I think I found a food I’m sensitive to that never dawned on me as being an issue: almond butter! NOOOOOOOOO!!! I am so depressed… 😦 I know that the FODMAP diet says that almonds can generally only be tolerated in low quantities, but I didn’t really think it applied to me. I hadn’t been having almond butter all that much, mostly because I hadn’t been having bread! I did put it on rice cakes a few weeks ago, but didn’t really think anything of it. Well, this morning I had my baked oatmeal that I’ve been having for a week and a half now and I put about two tablespoons of almond butter on top.. and now I feel MISERABLE! This is a very sad day.. I love almonds, and almond butter was such a great way to add some protein/richness to smoothies. I have had sunflower butter before, but it’s not nearly as tasty, plus it’s quite expensive, and Trader Joe’s version has sweeteners. I’m still on the fence about whether or not bananas sit well with me. I am pretty certain that my homemade yogurt is going okay, I had it again for lunch yesterday and felt decent! I’m making up another batch right now, still with the 1% cow’s milk, not quite ready to venture into coconut milk yogurt yet.
I tried out this Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole last night for dinner, only adjustment was I used canned coconut milk instead of heavy cream. I thought it was quite tasty and the hubby did too! I would say next time I would add more bacon and chicken to make it feel a little more “meal-like,” it was heavy on the potatoes so seemed a little more like a side dish.