Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
I promise I’ll continue with my “Going Hungry” series in the coming weeks…but I’m in too good of a mood to dwell on the unhappy past right now.
Why am I in a good mood?My FODMAP re-tests are officially over, which means I can start eating more like a “normal” person again…hooray! At least, it means I don’t need to continue following such strict rules. I still think I’ll want to be careful with fructan grains in large quantities (wheat, barley, rye and oats), I can’t tolerate more than a little lactose, and fructose and sorbitol are solidly out. (Sorry, peaches, apples, watermelon, plums, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and honey. I’ll miss you.)
But guess what’s (potentially) in?!!
Moderate amounts of wheat, larger servings of oats, onion and garlic, mushrooms, cauliflower, almonds, hazelnuts, dates, hummus, potentially legumes like lentils, black beans and split peas, butternut squash, beets, pumpkin, edamame, products containing inulin or chicory root (read: granola bars), brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, raisins, celery, snow peas, sweet potato, grapefruit, artichokes…
Yes, I’ve been restricting all these things (and more) from my diet for over a year in order to identify the true culprits of my dietary distress.
The next step of the process will require a bit of finagling to figure out if my tummy can handle, for instance, black beans and onion together, or sweet potato and brussels sprouts, or as the case may be.
A gluten-free frozen pizza, and Luna bars. I’ve missed you, Luna bars!
Look for a new recipe coming up this weekend!