Monday, 18 April 2016

Gluten Free Food Journal :: Entry 1

I've jumped aboard the free-from train !

Time for an over share :: Recently I've been having really bad tummy cramps in the evenings and I've realised, like a lot of people, the recurring theme is when I've been eating the dreaded gluten-filled bread! Yesterday was the worst it's ever been, I'd devoured a crumpet, piece of toast & 3 slices of pizza in the space of about 5 hours (oops). Bad idea. Cramps galore. I went to bed with a hot wrap on my tummy, teddy in hand, feeling very sorry for myself. 

So I've decided to actually do something about it and try going gluten free for a month. I've thought about it a few times but never just bit the bullet, is anyone else on this journey for these reasons?

I won't record everyday's food journal as that would get a tad tedious and boring, but I'll scatter a few here & there in case anyone wanted to jump on the bandwagon and get some recipe ideas :)

Brekkie :: 2 Scrambled eggs w/ sauteed spinach

Lunch ::  GF Oatcakes w/ cottage cheese & pineapple
               Carrots & Humous

Dinner :: Courgette Noodles w/ salmon, roasted tomatoes & peppers in a light cream cheese sauce.

Snacks :: Banana & blueberries

For the dinner idea, I'd had a zucchini noodle recipe pinned on my Truly Scrumptious' Pinterest board for weeks so thought I'd give it a whirl finally and....oh my golly gosh, SO delicious! And William wasn't complaining about the lack of carbs on his plate so everyone's happy :)

Does anyone have any favourite gluten free recipes? I'd love to try them out!

Betty x

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At 19 April 2016 at 16:11 , Blogger Jemma Humphreys said...

Well done for trying something new! I've never one gluten free myself, Im scared itd be very hard haha. But interesting to try! Good luck!!
Jemma xx

At 19 April 2016 at 17:07 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Thanks Jemma :) yeah it's proving quite tricky but I think it's just a matter of staying strict with myself and getting used to it that's all. B x

At 19 April 2016 at 17:39 , Blogger Stefanie Meier said...

I like these little food journal posts, really unique x
Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

At 19 April 2016 at 17:42 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Thanks Stefanie, it's really lovely getting feedback as I wasn't sure if anyone would find it interesting at all. Glad someone does :) xx

At 23 April 2016 at 08:46 , Blogger Angela Entwistle said...

I hope you're tummy is feeling better, OH has suffered with similar 'cramps' for years and was diagnosed with IBS. Certain breads flair the problem and he's found a gorgeous loaf in Sainsburys made with quinoa grains and sunflower seeds is much kinder to him.
Angela x

At 23 April 2016 at 15:40 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

oooo that loaf sounds delicious , I might have to try it! Tummy is feeling much better thank you! x


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