Happy 2008, everyone!
Here's the new thread . . .
Why don't we start with quick refresher intros?
P.S. Here's the original thread.
Have been reading about TF for a while, and I want to be healthy not only for me, but also so that I can give our babes the best start in life possible.
I'm going grainfree & sugarfree - including fruit & honey for the first month or two....and I'm using as many TF items as possible - but I'm REALLY new to things....
A question for you all - when you are invited over to someone's house for a meal do you tell them you're grain free or do you just eat it and deal with the consequences after? I'm finding it difficult to know what to say. When I was veg and told people it was generally accepted (you know most people think that being veg is a great thing for health and environment) but what do I say now - that I don't eat grains or pasteurized dairy or your gross hormone-infested 'meat'? Don't think that'll go over too well kwim?
Question for all: how does your DH/SO eat? Does he/she eat the same meals you do, or is it a divided household when it comes to food?
Oh, Periwinkle-- I meant to mention that my full-fat dairy-free smoothie can be made the night before and put in the fridge. when you take it out in the morning, it has a yummy, thick, creamy custardy texture. Mmmmmm . . . .
3 egg yolks, raw, no white
about an ounce of mangosteen juice
about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
a heaping tablespoon of softened butter
cinnamon to taste
a dash of salt
no sweetener needed! ETA: amounts are approximate, tweak to fit your needs and preferences.
If you can tolerate nuts or berries this smoothie is simply divine with either some frozen blueberries or blackberries or cashews ground in . . . But I just eat it plain, like above.
My must-have list:
* Small crunchy (usually local) apples, kept in a big bag in the fridge
* A jar of soaked, raw almonds and walnuts
* Mini-sized (4 oz.) cups of cottage cheese
* Cheese sticks (those individually-wrapped mozzarella sticks)
* Hard-boiled eggs
* Some sort of sandwich salad, such as wild salmon, egg salad, chicken salad
* Mini carrots or carrot sticks, and assorted color bell pepper strips (already washed and cut), plus a sugar-free & NT-friendly dip (usually hummus or tzutziki (sp?; a Greek yogurt dip made by Fage))
If it were just me and dh, we might go with a larger container of cottage cheese, a big block of cheddar cheese (i.e., as opposed to cheese sticks), or not worry about cutting the veggies into strips ahead of time... but my kids are allowed to get their own snacks and so the smaller-sized portions are really key for their use and also, to be honest, our convenience.
Can't wait to hear what others keep around!