I happened to flip to the recipe for Cajun Sheet-Pan Shrimp “Boil” and its gorgeous accompanying photo displaying all the ingredients for this classic Lowcountry feast roasted together on one pan. I also happened to have everything I needed to make the dish. I couldn’t have cared less about the symbols that marked it gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly and Whole30-compatible. It just looked and sounded delicious, and fully lived up to its expectations.
If you're not familiar, the Whole30 program involves eliminating all sugar, grains, dairy, alcohol, soy, legumes and processed foods from your diet for 30 days to identify substances that may be adversely affecting your well-being. What's left is animal protein, vegetables, healthy fats and some fruit. Snodgrass took the challenge as a new mom suffering from post-partum anxiety. Amazed by her returned vitality, she vowed to incorporate its clean-eating principles into a healthy lifestyle that made room for indulgence.