One of my friends contacted me yesterday wanting to know if I could help her eliminate artificial colors from her child’s diet. She was having a lot of trouble and feeling a bit overwhelmed, which is completely natural when given this undertaking. I remember being totally stressed when I first put Matthew on a Gluten Free Casein Free diet. Then when we tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet! Yikes was I a mess. Going Artificial Free can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. I want to make going artificial free a lot easier for you.
But the one thing that Lori mentioned was that she would love to see, in pictures, what was in my pantry. That it would help her organize her own thoughts. So I decided to give you a peek into what we eat on a daily basis. Here is a snippet of the foods I keep around.
A typical day for us could contain:
- organic gluten free waffles with organic maple syrup
- homemade Paleo pumpkin pancakes with GFCF Enjoy life chocolate chips sprinkled in
- Boars Head deli meat which is Feingold Diet approved (no artificial stuff)
- Sausage we get from our local butcher
- water or rice milk
- smoothie made with organic strawberries, protein powder, bananas, cherries, ice, carrots, spinach and filtered water (we use a Zero Water pitcher)
- nut butter and organic jelly sandwich on Udi GF bread
- Boars Head deli meat which is Feingold Diet approved
- leftover pumpkin pancakes from breakfast
- tons of fresh fruit
- roasted or grilled meat
- GFCF spaghetti with homemade sauce
- Wild Caught fish or seafood
- organic vegetables
It can seem daunting at first, I know, I was there. But it is do-able. You just need to read ingredients and really take food down to its most basic form. Try not to use foods or products that have more than 5 ingredients. It isn’t always possible, but it is easier than you might originally think.
Boar’s Head EverRoast Chicken Breast