At every turn with our first Whole 30 (we’re on day 10) I’m surprised at how bad some things I attempt to cook are, and how good others are. These were better than we expected. We all loved them! I would normally dust them with seasoned Einkorn flour before baking but used cassava flour instead. They got so crispy! After baking I tossed them with a simple sauce of melted clarified butter, coconut aminos and Frank’s hot sauce. (We ate them with a bunch of veggies..not pictured.) My guys asked me to put them back on the menu again next week.
While I was @belovevictoria today I couldn’t resist treating myself to this Everything cookie (I can’t remember the full name 😳) as it only includes ingredients on my diet, including being sweetened with banana 🍌 🙌🏼 I see on their website they have a cookbook... I wonder if this is in it? -Sarah #eliminationdiet#treatyourself#nourishyourself#FriYAY
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I started the elimination diet because I have Crohn’s disease and was looking for alternate ways to help my tummy. During part of the time on the diet I was on meds including steroids. I just finished a round of steroids a month and half ago and was feeling pretty good until about two weeks ago. And then this week I did not feel well at all - bathroom issues, stomach pain, crampy legs, bloating, fatigue etc, like almost back to square one. So I’ve decided to start the diet all over again from the beginning. First of all I think my body could use the 2 day detox to try and get my stomach back on track. Second I’m wondering if my steroids compromised the diet. For example I was like wow on this diet my back feels great, my feet never hurt, no foods seem to bother me, I feel like a million bucks etc. But since going off my steroids I’m noticing all these issues coming back - and am wondering if food or Crohn’s is the culprit. So yes I’m like 100 days in but I’m going back to the beginning and starting on DAY 1. I’m hoping phase 1 and 2 will be a little easier this time around since I don’t need to drop many foods (in all this time I only added in like 6 new foods) and I already am used to #nosugar#nogluten#nodairy#nocorn#nosoy so I should be ok. I’m actually excited to see, without steroids, what the diet is like. Soooo here we go! #kitchenmelissa#confessions#eliminationdiet#crohnsdisease#crohns#autoimmunedisease#healingwithfood#cleaneating#healmygut#guthealth
Day 4 of the Autoimmune Protocol .
Breakfast: skillet sweet potatoes, bacon, roasted broccoli. I had reservations about serving and eating broccoli for breakfast, but roasted broccoli is amazing! It was delicious with breakfast! .
Lunch: leftover Italian Wedding Soup and fruit smoothie. My boys were craving ice cream, so I made them a peach, pineapple, and banana smoothie to go with lunch. I was a little hesitant to have something this sweet for lunch, but as you can see in the last photo, my blood sugar was great by dinner! .
Dinner: roasted chicken with pears, baked sweet potatoes, and cucumbers. The chicken and pears were amazing. I will share the recipe on the blog soon. I will be making it again even when we're done with this 30 day elimination diet. It was SO good.
Blood sugar: other than my morning reading, I was in range all day. I had second of most of these meals too. I am full, satisfied, and craving-free between meals. .
I'm feeling great except I'm coming down with a cold and sore throat. We'll see how that affects my blood sugar. Overall, very happy with Day 4. I'm still banking on my morning blood sugar becoming lower and more stable as the diet goes along. I'll be sure to let you know!
It’s been 4 weeks since I’ve eaten eggs. Much of my skin is still flaring from TSW, but untreated portions are looking well healed. So I thought it was time for some re-introductions! I’m starting with eggs. The most conservative approach would be to eat only the yolk, but I do not suspect I have problem with eggs. I’ve missed these fellas in the morning! Here’s to hoping all goes well #reintroduction#eliminationdiet#topicalsteroidwithdrawal#foodismedicine
Not eating gluten? I’ve been making an easy bread like replacement that doesn’t contain dairy, eggs, milk or any nut products and I am obsessed.
All you need is: chickpea flour, arrowroot flour, spices and coconut milk.
I use 3/4 cup chickpea, 1/3 arrowroot and a full cup of coconut milk (the thick stuff from the can), mix with some garlic powder and salt/pepper in the blender. Then fry in a pan like a pancake for flatbread or bake it in the oven in a cast iron pan for this pizza crust!
I may even like this more than traditional bread and it takes me less than 30 minutes from start to finish to eat and you can prep them in advance. 🤤🤤🤤 Here we made personal pizzas with it, topped with broccoli, black olives, sautéed onion and tempeh. #veganglutenfree
Toasted Coconut Carrot Cake Muffins. 🤤 Perfect addition to your weekend if you are following the #Charlestondiet . If you reintroduced coconut on HYH diet this recipe is #HYH safe as well! (Maple syrup is on the avoid list on Charleston diet but you should be fine if you get 100% pure maple syrup). #migrainestrong#migrainediet#eliminationdiet#migrainelife#rg @thealmondeater .
* ½ cup shredded coconut
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* ¼ cup cane sugar
* 1 tsp baking soda
* ½ tsp baking powder
* ½ tsp salt
* 2 tsp cinnamon
* ½ tsp nutmeg
* 1 cup coconut milk
* ½ cup maple syrup (get 100% pure syrup) * ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
* ¼ cup applesauce
* 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* ½ cup shredded carrot
* For the glaze:
* 2 tbsp coconut milk
* ½ cup powdered sugar, or more if you want a thicker glaze
* Optional: toasted coconut for topping
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Pour coconut out onto a baking sheet and toast coconut until it's golden. Be VERY careful not to burn it. Check it after 3 minutes, then again after 5 minutes and so on. You want it to smell and taste like toasted coconut, not burnt! Once coconut is toasted, set it aside.
3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
4. Next, melt coconut oil in microwave or over stovetop then set aside, allowing a few minutes for it to come to room temperature.
5. In a separate bowl, mix coconut milk, syrup, applesauce, vinegar, and vanilla together; then, add the coconut oil.
6. Combine wet and dry ingredients in the same bowl, then stir the shredded carrots and toasted coconut in by hand.
7. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and distribute the batter into the liners. Bake muffins for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Remove muffins from the oven and while muffins are cooling, make the glaze by whisking milk and powdered sugar together.
9. Drizzle glaze over top of muffins, sprinkle them with extra shredded coconut and enjoy!
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Our gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotions like self-doubt, stress and anxiety which can all contribute to symptoms in the gut.
You may have heard of the gut-brain axis? It talks to this link and is bi-directional, meaning signals are being sent from the gut to the brain and from the brain to the gut.
If we are feeling anxious or stressed or not quite perfect, our gut gets the signal from our brain, which may lead to butterflies, discomfort, diarrhea or constipation. Similarly, if our diet is sporadic or lacking whole foods and fibre, our brain gets a signal and may be feeling sluggish, foggy or out of sorts.
When treating gut symptoms, we always consider the whole person, the timing of the symptoms and other life events.
Simple interventions like increasing fluid and fibre from fruit, veg and wholegrains, or balancing meal sizes better throughout the day can often resolve the problem but we often recommend these in conjunction with stress reduction techniques like meditation or yoga if stress is an issue.
Dietary trials like a Low FODMAP or Elimination diet can be very helpful in identifying foods that may trigger more persistent symptoms.
This ‘Mantra’ - I AM PERFECT JUST AS I AM - is one I first heard in a yoga class and is a good one to repeat daily to boost self-confidence, resilience and mental strength....and hopefully help reduce feelings of anxiety, self-doubt and gut discomfort.
ACV, Lemon 💦 and Vietnamese Cinnamon Tonic! Helps cleanse the liver, balance gut health, blood sugar, blood pressure, and is a natural energy boost! Cinnamon is the number one spice for lowering blood sugar and is super high in antioxidants! 2 tbsp ACV, 2tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, H2O 💦🍋💦#myjourneycomingsoon#theholisticallergysolutionsystem#liveallergyfree
green smoothies are one of my favorite things but I’ve had to change my recipe up a lot since going low fodmap. Gone are my pea protein powders and frozen cauliflower which were smoothie staples for me. ✨Side note: cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables and most frequently eaten but it’s super high in fodmaps. I’ve had incredible relief since cutting it out. It’s all about what works for you, food is personal. In todays smoothie🥤: 1/2 banana, spinach, a few slices of frozen zucchini, ground flax seeds, vanilla @paleoproproducts protein powder, a little almond butter, & almond milk. Just as creamy and satisfying but no stomachache and bloating hours later like usual 🙌🏻I used to be so fearful of bananas because of the sugar content but have added them since going low fodmap. They never hurt my stomach and digest so well for me. Lesson learned: listen to what your body is telling you!! 🍌🙏🏼 #abalancedbite#lowfodmap#glutenfree#dairyfree
EVERYTHING HAS SHIPPED!! Sorry I meant to ship much earlier but the week somehow is almost over and I don't know where the days went! I will update tracking after I cook dinner.. I'm going to try and make some kind of juicy chicken, lol let's hope it stays juicy! Along with potatos and roasted brusselsprouts with bacon with a balsamic reduction glaze! I'm loving this #eliminationdiet#whole30 kinda thing which #paleo recipes have been a godsend!
Sorry that the garden post isn't up today. It's sitting in my draft folder. Sunday and Monday night this little guy seemed to be doing great. (He had some back to back sickness and food allergy issues the past two months.) And then he got worse again but with no visible sign of illness... Then I had a sudden realization - if he had an actual allergy to a food, and I'm eating it and still nursing him, he is still getting it. 🙈 Pardon the obvious case of mom brain here.
The one food we believe to be a for sure allergy is egg (hives, vomiting, irritable for 24 hours even with Benadryl, from a teeeny, tiny piece.) It's possible the hives and vomiting were from the nasty cold that manifested a couple of days later, but the symptoms were almost instantaneous after he swiped my egg. Anyway, he has also shown signs of allergy/intolerance to dairy including eczema.
All that to say, without testing you can't say for sure, but I'm going to cut out dairy and eggs for a month and see what happens. Because we've got to do something. Probiotics, reflux meds, ibuprofen, cold meds (all prescription) and solid foods (carefully chosen) and we still aren't getting sleep and he is still cranky and clingy and acting like he is in terrible digestive distress. (*I should add that we haven't started an elimination diet before because everything was being attributed to his sickness and reflux that the Dr thought must have come back bc he was sick, which supposedly can happen.) #happyheartandhome#foodallergies#eliminationdiet
Elimination diet update..
Tried eggs (love them) a few days ago and unfortunately noticed directly increased smelly gas production😭 —
Broccoli: suprisingly no problems at all, expected them to cause a lot of gas/bloating actually..
Whey protein: nothing, seems to digest well and also artificial sweeteners didn't do anything..
Milk: drank a glass today and I felt it grumbling and processing in my stomach.. nothing major, a little gas afterwards but no pain or anything.. basically what I had suspected before - no intolerance but probably a sensitivity. Gonna have to test again..
Lastly: protein bars.. unfortunately ate them in the evening so no clue what happened in the night😁 but they also seemed to go down pretty well. Gonna have to retest as well!
So far so good, getting to know my body better and better even after a good 7 years of proper training and dieting.. life's a continuous learning process 😉👊🏼
I have to give MAJOR kudos to Chick Fil A! Their grilled nuggets are gluten free!!! Best of all, the person helping me had them make a salad without cheese once she realized I couldn’t eat it. We were having a conversation and it came up that I couldn’t have dairy when asked what dressing I wanted, and she quickly had them make a salad for me. It’s great having someone like this when you go out to eat to ensure the foods are completely safe for me. You rock, Chick Fil A!! @chickfila #eliminationdiet#allergies#glutenfree#dairyfree#spoonie#chronicillness#ms#multiplesclerosis#ichoosejoy
hi loves! 👋🏼 it’s been a while since i’ve posted on here. for the past couple of weeks i’ve been on the @cleanprogram and loving it. my naturopath recommended i do the 21-day program to clear some imbalances in my body, and i‘m hoping it’s working to do just that 💕 the program consists of 2 shakes a day, a solid meal of real, unprocessed foods (basically what i try to eat while not cleansing), and supplements to support liver and gut health. besides being sick for a full week in the middle of the cleanse, i’ve been feeling great - lighter, brighter + more well-rested🙏🏼 i will probably continue to mostly eat meals according to the clean principles once i’m done with the cleanse next week, but am definitely looking forward to having tacos and sushi again 😏🌮🍣 have you tried clean or any other elimination programs? would love to hear all about your experience. happy almost friday! ✨
One of the biggest reasons I wanted to take a break from social media last week was because - let’s be honest - even with those people we love to follow...it can be information overload! 🤯
While I love reading others stories and connecting, I find that I easily bring their stuff into my life. It clutters up my space. .
We can start second guessing ourselves, maybe not so much as a business but maybe our health journey. .
If I am finding it overwhelming with a nutrition background, I know you might be feeling the same way! I have had a lot on my mind the last couple of weeks of the direction I want to go with my clients. Reflecting on my own journey and lessons I learned. My goal is to inspire and support you and not just follow the crowd. But at the end of the day I want you to know... you do you!! Listen to your heart and only allow people in your tribe that are supportive of that. .
Love. Happiness. It’s Thursday!
✨💫 ONE YEAR ✨💫 A year ago I completed Insanity Max 30 and was really starting to see the mom pooch, constantly looks 6 months pregnant belly get smaller and smaller. And a fire was lit 🔥🔥 I was already committed and motivated but then I really started to focus on my BODY and how it was reacting to certain FOODS 🍐🥕🥒🥦🥗 Once I got my NUTRITION in check everything started to get leaner, clearer and tighter. My goal now with my customers is to share my favorite clean eating recipes and talk about eliminating foods from your diet. It isn’t just about printing off a workout calendar and pushing play. That will not do it. NUTRITION really is 80% of the puzzle. Do the work with your food and it will all fall into place. 🙌 #operationhotmom#myfitnesstribe#eliminationdiet#nutritionfirst#tbt#throwbackthursday
Tonight we will discuss the benefits of the Elimination Diet. Tune in to learn more at 8pm EST on WGGS TV 16 or watch on Facebook Live at NiteLineLivewithMaryandToni
Guest will be Functioning Nutrition Practitioner, Chris Hodgson DeHollander, Jaime Farnsworth Breakfield and Sandy McMullin Burn from Palmetto Olive Oil Co.
Are your kids able to fall back asleep after they wake up in the middle of the night?
Mine don't seem to fall back asleep for 2 to 3 hours. 😭😴 Somehow they both managed to pee their beds at 2am. So they both fully woke up. 🤦♀️ It's almost 5am and I am now just getting the chance to go back to sleep. 🤞🙏💤