So I am a little over 2 weeks into this “Gluten Free” business. I am not claiming that I know everything, let alone anything hah! But I do know that I am feeling better and to me, that’s most important! I will preface by saying that I’ve had some odd digestive issues over the last few years, and I’m pretty sure that 4 years ago I did all the “allergy testing” and all that came up was bee pollen. Fast forward, I’ve done an Endoscopy, and an ultrasound and again, nothing shows up. (Yay! and what the heck?!)
That said, I would say that I eat sort of healthy–and I always know that my body does best with a lot of veggies, greens, lean proteins and some complex carbs. What I have noticed though was that almost immediately after eating my stomach would hurt, like a burning pain up near my ribs. I was tired and sluggish, like absolutely no energy. That’s why I went to my Primary Care Dr. (no help other than offering Anti-Depression meds and off the cuff mentioning maybe try going Gluten Free) my GI Dr, who tried to help but Prevacid made me feel worse, and my amazing Acupuncturist who is the only one giving me ANY relief. She is focusing in on where my “heat” is and says it has more to do with my hormones than anything…
So while my main goal is to eat whole, real, actual foods, I am such a foodie and I LOVE cooking! So I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been eating that doesn’t seem to bother me (or bother me too much). So far I have noticed I have lost a few pounds, but I am not even focusing on that because I’m so focused on my GUT health and how to just feel amazing again.
Soft boiled Eggs
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
Gluten Free Toast
With flaxseed or chia seed
Add fruit (blueberries)
*However, I’m noticing if I eat oats in the morning, I feel very bloated (super– I know, but not cool!) So I’m not sure about the oats…
I tried these pancakes out on Sunday for the kiddos and I. We LOVED them!
This is the bread I got to use, if I am craving it. It’s great toasted w/ avocado and this EBTB seasoning.
My acupuncturist actually said to eat more soy and tofu— I think I’m Progestrone dominant? So I do!
Edamame w/ sea salt and a yummy juice.
I found this Protein at Wegmans and it’s so good you guys! It’s a serious treat. I made it just like the back of the tub says.
Usually leftovers in a salad or bowl format…
Here I had leftover chicken cubed, rolled in almond flour that I baked the night before. I added asparagus, turkey bacon and some GF Coleslaw salad dressing
I didn’t take a picture, but this was so good!! I love Tiffany Beaston on You Tube; she is GF and even a little dairy free, so this was a great meal everyone like it!!
If I’m making a traditional pasta dish, for example, Linguine with Clam sauce, I just full out make it for Brooke and Joe. It’s great for lunch or dinner leftovers. Bradley eats butter noodles and I made myself a GF Pasta, cooked up some Tofu and used Braggs Nutritional Yeast, lemon & broccoli. I thought it was great!
The point being, it’s a bit of a 3 ring circus in my kitchen, it does take a little extra time, but I feel great!
Extra Firm Tofu cooked in coconut oil with sea salt is so yummy!!
I did try out the Martha Stewart Baked Scallops recipe. Brooke, Joe and I liked it! I used GF bread crumbs which I actually think are sweeter and taste great. I served over regular and GF pastas. Bradley would not try it, so he had pasta, veggies and turkey meatloaf (below.)
Giada’s turkey meatloaf is a staple here. I actually didn’t have any feta cheese, so I used Goat and Bradley still ate it! We ate it right up for lunches and dinner.
Another easy sub is rice for pasta, as rice is GF. Also Rice noodles! I made this Thai Peanut dinner last night and made my own with Brown Rice noodles. Delish!