10/15 just work
Since we did our Friday workout on Thursday, I didn't do anything today outside of regular work. I think I should devote this post to something of use, so I'm going to talk a little about my gluten free diet. I have celiac disease that was caught fairly early and it's been a real blessing in disguise. I used to eat this clean, but slowly, over the last few years, I drifted away from it. This made the transition to gluten free eating relatively painless for me and I have added motivation to eat clean (so I don't feel ill).
big ole bowl of quinoa w/ raisins or banana & walnuts (sometimes honey or maple syrup)
2 hard boiled eggs
carrots and/or sweet peppers
string cheese stick
berries or piece of fruit
2 corn tortillas with turkey and apple butter
lean protein (burger, chicken breast, fish etc)
frozen veggies (things like peas, brussels sprouts, corn, greenbeans
There are plenty of days I don't eat this clean. Dinner is the big offender, and sometimes gluten free desserts sneak into the house... The main adjustments I've made from a more traditional clean diet are the addition of the quinoa and the corn tortillas instead of bread for my sandwiches. The quinoa is easily cooked in a rice cooker. I realize there are better rice cookers out there, but I've had this one for 15+ years and it's still going strong. Yes, I actually asked for a rice cooker for Christmas... I've learned to cook it using the brown rice instructions instead of the white rice ones, which softens the texture a bit (more water). For eggs, we use our toaster which can hard boil up to four eggs at a time. I haven't dusted off my bread maker yet, as I'm worried about trying to clean out all the gluten from loaves past. I have the original Trillium Breadman, it's so old I can't even find a picture online. You can see it on the cover of The Breadman's Healthy Bread Book. I think I made just about every recipe in this book back in the day. I have fond memories of having a slice of fresh bread I made before heading out the door to wait for the school bus, so I was definitely under 16....wow, I must have been a weird kid. I use a Foreman 360 Grill to cook lean proteins, gluten free pancakes and grilled cheese. If anyone has a question about my diet, which I call "eating clean for lazy people," please leave a comment. I'd be happy to help with any celiac related questions, as well.