Whole30 Day 1: Ghee Recipe & Giveaway!

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For years, I was all about avoiding dietary fat. After all, I was a Nutrition & Food Science major in the early 1990s, when “no-fat, high-carb” was king. Sure, I gorged on frozen yogurt and bagels, but hey: They were low-fat! It became almost like a game: How could I minimize my daily fat intake? And I wasn’t the only one — after all, it was the decade of olestra, the laboratory-concocted fat substitute that promised zero calories and zero fat. As long as it meant ingesting no fat, who cared if it caused some anal leakage?

Not surprisingly, my low-fat lifestyle didn’t yield better health — nor was eating hyper-processed, cardboard-flavored food particularly satisfying. When I finally went Paleo, it was a relief to finally embrace healthy fats again.

But what exactly are healthy fats?

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Giveaway Time! BACON from U.S. Wellness Meats!

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I’m so excited to announce that the fine folks at U.S. Wellness Meats are sponsoring my giveaway to feed everyone’s  addiction to salty swine!

What’s up for grabs?

Six packs (nine pounds!) of sugar-free hickory smoked Whole30®-approved pork bacon!

The recipe for this bacon was recently tweaked and now it only contains two ingredients: compassionate certified pork and sea salt. It’s bacon that you can eat 365 days a year, even when you’re on a Whole30. If you win, you can use this delicious smoked pork to whip up the dishes in my upcoming iPad® app’s Baconfest recipe pack!

Here are the rules for this contest:

  1. You must be a U.S. resident. (Sorry international readers!)
  2. Like the U.S. Wellness Meats Facebook fan page.
  3. Share the promo video or the announcement post for the upcoming Nom Nom Paleo iPad app via Twitter,  Facebook , and/or Pinterest. Please make sure you tell folks that the app will be available on 4/27/12!
  4. Leave one comment on this post telling me that you followed all steps by 4/24/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Shoot if I wasn’t running this contest, I’d want to win.

**UPDATE on 4/25/12 at 1:08 a.m.: THE CONTEST IS OVAH! Congrats to DAVID WENDLAND!**