The Weekly Menu July 4, 2016
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fun summer and enjoying the 4th of July weekend!
We’ll be grilling up a couple of bison burgers and making homemade fries! So yum!
And of course it is time for the weekly menu again. This week I’m going to add another layer of restrictions to our diet because I’m having a lot of digestive issues lately.
Last week we made fajitas with onions and peppers and guacamole and it really got me. So maybe it is time to try the low FODMAP diet for a little bit until everything settles down again.
The low FODMAP diets requires eliminating a lot of foods so I’m only going to do it until I feel better. We need to avoid fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans and galactans.
So basically wheat and rye (already gluten-free) onions, garlic, legumes, lactose, fructose (lots of fruits and veggies). See this medscape graphic for a full list. For me, the hardest part is giving up onions, garlic and mushrooms when cooking. And Brussels sprouts and asparagus.
It’s not a very nutritional diet but if it helps settle the irritable bowels, then so be it. Also, I found a couple new recipes to try that were low FODMAP friendly and still in the realm of comfort food yumminess.
We are already halfway there in that we don’t eat gluten or dairy… except (wait for it) …………………………. the Parmesan cheese.
So what are a few more adjustments if they will help. Like I said, at least for awhile until my digestion is back in a good place.
So here is the real food, mostly organic and non-GMO (because of the glyphosate not the technology), casein free, dairy free, gluten free, low FODMAPs weekly menu for the beginning of July:
The Weekly Menu July 4
Tuesday – Spinach Salad with Black Forest Ham, Cantaloupe, Parmesan, Cukes, Fresh Basil and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Saturday – Spicy Chicken Pasta Sauce & GF Pasta
Sunday – Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing (no shallots)
So it won’t be too bad, you know. Have a great week everyone!