The only extra I have planned so far for this week is the cake. I hardly had time last week to even think about meals, let alone anything extra. We'll just see how everyone does this week. If time allows I can do some experimenting with allergen friendly recipes.
I will be taking time this week to do lots of research on test results and treatments. For now I'm implementing a rotational diet (as my tummy is able...sometimes the nausea wins over what I think I should eat). I am sticking to totally egg free for a bit. I have about 5 dozen eggs to use up...so I have to come up with some ideas for those (Sara...do you want me to bring you some on Saturday?? :). I am not completely eliminating wheat and dairy yet. But I am cutting back and trying to only eat them in rotation. So you'll notice in my meal plans that I'm attempting to give myself some guidelines to help keep track of when I eat what. I know I won't be perfect since I'm just starting and I haven't had time to prep all of the necessary food or shop for new things. But it's a start. And I'm trying to plan ahead so I can eat decently at our party on Saturday.
I started my new thyroid medication this morning. I'm hopeful that it will be a big help. But I think it can take a couple weeks to really make a difference.
I think that's about it for now. My brain is kind of mush after illness, lack of sleep and lots of anxiety (over myself and my kids). Here's what's on the menu for now. We'll see what everyone is actually up for eating. Our Super Bowl menu could turn into chicken noodle soup :P Rebecca picked out some new veggies at the store and helped plan some meals this week.
S (prep dip, make lemon bars,
L - leftover hashbrown egg and ham bake, beans,
D - 7 layer dip cups,
Veg: beets, chickpeas,
Grain/starch: chick peas
Protein: beans/chick peas
D - "tuna sea salt cakes", "white kale crunchy salad" / leftover hashbrown bake, toast, broccoli
Veg: kale, avocado
T (bake cake, KM, Dr. V.)
D - (prep ahead) - beef and bean nachos, custard w/ granola
Veg: peas, zucchini
Fat: cream, butter
W (bake cake, PS, Dr. S.)
D - chicken nuggets, roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower, tator tots
Veg: brussels sprouts, cauliflower
Fat: coconut oil
D - pork chops and apples over rice, beans, artichoke
Veg: artichoke, green beans, beets
Grain/starch: white rice
F (crumb coat/frost cake, MB, PS, BS)
D - scrambled eggs, toast, corn, custard w/ fruit
Veg: squash, TBD
Fat: palm shortening
S (decorate cake, swimming, bday party)
D - at party
Veg: lettuce, avocado, peas