I want to show you that being on SCD, even at this early stage in the game, is not impossible or even very difficult. It can be boring, sure, and it can be time-consuming, definitely. But with a little imagination (another essential element on this diet), you can make your meals pretty damn enjoyable.
Tonight I introduced green beans. I’m feeling a little gassy, I can’t lie, but I’m not uncomfortably bloated or anything. Plus, I had such a full plate of food tonight that I realised I can start mixing up my meals and alternating my veg. Which is what brought me to this post 🙂
So here are 5 pretty delicious things I can (and do) eat at the moment:
– Egg omelette with garlicky tomatoes and green beans (will try it this weekend)
– Grilled chicken with avo and boiled zucchini or carrot sauce
– Banana ‘ice cream’ (chop a few bananas, freeze them, them dump them into your food processor to make ‘ice cream’ – such a treat!)
– Gem squash with tomato and garlic sauce (one of my current favourite meals)
– Steak with avocado, butternut and mushrooms (if mushrooms agree with you)
– Bonus: Very ripe bananas or ripe avo. I list these as bonuses because they require no preparation (they are the only raw things I can eat thus far) and are absolutely delicious even on their own.
A note about avos
Avocado can really transform your meals so if you can tolerate it and you like it, try to introduce it as early on in phase 2 as possible. I adore the creaminess, especially combined with meat (it takes the place of sauce wonderfully), and it’s a fantastic, filling snack on its own. The healthy fats are phenomenally good for you and a great addition at this stage of the diet.
Other things you could phase in right now on Phase 2:
– Pineapples, apricots and plums
– Peppers, spinach, cucumber (de-seeded and cooked), asparagus and pumpkin
– Nut milks (homemade)
I think that after green beans, I’ll add pineapple, pepper and SCD yoghurt made with homemade nut milk, before moving on to Phase 3.
How are you progressing so far on this diet?