A Whole30 compliant snack… 

I am 3 days in to another Whole10 (that’s a 1/3rd of a Whole30). If you don’t know what a Whole30 is check out Dallas and Melissa Hartwig’s website. I am combining it with a bit of intermittent fasting i.e. skipping breakfast, but still working out at lunchtime before I eat. The objective is just to reset things and take off a few pounds of fat over 10 days. My body fat percentage was 8.3% this morning which was a bit of a surprise on the low side but let’s see where it goes from here.

Anyway the net effect of a skipping breakfast, a fasted workout and as basically as carb free a diet as you can get, is that I get home from the office at 18:30 really quite hungry. In fact very hungry!! Unable to reach for a glass of wine to provide some relief I have had to find some food, but the fridge is pretty bare given that I go into a Whole10/30 with as little as possible around in the way of food that is non-compliant. This is what I managed to find today…


Parma ham (ingredients pork, salt), coconut oil (ingredients coconut oil) and pumpkin seed butter (ingredients… You get the idea). 

I have tried eating pumpkin seed butter on its own before and found it “challenging” – it stuck my mouth shut. So I thought what if I eat it with coconut oil wrapped up in Parma ham? This was less about considering the flavours and more about considering whether the coconut oilwould provide enough lubrication to enable me to swallow the pumpkin seed butter. However the result was surprisingly good! I spread a rounded desert spoon of coconut oil on one end of a slice of the ham and then the same amount of pumpkin seed butter on top of it. I rolled the slice of ham (down its length) around the oil and butter to make a filled sausage shape and then sliced it into rounds (I got 3 rounds per sausage).

Enjoy your Parma ham, coconut and pumpkin seed snacks with a glass of water with lemon juice and be grateful there are only 7 days to go! 

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