Succeeding on this new diet to heal us of our allergies and other complaints will take a lot of planning and preparation! I am hoping that I will stay on top of meal planning because I know it will make life so much easier. I thought I'd share what we'll be eating for those who are interested in doing something similar.
We have a lot of foods that have to be avoided at first because of sensitivities - including eggs, onions, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, all cabbages (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts), coconut and nut products, and many other foods. Thus, my meal plan is tailored to our individual needs.
I will have no fruit, honey, or nuts for at least one month. I honestly think it will need to be longer (boo!). The kids will be able to have one to two servings of fruit per day but no honey and no nuts.
Since we won't have a lot of fats we can add to our diet through dairy, coconut oil, nuts, etc. I am planning to use lots of olive oil, flax oil (unheated), and avocados. Hopefully those things will help keep us satiated and give our bodies the fat we need for healing.
I am quite nervous - I am especially addicted to sugar in any form lately so I know I am going to have some good detox and strong cravings. I am ready to feel better though so I am eager to start. Wish us luck!!
I don't have every meal figured out yet but when I figure it out, I'll come back in and add it. I am not sure what we will do for snacks - most likely some kind of vegetable, a small serving of fruit for the kids, and perhaps a meat or a Body Ecology legal grain (quinoa, millet, buckwheat, or amaranth). Here we go!
Breakfast: Millet porridge (millet soaked overnight and cooked in water, adding cinnamon, stevia, hemp hearts, chia seeds, and rice milk when done)
Lunch: Homemade sausage patties (with substitutions) and green salad
Dinner: Meatloaf and roasted asparagus
Breakfast: Buckwheat pancakes and a piece of fruit for the kids
Lunch: Organic hot dogs and pickles
Breakfast: Some sort of quinoa
Lunch: Pasta made with zucchini noodles, olive oil, and some sort of veggie
Dinner: Beef and veggie kabobs, side salad
Breakfast: Homemade sausage patties and steamed veggies
Lunch: Pinto beans, green peas, and some sort of meat
Dinner: Big green salad and sweet potatoes
Breakfast: Hamburger soup with bone broth and black beans (substitutions needed)
Lunch: Falafel and cucumbers wrapped in romaine lettuce
Dinner: Buckwheat pizza crust topped with veggies (no sauce, no cheese) and green salad
Lunch: Meatballs on top of zucchini noodles, olive oil, salt, and garlic
Dinner: Chicken soup made with quinoa (this recipe minus the onions and lime)
Dinner: GAPS Fideo with substitutions (spaghetti squash, olive oil, shredded meat, cumin, garlic, cilantro, zucchini, avocado, salt)