Hello again. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted. There has been a lot going on. My Mother-In-Law came to stay with us for a month, and my husband had gone into a prolonged crises with his health. We managed to keep him out of the hospital, but barely. He has started going to an Integrative medicine practice, which I credit for the major turnaround I am seeing in his health now.
I am now a huge believer in integrative medicine. They treat the whole you. Body, mind and spirit. The office where we go has many innovative therapies that a conventional MD just doesn’t use. Highly recommended.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a few of the snacks we’ve discovered. My husband is now on a gluten free diet ( just to throw another wrench in an already severely limited diet) so we are always looking high and low for appropriate snacks. This our gluten free challenge: The food must contain no more than 1g of fiber, and contain no nuts or seeds. This is next to impossible. This is how most companies make gluton free products taste good. Well, we found these two products at Fresh Market:
We have little Almond Nut crackers, gluten free ( 1g fiber, so they work), and Snickerdoodle Rabbit Cookies. Now, most grown men probably wouldn’t eat little rabbit cookies, but hey….sometimes you really want a cookie. You will eat the rabbits.
I’m still juicing. I usually make green juice, but there is more out there than green. Sometimes a pretty red juice is in order!
This juice is made from 1/2 of a large organic beet, 2 stalks of organic celery, 1 plum, 1 kiwi, 1 nub of fresh Ginger, and one large handful of spinach. I also threw in some of the beet greens. Very yummy!
A snack for myself that I really love is kale chips. I roast my own. These are very easy to make. You just wash, dry and add about 1 tbs of olive oil to the kale and spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet. It looks like this:
Roast in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and you have light, crunchy salty snacks! I love them!
These are just a few ideas. I recently went to Trader Joe’s down in Sarasota. They have tons of gluton free items at great prices. I found organic brown rice pasta for only $1.99. I bought chicken and tofu stir fry that was GP friendly (1g fiber woot!) for about $4.00. Their organic produce was real nice, and very well priced. I’m definately going back there to shop on a regular basis.
Now that life has settled down a bit, I hope to be posting more often. Oh, I almost forgot. My husband is now on a special “steak & lobster” diet prescribed by the doctor which has literally saved him!
p.s. He’s just faking himself out about steak & lobster hahaha!