I’ve been continuing my research on this new, special diet. Unfortunately, I haven’t done well with it….primarily because I am still trying to figure out recipes and options. It’s a process. One of the biggest adjustments has been breakfast. I typically eat Greek yogurt and either oatmeal or granola for breakfast. It’s fast, simple, and something I can usually eat at work. Last week I tried out a variety of meal replacement options for breakfast. I need something dairy, egg, and gluten free. So, I headed to our local Whole Foods store and found the following options:
Plant Fusion (Vanilla bean)
Plant Fusion (Unflavored)
Plant Fusion (Chocolate Raspberry)
I made smoothies each morning with almond milk, flax seed, mixed berries, and one of the above protein packet mix-ins. Honestly, I wasn’t too crazy about any of them. The Plant Fusion brand (all flavors) tasted like….well, plants. The Raw Fit brand kept me full, but is a little pricey. The Raw Meal was my least favorite. In fact, I nearly lost my breakfast just because of the flavor. I would not recommend Raw Meal; this one has a lot of great vitamins and minerals, but I couldn’t get past the flavor. I ended up deciding to buy more of the unflavored Plant Fusion. The website has many different recipe options and it’s packed with lots of nutrition. I probably won’t have one of these smoothies every day for breakfast, but will be nice to have the option in case I am running late or want something lighter (which I often do because I am not a huge breakfast eater).
Besides working on figuring out breakfast options, my fermenting tools also arrived in the mail:
Check back for more information on how the food fermentation is going. For now, I am trying my hand at onions and cucumbers. I wanted something simple that I could put on salads. In addition to breakfast and fermenting foods, I also went to the local public library and checked out some books about autoimmune disorders and treating them with diet changes. I’ll update more about what I find out once I am a little further in the books. In the meantime, if anyone has questions or ideas for me, please throw them my way! I am looking forward to learning more from those who have been traveling down this road longer than me.