Monday, July 8, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

Over the last month or so my sweet mother has been testing out a new way of eating.  Because of some issues with food and a constant sick feeling, she decided to take things into her own hands and figure out what was going on.  It's not a "diet" because those aren't real and for the most part don't work.  It's a new way of life and it's been eye opening for her.

The whole idea is to cut out gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, soy, and sugar out of her diet for 21 days.  And then one by one she adds them back in to determine what it is that's been causing her so many darn problems.

*Side note-Before she started this she could NOT eat raw vegetables or lettuce, something that the doctors told her was a texture issue.  However, now that she is on this....lettuce and raw vegetables?  Totally fine.

This isn't any easy thing to do.  But she's been an absolute champ about it.  She's discovering all sorts of new foods and new ways to put wonderful things into her body.  And I couldn't be more happy/proud about it.  She's making a huge leap.  One that her body needs.

So, in support I'm going to attempt it with her.  My reasons for starting it are far different than hers however.  I don't necessarily think that I have any allergies to those seven things.  But this is a way for me to find new foods and new combinations that I wouldn't have discovered without cutting a few things out.  And of course it's a way to help her.  Not just in moral support when we are both having a major chocolate craving but to find and test possible recipes for her since my schedule is a bit less chaotic than hers.

All of the recipes below are (loosely) without gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, soy, and sugar.  Some of them have a sprinkling of cheese or some other minor ingredient that just needs to be tossed aside.  Even if you're not in this for the long haul, try a recipe or two and let me know what you think!

OH.  And happy Monday.

A Salad of White Peaches and Asparagus
from - The Year in Food

Paprika Shrimp and Sausage Quinoa Paella

Grilled Vegetable Stack with Lemon Hummus

Apricot, Kale, and Quinoa Salad

Cauliflower Puree with Roasted Chickpeas

Salmon Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

1 comment:

  1. ive been trying a gluten free diet for a variety of reasons- thanks for some good recipes!


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