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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Something I am realizing

As I pull my focus off of what I can't eat and learn more about what I can eat, my food horizons are broadening. Instead of whining about not being able to eat boxed macaroni & cheese (where most of the nutrition is probably in the box), I am planning meals with kale and polenta and garbonzo beans and sauerkraut and flax and . . . .

Well, you get the idea.

I could complain about how cold cereal tastes disgusting with soy or rice milk (my kids like it though) or I can make smoothies and gf waffles and migas and other stuff that would be healthier.

I think that we tend to get in dietary habits and without something significant to shake us out of those habits, we stay in them. Or maybe I am the only one who has planned a week of meals and realized they are all similar in some way (mostly chicken, mostly beef, mostly tex-mex, or mostly pasta).

The first week I planned out the menu for the week that was dairy-free and gluten-free, I thought it would be simple. Then I went shopping. When I shopped I found out that dairy-free cheese is horribly expensive. I thought we would starve or hate our food - after all it didn't have a topping of cheese on it. And it doesn't have wheat in in. And. And.

But I haven't really missed it.

I mean, yes I am still looking for a good sandwich bread. The kids prefer rice cakes to any bread that I have made.

Yes, there are things I am going to miss.

But, I think that my diet is going to be generally healthier when I get more into the swing of gf/df or gf/cf.

1 comment:

  1. It's a beautiful realization to finally come to. It took me about a year. Merry Christmas!