Fruit, Potato & Grain Menu: Eliminating Grain Version

Fruit and Grain Free Menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs with Ham Steak Quick Huevos Rancheros Spiced Butternut Squash Chia Pudding With Options Quick Huevos Rancheros Watermelon Smoothie with Nut and Seed Granola Scrambled Eggs with Ham Steak Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties with Hash Browns
Snack Cottage Cheese with Salsa and Vegetable Chips Hard Boiled Egg Cottage Cheese with Salsa and Vegetable Chips Hard Boiled Egg Celery and Nut Butter with Cinnamon Edamame Snack Leftover Spiced Nuts
Lunch Chicken on Green Salad with Quick Dressing Veggie Soup and Deli Meat Roll-ups Leftover Meatloaf and Salad with Quick Dressing Collard Wraps with Leftover Coleslaw and Salmon Soup and Salad Tuna Salad over Garlic Lentils Leftover Grilled Veggies on Salad with Smokey Meatballs
Snack Hard Boiled Egg Celery and Nut Butter with Cinnamon Raw Nuts, and 1 oz of Cheese Cottage Cheese with Salsa and Vegetable Chips Celery and Nut Butter with Cinnamon Homemade Spiced Nuts Raw Nuts and 1 oz of Cheese
Dinner Shrimp with Garlic Cream Sauce and Bean Salad Meatloaf, with Garlic Collard Greens. *Cook Squash in Oven at the Same Time as Meatloaf, Make Chia Pudding and Put in the Fridge* Turkey, Fennel, and Bean skillet, with Quick Coleslaw Quick Asian Stir Fry with Tofu Noodles Taco Salad Grilled steak, Salad, and Grilled Veggies Roast Chicken with Asparagus and Baked Potatoes

Fruit and Grain Free Menu Tips:

The easiest way to split up your Potato and Grain combination is to completely eliminate one. For this week we’ll eliminate Grain. Our menus are written following this “avoid one” guideline. You will see reminders in the tips to avoid grain, and remember to always read labels, as different forms fruit or grain can be added to so many foods.

Fruit is added to many foods. These tips will help you avoid fruit, and grain, and give you some tools to spot fruit in some unlikely places. As always, try to steer clear of processed, low nutrient foods. Most all commercial white flour has some form of acid, such as ascorbic acid, that is usually derived from a fruit source. You can replace white flour in baking with whole wheat pastry flour. Find a reputable brand that only uses limited, straight forward ingredients in their flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill.

You will not always know if there is fruit in a commercially produced product, or food at a restaurant. Once you have cleared your diet of any  processed foods, and you’ve been without fruit for some time then your body will be able to tell if you’re eating something reactive. You may notice a change in mood after eating a meal, or you may get some physical reaction. Some people who are reactive to fruit and haven’t had any for an extended period of time, can actually get a physical reaction such as a slight burn in their mouth, or immediate heartburn. Sometimes when people ingest (knowingly or unknowingly) the food they are intolerant to they notice an increased level of anxiety, and their whole mood shifts. Some people notice a more solemn mood. Everyone is different, you will eventually learn your body, and learn what symptoms you get when ingesting fruit.