It’s my second week of following my own customized Crohn’s diet. This week I looked up recipes with all my different flours. I can only eat so many eggs without getting bored.
I only actually made one new recipe, though (apple cinnamon muffins). They weren’t bad, but they’re definitely not the same as regular muffins.
The gluten-free foods I tried were made with rice flour.
Week 2 of a New Crohn’s Diet
Crohn’s Diet Day 8
Breakfast: 1 fried egg, 2 sausage patties, hash browns, hot chai tea with a tiny bit of half & half
Lunch: brisket, pulled pork, ribs, water
Snack: Starbucks chai latte with almond milk
Dinner: gluten-free pepperoni pizza, water
Crohn’s Diet Day 9
Breakfast: 2 sausage patties, hash browns, hot chai tea
Snack: 1 banana with peanut butter, hot chai tea
Lunch: 1 piece gluten-free pepperoni pizza, brisket, pulled pork, ribs, small can of Coke Zero
Dinner: chicken and rice soup
Crohn’s Diet Day 10
Breakfast: banana pancakes (2 eggs, 1 banana, dash of vanilla) with peanut butter; Fast Lane hot tea
Lunch: gluten-free boxed mac & cheese, 1/2 peeled apple, water
Dinner: pizza quiche, 1 peeled pear, apple soda
Crohn’s Diet Day 11
Breakfast: cottage cheese with honey and cinnamon, Fast Lane hot tea
Lunch: pizza quiche, cheese stick, Fast Lane hot tea
Dinner: “Korean” ground beef and rice, water (that’s what the recipe calls it, but the author isn’t actually Korean, so I question that adjective)
Crohn’s Diet Day 12
Breakfast: 1 fried egg, 2 slices bacon, Fast Lane hot tea
Lunch: bacon cheddar mashed potatoes and cauliflower; cottage cheese with honey, cinnamon, and cantaloupe; Fast Lane hot tea
Dinner: taco bowl (shredded chicken, 1 avocado, cheese), water
Snack: apple cinnamon muffins made with coconut flour
Crohn’s Diet Day 13
Today I didn’t eat regularly. I had several more muffins, a cheese stick, and leftover Korean ground beef and rice. I drank Fast Lane hot tea and water.
Crohn’s Diet Day 14
I’m not sure what’s up with my hunger. I didn’t eat regularly today either, but I kept better track of what I ate.
Lunch: apple cinnamon muffin, Fast Lane hot tea
Dinner: pork chop with a creamy herb sauce, lavender soda
Is my Crohn’s diet working?
It’s too soon to tell. I had two days of frequent diarrhea, with a greater urgency than I usually experience. If I were to blame it on a food, it would be either the mac & cheese, the pear, or the soda. But since it lasted two days, it might not be caused by food. Sometimes that’s just life with Crohn’s Disease.
Next week I will be breaking my diet for one meal only. Dan and I won a free four-course bourbon dinner at Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant in Atlanta. The menu will include marinated bay scallops and ahi tuna, braised veal cheeks, roasted duck breast plus an amuse bouche and dessert. I am definitely not nitpicking the ingredients on an expensive free meal.
In exercise-related news, I worked out on Tuesday, and I intend to workout today. With dry skin and dry hair, I don’t shower every day, so I plan my sweaty workouts for days I need to shower.