What I Ate Wednesday: Elimination Phase 1 Eats
I haven’t posted a What I Ate Wednesday Post in a while, mostly because my eats have been pretty uninspired. This week, however, I have a full day of eats to share which reflect what I am eating on Phase 1 of my elimination diet– the phase that has me eating off of a limited list of non-reactive foods (foods I am not sensitive to). I am pretty much going to eat what I am featuring today for the next week since the limited list of foods I can eat don’t leave much room for creativity. I’ll try to explain my food choices along the way today, so you know wy I am eating what I am on this phase! Also, tomorrow I will post more details about phase one of my elimination diet in general.
Thanks Jenn for hosting!
Coconut products or any sort of non-dairy milk composed of multiple ingredients aren’t allowed either, which is a pain since I rely so much on coconut milk kefir and non-dairy milks for breakfast. Goat’s milk, however, is allowed, so I picked up a small carton to try! Also, I cracked open a jar of Artisina pecan butter since I can tolerate pecans and the only ingredient in the pecan butter is pecans!
My usual breakfast staples of bananas and cinnamon are allowed, so I combined slice banana, pecan butter, a shredded wheat biscuit, goat milk, and cinnamon for a tasty breakfast bowl.
Lunch consisted of homemade lentil soup, comprised only of veggies and seasonings on my approved foods list. It came out spectacular, and I will post a recipe soon! I also enjoyed two pure rye Wasa crispbreads (rye is permitted) and a carrot.
Dessert was mango, strawberries and blueberries. Every fruit was bursting with flavor.
A handful of raw cashews served as a satisfying mid-afternoon snack.
I made a homemade pinto bean and tomato stew for dinner (again, full of only approved veggies and seasonings) that also came out quite well! I served it on top of millet (also approved), and alongside steamed broccoli, baby carrots, and string beans. Sadly, no hot sauce for me right now– just a little sea salt!
And. . . an apple for dessert! No chocolate allowed though. . .
As you can see, my eats on this elimination plan are pretty clean, but also forcing to branch out a bit in terms of eating things like whole wheat, rye and goat’s milk. I went through a goat’s milk and cheese phase once because I read how much more easily it digests compared to dairy milk, so I assume that’s why I can tolerate it now.
Fortunately, everything I am eating tastes good– this is day four for me, which means I am almost at the halfway point!
What’s your favorite type of nut? I love cashews the most, so I love eating them as a snack!
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