Dairy and Wheat Free for a Week
I recently had a friend tell me she may be lactose intolerant, and that she was going to go without any dairy for a week to test it out. Lately I’m hearing a lot about gluten free diets, as well as unidentified digestive issues. The human body wants to be healthy and strong – it can regenerate and rebuild itself even after years of “abuse”. It just needs the right tools – live, whole food – to do it.
Edit: * In the following I provide information that worked well for me, my metabolism, and my state of health at the time. I don’t recommed this as a treatment or a solution, only as an idea or a doorway to your own choices and discoveries! Make sure you trust your instinct!
This list includes meat…well, fish and eggs. It doesn’t have any dairy, wheat, or sugar – so feel free to add or take away. A good thing to try is adding one at a time after a week to test out what affects you most. It’s actually a lot like a Wild Rose cleanse diet…but I’m a bit more generous with the acid forming foods (although I’m all about the alkaline forming foods too!). Use fresh, never canned. I’ve tried to take into consideration leftovers too. It’s not a super creative meal plan, but it’s realistic and cost-effective as well…feel free to add suggestions!
Breakfast – Shake with Frozen Berries, kale, and orange juice (YUM!!!)
Lunch – Homemade Broccoli Soup (blog to come!)
Dinner – Vegetable and black bean curry with brown rice (ideally, use your own spice blend – the paste usually contains sugar and wheat)
Breakfast – puffed millet with fresh berries and Yu brand Basmati Rice Milk (best ever!)
Lunch – leftover curry
Dinner – Salad (loaded with veggies – see previous my blog for other dressing ideas) and Broccoli Soup
Breakfast – shake again 🙂
Lunch – Salad with pine nuts and sunflower seeds (avacado is great too)
Dinner – Baked Salmon, baked potato, and steamed broccoli/cauliflower
Breakfast – puffed millet and rice milk with fresh berries
Lunch – sliced tomato, avacado, cucumber, peppers on rice cakes (try to find Artisan, they’re nice and thin)
Dinner – Grilled chicken on a big salad
Breakfast – steel cut oats (scottish oatmeal) with frozen berries
Lunch – Big Salad with sliced toasted almonds and homemade lemon tahini dressing
Dinner – Sushi! Beware, the rice usually has sugar in it, so don’t over do the rice…sashimi, or homemade sushi might be better.
Breakfast – Hash browns with finely chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes and jalapeno peppers topped with an over easy egg
Lunch – Shake
Dinner – Gypsy Soup – from the Moosewood Cookbook! sweet potato, chick peas, veggies, and a cinnamon tumeric base
Breakfast – steel cut oats with apples and cinnamon
Lunch – Gypsy Soup
Dinner – Leftover Salad (rice, tuna, chopped peppers, onions, black beans, corn, with juice of half a lemon)
Snacks – almonds, rice cakes with almond butter, carrot sticks and hummus (homemade of course!)