Monday, June 17, 2013
Low inflammatory meals for the whole family- keeping the food template in check
They loved it. First photo: Ground bison sliders, blueberries, cherries, sauteed kale, guacamole deviled eggs, and in the center- heirloom tomato slices.
Filling and delicious. Disclaimer: not pictured were some biscuits the rest of the family had with the burgers. I'm cool with that.
Nobody else in my family is gluten free, but it's essential that I not have a gluten exposure. They are cool with that. I love that my family accepts me and my need to hit Costco and Trader Joe's early in the trip. I eat 3-4 vegetable servings per MEAL normally.
Not pictured: Eggs scrambled in coconut oil, asparagus sauteed in left over ground bison grease and garlic salt seasoning, cherry tomatoes, an Italian meal with ground bison, Italian seasoning, marinara, over spaghetti squash, and some big salads with protein. I cooked a crock pot chicken breast salsa meal, unfortunately the store bought salsa set off some GI symptoms. :0 . I also had some small portions of 85% chocolate squares.
We also ate out at places like Chipolte, a nice steak house with family, and I packed a small picnic after hiking in the botanic gardens. Finally I brought this big asset salad to the airport to fly home. Yummy and cheaper and better for my body than eating out all the time.
Works for me:
1. Buying some of my regular food
2. Communicating early what I can and can't do in the kitchen.
3. Cooking ahead so that food is ready when needed.
4. Opting to go to the restaurant and either bring my own or have a cup of coffee if I cannot eat. (good example is Cracker Barrel- some sort of gluten or dairy in almost everything- I skip that place and plan my meal before or after.).
Did not work in the past.
1. Using another location as an excuse to eat low nutrient food and worse, binge type food.
2. Not communicating so that I can work with the group I'm with for food preferences.
3. Just eating what ever, when ever
4. Going along with the crowd and not having real input.
That's the scoop. I've found by taking charge of my eating and communicating what I need to be extremely effective when traveling and visiting the fam. It's a good example of putting myself and my health first.