Sunday, March 7, 2010

Going Gluten/ Lactose Free

Hi All! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted... I've been having a lot of problems with my stomach after my gallbladder surgery and am quite frusterated! They don't let you know all of the problems after the surgery that you can have!

I finally got in to see a naturopath that I really like on Friday. She put me on a no gluten, lactose or corn or potatoes diet!

It's going to be tough finding everything gluten and lactose free, but I'm hopeful that this will make me feel better. I'm also going on a couple supplements and my naturopath said that I could be back to 100%, still eating healthy, but that I could go back to eating whatever I want (within reason). It was like talking to a magician, I couldn't and still can't imagine that I can go back to having the odd treat or drink of pop without feeling sick!

I'm going to be posting healthy (gluten/lactose free) recipes and snacks that I'll be trying!

Today I tried "Quinoa porridge", Quinoa has amazing stats! Lots of protein and fibre!

1-2 cups of water.
¾ cup cooked quinoa
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp raw walnuts
¼ banana mashed
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Combine quinoa, milk, and water in a small saucepan and place over a boiling heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and allow it to cook for about fifteen minutes or so or until the porridge has thickened a bit and is heated through.

Stir in walnuts and bananas and top with cinnamon.

Approx Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 388 Fat: 8.5g Saturated Fat: .5g Carbs: 65g Fiber: 6.7g Protein: 14g