I put my money where my mouth is and attempted to find a good lunch in the heart of Texas. Texas is famous for it’s BBQ so I decided to hit up one of the many joints with the fiancee in tow.
Here is how I fared:
This is a platter of half a roasted chicken, pickles, peppers and green beans. Whoa, wait, what?!? Green beans?? Aren’t they verboten?
Well yes and no. Here’s the thing. The only “vegetable” options were baked beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, potato salad and these overcooked beans (with bacon!). And if you look on the Whole 30 plan, under “A few concessions”, you’ll see a note on green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas. They’re ok since they’re more pod than bean and they do not affect your body in the same way. And in this case, there wasn’t even a green salad option and no meal is a good meal without some vegetables. Otherwise it’s Atkins and well, let’s not even go there.
So the lesson here is to make sure you know your “rights” under this plan. The fine print is worth reading here and definitely worth eating there!