My journey to healing meal plan will be a tough act to follow compared to my already restrictive diet. I will not have the option of a variety of meals to select from. I will have to cook most of my meals; no more grab-and-go items at the store. Once again, I will have to watch others each more food I wish I could have (I’m crying inside).
I will have to remind myself of the bigger picture. This is just temporary. When my inflammation is gone, I can begin to reintegrate my old foods slowly… And maybe some new food.
When I feel discouraged, I will recite, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13)
Journey to Healing Meal Plan
Okay. So… After some time and thought, I’ve come up with the below weekly schedule. I don’t think I’ll be diverting much from the below menu as I already cook from scratch for my family. And I look for quick and easy meals these days.
- Hot oatmeal w/hemp seeds and cinnamon.
- Homemade granola (as my cereal) with hemp seeds and oat milk.
- Oat Flour Pancakes
- 3 scrambled eggs with peppers and quinoa.
- 1 fried egg or hard-boiled egg with cauliflower rice, roasted eggplant and roasted potatoes. (Once a week I’ll treat myself by replacing the eggs with a small portion of fish)
- Baked fries, 1 fried egg and cauliflower rice
- Mashed potatoes or boiled yuca, 1 egg (fried or hard-boiled) and sautéed peppers.
- Fresh pineapples
- fresh pear
- dried dates
- Sun Butter Date Oat Balls
- Aloe Vera Water
- Collagen Protein Oat Milk
Now, let me show you what I used to eat. I am already on a pretty strict meal plan. I’m allergic to wheat and dairy; all my foods are gluten and dairy-free. I can’t digest meat; my only protein is eggs and hemp seeds, with fish occasionally as a treat.
Journey to Healing before Menu:
- Homemade granola (as my cereal) with hemp seeds, pumpkins seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds (I alternated every other day) and almond milk.
- Leftovers (from last night’s dinner)
- 2 scrambled eggs with onions, peppers and tomatoes with 1 slice of gluten free bread.
- Avocado Toast
- Almond Butter Toast
- Mixed salad with beets, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and hummus and olive oil for dressing
- Jasmine Rice with Stewed beans with mixed salad
- Chicken Gluten Free Noodle Soup (I remove the chicken for me)
- Chinese Fried Rice with Fried eggs
- Cabbage Soup
- Vegetable Soup
- Gluten Free garlic pasta with green beans
- Minestrone Soup
- Garlic mashed potatoes with corn and green beans or asparagus
- Jasmine Rice with Refried Beans
- Jasmine Rice with fried eggs
- Pumpkin oat cookies
- Fresh variety of fruits
- Salsa with yellow corn chips
- Guacamole with blue corn chips
- Organic Candy
- Organic plain potato chips
- Rice with gandules (pigeon pees)
- yuca with onions and garlic sauce
- roasted sweet potatoes
- mixed salad
As you can see, it’s going to be a drastic adjustment.
My concern is… will my journey to healing diet keep me full? I depend on rice and snacks to contain my hunger throughout the day.
If you’re on a limited foods diet and are interested in the recipes, let me know!
And if you have any suggestions for spicing up my weekly menu, please send them my way.
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