Folks have been supportive! I’ve heard from so many of you that have food sensitivities in one way or another, and the miracles that have happened when you have eliminated certain triggers from your diet.
I am NOT a celiac sufferer. My problems are not digestive ---but I am sensitive to the protein found in wheat, barley, rye…and the simplicity of removing them from my diet has proven to be very beneficial.
It gets easier to look for things I CAN have…instead of dwelling on things I CAN’T have.
This is a shot of my grocery cart at the store just a bit ago….I’ve been gone so much, I felt like I should at least fill the fridge up before I leave for Pennsylvania tomorrow!
((No, the croutons aren’t for me….but for The Hubster!))
One thing I am REALLY super excited about ----Dannon Light & Fit COCONUT VANILLA yogurt! ASPARTAME FREE!!!!!
I’ve also been cutting OTHER triggers that may have played their own part in my joint pain – and artificial sweeteners are one of those, Aspartame being the WORST of the worst. And it is in nearly EVERYTHING….so now that Dannon has removed the Aspartame…I’m a happy girl. I hope that other products are soon to follow.
Vitamin Water ZERO!
I’ve been drinking a ton of just plain ole water – but for a treat, I really like the “Squeezed Lemonade” Vitamin water – it is very lightly sweetened with stevia.
Those other bottled chillers and ices that I loved? You got it….all aspartame. I’m making other choices these days…my health and happiness depends on it.
And THESE sweet goodies just came in the mail today from my friend Ila:
Cornbread, Brownie and Pancake mix…Gluten Free!
I am not wanting to simply replace gluten filled versions with their gluten free counterparts….but there are times when you just HAVE to have cornbread with a pot of chili, or warm brownies and ice cream after a long day…and Sunday morning Pancakes? I really miss those! So thank you Ila – I’m anxious to give these a try!
I’ve also found a boat load of recipes on pinterest for gluten free items…but most of them seem to be baked goods and sweets, which means they aren’t really all that good for my diet either --- but in a pinch…it gets me WANTING to spend time in the kitchen creating meals again!
Tonight…it’s pork chops on the grill, salad, baked sweet potatoes and fresh chunks of fruit.
And don’t forget Quilt-Cam at 9pm Eastern! I’m looking forward to it!