On to Week 5! I made it, mostly, for my original 30 day challenge and it really hasn’t been that hard to omit some of the issue causing foods, so I’m going to keep at it, for the most part. This weekend I did have a few cheats; in class, one group gave a presentation about Japan and brought so many fun-looking Japanese treats that I just had to try!! And I quickly paid for it, oof. Not sure if it was the peanuts or possible wheat or soy, but it was almost instant stomach pain. Darn. Today I cheated a bit at PF Chang’s, I had their chicken lettuce wraps, which have mushrooms and I’m sure there was probably a few other things mixed in there that I shouldn’t have had, plus I had a little of my husband’s chicken and broccoli. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel all that bad!
week 5 plan
week 5 plan cont.
week 5 prep
Today I made up another granola recipe as well as making a savory porridge. For the granola, I followed this “how to” from Buzzfeed to create my own mix. I used a mix of rolled oats and quinoa flakes, pecans, almond slivers, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, ground chia seeds, coconut chips, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. And of course CINNAMON, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. I used maple syrup with some vanilla for the sweetener, melted coconut oil, and an egg white. The egg white was what was supposed to make it crunchy, so I thought it was worth a try. It turned out GREAT!!
For the savory porridge, I mostly followed the recipe, but used homemade coconut milk instead of whole milk and I added chopped, fresh spinach because I thought it needed some more GREEN. Looks tasty, should make for fun lunches this week! Great way to use some of the homemade chicken stock in my freezer.
On top of my game again this week, though it helped that I already had a few ideas for meals this week leftover from last week!
week 4 plan
week 4 plan cont.
week 4 prep
Bonus pic: GF pumpkin aebleskivers! I followed this recipe, which I used before at Christmas, I just swapped in my GF flour mix. I would say that it was very thick, I’m not sure if that was because of the GF flour mix or because I used my homemade oat milk, but I had to add some more water to get to a better consistency. Oh and I used melted coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. The trickiest part with these is just knowing how long to cook them without burning. When I made them the first time, many of them were still gummy in the center, so I wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again. They turned out WONDERFUL! Now I have a whole bag in my freezer 🙂
GF pumpkin aebleskivers
I’m feeling more ahead of the game this week and already have my Week 3 plan/prep sorted out, plus a few meals already thought through for Week 4! I need to do meal planning more often, this is nice 🙂
week 3 plan
week 3 plan cont.
week 3 prep
I’m a little behind, but have been thinking ahead for meal planning/prepping this week! I decided to continue eliminating the same foods, including banana, but excluding chocolate since I already cheated a bit with that 🙂 I’ll just limit it to my pumpkin chocolate chip oat bars, at least! Taking another analysis, ya know, I do think I’m feeling better! I have had a lot more energy despite staying up later and being frazzled with homework! And aside from some grumbling/pain from the attempt with goat’s milk yogurt, my stomach has felt great! In fact, I feel like I’ve been SO hungry, I have to make sure I don’t eat too much. It can be easy to think “hey this is all healthy stuff, I can eat more!”
Week 2 Meal Plan
Week 2 Meal Prepping
Today is Day 1 of an attempt at 30 days on the FODMAP elimination diet! To help me think ahead, I have devised the first week’s plan:
I also included some meal prep to keep me organized: