Our “Mostly” Grain Free Lifestyle

Back in January 2017, I was suffering with many different medical symptoms and figured they were probably diet related. Facing the truth that market farming does not always lead to homemade meals, I was eating on the run often. What first started as just mentally keeping track of what I had eaten and how it affected me quickly lead to the realization that gluten was not a friend. So that was eliminated from my diet, and shortly after, realizing rice and oats were also giving me problems was not fun. The day I put two and two together about the rice and oats, a friend called and asked if I wanted to try a Whole30 diet with her. I quickly asked what was involved in that, basically eliminating all grain, sugar, dairy, legumes, alcohol and a variety of food additives known for inflammation, easy enough I figured and said yes. While off doing research on the Whole30 diet, I found a wealth of information about how the body handles various foods. But I digress, after the process of eliminating all these foods, and then reintroducing them to my body. I have come to the conclusion that the grain and legume families were not friendly to my body. The biggest questions I get from friends and family is “What do you eat if you cannot have bread?” Well, the simple answer is I eat plenty of meat, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits. Which for anyone that knows Jed, knows he loves the meat and potatoes part, though he does love some veggies raw, cooked are not his favorite. So, as I get comfortable writing you will see more and more healthy eating recipes that are basically a primal diet plus potatoes. Which is how I eat. Jed and the kids do have grain and legumes, just not near as much of them as they did before.