Friends, I know that it has been a few days. That is because I was in a coma.
Not really, but it felt like it.
After wanting to punch everyone on days 4 and 5…days 6 and 7 of this Whole 30 were a completely different, unpleasant experience.
It started on day 5 when I felt a little tickle in my nose. I sneezed. And, I never sneeze–hand to Britney.
In summary, by the morning of day 6, I had a full-blown cold. Now, what I am about to tell you will literally explode your mind. The average cold lasts 7 to 10 days, potentially longer. My colds last 2 to 3 days, tops. I swear. What is this black magic, you ask?
Dietary modification, lots of sleep, Elderberry and Vitamin D.
As soon as I sneeze, I start on a regimen of no sugar (doing this already with Whole 30) and tons of greens, Elderberry juice or lozenges every 4 hours, and extra Vitamin D3 twice a day. Plus, I sleep as much as possible. If you aren’t familiar with the proven effectiveness of elderberry, how Vitamin D3 can boost your immune system, and how sugar effects your body, please read up. It will actually change your life. And you can send me a lovely thank you gift when your next cold/flu/illness time is cut in half. Note: I like yarn, dark chocolate and books.
So, anyway, I had this cold for two days. Yes, I was zapped from that–but I was also really tired in general. On Day 6, I slept all day. I stayed home from work and read Longreads blogs. But, by the start of day 7–I was back to 95% of normal. I even went to Iron Wolf Crossfit and knocked out some Power Cleans and team rowing. So, trust, my little recipe for beating a cold works.
Now, let’s talk food.
If you are also on Day 7 or 8 of a Whole 30…are you really fucking sick of eating eggs by now? I bet you are. I was. And, I love eggs. Like, I might actually looooove them. A true, deep, abiding kind of love. But on day 7, I never wanted to see another egg again. So, I whipped up some Apple Rosemary Turkey Breakfast Patties. And, I had a mouth-gasm.
Like, for serious. It was like when Harry Met Sally…you know…that scene.
Whole 30 Compliant: Apple Rosemary Breakfast Patties
1lb ground turkey
1/2 large apple, peeled, cored and minced or finely diced
1 to 2 tablespoons of rosemary (depends on your taste)
1/2 to 1tbsp minced garlic (depends on how much you hate other people)
salt and pepper to taste
*I added about two tablespoons of leftover, finely chopped red onion
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Prep baking tray with aluminum foil and cover lightly with EVOO, ghee or coconut oil
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
- Gently combine with hands
- Make into 8 or so small sliders
- Press onto prepped tray into tasty little sliders
- Bake for 20ish minutes total, flipping halfway through
- Thank-Fucking-Maude you are not eating another hard-boiled egg! Ugly-Laugh-Cry because you are so happy! Send thank you gift to Stephanie!
Now, you can easily make several batches and freeze or refrigerate. When you reheat them, you can brown them in the skillet for looks. I made mine into little towers with (leftover) tasty sweet potato mash nestled in between and some sautéed zucchini on top. Really, the possibilities are endless.