• 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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  • Supplements: All the “Extras” I’m Taking

    June 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    A lot of people understandably think the Plant Paradox Program is BS because Dr. Gundry recommends a ton of supplements, and, oh–look at that!–he happens to sell them on his website. Go figure. I’m here to make a one-woman testimony of “anecdotal-that-is-possibly-placebo-effect” evidence that some of the supplements do actually make a difference. Granted, I’m taking so…

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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

    We went on our first vacation with a small child in tow–yay us! As if that weren’t hard enough, I’m trying to eat lectin free now, so I planned for every single meal so that I was never caught unprepared and had to resort to delicious, lectin-y fast food. Full disclosure: We stayed in a…

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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 Program (PPP) 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…

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  • The Beginning

    June 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve created this blog to document my journey to better health, in hopes that it may someday help someone else on a similar journey, who is just as frustrated and confused as I am (was?). You see, I’ve seen no fewer than a dozen doctors over the past year who all tell me the same thing:…

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