I hate it when I need a good recipe and have to scroll through pages of ranting to get what I need…. so first off here is a list of recipes for you to try out. I have denoted each one with either ENDO and/or UC depending on which ‘diet’ it falls under. Scroll down for my rant should you choose to see how I eat.
Zucchini Lasagna with Cheese (Endo/UC) – if you tolerate cheese
Cabbage Soup (Endo/UC) – if you tolerate cabbage
Eggplant mini pizzas (Endo/UC) also dairy free and gluten free
The biggest thing for me is my diet. I have developed a diet called it just makes sense. Basically I try to base my diet on what will reduce inflammation and err on the side of healthy as best as I can. Generally speaking this is what I eat…
- Sugar: I have removed refined sugars and sweeteners – instead I use honey, or maple syrup to to whatever needs sweetening, although these days with coffee out of my system (eh hem,… I only drink coconut milk lattes cus Im fancy like that) I dont really sweeten much. I also juice with fruit especially when in a flare up with UC. Its literally the best way to obtain nutrients without eating all the bulk.
- Wheat: I struggle with this because wheat is a huge trigger for endo belly, but is a great lubricant for UC. Im officially perplexed how to get around this one, so instead Im just being careful with my wheat intake and seeing if I can find healthier alternatives.
- Corn: Corn flour is one thing, but corn starch is a detriment. Sadly this means I do not bother with gluten free pastas that re made from corn as they replace wheat/semolina/durum with corn flour and corn starch. (BTW I am slowly getting into alternative pastas made from brown rice.)
- Dairy: If I eat dairy it has to be high fat content. While this sounds counter intuitive to the endo diet, the lower the fat content the higher the sugar content. I have tried my hardest to take milk out altogether and have found soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk to be excellent replacements if you get the unsweetened ones.
- Meat: I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to meat. With the combination of endo and the lack of gallbladder, unlike with my philosophy with dairy I choose meats that are low in fat content. Raw meat does not sit well with me, so Im usually that person who orders her steak ‘overcooked’. At home I stick to chicken and pork, which is also UC friendly.
- Seafood: Fish is great for all things inflammation. In most cases I like white fish, and Im still working on salmon as it tends to be finicky with my UC. As a general rule I try to stay away from raw fish although ceviche is sometimes too hard to resist.
For the reasons of Visanne and the steroids I have also incorporated daily doses of calcium and vitamin D.
Very shortly I will be able to report on some other new vitamins and minerals I am starting in my diet.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.