(Yes, there is a bowl of rice under there… somewhere.)
I have this issue. This issue with not being able to eat much. Very sensitive tummy, very sensitive baby. It cuts out a lot. Like all dairy, all soy, all green leafies and the whole brassica family, all cucs and that whole family (which BTW includes watermelon which I didn’t know at first. :( ), and most fruit (I can’t have it cooked, but he can’t have it raw). I have started to find things I can eat regularly, but it isn’t varied much. In the morning I have a bowl of homemade granola with almond milk. Homemade, more so I know exactly what is in it than by any actual dedication to make this food issue more complicated. This is about 6 days a week. On the other day I have eggs and toast. That’s breakfast. I know half of you are saying “YUM!” and it’s true, it is a tasty dish. But with no variety it gets old.
Lunch is the hardest one for me. I never know what to eat and half the time we are out. I can’t have sodium nitrate so that cuts out about 4/5ths of the lunch meat on the planet (also 1/2 of all the fast food)… so when we do make normal things like sandwiches it ends up being very expensive… often I do a BLT with nitrate free bacon, or a veggie sandwich, heavy on the avocado. This too, gets old.
The other thing I have turned to is rice. LOTS of rice. My mix is 3 cups long grain brown rice to one cup mixed wild rice in the rice cooker. When the family is eating something I can’t have, I turn to rice. I add anything on top from a fried egg over rice with salsa mixed in to cilantro and tomatoes with a hard boiled egg (pictured above) to whatever leftovers we have in the fridge (with all the stuff I can’t eat picked out) put on top and heated. I have a huge Pyrex of rice in my fridge at all times. It’s my ‘go to’ meal.
I have been thinking a lot lately about all the people who are coming up with food issues (or live with them daily). What is going on with that? I wonder what started the allergy epidemic happening. Did we saturate our food chain so much that we as a race are becoming sensitive to the very core of what we are made of (food)? And then there are the other food issues. IBS, and Ulcerative Colitis, Chron’s and Celiac. They are common place terms now. Are we just more aware of them or are they really as newly prevalent as they seem?
And this concludes ‘Deep thoughts… with Val’.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!