What About Beets?

by Kristi on August 29, 2010 · 1 comment

Why am I so lame at writing titles?

So I finally got my issues ironed out.  Apparently in the last few weeks my body stopped being happy with me eating eggs.  Since I’ve eaten egg whites every day for the last year, and one hard boiled egg a day for the last three months… I assumed that WASN’T the case. 🙂 Sadly.. it was.  But my Naturopathic Doctor has guided me to the path of true enlightenment. Heehee.

Ok, I’ll stop! I’m just hungry!

Anyway, I had those past three weeks of trying to eat SOMETHING and then eating eggs all day and, well, THAT wasn’t pretty.  Why eggs, now? I guess the point is that if I have to much of one thing, my body is becoming resistant to it. So the next two days I ended up having chicken fingers, ranch, french fries, and… COLDSTONE! I’m back on track.  I have about 16 things I can eat and hopefully I can continue to broaden them out to 25 or 30 but I will have to stick to this diet for the next 3-4 months in the hope of ‘curing’ my body at which point I should be able to go back to eating ‘bad’ things (like wheat and sugar) in moderation.

So I need ideas! Here are the things I can eat…

Rice! (My staple…) Carrots, peas, almond milk (no sugar, so I’ve been drinking rice milk), broccoli, asparagus, chard, kale, celery, sweet potatoes, spinach, beets, apples, blueberries, peaches, pears, nectarines, tomatoes, nuts (no peanuts or filberts), any protein as long as there is no sugar or wheat in it, and hopefully I can branch out into buckweat, millet, and beans.  I can have cucumber and zucchini but only once in awhile because they are in the ‘gourd’ family.

Today’s menu:

puffed rice cereal with rice milk, a pear, cashews and sunflower seeds
Rice tortilla with almond nut butter spread, spinach leaves, turkey slices (I found some with no sugar!!!), and beets
Rice crackers
Tonight’s dinner will be some grilled fish, brown rice, and sauted spinach.  Maybe I will have another pear for dessert.

Yesterday I made some crock pot chicken soup with water, rice, chicken, carrots, celery, green beans, and broccoli. Threw in spices of rosemary & thyme.  It wasn’t horrible.

Once I’m perfectly sure I can eat fruit (I’m introducing new foods very slowly) I should be able to make smoothies with rice milk and fruit.

So, I know all of you have cooking backgrounds… Tell me, what should I eat?? And how should I COOK it?? I actually baked a sweet potato and boiled beets yesterday and I was really proud of that… Oh, and that crockpot soup thing.

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