Whole30, Day 7: Sam’s Club is a vile den of temptation

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We ventured into Sam’s Club while hungry today and I realized that if I want to stick to this diet, I really need to do a better job of carrying permissible snacks around with me–nuts in a Ziploc bag or something. We were running errands and I was starving by the time we got there, and I nearly ate several off-limits samples (Parmesan-crusted tilapia, chocolate-covered energy bars, etc.) and almost bought an $18 bag full of pistachios because I was so hungry. Thankfully, I managed to stave off hunger with some fruit samples and a banana I bought there (in a bunch of, like, 10.) I thought it would be a good place to get meat but almost everything fresh came in packages that were ridiculously enormous–we don’t need a 10-pound sack of ground beef for 2 people. We did get a big tub of salad and some frozen salmon fillets, but mostly it was a useful trip for stocking up on non-perishable items.


2 egg muffin things



A mixed berry sample from Sam’s Club (cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)


Brazil nuts



Pan-fried asparagus–turned up the heat fairly high, used lots of coconut oil, and let the asparagus cook till it was quite brown and blistered.

Leftover chicken, potatoes, and carrots, reheated in a cast-iron skillet so it was crispy

Cilantro sauce, made to use up the rapidly slimifying cilantro in the crisper drawer. I’m not sure if this is closer to chimichurri or pesto or chutney or what, but it was smooth, bright green, tangy, and garlicky, and quite tasty overall.

Dinner was deemed a tasty success.

Cilantro Sauce

1 large clove or 2 small cloves garlic

1/2 bunch fresh cilantro

About 2 Tbsp toasted walnuts

About 1 Tbsp olive oil

Juice and zest of 1 lemon


Put all the ingredients in a blender together and blend till smooth.


Written by orata

June 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Posted in recipes, whole30

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