Whole30 Challenges in the New Year!

Ok I needed January to  figure out what I wanted to do, and I feel like it’s time for a Whole30 challenge in  February!

When I did Whole30 before, one of my favorite meals was questionable because of this – but it’s made with real products, nothing weird, so I asked on a whole30 challenge group and they gave it the nod of approval lol.

Of course, whether you’re doing Whole30, Paleo, Primal or just low-carb in general, this is a good gluten-free, easy and fast recipe 🙂

A mug Muffin with a poached egg on top, drizzled with a little ghee.

  • I keep a container of the dry mix in the fridge:
  • 1 cup each almond and coconut flour;
  • 1/2 cup flax meal;
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2tsp sea salt.

Shake well before using.

(Note: when I’m not on whole30, I also add 1/3 cup buttermilk powder to this mix. Search amazon and find the ones that are just dried buttermilk, nothing else added.)

To make the basic individual muffins:
beat a large egg in a 3″-4″ diameter, microwave safe mug, add 1T water, mix then stir in 2T of the muffin mix.

Let it thicken up for a minute then microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.

For a fluffier version, more of a light fluffy cake-like texture:
beat 1 large egg, then add 2T organic pumpkin puree. Mix well, then add 2T+2tsp of the dry mix.
Microwave for 1.5 minutes until it looks set on top.

I’d drizzle about 1tsp ghee on this and top it with a poached or fried egg.

It’s very filling, and takes less than 5 minutes from egg crack to eating 🙂

Planning on February now gives me plenty of time to get my pantry and fridge in order, deal with the hubbs and the sons whining (lol) and generally get in the right mindset.

It IS a mindset. Whole30 is a serious challenge if you love cheese and other things that are off limit for a month!

Luckily, the last 2 challenges I did went really well and I now like black coffee.

If you’re hesitant, you can use coconut milk 🙂

I was given a great tip to transition from sweetener and cream to black: try iced black coffee!

It wasn’t that bad, it worked great to kick the sweet and light coffee habit, though I do use 1/2&1/2 or heavy cream now and then when I’m not doing  a challenge 🙂

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