• Apricot-Balsamic Glazed Chicken Cutlets and Salad with Basil Pesto Dressing

    June 29, 2017lectinfreemama

    I no longer eat chicken, because I can’t find anything that’s 100% pastured. Every chicken recipe I make is actually Quorn. That being said, I have a feeling most people that read this are fans of chicken and not Quorn (shoutout to my vegetarian peeps). All of my chicken recipes can be made with either.…

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  • How to Trick Your Toddler into Eating Swiss Chard

    June 27, 2017lectinfreemama

    In my house, green food items on the high chair tray get a one-way ticket overboard. They may get to stick around while the superior food items are eaten, but they inevitably fall to their hardwood demise, where we let them dry out, then vacuum them up later with the stick vacuum. *sigh* But I…

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  • Shrimp and Broccoletti Stir Fry over Toasted Sesame Cauliflower Rice

    June 25, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice before, eating it with stir fry is a good way to start out. It does not taste like rice, nor does it have the same texture. You know me–the reluctant health nut–I’m never gonna tell you YOU’LL NEVER TASTE THE DIFFERENCE. Because you will. You always will. That being…

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  • The 5 Supplements I Took for POTS

    June 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    Let me start this post by saying supplements are not necessary for success. Remember, the most important thing in healing from chronic illness or autoimmune disease is what you stop eating. You know there’s a caveat. I did not feel 100% better until I switched up my supplement regimen. I experimented with all kinds of supplements for…

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  • Chicken Cutlet with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

    June 21, 2017lectinfreemama

    I don’t know the secret to getting toddlers to eat green stuff. Mine typically predetermines that the green stuff is best suited for the floor during her meal; however, if we place the green thing in her mouth, she’ll often eat it. Some of this ended up on the floor, but some she actually ate.…

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  • How to Eat Lectin-Free on Vacation

    June 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    For those of us who’ve made a complete lifestyle overhaul, going on vacation doesn’t give us permission to cheat.  Many of our vacations would be ruined if we chose to indulge more than once or twice, so here’s a little insight on how I made it work for our one-week vacation, just starting out on…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Success! (Then a Failure)

    June 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    I did it!!! I made it through three days of eating the color green for 72 hours! In the spirit of full disclosure, I “cheated” a couple times, because being hangry and taking care of a one year old weren’t meshing. I ate a couple handfuls of approved nuts, an egg here and there, and…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Quorn (Chick’n)

    June 8, 2017lectinfreemama

    It was a sad day when I discovered that poultry was making me feel like I had food poisoning. Even the free range, organic roasting chicken that was $12 more expensive than the other one caused debilitating cramps and alllll the gas. So I stopped eating chicken and turkey, and resorted to eating pork, eggs, steak,…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Salad for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    June 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    The first phase of the Plant Paradox (PP) involves a “cleanse” that kickstarts the feeding of the good gut bacteria with three days of awesomeness for your gut and three days of horribleness for your taste buds. I’ve heard of these infamous cleanses before–people drinking nothing but lemon juice and cayenne pepper, people fasting and drinking…

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  • Standing up to POTS

    June 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve created this blog to document my journey of undiagnosed chronic illness and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), from onset to diagnosis to healing, in hopes that it may someday help someone else on a similar journey, who is just as frustrated and confused as I was. I saw no fewer than two dozen doctors over…

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