Foodie Friday?

This may be a new feature on Friday’s since food and changing my diet has been on my mind so much lately. We went to Costco last Sunday. I felt very spoiled and also pretty healthy with almost no prepared food, as I was buying lamb, tilapia fillets, scallops, and chicken for my proteins. Everything but the chicken is somewhat of a specialty item for us, though I’d like to have more frozen fish on hand in general. Lamb is a special treat, though I will say it’s tons cheaper for us to fix at home then to go out and eat at a fancy restaurant.

Do you want to see what I ate for dinner this week?

Freshly picked pea pods from my garden, zucchini, and chicken on rice noodles. I wanted to make this a Thai curry dish since I wasn’t able to eat wheat this day. Evidently DH was not on board with that plan and as a result, let’s just say that rice noodles need a flavorful sauce.

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Dessert the day I was challenging wheat. I had a portion of Cream of Wheat cereal leftover from breakfast that I needed to eat so I put strawberries and a bit of almond milk with it, a weak attempt at a similarity to rice pudding. It was gross.

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Quinoa and Black Beans. I had to swap the corn for celery. I served this on a bed of greens from my garden with half an avocado on top.

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Crustacean challenge day! About 9 am I fixed myself half a dozen shrimp sauteed in garlic. So yummy. For dinner – shrimp again, but this time we had a few scallops too. I cheated my diet and had wheat noodles with this dish.

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With the seafood pasta I also had a big bowl of salad greens with avocado, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice. I’ve been eating so many salads I get sick of them. It helps to mix them up a bit with different vegetable accompaniments.

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Steamed fish with veggies (yellow squash, zucchini, onion). Seasoned with lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Next time I’ll add a splash of white wine too. This is the first time I’ve ever cooked fish; I was very satisfied with the result.

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It made two smallish servings. That was no problem though because we scarfed down some sweet potato fries while waiting for the fish to finish cooking.

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The good news is that I had no reaction to wheat or crustaceans. I also challenged egg yolks and the result wasn’t so favorable – I had pangs of gallbladder pain both morning and evening after eating a few yolks. Coming up on my list to challenge: cheese, nightshades, and soy.

3 Responses to “Foodie Friday?”

  1. Monika Says:

    Mmmmm, looks delicious! Had to laugh about your gross dessert. 🙂

  2. Terri Says:

    YEAH for the thumbs up on wheat! Boo about the eggs, but eggs are easier to avoid than wheat. Good luck with the rest.

  3. Anne Says:

    That is really good news about the wheat tho – that’s gonna make your life a lot easier!

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