The past two weeks have been pretty limited from a dietary standpoint, but this week is the exact opposite. I have several samples from Expo West that I've been looking forward to trying, so I incorporated them into this week's meal plan! The timing of this actually works well. I have a big trip coming up at the end of this month, and it will be good to test my gut a little bit and see how I feel with more dietary variance so that I will better know my boundaries while I'm away!
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop PureWOD Build or Nuzest Clean Lean Protein + New Barn almond milk + frozen steamed cauliflower/zucchini + Eating Evolved Roasted Coconut Butter (my new favorite smoothie ingredient! Use code "traceygmt" for a free bar with your order!). PureWOD is my staple, and I always have it in my pantry! Nuzest is new to me, and is sourced from golden peas. Historically I've had a hard time digesting pea protein, but I have this a try over the weekend and actually seemed to do fine with it! The thought of continuing to expand my FODMAP tolerance is very exciting, as there are so many vegetables that have been out of bounds for so long! The other consideration here is that peas and pea protein are generally considered higher in histamine, so I'll be monitoring for that as well, since I have some other high histamine foods in my diet this week too.
Lunch: Flatbread + Cucumber/Radish + Jerky Bar // Flatbread is such a convenient way to pack in a lot of greens. It's easy to make and I love the flavor! Check out the recipe here. I'll also be trying out some of the bars from companies that I met at Expo, including Wilde, DNX Bar, and Epic!
Dinner: I have lots of variety in my dinners this week. I have a couple of frozen soups from last week's meal plan that I'm incorporating with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for protein, along with some homemade kale chips (seasoned with tahini and coconut aminos). I'm also trying out the Ample shake. I came across this company while doing some research for an article that I was writing at work, and they kindly sent me some samples! The ingredients are wholesome, and while I don't see myself using them as a daily meal replacement, they sure are convenient! One uses rice protein and the other uses whey. We'll see which one I digest better!
Snacks: Zupa Soup + Apple + Barney Butter // This is probably the part of my meal plan that I'm most excited about. I've been eager to drink these Zupa soups since they arrived over the weekend! You can find out more about them here, but in short, they're whole veggies blended into delicious soups and are ready to drink right from the bottle! I plan on having them as snacks, or maybe in place of one of my flatbreads if I feel like it. I'll also have my usual apple on hand, along with some Barney Butter!
It's going to be a fun week for this foodie :)