With this recent run of passes, I'm really considering trialing millet this week. I've been eating it once or twice a day for a few weeks now and it doesn't bother him through my milk. I have millet puffs in my pantry just waiting to be presented on his tray. The thing is... we have a busy week. AND The hubs is out of town. What to do? The last time hubs was out of town, I trialed ascorbic acid. It was our last fail.
Spelt is a new grain option I've come across. (I have been learning way too much about food lately) Spelt can replace wheat in almost any baking. Spelt has more protein than wheat, yet the protein is supposed to be easier to digest. If I soaked the grains, it should make the proteins even easier to digest. I may start introducing spelt into my diet and see if Jake reacts. Maybe after a millet
Food for thought.
In the meantime, I've found a way to make millet tortillas/flatbread out of just millet flour and water. They are not quite as good as a corn or flour tortilla, but they serve the purpose well. I've used them to hold some beef fajitas, scrambled eggs and even slathered a little butter, sugar and cinnamon on them for a treat. It's been satisfying my need for a "bread" while I'm eliminating wheat. I found the recipe on the Book Of Yum blog. Sea shares some really great gluten-free, vegetarian, and TED recipes. Click here for the recipe.
Another new food item in my elimination diet... Green Smoothies. I may be addicted. Here is one I made this morning:
Creamsicle Green Smoothie
1 cup low fat plain kefir
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 handfuls fresh spinach
2 small clementines, peeled
1/2 cup frozen mangoes (to ice it up a bit)
1 Tbsp Flax Oil
1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
Combine in a blender until smooth. It was almost as good as a creamsicle! I was so full and satisfied after, too. The great thing about these green smoothies are a.) you can't taste the "green" and b.) you can use any fruit, frozen or fresh, and get a great result.
I think this elimination diet might be turning me into a health nut.