone’s diet that we should all have to dunk into our favourite meals.
I love to dip. I mean what is the purpose in carrots and cucumber if you don’t slice them up and dip them in a nice sauce? After all if we didn’t all do this then we would never have had a world with hummus in it would we?
But you go on something like the Whole 30 and all of a sudden you have a problem. No processed foods and a no sugar and no butter means that most of your sauces that you would normally have are banned and you have to think of a Plan B and isn’t it also scary to make your own sauces?
Well actually no. It is really, really easy and these are three of my all time favourites. First we will be sharing with you our salad dressing, then our ranch dressing and then third and finally on the list our mustard sauce.
They’re all easy and then you can use them for a whole range of Whole 30 compliant recipes.
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Whole 30 Salad Dressing
First on the agenda is the salad dressing. Loaded with olive oil, vinaigrette, tomatoes, pepper and lemon this is perfect for fish and chicken dishes as well as over a classic salad.
Quick Blend Whole 30 Mason Jar Sauces
- In a blender place all your ingredients and blend until the tomatoes are majority blended so that it has a thinly chopped tomato look.
I love this ranch dressing and the best thing about it is that you can alter it to suit your own herbs that you like or add some extra water to it to make it into a runny salad dressing. I have this on my salads and it works really well with a just roasted chicken.
I am addicted to alioli and it is my favourite sauce ever. It adds flavour to a lot of food and even if you take off the fact it should be dipped in with fresh bread it is still a winner.
Use it as your go to mayonnaise and have it on salads, fake pastas and such like.
Whole 30 Day 19
I am back with my day 19 on the Whole 30. Today fell on a Friday that is another Friday when I would normally be cooking something comforting and full of carbs for us to eat as a family for a big Friday night supper.
So here I was wondering today what could be our Friday night go to meal and before I knew it I had ribs, sweet potatoes in their skins and a big fat chicken salad. And then I kind of forgot that we were missing out.
What I ATE On Day NINETEEN Of The Whole 30
Today has been a delicious day. Well of course it has, we had ribs and who doesn’t like lovely juicy ribs where the meat falls of the bone.
Breakfast = Pepper Omelette
Lunch = Cottage Pie
Dinner = Ribs, Sweet Potatoes & Salad
Exercise = 5km Country Walk/Run
For breakfast we start the day on pepper omelettes. So quick to make in the frying pan and so filling that you totally forget about food or snacking until lunch time has arrived.
Then for lunch today we have mini cottage pies. Cute, but full of body and perfect for when you want to combine meat and veg and top it with creamy mashed potato.
Then in the evening we had a ball. Slow cooked ribs in a ginger and garlic marinade, sweet potatoes in their skins and a chicken salad. The best bit though, was using the mayonnaise from this blog post for the potatoes and salad. It really made it special.
Finding Good Whole 30 Food Swaps
The art to a successful Whole 30 is to find good food swaps. Here are our favourites:
- Crisps – Kale Chips
- Ketchup – Homemade Burger Sauce
- Tortillas – basic omelette
- Bread – Sliced Sweet Potato
- Breadcrumbs – Gluten Free Oats
- Croutons – Air Fried Cauliflower
- Lasagne – courgette slices
- Spahgetti – Zoodles
- Pasta – Carrot Tagliatelle
- White Rice – Cauliflower Rice
- French Fries – Vegetable Fries
- Sweets – Raisins
Now how about joining me in your own Whole 30? Join me in the whole 30 diet challenge and have 30 full days of delicious home cooked meals. Get better, get rid of the health problems associated with a bad diet and fall in love with food all over again.