I almost feel weird going a day without posting!
I spent the day on a quest for mayo. Yep. Mayo. I did have some great stuff made with avocado oil but I ran out. I tried making my own but that was a disastrous, runny #fail. So I actually drove through a blizzard to obtain some.
Why? Well, mayo is one food that is encouraged on the keto diet. It’s awesome stuff. With the caveat that it has to be made with a natural oil. Hydrogenated soybean oil aint natural. Good luck finding any mayo that isn’t full or either soybean or canola oil. Both of which are horrible for you- yuck and yucker! Even the stuff labeled as “olive oil” mayo. Check the ingredients, topping the list will be soybean oil.
In my quest I checked some four stores and eventually had to brave the vegan/prius crowd of whole foods. I finally found some mayo made with sunflower oil. Which is not ideal, but acceptable. Why We Should Limit Vegetable Oils
I’ve just been craving cheeseburgers (no bun, ppl!) with lots of spices and of course a lot of mayo. It’s so good. It almost shouldn’t be allowed on a diet! My kids don’t complain either, which is a plus.
In truth, I had other errands to run but finding decent mayo was definitely at the top of the list. One fun thing about the diet is going nuts with the dietary fat. I love pouring liberal amounts of heavy cream in my coffee. Who needs sugar when it’s so rich? Steamed veggies are so nummy soaked in butter and a sprinkling of salt.
True, the diet is pretty restrictive. But I am finding it to be very fulfilling and easy to follow. Plus I am pulling out my jeans I haven’t been able to wear in ages!!