I'm pro-WAPF, and we do our best to eat a pretty traditional diet. Definitely not grain-free or gluten free, but we soak our grains when possible. I'm still drinking raw milk from a trusted source and eating raw or runny eggs from our own healthy free-range hens. My MS has resulted in terrible food aversions, and right now I'm just eating whatever I can manage to choke down, but it's getting better. One thing that I've re-discovered lately is fruit juice jello (just plain gelatin and fruit juice). Gelatin is all sorts of good for you - especially good for the digestion - and has protein, which I've been having trouble eating lately. You have to eat an awful lot to get a significant amount of protein, but I'll take what I can get right now.
What are you eating? Especially protein. - Page 2
I snacked on canned beans with olive oil (maybe some lemon) chickpeas too.
I ate way too many eggs, hard boiled too cos it was just dropping in in the pan and run away from the kitchen. (we are trying to stay without the microwave since our last one broke)
My PB and jelly was actually almond butter and banana, almond are milder in flavor and banana are also mellower than jam and more nutritious.
Hand full of almonds (raw seem milder in flavor too)
Oatmeal with almonds maybe raisins. Anytime in the day.
I just got myself some protein powder to add to my smoothies.
Mexican: rice and beans
Chinese: pint of white rice to take home and eat with beans (canned in bad days, cooked at home if was doing better, beans just need to sit in boiling water for a long time to come out good anyways, considering that any flavor offended me)
My junk recipe: instant mashed potatoes, canned beans and mozzarella cheese, all mixed. Very fast to make and to eat.
If you can handle, I couldn't:
Amazingly, I could eat most things that were not cooked by myself and that were served to me as long that only job was to bring the fork to the mouth.
Although sometimes I do really have to force myself to choke it down, and sometimes I'm surprised that I actually like it! But it makes so much difference to not have to plan it and cook it. It's good to hear that you're doing better now! (gives me more hope) Thanks, dancingflower!
thanks, ladies. seeing what other people are eating helps a lot!
today i intentionally ate (over 3 servings)
1lb of organic pastured pork w/ pastured butter, roasted garlic (1x) and loads of garden fresh tomatoes
and my last batch of cream was given to me a little old, so i made cream yogurt, then maple syrup sweetened chocolate ice cream, and it tastes like FROSTING, i've had one large serving of that as it's still setting
and a mango sorbet w/ kombucha and lime juice
3 strips of bacon (b/c it was sunday , and everyone else was having pancakes and syrup and bacon)
I wonder if someone else made the food if i would eat it. I don't usually get that option! i did have a vegan gluten-free pizza (it needed more flavor) on friday that my husband made b/c i was hungry, but the grains have been irritating my hands this pregnancy, so i'm staying away until the aching passes.
thanks for the meatza links and other links Josie423!!! I would totally make and share many of these with a couple of my kids. a few would still rebel (one is a bit of a carboholic, but around here that doesn't last for long since we only have homemade gluten-free sourdough pancakes and potatoes as carbs) and congrats to you and your growing family! i'm going to have 5 in 7 years, and that's intense, so i'm sending out some rest and blessings to your brood too!
I'm glad I could help and thank you for the kind words! Intense is a good way to describe it. It can be tough but worth every minute!
I made the meatza tonight for and thought it was delicious. Much richer than pizza and filling without sitting in my stomach like a rock. My DH "wasn't impressed" but he is a total carb-head who and I didn't expect him to be. I will be making it for myself again though!
(Also, I think it would be amazing to have someone else cook for me now and then.. but that only occurs in daydreams, haha!!)
Lots of good ideas. I'm sharing a few of my latest ones.
Lentil soup - I just have a big pot in the fridge that I can have with some rice or hearty bread as a quick protein snack
Greek Salad - I'd forgotten about this but since all I want to eat is cucumber this is now a total god send. For some reason the feta doesn't give me reflux. And I can have it in a tub in the fridge for quick meals.
Fish - I can only eat certain white fish if it has no smell and if I don't cook it. Hubby has taken this on and surprised me tonight with a fish souvlaki that was quick to make and I loved it
Yogurt popsicles, shakes and raita or tatziki - I love my fruit and veg snacks so yogurt has been a helpful. haven't made the yogurt pops yet but in this heat that might be awesome.
Bean spreads - I'm not big on cheese at the moment but I lately had a great white bean spread and got the idea to make it at home.
Nut butters - I'll second this suggestion others have made. I have a cashew and an almond spread
And now a random treat... I usually start my day with a soy latte in a big bowl. However I can't even stomach a decaf with the reflux so I've been looking for a substitute. I finally figured out that a vanilla rooibos latte is delicious and it's a great source of antioxidents. I can't get loose leaf rooibos tea here so I put the teabag in the bottom of my big mug, cover it with a little over an inch of water. Steam my soymilk, add vanilla (the real stuff from a pod) and a dash of agave or honey and then pour that over the tea. Voila, a non-coffee drink that doesn't feel medicinal.
typebug- so many familiar greek items in your menu! i think i'd like my veggies better if i could keep the house in tzadziki, but the moment it's made, it's eaten. the kids won't stay out, and the husband and i tend to look for foods to eat it on! maybe i should invest in a giant batch. i'm curious about the fish, cause it's the smell and preparation that keep me away. but your fish souvlaki sounds perfect!
also, rooibos is my absolute favorite. and your beverage made my mouth water and made me want to go steep some tea right away.
Good to hear about the meatza. must get some beef. i usually don't eat pork, but our farm is out of beef. and their pork is amazing. sometimes i mix the two. normally we go through only 2 lbs a week for our whole family with lots of eggs and cheese, but with nursing and pregnant, i'm mixing things up.
coconut milk, hemp protein maple blueberry smoothie
pork/tomatoes/roasted garlic lettuce wraps
sauted ground pork and okra
more of the cream yogurt frosting stuff
picked up an extra fermented cod liver oil from a friend and will start dosing all the fam again soon. the kids have been begging for it, but i ration for the baby and nursing little one! now i can be more generous. my kids love cod liver oil. never thought i'd say that. my mother is completely flabbergasted. that said, my son steals my okra too, though my daughter was caught stealing my chocolate cream frosting... i know whose kid she is.
cucumber/kale/lettuce/tomato juice (fresh from juicer, 1pint)
potato hashbrown pizza (w/ fresh sauce and cheese just melted over the top) and 1 serving side raw cheddar
sauteed okra and ground pork
late night snack:
cream yogurt chocolate ice cream
broccoli florets and tzadziki!!! (fage brand yogurt)
so making more tzadziki- cause all veggies sound good drenched in a nice greek yogurt dip. definitely got my veggies today. so happy- though the potatoes set me up for a sleepy sleepy afternoon.... maybe need to put that off til bedtime.
My food for the day...
Meal 1: 2 tiny black bean brownies
Meal 2: 2 scrambled eggs topped with cheddar and a tomato sliced with sea salt on it
Snack: another little black bean brownie
Meal 3: a big salad with tomato, cucumber, sweet peppers, chickpeas, cheddar cheese and homemade ranch & some raw almonds
Meal 4: 2 more scrambled eggs topped with homemade meat spaghetti sauce and provolone (that was my own creation, sounds weird but it was delicious!!) & some more raw almonds with raw honey drizzled on
And I just some more (like 6-8) raw almonds. I was totally craving meat at dinnertime but didn't have any thawed hence more eggs.
Josie- i so feel you on the thawed meat!
i've tried to stay on top of the meat since we don't have a good local source of eggs, and Trader joe's are just not quite what i trust....
eating loads of okra, veggies, and TZADZIKI! omgoodness- picked up a local farm chicken yesterday from a friends, and made a cold dinner spread for a visiting new friend last night (they have 3 kids and one on the way in March, and are gluten-free, but vegan most of the time) roast chicken, salami, cheese platter, and then bell peppers, cucumbers, fresh tomatoes sliced w/ hummus and tzadziki. Husband thoughtfully made me my own personal fage container of tzadziki, which i ate on chicken, and then on more chicken, and then on some veggies, and more chicken.
and making the meatza for dinner tonight!
food has been so much easier lately, but i've been keeping my farm meats on hand.
off to make pizzas, meatzas, and hashbrown pizzas for dinner, w/ leftover chicken, avocado, cheese, salami, peppers and whatever else we can throw on them. we usually have 15-20 kids for dinner on fridays, so pizza is a huge hit, and a lot of work.
Wow, 15-20 kids for dinner! That sounds wonderful and overwhelming at the same time :).
Are there any other vegetarians out there? I'm trying to cut down on how much soy I eat and need to find new protein sources that aren't tofu or fake meat products. Seitan is alright, but it's not my favorite. I don't eat dairy due to GI issues, but occasionally eat eggs. I actually don't like eggs that much but when pregnant force myself to eat them. The thing is, for an almost vegan, I hate beans. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but let's just say that beans of any kind are not something I ever *want* to make for dinner. I can do beans if they're in the form of hummus or other bean spread and need to up my game with that. Wondering if anyone has recipes.
only 13 kids! and 6 adults. so not bad. gluten-free, sourdough rice pizza's with fresh farm toppings are one food all the kids eat without much fuss! we had a few picky ones at first, but they all got over it and started enjoying it as we do it weekly.
didn't do meatza- one too many thing. making that for lunch today!
i added hemp and spirulina into my diet for protein in almost all my pregnancies. the spirulina is very concentrated, so small amounts go a long way, but smoothies are the best way to get it and it's not delicious. i love hempseeds, but this pregnancy also got hemp protein for smoothies. just concentrated forms here- i have seen black bean recipes, and bean flours in breads, but i have had a hard time finding a gluten-free source of beans so don't have a good collection of recipes. beans and quinoa together, YUM!!! hot and sour soup w/ eggs dropped in (veggie stock) was a staple w/ DS1, with whom i couldn't stomach meat, eggs or dairy! also made date/nut/dried fruit snacks with sesame seeds, or tahini, and mixed up the nuts/seeds to keep it interesting. then i had a quick tasty snack and tended to eat more snacky items. also could throw spirulina into those. (a law raw revolution bars).