I'm a Christian wife & homeschooling mama, saved by faith through grace. I changed my family's diet from SAD (Standard American Diet) to healthy, delicious & nutritious traditional foods. I've recently discovered there's a name for the way that I eat. It's called Primal or Paleo (I like the diet and think of the men and women who worked hard from sunup to sundown, constantly on the go, eating meat, berries they picked, cheese they made. I do not believe in evolution). No grains, legumes, refined sugars, and no/limited dairy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Well, I've been absent awhile because there's not a whole lot of recipes to share when you can only eat 7 things. Yup, I can eat 7 things. That's all my sweet, adorable baby can currently tolerate.
Raw, local honey
Raw cacao powder
Grape Juice (Welch's 100% Concord - not technically a food, but I'll take what I can get)
salt & pepper

I used to eat cooked carrots, and then found out, through keeping a food diary, that she's intolerant to those. So now we're actually getting sleep at night! I'm a new person! I can face the world! I'm not a puddle of tears when my husband gets home! It's great!

Now that I have honey and raw cacao powder, I am a HAPPY camper! And I keep finding new ways to make the things I can eat, so that's a definite plus.

When people hear I can only eat these seven things, they usually react with sympathy and pity. As long as I keep a positive attitude (which is definitely not 100% of the time), I'm pretty happy. When I start to focus on what I CAN'T have, then my attitude sours, because I'm focusing on myself and what I can't do, rather than the healthy, delicious foods I CAN have, and being thankful for them. I am truly thankful for each food I can eat. It's unusual that such an intolerant/allergic baby can tolerate eggs, and for that, I am truly thankful.

So when you're with me when I'm eating, don't pity me! I'm enjoying your company and know that this is a very short period in my life. And it is worth it to give my sweet baby the best food I can, so that she will continue to grow and develop.

AND, I'm only 5-6 lbs away from prepregnancy weight! WOOHOO!!!!! Definite pluses to my restrictions ;)

(note on the juice: I wouldn't normally be drinking juice, but since starting SCD  - Specific Carbohydrate Diet -  it is on there and I'm not going to take away a monosaccaride that is easily digested and doesn't give me candida problems or sugar cravings. It is a treat that she and I can both handle, and I drink it as such.)

1 comment:

  1. Just thinking... since I started snacking on grapes more often, I crave chocolate less... I wonder if that's the monosaccaride???