Hey everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your day. D and I went to story hour and listened to 2 stories one of which was about a duck named Max. There is always a little craft for the kiddos to do after the stories so today they made paper bag puppets.
This is his duck – I love the googlie eyes.
Check out the feathers – this duck is styling.
I ate my last Larabar before heading out. I MUST GET MORE. These things are now essential to my diet as they are free of all things that make my tummy ill.
Now here is my gluten free lunch – swiss cheese sandwich on GF bread and Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins. The crackers are pretty good and not too salty.
I also made a salad – lettuce, zucchini, red pepper, chicken and Maple Grove Farms dressing.
I ended with a new chocolate treat – an Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Snack bar. This is the same company that makes the Sunbutter Crunch bar. It was good and did satisfy my sweet tooth even though it wasn’t that sweet.
The rest of the afternoon involved drawing, painting and playing with puffy stick on letters – today was a crafty sort of day.
I have resorted to rice cakes as a PB delivery system. I used to cringe at the thought of eating these things – airy and lifeless. But today with a little help from a few friends the rice cakes were not that bad. I will not be eating them plain that would be like eating a piece of paper. The combo of PB and dates brought some sort of happiness to the party. Plus my belly is still doing great so I really can’t complain. It’s either eat food that makes you want to keel over in pain or eat things that are friendly to my system. I’m up for making new friends.
For dinner I was trying to get creative. I am trying for you all too you know. I don’t want all this boring tasteless food on my blog.
I bought some pasta the other day and decided today would be a good day to give it a go.
Usually I am not a big fan of pasta but throw on some cheese (leave off the marinara sauce please) and I am all for it. Here is what I came up with today. Start by cooking the pasta. When finished cooking drain water and put pasta back into the same pot. Add 1/2 cup butternut squash (canned or frozen/thawed), 2 tbsp milk, 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a blend from TJ’s) and 2/3 cup 365 brand Mixed Veggies.
This was amazingly creamy and gooey. I am so making this again. The pasta texture was great not at all any different than regular wheat pasta. Maybe because I jazzed it up.
Dessert was an apple with a spot of PB. No more Vita-Tops for this mama either :(
So as you can see I am managing my new diet and trying to have some variety. I really feel 100% better so I am not willing to go back to eating wheat just yet. I may never go back to eating it – if this diet works then I am cool with it. I am really surprised at how many people have the same issue as I do and the resources out there for us are great. I am thrilled to have stores in my town that carry a good selection of GF products too. I even found a magazine called Living Without and it is full of great stuff.
I am off to get some rest as tomorrow is a cleaning day. Enjoy your evening and thanks to everyone who sent me links to GF sites.