Last week's low histamine trial required some adjusting to my usual meal prep routines, but all in all, I made it work without much trouble! I was fighting off a bit of a cold early in the week, so it's hard to say with confidence if I noticed a difference in any symptoms, but I do think it was beneficial (with the most notable change being an increase in focus and a decrease in abdominal pain). The most difficult thing so far has been missing having an acid of some kind (vinegar/lemon) and a daily piece of Eating Evolved (use code "traceygtmt" for TWO free bars with your order through the end of this month!!), but I've found that an extra pinch of salt fixes the lack of vinegar in salad dressings and carob and coconut butter makes a good substitute for chocolate!
Here's my meal plan for this week:
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop Vanilla Build protein by PureWOD and 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, mixed with Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk, Bulletproof Brain Octane, and 1 cup frozen blueberries, cherries, or peaches.
Lunch: Lamb Skillet with Sweet Potatoes and Chard // The basic ingredients in this meal are very similar to my lunches last week (which turned out amazing, by the way), but I'm mixing up the spices and veggies for variety. I'm trying to cook use the meats I have in my freezer, hence lamb on back to back weeks! (As always, I purchased my lamb in my bulk order from US Wellness Meats.) For this one, all I did was caramelize an onion in my Le'Creuset, then add the lamb and cook until done. After that I tossed in the chopped chard and covered the pot until the greens were wilted. At the same time, I roasted the chopped up sweet potato in the oven until tender and starting to brown, portioned everything out, chilled for 15 minutes, then froze.
Dinner: Green Soup with Simple Chicken // Loosely based on this recipe, I modified my version to make it more histamine friendly by leaving out the sherry, cayenne, and lemon and replacing the broth with water. I also used a sweet potato in place of the Yukon gold. I cooked the chicken separately and froze it immediately after portioning into jars.
Snacks: Boiled Eggs + Carob Coconut Butter Bites // The carob bites are my current substitute for chocolate. I have found conflicting information on the histamine content of carob, so I'm being cautious, but sure am enjoying the chocolate-like flavor! All I did to make them was mix up 1/2 cup coconut butter with 1/4 cup carob powder until smooth, then portion into a silicone mold to set.
Have a great week!