I've only just started THM this week, and I'm already discouraged. I'm a nursing (exclusively) mom. My baby is SUPER sensitive to dairy. I tried to test it again this week, and he's reacted badly. . Bye bye dairy & "fat". I've noticed soooo many recipes (especially snacks and desserts) are based primarily on dairy foods. How much coconut oil can a person consume without gagging? I've also never been much of a "from scratch" kind of cook, and I'm feeling waaay overwhelmed. I thought I was going to do well with this, until I realized I was going to be very limited...and I've always had an aversion to salmon. Bleh. Ideas?
Unfortunately there is a lot of dairy...lets think of some DF options. Kale chips? Sprouted bread with a little fruit jam? Macaroons made with unsweetened coconut and dipped in skinny chocolate? Veggies and salsa? Nuts? Rotisserie chicken? Steak fajitas? Meatloaf made from either ground turkey, chicken, or beef? Gluccie puddings made with almond milk? Hummus made from beans and garlic and a little oil with plan-approved crackers or veggies? Almond milk and berry smoothies? Almond flour pancakes? Joseph's pitas topped with pizza sauce and meat and your fave veggies? No sugar added pickles? Sprouted bread dipped in egg whites for french toast? Do you like tuna or tilapia? Depending on your purism standards, some hotdogs are ok for S. Sloppy joes made E style and served over E bread? Just a few ideas....hopefully something will stand out!
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Ho hum... I've really enjoyed the book, and I learned a lot. My limits because of nursing make staying on this plan very difficult. My little guy is also sensitive to tomato sauce. We also try to eat only organic animal products, so those recipes that call for egg whites are just too wasteful for us. (I haven't found organic egg whites in a carton.) I think I'm just going to try to incorporate things (watch my carb intake and avoid wheat) where I can. Maybe I can be a "die hard" when my little guy is no longer nursing. Thank you for your help.
I am doing the plan dairy & egg free. Although it is a challenge and I am suffering from diet fatigue from eating the same things there are some plans. The Joy of Gluten Free Baking is a really good S baking cook book that you can easily substitute almond milk in with good results. Their blueberry muffins and pancakes turn out well compared to the THM ones. You have to take cheese out of everything - and just do what you can. Yes, it is hard - sounds like we have similar limitations and I agree - doesn't make it easy -but it's working - slowly -but working. I eat a lot of salmon with non starchy veggies & a lot of chicken breast on salad for fuel pull or with veggies for whatever it ends up being S or Fuel Pull. I try to throw an E in - like Quinoa soup or something - I can send you some of my recipes for dairy free - just IM me.
kristaflrealtor: Can I drink coffee with unsweetened almond milk at any time of the day, or just with meals? I am confused.
Jan 4, 2015 11:13:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: A splash of unsweetened almond milk in your coffee should be ok as a sipper
Jan 5, 2015 19:19:30 GMT -5
trishylalala: I'm super new and have been trying to follow the plan since Monday 1/5/2015. I have read alot of the book, but I wanted to start so I jumped in! I have the THM sweet mix but I tried MM receipe and I can't get it sweet with out being bitter? ideas?
Jan 9, 2015 1:22:39 GMT -5
lizs: Hi I am trying to figure out how i can still use my favourit protein shake (vega sport), it has 4,5g carbs, i usually drink it with coconut milk and seeds and berries so i thought it would be an S meal but then realized coconut milk has 6g carbs as well:-(
Jan 9, 2015 18:47:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies Sometimes ladies miss the shoutbox and but still see the posts above (just a hint ). trishylalala sometimes that can be tricky, have you tried the range in the book yet?
Jan 10, 2015 12:05:20 GMT -5
steffanie3: lizs if you can post above the ingredients in a thread I can see if it can work. There is great info in the Pearl and Serene chats area about why they recommend a whey isolate that would be good to read
Jan 10, 2015 12:07:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: A super handy feature for finding things in the forums is within an area there is a search on the upper right and if you just start typing what you are looking forward (protein) all the posts with it in the title will automatically start coming up
Jan 10, 2015 12:08:15 GMT -5
lpayne: Would Van's blueberry waffles be a E selection? [br]What plan do Roma tomatoes fall in?
Jan 13, 2015 15:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: What are the Van's blueberry waffle ingredients?
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:14 GMT -5
steffanie3: Roma tomatoes are FP in moderation Be a bit more cautious in S and FP enjoy freely in E.
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:59 GMT -5
lpayne: The nutritional content is 2 waffles- Fat 6 grams, carbs 35 grams, 1g fiber, sugar 3 g, protein 2 g. I ate one waffles and 3 eggwhites cooked in coconut oil. Would that work for E breakfast?
Jan 14, 2015 11:02:48 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sorry lpayne, the ingredients are not on plan with the rice flour, potato starch, sugar. Have you tried the book pancakes? I think they are great
Jan 15, 2015 20:39:38 GMT -5
jostenger: Why do we peel the lemons in the Singing Canary?
Jan 18, 2015 15:20:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: You don't have to, in my experience it is way too much oil out of the peel for the drink for my tastes Might depend on the lemons as well, some might tend to be more bitter than others. I do zest most of mind to use the zest in other things.
Jan 19, 2015 2:35:24 GMT -5
krisnj: Good Morning! I am a beginner with THM. For breakfast today, I made the zucchini fritter with 1 tsp. coconut oil and had 1/2 c. of RF cottage cheese. Does that qualify as an S breakfast?
Jan 23, 2015 8:29:44 GMT -5
krisnj: New to forums! I probably should have posted my question above on a message board
Jan 23, 2015 8:35:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Zucchini are S with whole egg, so yes Welcome
Jan 24, 2015 12:20:59 GMT -5
muffinbaby52512: So much information but what I've read so far makes so much sense! Problem is I don't even know where to start!!
Jan 30, 2015 9:05:40 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome Just keep reading the book and it will come together, it might seem a bit overwhelming at first but don't be afraid to start one meal at a time if you need to and don't worry if you "mess up" Page 112 can be helpful for beginners starting
Jan 31, 2015 17:17:58 GMT -5