Potlucking Out

I told you guys that I’m doing a January Whole30 with my dad, my sister, and a few people from my Crossfit box. Well, we all got smart and decided to throw a Whole30 potluck. Let me tell you — that was ageniusidea, for a few reasons:

  • It reminded me of all the delicious Whole30 food out there, because sometimes, it’s all too easy to get stuck in a rut.
  • It’s a fun, food-related event we could all participate in without feeling at all guilty or pressured to compromise our goals.
  • It was an opportunity to trade Whole30 tips, tricks, raves, and woes.

I tried to make Paleo banana bread from this recipe (yes, totally SWYPO, but we all agreed that SWYPO was okay for this potluck!). Unfortunately, as I tried to flip it out of the pan as instructed, it completely broke in half. Though my kind friends tried to persuade me to bring it anyway, I just couldn’t serve a crumbled mess of a dish. So I made fruit salad instead.

Everyone else had better luck. Check out my plate!

There was eggplant parmesan without the parmesan (breaded in almond meal), veggies and guac, egg muffins, roasted veggies, delicious salad, a unique potato and venison dish with egg that would make a really yummy breakfast, and of course, my boring fruit salad.

We also had a drink that will go down as my favorite Whole30-compliant drink EVER:

It’s Peach-Pear LaCroix (apparently a new-to-2012 flavor!) with lime and pomegranate seeds. AWESOME and so festive!

There was plenty of good company too…

My Crossfit coach Jarrod is on the left and bad-ass Crossfitter Jen is on the right. She’s a quiet beast! If you live in the Detroit area, please don’t sleep on Crossfit Benchmark Workouts. It’s the best box around!

More CF friends: Terri and Becks.

So if you’re on a healthy eating/living mission in 2013, please don’t be afraid to get your friends involved. Having a healthy potluck is probably one of the best ways to share recipes, ideas, and dang good food.

Happy potlucking!

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