I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s over 6 years ago and what started as a strict gluten free diet has gradually morphed into something more restrictive as the years have passed, as I have had more children and as my condition has advanced. This is not an opportunity for medical advice (I’m under the care of a great doctor!), but often I get it people questioning, “So what do you eat in a day?” So one not-so-particular day this week, I snapped a few pictures of what I eat during the day.
I am grain free, dairy free, soy free and try to keep my sugar intake low. I also eat eggs sparingly–maybe once a week, and that’s a recent addition to see how I handle it. I get bloodwork done every 8 weeks, so the jury is still out on whether or not I can keep enjoying an egg or not.
Breakfast: I generally wake up nauseous so breakfast is a very important meal for me. Sometimes I have a green smoothie and a No Cow bar if we’re on the run. But when I’m in the office, I like something more substantial. This morning, Chris made pillowed eggs (2 whites and a yolk), an arugula salad, cherry tomatoes, turkey sausage and berries.
Lunch: I generally lose track of time until lunch and ran into the kitchen to make my favorite wrap with these Coconut wraps. I’ve tried a few flavors and I love all of them. I fill it with turkey, arugula, peppadew (tell me you’ve tried these peppers–they’re amazing!) and dressed with Primal Kitchen dressing. (Not pictured here, the second one I also ate. ;)
Afternoon Snacks: I can’t go from lunch to dinner without a snack, can you?! These Grain Free Cheese Puffs have been my go-to lately. They’re delicious and crunchy. And although I’m not a big pop drinker (It usually takes me three days to drink a whole can), this day I had some Zevia Ginger Root beer with the puffs and I might as well been in college again. Felt like a party.
Dinner: For dinner that day, we picked up Panera on our way home from errands. I think this was their seasonal greens salad and I love ordering from them because everything is customizable.
So that’s what I normally eat in a day! When I have a treat at night, it’s usually an apple or banana with almond butter or a handful of berries. Or occasionally some dairy free ice cream but even that has been making me sick lately. All in all, I’m satisfied. This has been my diet for over a year now, so I’m very accustomed to it. I will say looking at this day, it looks like a lot of arugula (haha!). Usually dinner is a little more robust and Chris makes a wonderful dinner with a meat and vegetable side or something but it’s nice to be able to grab something on the run, too.
Other fun things this week
• I ordered this bathmat for Greta’s bathroom, isn’t it so sweet?!
• This bathroom by @sararosedesign featuring our semihandmade cabinet line stopped me in my tracks this week.
• This thought hit home.
• You Don’t Know Jacque is such a great nail color for fall.
• We will be opening enrollment for our Good Influencer Working With Brands course again on Monday. The first round went fantastic and we’re so excited to welcome more students!
• We did a one hour bedroom makeover (using only what we had–no paint or buying anything) earlier this week and it has improved my life! Another testament to the power of a phase 1!
• I ordered this Camel Striped Scarf and it’s so luxe!
• Tis the season for pumpkin chili. MMMmmm.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!