Grain-free bread. Yep, that is what I said.
It seems impossible that grain free and bread could even go together. But they do.
This is a whole new world for me. I love bread. My daily menu consisted of peanut butter on toast. Eggs with toast. You get the picture. I still have peanut butter but now on an apple slice and my eggs are now served with a few slices of nitrate free bacon. It is
I now look at food as fuel. Food is not a reward. You can still enjoy it but I also think about whether that bite will take away or add to my health.
doable and the results in how I feel are worth the extra planning. And planning is necessary. If you want to be successful, you will need to have prepared food with you at all times. It only takes one slip up to derail some of us.
And you can be successful eating out too. I will check out their menu before I leave my house so that I know roughly what I will purchase. Most restaurants are accommodating. One item I often do not see available is gluten-free soy sauce. No problem. I take my own!
I now look at food as fuel. Food is not a reward. You can still enjoy it but I also think about whether that bite will take away or add to my health. Not to be doom and gloom here, but the food is not the food of 50 years ago. Diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s are on the rise at a time when we have advanced technology and research. If anything, diseases should be decreasing. And it is not just adults that are sicker. Childhood diseases are on the rise as is the epidemic of obesity and all the complications that come with it.
So I do what I do. I read, do research, and start cooking. I love to cook. Cooking brings me joy and having food in the house to grab makes staying grain free easier. Also, I don’t know about you, but I like variety and that is where cooking kicks in. There are so many online sites with recipes but currently, I am sticking with recipes from Dr. William Davis book, Wheat Belly. Some of the items on my menu this week are crab cakes, broccoli salad, and bacon wrapped chicken breast stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and roasted red peppers. For those not fond of meat, there is eggplant lasagna and spicy minestrone soup. Food for the whole family to enjoy.
I see energy, stamina, and joy in her. Could removing sugar and grains really make such a huge change? I have to say, “yes”.
And today is a perfect day for cooking. I have nowhere to go and it is snowing outside. Not one of those storms where you are dreading to go out and drive, but a gentle dusting making everything look new. I do feel like everything is “new” these days. My friend Raquel, my grain-free buddy, notes she sees a light-hearted happiness in my voice that she has not heard in years. And I see energy, stamina, and joy in her. Could removing sugar and grains really make such a huge change? I have to say, “yes”.
So, I am ready to try my Apple Walnut “Bread”.