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.
gs3691: Any good ideas on cooking with quinoa? I tried only once, and I was not pleased with the outcome.
Jun 20, 2014 22:54:59 GMT -5
wrapmama14: I love quinoa in soups, add to chili's or broth soups for a more filling high protein meal. I love it but it is bland by itself.
Jun 21, 2014 8:46:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: I like it cooked in broth
Jun 22, 2014 18:37:16 GMT -5
maggiewonders: Quinoa mixed in with steel-cut oats makes a rockin' breakfast cereal. Wisk a half scoop protein powder w/almond milk & pour over, and then add whatever flavorings, sweetener, toppings - my usual is berries/yogurt/and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Jun 23, 2014 23:40:48 GMT -5
shannonlynn: Does anyone have suggestions for a syrup that work on the plan? I originally ordered the Ali's All Natural they suggested in the book, but it is not available anymore. I tried a recipe from Pinterest, but wasn't happy with the taste.
Jun 25, 2014 13:03:16 GMT -5
steffanie3: Nature's Hollow makes some syrups (and other things) with xylitol, netrition.com carries them as probably other places online
Jun 26, 2014 0:44:55 GMT -5
sophia: Is the zucchini fritter supposed to be pretty big?
Jul 3, 2014 8:13:15 GMT -5
wannabeold: Is there an error in the Best Macaroon Cookies recipe? They were very dry.
Jul 4, 2014 22:17:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: I haven't made zucchini fritters Sophia, I think fritters are typically pretty good sized (deck of cards maybe).
Jul 5, 2014 22:35:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I don't see a correction on the Macaroons, but I do add a bit more egg whites if they don't seem wet enough to stick together I really enjoy those.
Jul 5, 2014 22:36:51 GMT -5
gs3691: Does anyone have a good recipe for a plan-friendly squash casserole?
Jul 8, 2014 21:39:53 GMT -5
ajillbee: Help on Testosterone please? I can't find out if Testosterone hormone replacement (bio identical of course) can be harmful for someone who is pregnant or can potentially fall pregnant? Any answers please? Thanks
Jul 9, 2014 17:15:51 GMT -5
goguengal: What fruits are best to eat. I know berries are low glycemic but what other fruits work.
Jul 12, 2014 23:10:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: ajillbee, I honestly have no idea, it would definitely be good to ask your doctor or midwife.
Jul 14, 2014 2:08:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: goguengal, most are just fine in moderation in an E fuel setting
Jul 14, 2014 2:09:43 GMT -5
chezza77: can someone explain how and when I eat the certain foods E S, SE, FP. I dont understand and dont want to get it wrong
Jul 15, 2014 6:10:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Chapter 11 in the book kind of pulls this together, stating at page 111 I think most specifically Most mamas switch from one fuel to the other throughout the day, many start with whole days of one fuel though while they get the concepts down
Jul 15, 2014 9:58:47 GMT -5
mommom: Confused about E meals. The Egg White Breakfast Buritto is an E meal. If I add a slice of cantelope it now becomes and S. Is that correct? SO, am I suppose to not "mix" my carbs? Fruit with a "bread" even if it is a plan approved "bread"?
Jul 15, 2014 14:51:33 GMT -5
steffanie3: Cantaloupe is an E food, so a slice or two with an E breakfast is a great choice What is in your breakfast burrito, it might need a carb source. Not sure if it would be easier for you to type it up in a new thread above for more room than shoutbox
Jul 15, 2014 17:13:00 GMT -5
mommom: spinach and mushrooms, with lean ham or bacon and a "pinch of cheese"
Jul 21, 2014 12:52:53 GMT -5