This WIAW showcases the adding-in portion of my elimination. Last week, I first welcomed dairy back into my life after my three weeks were up, and the world got a little bit brighter once I had my yogurt, ice cream, and cheese to enjoy in moderation. Grains came in a few days later, but that didn’t go quite as well. The morning started off sweetly enough, with my first Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake in months alongside a Pink Lady apple. I’ve been enjoying my quinoa flake bakes for breakfast, especially when gooey with peanut butter and chocolate chips, but I didn’t realize how much I missed my oats, especially since I’ve been limited grains for awhile now.
Unfortunately, less than an hour after enjoying my scrumptious breakfast, I started to feel familiar pangs in my stomach. I wasn’t sure whether to put it down to the oats, but I’d been eating dairy for a few days without issue so I was pretty sure the yogurt in the oatmeal cake wasn’t the culprit. I’m going to try oats again in a few days, and rice and corn as well, but I think I’m zeroing in on the problem being some sort of grains. At least I’ve found lots of great grain free flours and flakes to bake with! In fact, for a morning snack once my stomach calmed down, I enjoyed a Grain Free Banana Bread Blondie with another cup of coffee.
For lunch, a not-so-sad desktop salad, with romaine, cucumbers, beets, cranberries, chicken, apples, and honey mustard vinaigrette. I also had some turkey jerky because I was still hungry and knew I needed protein, and some carrots and hummus, and another apple. Lots of healthy snacks! And re-used photos, because there’s only so many times I’m going to snap a picture of an apple at my desk 🙂
For dinner, I was able to melt a little Cheddar on my usual broiled salmon, asparagus, and red potatoes. I think I’ve shown some version of this meal in at least half my WIAW posts, but what can I say – I’m a creature of habit when it comes to winter comfort food!
Afterwards, I had a bowl of cantaloupe, honeydew and blueberries for dessert, and the remainder of a bar of sea salt dark chocolate by Alter Eco that lasted a whole three days. And then a Grain Free Fudge Brownie, because once I get going with the dark chocolate…
Favorite easy winter dinner?
Have you had success using an elimination to figure out (dis)comfort foods?
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