file Special diets - Paleo, dairy/gluten free support

5 years 10 months ago #247571 by gloeiwurmpie
I have noticed a lot of ladies recently mentioned that they are following a special diet like for example a Paleo diet or dairy/gluten free diet (or for their little ones perhaps due to allergies). Some ladies are following these special diets for health reasons, weight loss or improving health for trying to conceive.

It would be great if we could support each other here by sharing ideas, tips and recipes since I personally find it challenging to cut out/limit certain food groups without help and support as it really challenges the conventional way that we would normally prepare food.

It would be great to hear from other ladies who are in a similar situation.

Let me introduce myself and my dietary goals:

Hi, I am gloeiwurmpie and I try my best to limit the following foods as I have found them to have a negative impact on my health: :)

Dairy, sugar, refined processed foods, too much refined wheat (white) flour, preservatives and non free range meats and non-organically grown vegetables. I would like to limit my wheat (especially refined) intake where possible although I am not ready yet to exclude it completely.

I am looking forward to chat to everyone about making good food choices and recipes!

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5 years 10 months ago #247573 by liefie
Hi Gloeiwurmpie

Thank you for the new thread!

I would like tell you a bit about myself too:

I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. Trying to cut out Gluten as much as I can and limit my diary but not exclude it totally.

My goal is to lose some weight but mostly to fight the PCOS and conceive a little bundle of love :heart:

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5 years 10 months ago #247577 by gloeiwurmpie
liefie: sending loads of baby dust to your side!! **************


for those joining the conversation now....we started talking about excluding gluten and dairy here:

www.moomie.co.za/forum/43-polycystic-ova...pcos-and-gluten-free

Liefie, apart from the "baby marrow spaghetti" that you make with the spiral julliene slicer, what else do you make with it?

Here is the gadget that I am referring to:
www.yuppiechef.com/gefu.htm?id=6785&name...iral-Julienne-Slicer

I would love to hear about everyone's tricks and favorite recipes when it comes to eating healthy!!

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #247582 by liefie
Thanks Gloeiwurmpie for the baby dust :) I wish you all the success for your journey too :heart:

apart from making "pasta" with it - I have also put it in my stirfry instead of egg-noodles which is yummy! and it gives nice different texture to salads instead of the normal.

I babysat my brothers daughers and they had loads of fun eating raw carrot and babymarrow "slangetjies" noodles as they call it.

So even though I don't have children of my own yet I can suggest it is a good trick for mommies to try and get their little ones to eat veggies. (including husbands) :laugh:

You can do this with fruit like apple and pear too!

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5 years 10 months ago #247584 by gloeiwurmpie
Thank you Liefie!

Ok, I think I am sold on the spiralizer!! Sounds just like the thing my LG will love! mmm...loving the idea of doing apple and pear too...

I have just popped a new batch of coconut yogurt in the "biltong maker/dehydrator". Holding thumbs that it will work as I am using a probiblora capsule compared to using a dairy yogurt starter, which I haven't tried yet. I will update with the results! :pinch:

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5 years 10 months ago #247594 by liefie
Please update and send picutres of the yoghurt!

Talking about the re-hydrator (biltong maker) a suggestion for healthy snack
we experimented with all types of fruit and dried pineapple was one of my favourites :)

how long does it take for the yoghurt to form?

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5 years 10 months ago #247600 by gloeiwurmpie
Will do! Although it seems as if either using the dehydrator or the new probiotic capsule instead of a dairy yogurt starter has caused major separation in the cream/water part of the yogurt...Don't know if I am still going to have success as this never happened the previous times I made coconut yogurt. But I will let you know and if it doesn't work this time round I will make it again the normal way I usually do it.

Normally you need the yogurt to sit undisturbed for 24 hours and then carefully open and taste if it is tangy enough. If not, let it sit for another 2 - 4 hours. You then place it in a fridge to set as it will still be runny after 24 hours and not resemble yogurt consistency. After about 8 hours it will start to thicken more. Each day kept in the fridge you will notice it will get thicker and thicker - after a few days it is 'n nice thick almost smooth cottage cheese consistency! Really delicious on fresh fruit or using it as a replacement for "Whipped cream" on desserts.

I will write up my recipe for the coconut yogurt since I have combined a few ideas from various recipes.

Thank you for the heads up on the pineapple! I have actually only tried dried apples that turned okay-ish. I soaked them in lemon/lime juice to prevent browning but it still browned more than store bought ones. I also stored them in a plastic bag, which I discovered is a big no-no since it started to grow mildew. Apparently you can use a brown paper bag.
I also want to try mango - since it is in season now!

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