Whether you’re brand new to the Fix or you’re on your tenth round, we all have questions (especially about ingredients) that aren’t necessarily answered in the book. Autumn has answered many of our questions already, but she uses many different platforms, so you may find an answer on her facebook page, youtube, her blog, etc. but they’re sort of scattered all over the place. Because I love you wonderful people, I thought it would be a great idea to try to put those questions and answers all in one place, so you guys wouldn’t have to go nuts looking for them. If you have any questions that I haven’t answered here already, contact me here and I’ll do my darnedest to figure it out and then I’ll add it on this page. 🙂
Is chicken broth allowed and how do I count it? Low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth is allowed! 2 cups is equal to 1/2 of a red.
Cubed pumpkin is in the book counting as a green, can I used canned pumpkin puree and how would I count it? Canned pumpkin puree is allowed, but we’re supposed to count it as a purple because more will fit in that way, so higher calories (as fruits are higher in calories than vegetables). Autumn’s full answer.
Butter isn’t anywhere in the book, is it allowed? Yes! Natural, organic butter is allowed and counts as an oil teaspoon. Here is a video of Autumn answering this one 🙂
There seems to be a discrepancy about egg whites. What’s the deal? The deal is, in older versions of the Eating Plan, 2 egg whites are listed as 1 red. In newer, corrected versions, 8 egg whites equal one red because 2 egg whites do not have the same amount of protein/calories as two whole eggs. Autumn’s full answer.
Can I eat PB2 or other powdered peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter? Yes! Here’s Autumn’s full answer.
Why are tomato sauce and salsa counted as purple instead of green? Jarred pasta sauce (which often contains added sugar) is counted as a purple, homemade, no sugar added tomato sauce CAN be counted as a green! Same goes for salsa. Autumn’s full answer.
How much popcorn can I have if I’m not making the treat-swap mix from the book? 3 cups of air-popped, organic, non-gmo popcorn equals 1 regular (as in not a treat-swap) yellow! Snack away, friends! Here’s a video from Autumn with a couple of quick recipes 🙂
Holy mother of almond milk! Is it a yellow? Is it free? 8 oz? 4 oz? According to Autumn’s most recent video about this, 4 oz or less of almond milk is free. I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t bother counting up to 8 oz (per her first video on this topic) because I’m fairly certain 30 calories aren’t going to make or break my results plus I don’t use it everyday.
How do I go about counting yellows in a baking recipe? I did my best to outline how to do this in my 21 Day Fix Cornbread post. Hope it helps!