Continuing with the gluten-free experiment this week. I am still avoiding most baking and definitely avoiding all weird ingredients (gums, starches, garbanzo bean flour, etc.) just because I do not want to incur the expense or invest my time learning a bunch of new skills if this isn’t a permanent way of life for us.
So, I haven’t really answered the “Why gluten-free?” question. Mostly because the post would actually turn into a rambling series that would induce sleep in most readers. Basically, I have had digestive issues since I was old enough to remember constant stomach aches when I was little. And headaches. I also weigh less than I would like – I know, terrible, right? But, it does both concern and annoy me that I cannot seem to look like a grown-up. There are other little things that seem to possibly be gluten sensitivity related.
And, my middle daughter (who turns five today!!) also has several issues that could be gluten related. So, why not try? See if we feel better. See if we look better.
I have found several great blogs that have some amazing gluten or grain free recipes. And, with a little creativity, but not too much effort, avoiding gluten has been pretty pain-free.
So, here is this week’s plan:
Still in a healing phase from “Breakfast Burnout”. This choose-your-own-adventure thing is a little more work, but a lot less complaining. I’ll take that trade.
- Apples and PB
- Fresh Fruit
- Lettuce Wraps (PB & J or veggies and hummus), fresh veggies
- Sloppy Joes (no buns for the gf gals), steamed corn
- White Bean Chicken Chili, green beans
- Bean Bowls (Refried beans with fixin’s), corn chips
- Egg salad, fresh veggies
- Leftovers x 2
- Coconut Flour Waffles, scrambled eggs
- Green Rice, green beans
- Scalloped Potatoes, peas
- Calico Beans (these are amazing!), fresh fruit
- Cottage Mac and Cheese and Movie Night
- Leftovers x 2
Have you tried any new recipes that you loved lately? Calico Beans are definitely one for me! Have a yummy week :)!
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