SCD Granola

20150324GranolaI did not plan on making granola this week. It is not something I make regularly, but I just had a hankering for it.  A few weeks back I purchased Cooking to Heal Little Tummies (Specific Carbohydrate Diet recipes) by Jenna Roberts and Natalie Hagood.  I purchased the book to find kid friendly SCD legal foods to eat myself and feed my daughter so I wouldn’t be making 3 different meals 3 times a day.

The recipes in the book that I have tried are:

  • Chloe’s Favorite Pizza
  • Golden Pancakes
  • Granola

I would like to try the Carrot Basil Soup, Chicken Nuggets, the marinara sauce, and the Tasty Veggie Bread. I am really looking forward to trying the recipes.  So far my Ruby has only liked the granola.  I will keep forging on to find foods that she likes.

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Weekly Staples

Every week I have certain staples in my house that need to be cooked.  My list has grown over the years I have followed the Specific Carbohydrate diet.  The list is even longer now that I want my daughter to eat closer to the SCD than the SAD diet.  I am trying to push her to a more whole foods diet. Luckily my husband and daughter do not have any gut or health issues that we are aware of so I do not see a need for them to follow the SCD strictly.  I do believe they should at least be eating a whole foods diet.

  • Pancakes for breakfast throughout the week
  • SCD yogurt
  • muffins, both grain free & whole foods
    • For the grain free muffins I enjoy the muffin recipe from the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book because it is so versatile and you can make changes easily
  • granola bars (for husband and daughter)
  • One pot of soup for lunches or quick dinners (I freeze in portioned sizes, and I also use my crock pot so I don’t have to watch it)
  • SCD legal bread
    • Lois Langs Luscious Bread from the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book.
  • Homemade bread for the rest of the family.
    • They do not like my SCD bread.
  • I use my beloved rotisserie cooker every week and make a whole chicken for dinner and use it to make other meals or have chicken salad for lunches
  • I hard boil about 10 eggs a week for snacks, quick breakfast, and lunches
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soak beans

In addition to this list I also prep a lot of my meals. I like to chop my veggies ahead of time instead of rushing at dinner time. If I am making pizza that week I will make the dough ahead of time and throw it in the freezer.  We do not always go through our weekly pot of soup so we end up with a stash of soup for quick meals.

Weekly SCD Menu 3/23/15

  • Monday
    • Lunch – Hardboiled egg, banana muffin, strawberries & blueberries, cheese rolls, broccoli with honey mustard
    • Dinner – Rotisserie chicken, roasted mixed veggies.  (one of my favorite investments for the Secific Carbohydrate Diet has been a rotisserie cooker I found at the Good Will for $25. It makes the most delicious chicken. Moist and perfectly done.)
  • Tuesday
    • Lunch – Chicken Salad, Slice of Karianne’s Bread, steamed carrots, applesauce, cheese blocks
    • Dinner – Against all Grain’s Greek meatballs with Tszaki sauce using SCD yogurt with broccoli salad
  • Wednesday
    • Lunch — Cold grilled cheese, dilly green beans, pine apple chunks, SCD yogurt
    • Dinner – Taco Pie using leftover rotisserie chicken with cauliflower rice
  • Thursday
    • Lunch – Lettuce cheeseburger, green peppers, strawberries, banana muffins
    • Dinner – Leftovers
  • Friday
    • Lunch – Pizza using Karianne’s Bread, olives, SCD yogurt, carrots, applesauce
    • Dinner – Made Up Turkey Helper (Ground Turkey, salt, pepper, kale, carrots, onions)
  • Saturday
    • Lunch – Leftover Turkey Helper
    • Dinner – Leftovers
  • Sunday
    • Lunch – Egg salad, cucumber pickles, olives
    • Dinner – Pancake Dinners, Bacon, fresh fruit

I will try to get some pictures of my dinners & lunches this week.