Saturday, April 14, 2012

Deadra: Menu! and embarking on a grain free diet.

Okay my first menu on here! I've finally gotten my stuff together to get this out to you!

Sunday: Chicken!
Monday: Beef Stew
Tuesday: Beef roast and honey glazed carrots.
Wednesday: Liver and asparagus.
Thursday: Mama's going out for a MNO, so Daddy's on dinner patrol. I suspect it'll be left overs, or soup.
Friday: Lamb ball soup*

Lamb ball soup is lamb meat balls in a chicken and beef mixed broth with tomatoes and greens. It's really yummy.

I'll also try my hand at coconut flour muffins and some almond flour scones.

My 4 year old has been having some digestive issues, so I'm going to start eliminating grains from our diet and if that helps we'll reassess, if we do have any grains I'll be sure to soak them first to make them more digestible.
Essentially a grain free diet is a paleo diet, or a caveman diet. Which means more meat and fat, which makes my husband happy. We'll still consume milk and dairy products, but I'll try to keep them either raw or fermented as much as I can. Hopefully this works so we don't have to either take a more drastic approach or resort to doctors and scary medications. (don't worry so far it's nothing serious, but considering family history, I just want to head this off before it becomes and issue, after all she's only 4!)
My husband is worried about how breakfasts will be since we have a pretty grain heavy breakfast every day, and frankly it's something I worry about too, I suspect the first little while will be difficult, but it will get better. I foresee scones, muffins, fruit and yogurt. He's also worried about eating out. I guess we'll have to curb that for a while, which frankly I am okay with right now, since eating out has become a chore for me.
With a change like this it means I have to be more organized, which isn't scary for me. I am not the best at keeping stuff like this organized. Over all though I don't think it will be too much of a change for us since beyond breakfast we don't eat a lot of grains. I'll still permit some quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth, but I want to steer clear of wheat and the like. (I guess pretty much gluten free.)
I'll keep you all posted!


  1. Good luck! I hope it will work out OK for preschool snacktime.

  2. Yeah snack time will be fun, but I can talk to her and remind her to not eat everything. I guess in the grand scheme of things it's 3 snacks a week, it's not a lot.