Change, cha-cha-changes…. Last month, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland called Hashimoto’s Disease. I am four weeks into my treatment and my doctor has been an incredible support and resource for us during this transition. As part of my treatment and efforts to heal my body I am following a diet and lifestyle called Autoimmune Paleo. I am finding that there are lots of amazing bloggers, cookbooks, researchers and supportive online communities. Rather than make life difficult by focusing on the foods that I can’t have, I am embracing the opportunity to try new things and experiment with the things that I can have and at the same time will best support my body.
Here are some of the delicious meals we came across this week. They were full of flavor, easy to make and kind to our budget. Let me know if you try any of these and be sure to give these blogs a peek online or on Pinterest.
Friends, may your weeks be blessed and your hearts be full! x
Breakfasts: An autoimmune paleo approach does not mean that baking is out. It requires a bit more creativity and patience, but I am loving bananas and apple puree as an egg replacement. Coconut flour and arrowroot flour have also earned a secure spot in our pantry.
Warm and Comforting: Perfect time of year with the weather and our work schedules to pull out the slow cooker. Nothing beats coming home from work and dinner is ready!
For AIP, omit nightshade spices. I used chopped garlic, turmeric and ground ginger.
For AIP, omit egg (and nightshade spices) + use gelatin replacement or a bit extra coconut flour/oil.
In-Season Recipe: I recently saw this salad on display at our local Earthy Cafe. It inspired me to go to the produce section and pick up some blood oranges. They are a gorgeously colorful, juicy and special fruit. I have been slicing it and putting it in my water with sprigs of mint and mixing in with my morning bowl of grapefruit, so yum.
For AIP, omit walnuts. I used shredded coconut and it was a delicious alternative for some crunch.
Be sure to check out all of these incredible cooks and bloggers! x