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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going Grain Free

My husband saw the Dr on Monday for a followup on some of the things he's had going on for a long time.  Well the Dr has concluded that Rob is allergic/sensitive to grains, so we have to go on a grain free diet.  My husband just turned 40 on Tuesday, so this is a bit of a shock to our systems.  We did go through our pantry and gave away all grain inclusive items in our house.  It was a ton of different things!  We had Rice, Rice-A-Roni's, instant potatoes, regular potatoes, flour, sugar, splenda, cake mixes, tortilla chips etc.

Here is where you can learn exactly what a 'grain free diet' entails:

It is not going to be easy, one of my husbands favorite meals for breakfast is hashbrowns & eggs, but that's no longer a possibility.  We went to Good Earth store yesterday and picked up a whole bunch of different things such as Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Coconut Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Quinoa, Quinoa Flakes (can be used for a 'hot cereal'), Puffed Millet (really Yummy) Agave Nectar.  So you will probably be seeing different things here on this blog.  Will focus on my diet & exercise regime, but it will be grain/sugar free (for the most part).

We have created a blog where we will post our journey, recipes etc: 

We even enjoyed a Grain free Pumpkin Spice cake yesterday, that was really good, so go to our new blog to check it out!