What I Ate Wednesday #83: Elimination Diet

I was really trying to think of Passover as an elimination diet this time around. I had recently been experiencing itchy hands and feet, mostly at the end of the day, and was seriously hoping it wasn’t a food allergy. I didn’t think about it so much throughout the week, but I have to admit I definitely noticed a difference by the end of last night after I officially broke Passover.

Breakfast
Egg Sweet Potato Banana Scramble Justins Almond Butter Coconut Coffee
While I thoroughly enjoyed my egg white, banana, sweet potato/kabocha scramble all week, I’m excited to be having something new for breakfast. Like oats! Gimme grains! Also, peanut butter forever.

Snack
Larabar Lemon Bar
I had a bunch of errands to run in the late morning/early afternoon and stuck this bar in my purse as I was running out. Larabar was pretty much the only bar I had that I could eat during Passover.. good thing they’re so delicious!

Lunch
Avocado Salmon Salad
I was pretty hungry by the time I got home and just picked up a can of salmon from Trader Joe’s. Instead of eating it straight from the can, I whipped up an awesome salad. Also, I totally bought some cottage cheese after seeing it all over tons of blogs! Well done, FitFluential 😉

Ingredients
– 1 can wild Alaskan salmon; drained
– 1 small avocado
– 1/4 cup cottage cheese
– 1 tsp McCormick Smokehouse Maple seasoning

Mash it all up together in a bowl and throw it on a salad, crackers, etc. I sprinkled a little chili powder on top and ended up going back for more. So good! It makes 2-3 servings [2 if you’re me!]

BREAKING PASSOVER!
Buttered Noodles

Banana Bread Granola Bite
When Nathan got home, he had a quick snack of some leftover buttered noodles from the other night. He offered me a bite and with that, Passover was officially over. Of course, then I went and grabbed a bite of granola because I couldn’t wait until after dinner.

Dinner
Chipotle Chicken Burrito Rice Bowl Avocado Black Beans Salsa
Chipotle ain’t got nothin’ on me! The salsa turned out great and I thoroughly enjoyed the rice-y bean-y goodness. Unlike any kind of elimination diet, I eliminated food for a week and immediately added all of it back into my diet in one fell swoop! Unfortunately, I was bloated within 30 minutes and now I’m not sure what did it but I’m thinking my body might hate legumes. Say it isn’t so!

Snack
Sheila Gs Brownie Brittle Peanut Butter

I won a giveaway of Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle and of course it came in the other day. Nathan tried it right away and I couldn’t wait to try a piece. And then another piece with peanut butter because everything is better with peanut butter! .. and of course I had to have my apple, a little more granola, and a handful of peanut butter puffins. Success.

So the final results? Everything may be better with peanut butter, but I’m not so sure my body is. I hadn’t experienced the bloating all week like I did after dinner and I also noticed my hands and feet getting itchy again later on. It may be time to call the doctor in on this one!

Food for Thought

Have you ever tried an elimination diet?

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10 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #83: Elimination Diet

  1. Yikes! I have so many thoughts on elimination diets and food intolerances … the best news of all is that if you heal your gut from whatever offenders are bugging you (beans are a problem for me, too – boo), you should be able to incorporate them back eventually. If you try an elimination diet on your own, be sure to add back in the eliminated foods slowly – not one night of adding back in a bunch of stuff (which I totally get for breaking Passover, but is less effective if you want to isolate what’s causing you issues). They generally recommend 4 days between reintroduction of foods. I offer my clients a food intolerance test, and I’m happy to send over more info if you want! Good luck with this!!!!

    • I knew it wasn’t the best idea to add everything back right away, but now I’m considering actually trying a real elimination diet. Definitely interested in the food intolerance test info!

  2. Oh my gosh I LOVE what you did with that salmon! I keep seeing cottage cheese recipes and I have been craving it lately. I need to bring it back into my life! That brownie brittle, be still my heart, what a giveaway to win.

  3. Itchy and bloating = bad. I’ve never tried any sort of elimination diet. Part of me wants to try eliminating either dairy or wheat because my husband seems to have lots of tummy troubles. His mom is severely allergic to gluten so I have a sneaking suspicion he may be as well.

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