I love cheese. I would eat it every day and at every meal if I had the choice. It’s the first thing I think to grab when I want a snack. I haven’t met a food yet that doesn’t taste better with cheese.
And I haven’t had cheese in 3 weeks, except for this past weekend.
I love cheese, but it absolutely does not love me. I end up all stuffy and have wicked postnasal drip. Not eating cheese (or any other dairy) makes a huge difference. (I’m also avoiding most wheat, but that’s because I have a bread addiction. I could easily eat a whole loaf of fresh baked bread in one sitting. It’s just one of those foods better left alone.)
To truly avoid dairy and wheat, most processed foods must be eschewed. Normally, this is not a problem, but we’ve been crazy busy for the last few days. I’ve not had time to cook real meals and therefore have no leftovers for lunches. This meant everything yesterday had to be quick and easy since I was working a shift at the library.
So, what do I eat on a crazy busy day and still stay dairy and wheat free? Here you go…
Coffee: I’ve finally found something non-dairy that I love: Silk’s Almond Coconut milk. Unsweetened, yet so good.
Breakfast: oatmeal with berries, chia seeds, and almond butter. (This is almost like having dessert for breakfast!)
Lunch: Tasty Bite Mushroom Masala over cauliflower. I’m kind of addicted to this stuff. I only eat it when I don’t have time to cook or have leftovers, but it’s sooo good!
Snack: mushrooms dipped in hummus (weird but good)
Dinner: Lettuce with black beans, Trader Joe’s turkey burger, avocado, and salsa. LOVE salsa instead of salad dressing. And salads are best when you just dump a bunch of whatever’s in the fridge on them!
Snack: Trader Joe’s plantain chips. I’m obsessed with them.
What have you eaten lately? Anything fast and good I should know about?
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21 thoughts on “Dairy and wheat free WIAW”
Raw mushrooms in hummus rock!
No dairy or wheat is HARD..but it looks like you did a great job!
I love cheese too not sure I could ever give it up! The cauliflower looks good
I didn’t know that dairy could lead to congestion and post-nasal drip. I’ve been struggling with that this year, though I think it may be due to the construction going on at work. If it continues past the construction, I might have to experiment with cutting out dairy for a bit 🙁 But I love cheese too.
I love cheese too! Besides eating oatmeal a few times per week my husband and I have been having Spinach Omelets as a go to breakfast lately. So good and full of protein!
i could live off a loaf of good crusty bread and olive oil. and wine. gotta have the wine. 🙂
Nice on going dairy and wheat free! That’s what I’m doing plus I don’t do legumes or nuts(no nuts because I overeat them too much and cutting them out completely is much better for me). Your day still beams with great eats!
I would have a hard time cutting out dairy especially cheese. I lived in Paris for awhile and just could not get enough cheese! Your oatmeal with berries, chia seeds and almond butter sounds delicious!
The mushroom masala sounds Wonderful! Happy WIAW!
I have issues with dairy too. I always want to pretend I don’t… LOL
I love dairy and would have such a hard time giving it up. I haven’t been cooking a lot lately, need to get back on track.
Wow… such dedication. 🙂 I need to buckle down with my nutrition plan 😉
I can do dairy, but just not milk…for some reason that gives my tummy issues. My fav breakfast is oatmeal with berries, flax, chia and hemp seeds!!
I don’t eat much dairy, if any at all. It just doesn’t agree with me. Except ice cream…it doesn’t agree with my thighs…
I use salsa for salad dressing too! It’s so good:)
I love me some cheese but I understand it is binding and can really stop a person up. Sounds like you are in the swing of things having put it down for 3 weeks and counting. GO YOU!!
I gave up dairy and gluten about a month ago– I’m like you, I love cheese, I thought I would never be able to do it, but I feel so much better!! I use vegan Daiya cream cheese on sandwiches and as a replacement for cheese in a lot of things– it really helps me think I’m getting real cheese. haha!
Love your first line, “I love cheese.” When I was home in Maine, after running the Maine Marathon, I gobbled up all the samples at the Cabot Cheese store in Portland!! I try to avoid processed food and dairy, with the exception of Organic Valley hazelnut creamer for my coffee. I eat tons of local, pasture raised eggs for breakfast with tons of fresh arugula. Most of the time for lunch I just throw together a base of quinoa with chick peas and local seasonal veggies. I food prep on Sundays. My two favorite “go-to-bars” for snacks are This Bar Saves Lives and Charmed Bars-both are gluten free! Check out my latest post on how those two companies are Making a Difference:)
Yeah, mushrooms dipped in hummus does sound super weird, but I am way intrigued. I will have to give it a try, this might just be one of the best new snacks for me…
OKAY. I am seriously WAY too in love with cheese. It’s such a problem. I have received multiple birthday/christmas gifts that are cheese related and dream about grilled cheese. But I also think I have an intolerance because when I things with lots of dairy I often end up cramped up. I refuse to admit to it though. How are you doing it? I think I could TRY but would miserably fail. What has helped you stick to it?
That sounds like a challenging diet, but looks like you are making some tasty meals and snacks!